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LeBron James chooses No. 23
LeBron James' other decision has been made. After four years of wearing No. 6 with the Miami Heat, the newly returned Cavalier will go back to 23 for his second stint in Cleveland. Now there's the small matter of finally bringing a championship to Northeast Ohio -- aided, perhaps, by a trade for Kevin Love.
Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love?
Perhaps we haven't seen the last of elite player movement in the 2014 NBA offseason. After long insisting they wouldn't trade Andrew Wiggins, the Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly are willing to include the No. 1 overall pick in a deal that would bring Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves and pair him alongside LeBron James. This would firmly entrench the Cavs in win-now mode. Would it be the right move for Cleveland? For Minnesota?
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Want to see the most Akron, Ohio, wedding photo you could possibly create in 2014?
It's this:Courtesy of Inlux Photo
Now, as told to Fox Sports Ohio, the bride and groom -- Christa Deckard and Nick Jones -- didn't plan to have their eight groomsmen wear LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers (or St. Vincent-St. Mary) jerseys at their July 12 wedding. But when the Akron native chose to return to the Cavs one day before the couple tied the knot, they improvised.
"I quickly collected my jerseys, and we got everything rolling," Jones said. "We pulled the photo off even better than I could expect."
Now we'll see if LeBron follows up with the ultimate anniversary gift: a title.Getty Images
Favorites in NBA's East?
Less than a week into the NBA's official free agency, nearly all of the big names have made their decisions. And while the Western Conference saw little movement, the East saw some deals that will certainly shake things up.
LeBron James, in case you hadn't heard, left the Miami Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Heat, though, kept Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, and added Luol Deng in the process. The Chicago Bulls picked up Pau Gasol and brought over Montenegro-born Nikola Mirotic from Spain to team with a (presumably) healthy Derrick Rose. And the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday saw Lance Stephenson go to the new-look Charlotte Hornets. (Also, let's not forget about Carmelo Anthony staying with the New York Knicks and Jason Kidd leaving the Brooklyn Nets to coach the Milwaukee Bucks.) Naturally, there are a lot of questions ...
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LeBron James' return to Cleveland is the rare story of a star athlete choosing to play for his hometown team. Winning a title in front of your neighbors would be a dream come true for nearly any player, but it just doesn't happen all that often. Joseph Milord of EliteDaily.com took a look at what the NBA would look like if every player ended up playing for his hometown team, and the results are fascinating:
The Bulls would be pretty big winners, keeping Derrick Rose while adding Dwyane Wade, Jabari Parker and Anthony Davis:EliteDaily.com
LeBron's hometown Cavaliers would keep him, but would lose Kyrie Irving and Andrew Wiggins:EliteDaily.com
The Clippers would be pretty solid, with James Harden and Kawhi Leonard teaming up:EliteDaily.com
Chris Paul would go to the Hornets, joining John Wall and Steph Curry in a guard-heavy rotation:EliteDaily.com
The biggest winner in this scenario? The Wizards, who would combine Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Rudy Gay, Roy Hibbert and Ty Lawson:EliteDaily.com
Check out the rest of the hometown NBA at Elite Daily.