Hello everyone and welcome to today's 'Fear the Newsletter', where we cover everything that happened, somehow, during a dull Friday night game.
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The Cavs (predictably) wrecked the Heat last night. Basically, the Cavs are really good and the Heat, well, aren't. But in the same game, LeBron James moved into ninth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list (he's 11th in NBA/ABA history, FWIW) and then praised Kyrie and Kevin Love by saying his two co-stars playing the best basketball of their careers.
For a rather mundane Friday, that's a lot happening. And the Cavs play again tonight against the Hornets on another Hardwood Classics night. And the Cavs' kicks will be again fire.
If you're looking for a podcast to listen to, check out 'Locked on Cavaliers', a Cavs podcast in the 'Locked on Podcast' network. It's hosted by me and you can subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher and AudioBoom. Also follow the show on Twitter @LockedOnCavs and like it on Facebook. Also, drop an e-mail or mailbag question to the show at firstname.lastname@example.org. The show will be back Monday with a mailbag featuring a few Fear the Sword staffers.
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What to read/watch today:
- This LA Times interview with 'Rogue One' director Gareth Edwards
- Adam Mares from Denver Stiffs (a must follow on Twitter, by the way) wrote a good piece about the Bulls for VICE
- The Step Back's Jack Maloney on Cavs OG World B. Free
- Stack Media did a cool video Cavs rookie Kay Felder's workouts
- The NYT's Scott Cacciola wrote a feature on Tom Thibodeau's year away from basketball
That's it for today - we'll be back tomorrow for a Sunday Funday-ish newsletter.