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June 24, 2016

Thank You, Cleveland    

52 years. 18,802 days. 451,248 hours. 27,074,880 minutes. 1,624,492,800 seconds. Any way you cut it, that’s a long time to wait between major professional sports team championships. We are honored to have ended the drought, the curse, or whatever it was called, this past Sunday, June 19th, at 10:37 p.m. eastern time. No fan base, and no city, deserved this championship more than Cleveland, Ohio, and not because it had been so long since the last one.

But because you are the most loyal and passionate fans on the planet.

Your spirit and refusal to never stop believing is what fueled every single one of us at Quicken Loans Arena at One Center Court. Thank you for being the source of all that motivated so many great people to work together to reach our dream.

So, this city is no longer “Believeland.” It is now “Achieveland.” I’ve got a feeling this new era has just begun…

Dan Gilbert & The Entire Cleveland Cavaliers Family


Hear LeBron James entire speech to his hometown fans in Akron, Ohio at the “Hometown Hero rally” that the city of Akron put on for their native son. Also at the rally to honor the NBA Champion Cavaliers forward, the city of Akron re-named a portion of Main St. “King James Way” and unveiled a 60 foot banner of James at Lock 3.

Listen to what James told the nearly 25,000 fans who showed up in Akron.

LeBron James Akron Banner - I'm Home (2)



It took the Cavs organization 46 years to do it and the city of Cleveland 52 years to accomplish it again, but Cleveland your Cavs for the first time ever, and for C’Town you have a World Champions once again!

The Cavaliers defeated the Warriors 93-89 in Game 7 of the NBA Finals to win the NBA Championship.

Check out my “Instant Analysis” in the video podcast below-

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LeBron Holding Both NBA Championship and MVP Trophies


2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers and
City of Cleveland Celebration Plans


The NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to arrive back home in Cleveland at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Monday.
Arrival is at Atlantic Aviation (6200 Riverside Dr., Cleveland, OH 44135) across from the IX Center. Media is welcome to cover the team’s arrival and fans can attend as well, as parking and space allows around the IX Center.

In partnership with the City of Cleveland, the 2016 CAVALIERS NBA CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE AND RALLY will take place in downtown Cleveland this Wednesday, June 22nd.  Stay tuned for more details!

Championship Gear Now Available! Fans can celebrate the Cavs 2016 NBA championship with their own Limited Edition Official Locker Room Hat and T-shirt now available in limited quantities online at!

For the most updated news and information about the 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers visit, and follow the team on social media (@cavs on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram).



SURVIVE THE WAVE – The wave of emotion and energy the Warriors will get from, and play with, because of their home crowd in the 1st quarter is going to be HUGE. The Cavs must be able to handle it, not be overwhelmed by it and keep the game close early on. Once they do that, it becomes just another basketball game on the road. Then you settle in and do what you’ve done that last 2 games!

THE “J’ WILL SHOW THE WAY – If LeBron’s jumper is falling, the Warriors are in big trouble! If LBJ is hitting that “J” from mid-range and a few from 3-point country, Golden State cannot guard him. That in turn will open up drives to the basket for “The King”, as well as set up his teammates for plenty of open shots. To say that LeBron James jumper is the key to the Cavaliers winning the NBA Championship may sound crazy, but it just may come down to that, because the Warriors are going to give him that shot early on to see if he can make it. If he shows he can, goodnight Golden State and hello World Championship! If not, the Warriors defense will settle in and may be tough to score on.

PHYSICAL and MENTAL TOUGHNESS –  These 2 things have really played a major part in each team winning their 3 games in this series. Whichever teams comes out and throws the first punch, plays aggressive for 48 minutes at both ends of the floor and can handle the pressure, the ups and downs, the bad calls and bad officiating better mentally, will have a decided edge in this winner take all Game 7!

VALUE THE BASKETBALL – Don’t turn it over. It’s real simple. If you at least get a shot at the hoop on offense good things can happen. If you turn it over, you miss a chance at scoring, and you give Golden State a chance to get easy baskets at the other end. The team that takes better care of the ball will be in great shape to win this game.

THE BIG 2 and WHO? – You know what you’re going to get from LeBron. Unless his foot injury is more serious than they’re letting on, we pretty much have a good idea of what to expect from Kyrie. But who will be that 3rd scorer the Cavs need to win a Title? Will Kevin Love break out of his series long slump and put points on the board and grab some rebounds? Will JR Smith provide that scoring punch from long distance? Will Tristan Thompson step up big again like he did in the Game 6 win with another double/double? One of those guys or someone else we’re not expecting has to help out James and Irving in the scoring department to help Cleveland bring home its first ever Larry O’Brien trophy and NBA Championship.

DEFENSE – We all know defense wins championships. Tonight will be no different. Whichever team can communicate on “D”, be more physical on “D” and play it for all 24 seconds of the shot clock and for all 48 minutes of the game, will win!

There are other keys I could talk about, like “Ball Movement” on offense for the Cavs, but you already know how important that is from my previous posts or podcasts. But the ones I have mentioned above to me are the most important tonight. If the Cavs can do most, if not all of the keys listed, then they will win an NBA Title and bring the city of Cleveland something they’ve been waiting for since 1964…A World Championship!

If that happens then it will give new meaning to the phrase “O.I.C.” – Only In Cleveland! Because “Only In Cleveland” will a team have done something no other NBA team has been able to do in the history of the game, come back from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals and win the NBA Championship! 

MY PREDICTION – Get you champagne ready, prepare for a parade in downtown Cleveland, as I like MVP LeBron James and the Cavs to defeat Steph Curry and the Warriors 104-97 in Game 7 and complete the greatest comeback in NBA history!


LeBron James Game 6 NBAFinals 2016 Podium

Jon Bozeka and I break down the Cavs impressive 115-101 win over the Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, as LeBron James, for the second straight game, scores 41 points to lead the Cavaliers to victory and a Game 7, winner take all contest on Sunday night in Oakland at Oracle Arena. The victor takes home the Larry O’Brien trophy and will be crowned 2016 NBA Champions.


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Here are my 8 keys to a Cavaliers win tonight in Game 6 of the NBA Finals over the Warriors! If the Cavs can hit on 5 or 6 of these keys I feel they will force a Game 7, winner talk all on Sunday night in Oakland.

Kenny Roda WHBC Promo Photo

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SAM AMICO and KENNY RODA on PREVIEWING GAME 6 OF THE NBA FINALS BETWEEN THE CAVS and THE WARRIORS’s Sam Amico joined me on my radio show on News-Talk 1480 WHBC to look back at the Cavs Game 5 win at Golden State and Preview Game 6 in Cleveland.

Kenny Roda & Sam Amico Photo at Hoop 5-4-16

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Browns 2016 training camp with 11 free public practices, beginning July 29

Browns to host Orange & Brown Scrimmage at Ohio Stadium Aug. 6

BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns 2016 training camp, presented by Northeast Ohio Ford Dealers, will feature 11 free public practices at the team’s facility in Berea, beginning Friday, July 29, as well as free access to the team’s Orange & Brown Scrimmage, presented by TourismOhio, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Saturday, Aug. 6.

“Last week, we concluded what I thought was a productive offseason program for our team,” said Head Coach Hue Jackson. “I appreciated our players’ hard work and effort as they worked tirelessly on improving in every area and at learning our process of what it will take to be successful in this league. We have more work ahead as we strive to accomplish our goals. We are excited about the opportunity to build on that foundation with our fans during training camp as we continue to prepare for the upcoming season.”

After the completion of training camp and the Browns’ second preseason game vs. Atlanta at FirstEnergy Stadium on Aug. 18, Cleveland will conduct joint practices in Tampa Bay prior to the Preseason Week 3 game against the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.

All training camp practices at the team’s Berea training facility are free to fans, who can register online or by downloading the Browns Mobile App. On the day of each session, fans may also access their tickets directly from the Browns Mobile App for entry.

Browns 2016 season ticket members will have an exclusive window to register for open practices from July 12-14 prior to public availability opening at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 14. For the third consecutive year, the Browns will implement a training camp registration process to help maximize each fan’s experience at all open sessions, as well as to best accommodate guests who must make travel arrangements to attend training camp.

Browns fans are also encouraged to visit and the Browns Mobile App as a resource for daily updates, including weather and additional information for each practice.

Free registration for the Cleveland Browns 2016 Orange & Brown Scrimmage opens to season ticket members exclusively on June 21 and to all fans on June 23. The team’s on-field session will begin at 3 p.m. while the Browns once again will bring Dawg Pound Drive to St. John Arena in Columbus, where the team will feature many engaging pregame opportunities for all fans to enjoy beginning at noon.

Last year’s inaugural Orange & Brown Scrimmage attracted 49,734 fans to The Horseshoe, the highest of any Browns scrimmage or Family Day since totals were first kept in 2005.

Fans will have the opportunity to register for up to three practices in Berea, along with a maximum of four guests, as space permits. Parties wishing to attend more than three practices or book for groups of six-or-more people are encouraged to contact the Browns ticket office directly (440-824-3434).

When arriving with their ticket or the Browns Mobile App to open training camp practices, fans can enter the Browns training facility through the Beech Street entrance, with gates opening one hour before each session starts. Membership-services stations will also be available to all visitors inside and outside the complex to assist fans.

Parking is available on the campus of Baldwin-Wallace University, near the intersection of Beech Street and Bagley Road.

Cleveland Browns Training Camp is presented by Northeast Ohio Ford Dealers and in association with University Hospitals and Discount Drug Mart. The Orange & Brown Scrimmage is presented by TourismOhio and in association with Giant Eagle.

Browns fans may call Browns membership services (440-891-5050) for more information on registration and practice times. Details are also available, on Twitter by messaging @BrownsFanSquad or e-mailing

Browns 2016 training camp schedule:


Friday, July 29# 3-5:30 p.m.   Wednesday Aug. 10 3:15-5:45 p.m.
Saturday, July 30 3:25-5:55 p.m.   Thursday, Aug. 11 Travel day
Sunday, July 31 3-5:30 p.m.   Friday, Aug. 12 P1: at Packers
Monday, Aug. 1 3-5:30 p.m.     8 p.m., WEWS
Tuesday, Aug. 2 3-5:30 p.m.   Saturday, Aug. 13 No practice
Wednesday, Aug. 3 No practice   Sunday, Aug. 14 Practice closed
Thursday, Aug. 4 3:25-5:55 p.m.   Monday, Aug. 15 3:15-5:45 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 5 6-8:30 p.m.   Tuesday, Aug. 16 Practice closed
Saturday, Aug. 6** Orange & Brown Scrimmage   Wednesday, Aug. 17 No practice
  3-5:30 p.m.   Thursday, Aug. 18 P2: vs. Falcons
Sunday, Aug. 7 No practice     8 p.m. WEWS
Monday, Aug. 8 3:15-5:45 p.m.   Friday, Aug. 19 Practice closed
Tuesday, Aug. 9 3:15-5:45 p.m.      


*All practice dates and times are approximate and subject to change. All public practices are subject to weather conditions. Practices moved into the field house will be closed to the public for space reasons.

**The Browns will host the Orange & Brown Scrimmage at Ohio Stadium.

# Annual Cleveland Browns Blood Drive





  • Smoking is prohibited.
  • Weapons, noisemakers, animals and aerosol cans are prohibited.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Plastic bottles and boxed liquids are permitted. Cans and glass are prohibited.
  • Soft-case coolers are permitted. Hard-plastic coolers are prohibited.
  • Cameras are permitted but must not interfere with another fan’s enjoyment of practice. The images reproduced may not be used commercially. Commercial video equipment is prohibited.
  • Umbrellas, strollers, purses, fanny packs, backpacks, and diaper bags are permitted but are subject to inspection.
  • Portable folding chairs and lawn chairs are permitted but are subject to inspection.

*Subject to change at team’s discretion.


 From the North to Cleveland Browns Training Facility

Take I-71 South (Columbus) to Bagley Road exit #235

Turn right onto Bagley Road

Continue on Bagley Road to Beech Street on right

Parking available at Baldwin-Wallace


From the South to Cleveland Browns Training Facility

Take I-71 North (Cleveland) to Bagley Road exit #235

Turn left onto Bagley Road

Continue on Bagley Road to Beech Street on right

Parking available at Baldwin-Wallace


From the East to Cleveland Browns Training Facility

Take I-480 West (Toledo) to I-71 South (Columbus)

Continue on I-71 South to Bagley Road exit #235

Turn right onto Bagley Road

Continue on Bagley Road to Beech Street on right

Parking available at Baldwin-Wallace


From the West to Cleveland Browns Training Facility

Take I-480 East (Youngstown) to I-71 South (Columbus)

Continue on I-71 South to Bagley Road exit #235

Turn right onto Bagley Road

Continue on Bagley Road to Beech Street on right

Parking available at Baldwin-Wallace


Handicap Parking: Handicap-accessible parking is located at the Berea training facility. Parking and entry for those with a proper handicap tag will be available near the Browns training facility entrance at 76 Lou Groza Blvd.



No Kevin Love no problem for the Cavs as the “Big 3” of LeBron, Kyrie and JR combined for 82 points in the Cavaliers 120-90 win over the Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Golden State still leads the series 2 games to 1, with Game 4 taking place Friday night June 10th at Quicken Loans Arena.

But lets hear what this trio had to say about their 30 point win in Game 3.

LeBron - JR - Kyrie at the Podium - Game 3 NBA Finals 2016

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