As we very well know on this website, one of the best things about winning a title is loading up on championship gear. In that vein, a bunch of different people write amazing things about your team, its leadership, and the city they represent. We did a bit of that here, of course, but there’s all sorts of national exposure. And for a team that won in historic fashion like the 2015-16 Cavaliers, and who did it for a city that needed one to reverse some history, this is especially true. For the rest of the week we will be highlighting a few books that have been written about the Cavs franchise and their comeback victory of the Golden State Warriors.
First up is “King James Brings the Land a Crown” from Chris Parker, who covered the Cavs for Cleveland Scene magazine. Few people worked harder to understand what made LeBron James and co. tick over the last two years. His recaps and columns were filled with researched opinion, though he has always been open to debate and discussion about his conclusions and views. This book captures all of that, while trying to get his head around the failures of David Blatt and how cruel the game can be. If Kyrie Irving doesn’t get hurt in Game 1 of the 2015 NBA Finals, Parker wonders, perhaps Blatt has a title or two.
It’s a fun and illuminating look at the Cavs title run. You can get it online, here, where there are signed copies available. It's also available at many local independent booksellers around the state including Gathering Volumes and NeverMore Books (Toledo), The Book Loft (Columbus), Paragraphs (Mount Vernon), Reader's Garden (Granville), Jay & Mary's Books (Troy), Grounds For Thought (Bowling Green), New & Olde Pages Bookstore (Englewood), The Bookseller (Akron), Last Exit Books (Kent), The Booksellers at Fountain Square (Cincinnati), and Mac's Backs, Loganberry Books, Joseph-Beth books at the Cleveland Clinic, GV Art + Design, Only in Cleve and The Bookshop in Lakewood (Cleveland).