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Thanks to everyone for being a part of the fun

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Merry Christmas, and happy holidays from the Fear the Sword team. We have a lot to be thankful for this year, and so do the Cavs. I mean, those guys are getting paid a lot of money and it seems like they all like each other. Hard to beat a good work environment. Part of being a good and/or relevant NBA team is getting to watch your team play on Christmas day, and this year the Cavs drew the primetime game. Without knowing what type of Kyrie Irving we are getting, it's hard to be confident in a great result today, but at the same time, the game is a gift itself.

I wanted to make sure I said thank you to the staff and readers of Fear the Sword, who make this a great place to learn about the Cleveland Cavaliers.

For Chris Manning, who has stepped up as an editor and works tirelessly while I'm so often absent. For Mike Mayer, who continues to contribute and help even as he goes about law school in the right way.

For Justin Rowan, who is constantly energetic and helpful and keeping me motivated, and for Ryan Mourton who somehow does those things in the exact opposite way. Ryan has taken our twitter account from either 3 or 4 thousand followers to 18 thousand followers. It's been fun to watch.

For William Bohl, and Trevor Magnotti who came on last year and love and understand the game in ways that make me both jealous and excited to watch the NBA. And for Scott Recker, Jack Zink, and Carter Rodriguez who are each bringing something or things to the site we were absolutely missing, and have already made big contributions.

So thank you to the staff, but also a thanks to Conrad Kaczmarek, Angelo Benedetti, and Boosh. We are just trying to keep up with what you guys built. I still ask these guys for advice and basketball and Star Wars opinions all the time, so their presence is still felt. Boosh and Angelo are also still on staff so hopefully we haven't quite seen the last of him (maybe a Joe Harris poem ...)

And then of course are our readers and commenters who are cantankerous and smart and passionate. Thanks for coming here, and I hope you truly have a great holiday season. And if it isn't, remember that similar to Cleveland sports, well, there's always next year.