Cavs forward LeBron James speaks with reporters after sweeping the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals to advance to the NBA Finals. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

LeBron James On Trying To End Cleveland’s Title Drought: “We’re Going To Play Our Asses Off”

Nearly 5 years after ripping the hearts out of Northeast Ohio, James is 4 wins away from not just making amends, but healing 51 years of sports misery and disappointment that have made Cleveland the butt of national jokes for decades.

05/27/2015

The Cleveland Cavaliers celebrate after defeating the Atlanta Hawks during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Hawks 118-88. / (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Kings Of The East: Cavs Sweep Hawks, On To NBA Finals

Tuesday night the Cavs showed no mercy and ran the Hawks out of Quicken Loans Arena and back to Atlanta with a 118-88 rout in front of a raucous sold-out crowd of 20,562 to win the Eastern Conference championship and advance to the NBA Finals.

05/27/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 26: Savannah Brinson (L) and LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrateon the court and take a selfie after defeating the Atlanta Hawks during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Hawks 118-88. / (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

LeBron, Cavaliers Earn NBA Finals Spot By Sweeping Hawks

LeBron James scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving returned after missing two games and the Cleveland Cavaliers reserved a spot in the NBA Finals with a 118-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night to win the Eastern Conference title.

05/26/2015

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers stands on the court during a game against the Chicago Bulls in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 6, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

LeBron, Cavs Headed To The NBA Finals After Sweeping Atlanta

LeBron James scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving returned after missing two games and the Cleveland Cavaliers reserved a spot in the NBA Finals with a 118-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night to win the Eastern Conference title.

05/26/2015

Cavs All-Star guard Kyrie Irving warms up prior to Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday night. / Irving, who was questionable, was cleared to play and will start. (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Kyrie Irving Gets “Green Light,” Will Start Game 4

The Cavs announced 25 minutes prior to tip that Irving would play and start after sitting out the previous 2 games with tendinitis in his left knee.

05/26/2015

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Chris Fedor Says You Need Guys Like Delly To Win a Championship, Feels Like Kyrie Wants to Play in Game 4

Chris Fedor talks about Matthew Dellavedova’s impact for this Cavs team, the latest on Kyrie Irving’s health and whether he’ll play in Game 4, the game plan involving Timofey Mozgov and Tristan Thompson and whether the Cavs will complete the sweep…

92.3 The Fan–05/26/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 24:  Matthew Dellavedova #8 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives against Jeff Teague #0 of the Atlanta Hawks in the fourth quarter during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 24, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Zac Jackson Says “Delly Has Been a X-Factor”, Would Not Expose Kyrie To a Desparate Hawks Team in Game 4

Zac Jackson talks about the attention surrounding Matthew Dellavedova, LeBron’s defense of Delly and his reaction to his own injuries, why it doesn’t make sense for Kyrie to play on Tuesday night even if he’s ready to go and the Cavs’ chances to win in the NBA Finals…

92.3 The Fan–05/26/2015

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Chris Haynes: Delly In Negative Spotlight, Tristan Drawing Interest Around NBA

Cavaliers beat reporter Chris Haynes joined Baskin & Phelps Tuesday to discuss the Cavs holding a 3-0 Eastern Conference Finals lead over the Hawks, the negative perception of Matthew Dellavedova around the NBA now, LeBron powering through injury to lead the team, and Tristan Thompson’s value as he gets closer to restricted free agency.

92.3 The Fan–05/26/2015

Al Horford #15 of the Atlanta Hawks looks on as referees review a play prior to ejecting him from the game for a flagrant foul in the second quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 24, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Rivals View: Hawks Cry Foul Over Horford’s Ejection From Game 3

Al Horford threw an elbow at Matthew Dellavedova during the game. He saved a few more shots for Cleveland’s scrappy guard afterward.

05/26/2015

Cavs forward LeBron James speaks with reporters on Monday. / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

LeBron, Cavaliers Limping Their Way Toward NBA Finals

James moved slowly and not with his usual grace one day after his brilliant performance in Game 3 lifted Cleveland to a 114-111 win over the Atlanta Hawks in overtime, moving the Cavs within a victory of their first Finals appearance since 2007.

05/25/2015

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