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New Nike uniforms will lift Cavs’ merchandise business
Author: Kevin Kleps
Publication: Crain’s Cleveland
Thanks to two players — LeBron James and Kyrie Irving — who sell more signature shoes than anyone else in the league, the Cavs are more closely aligned with Nike than any NBA team.
Or, at the very least, any team aside from maybe Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Bobcats.
And it’s the Cavs — one of the few organizations that are dramatically changing their look for the 2017-18 season — that might have the most to gain from the NBA’s switch to Nike as the league’s exclusive oncourt apparel provider. – CLICK HERE to read full story.
Kyrie Irving’s trade request doesn’t mean LeBron James will leave next summer
Author: Joe Vardon
CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving wants room for his star to shine even brighter.
Irving is on tour with Nike through Asia, where throngs of fans, especially young ones, have flocked to events of his in Japan and Taiwan.
Irving had the second-best signature basketball shoe sales in the U.S. over the past year, trailing only LeBron James. – CLICK HERE to read full story.
Cleveland Cavaliers Scribbles on Kyrie Irving’s trade request, rumors
Author: Terry Pluto
CLEVELAND, OHIO — Scribbles in my Cleveland Cavaliers notebook as they look to trade Kyrie Irving:
1. I’ve heard it was about two weeks ago when Kyrie Irving informed the Cavs of his wish to be traded. It was a meeting with Dan Gilbert. Irving was very prepared about what he wanted to say and why he wanted out. He said he wanted to be “the focal point” of a franchise. Left unsaid is that would never happen with LeBron James on the same team.
2. As I wrote after ESPN’s Brian Windhorst broke the story, Irving averaged more shots in the regular season and in the NBA Finals than James. He averaged 25 points a game. He was given the green light to shoot about any time from anywhere by coach Tyronn Lue. But Irving wants to be the face of a franchise. – CLICK HERE to read full story.
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