LeBron Named PotW for Week Ending Dec. 27th 2009

LeBron James named Player of the Week
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant today were named the Eastern andWestern Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 21, through Sunday, Dec. 27.
James led the Eastern Conference in scoring (28.8 ppg), was second in assists (7.3 apg) and added 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals as Cleveland went 4-0 on the week, including three wins on the road. On Dec. 23, James recorded his second triple-double of the season with 34 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists in a 117-104 overtime win at Sacramento. James’ 29 points on Dec. 21 helped the Cavaliers snap Phoenix’s 19-game home win streak. This is James’ second Player of the Week nod this season.
Here is a recap of the week for James:
Dec. 21 @ Phoenix: Posted 29 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals in a 109-91 win over the Suns.
Dec. 23 @ Sacramento: Scored 34 points to go along with 16 rebounds and 10 assists in a 117-104 win over the Kings.
Dec. 25 @ L.A. Lakers: Tallied 26 points, four rebounds, nine assists and two steals in a 102-87 win over the Lakers.
Dec. 27 vs. Houston: Recorded 29 points, five rebounds, six assists and three steals in a 108-83 win over the Rockets.
This is LeBron’s 22nd Player of the Week award in his career.
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2009 CavFanatic Jersey Official (w/ link)

Cavs team shop has posted a link to the 2009 CavFanatic jersey here.

This is the 26th jersey the Cavs have worn in their 40 year history.

It is a hybrid of the 80’s road jerseys mashed up with the 70’s wine and gold color scheme.


CavFanatic 2009

CavFanatic 2009



2009 Hardwood Classics Jersey Page Added

Hey CavsHistory Buffs, just added the page for the 2009 Hardwood Classics Jersey here.

This is the fourth Hardwood Classics that the Cavs have sported over the years. (Actually five, they wore the Miracle of Richfield Jerseys throwback once in 1995 for the 25th anniversary of the franchise… but I still can’t find pictures or the date that they did so).

Check out the jersey page here.


2009 Hardwood Classics

2009 Hardwood Classics



Off Topic “Did You Know?” LeBron 10th All-Time 3ple 2ble Leader

Did you know that at 24 years old, LeBron is already 10th on the all-time list of triple-doubles with 25? Only two active players have more. Grant Hill (age 27 with 29) and Jason Kidd (age 36 with 103).  He only has 3 less than Jordan already.

Just a little off-topic stats for a dull day

All-time triple-double leaders (accurate as of November 2009)
Rank Name Triple-double
1 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson 181
2 Johnson, MagicMagic Johnson 138
3 Kidd, JasonJason Kidd* 103
4 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain 78
5 Bird, LarryLarry Bird 59
6 Lever, FatFat Lever 43
7 Havlicek, JohnJohn Havlicek 30
8 Hill, GrantGrant Hill* 29
9 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan 28
10 Drexler, ClydeClyde Drexler 25
10 James, LeBronLeBron James* 25

LeBron Wins 12th PotM Award (that’s a year!)

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2009 — The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for games played during October and November.

James paced the Eastern Conference in scoring (29.2 ppg), was second in assist (8.0 apg) and added 6.7 rebounds per game, leading the Cavaliers to a 12-5 start. James is one of only two players to record a triple-double this season (Rafer Alston) after recording 23 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists on Oct. 28 at Toronto. With 38 points on Oct. 27, James set a franchise record for points in a season opener and with his seventh point became the youngest player to score 13,000 (24 years, 301 days old). James was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Nov. 23 after averaging a league-high 34.3 points for the week and leading Cleveland to a 3-1 record.

Big Month James

Big Month James

Here is a closer look at the month for James:
Oct. 28 vs. Toronto:
Scored 23 points and added 12 assists and 11 rebounds in a 101-91 loss to the Raptors.

Nov. 6 @ New York:
Tallied 33 points, eight rebounds, nine assists and three steals in a 100-91 win over the Knicks.

Nov. 11 @ Orlando:
Recorded 36 points, eight rebounds and four assists in a 102-93 win over the Magic.

Nov. 17 vs. Golden State:
Tallied 31 points, 12 assists, five rebounds and two blocks in a 114-108 win over the Warriors.

Nov. 20 @ Indiana:
Poured in 40 points and added nine rebounds and seven assists in a 105-95 win over the Pacers.

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Z Sets Record

Cavs center Zydrunas Ilgausksas became the team’s all-time leader in games played when he entered tonight’s game at the 3:50 mark of the first quarter. It marks Z’s 724th career game, surpassing Cavs GM Danny Ferry (723 games).

All Time Games Played

All Time Leader Games Played

Cavs Wearing 1980 Throwback Tonight vs. Suns!


First Official Appearance of 2009 CavFanatic Jersey (on cute little bear)

Link is here

Check out this cute little bear (ugh).  But at least we see that the 2009 CavFanatic Jersey Rumors are true and the Cavs will be rocking another retro mashup this season


Cute and Cuddly. NOW WITH CavFanatic Action!

Cute and Cuddly. NOW WITH CavFanatic Action!



Video of LeBron’s Opinion of the Z Situation

LeBron Goes Public on Coach Brown’s Z Snub

LeBron James criticizes coach Mike Brown’s failure to play Zydrunas Ilgauskas in record-setting game Saturday
By Mary Schmitt Boyer, The Plain Dealer
November 30, 2009, 2:40PM
Joshua Gunter, The Plain Dealer

via cleveland.com

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James criticized Cavaliers coach Mike Brown today for his failure to insert Zydrunas Ilgauskas into Saturday’s win over the Dallas Mavericks, which would have given Ilgauskas the Cavaliers record in games played at 724.
Speaking after a rousing game of touch football following today’s practice, James said:

Me personally, I definitely thought he should have played. I’m not trying to stir up anything with coach or the organization. I

1 DNP CD - on his big day

1 DNP CD - on his big day

don’t know who made the call. But sometimes one game is a smaller thing. What was on the line the day before yesterday was way bigger than us playing the Mavericks, and that was Z breaking the record to become the franchise leader in games played.
I stand behind Z and whatever Z feels at this point in time, I definitely — if I was in control of it — would have put him in, probably would have started him. You could have easily started him and subbed him right out and had the standing ovation from the fans with a timeout. If you didn’t want to play him, there were a lot of ways for that accomplishment to be accomplished.
It’s a sensitive subject. I’m not one to raise havoc or raise fire into the locker room or our team. But, for me, I speak the truth. I stand behind Z and I feel like Z not playing wasn’t the right thing. As a friend of his, I was very upset, and I know he was also.


Ilgauskas, who worked on his shot while most of the rest of his teammates took part in the football game, declined an invitation to speak to the media, the first time reporters remember that happening. Saturday’s game might have been the first time in his career he did not play in a game based on a coach’s decision, although that cannot be verified.
He was the first person to head to the locker room after Saturday’s game and the first person to leave the locker room, also two rarities. He reportedly was devastated by the decision, in part because he had a contingent of family and friends at the game to help him celebrate.

It has been a difficult season for the 33-year-old center, who is coming off the bench for the first time in his career, backing up Shaquille O’Neal.