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August 10, 2014 Updates

The nation's largest online licensed sports retailer saved itself from being caught with a glut of Andrew Wiggins Cavaliers replica jerseys and fans from the hassle of returning them. A spokesman for Fanatics, which also services the NBA's online store, said Thursday that the company -- which specializes in on-demand customization -- actually never made the No. 21 Wiggins Cavs jerseys that fans ordered from the sites. ESPN.com

August 9, 2014 Updates

Sources say the clincher from Cleveland's perspective, though, was James' firm belief that he will be able to convince Love to stay as a teammate going into the future, even without a contractual commitment after this year. That made the Cavs more comfortable parting with Wiggins, who is a potential All-Star and would've been under contract with the Cavs for at least the next five seasons under much more favorable terms. ESPN.com

The Cavs were granted permission last month by Minnesota to speak to Love and his representatives in an introductory fashion, sources say, while James and Love have also been in direct contact in recent weeks about their long-term intentions of playing together. ESPN.com

Both, in the meantime, continue to pursue other moves to fortify their post-trade rosters. As ESPN.com reported last month, Minnesota has already begun pursuing a trade for Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young to replace Love. Sources say the Cavs, meanwhile, are already touting Love's arrival as a lure in hopes of closing free-agent deals with Shawn Marion and Ray Allen. ESPN.com

August 8, 2014 Updates

As for Love, he first hesitated to say much other than he hopes the reported trade will happen. He praised Love and the time they spent together on the U.S. Olympic team and said he welcomes the chance to play with Love in Cleveland. "If it happens, I'm very excited," James said of Love. "I don't really care about the 26 (points) and 12 (rebounds Love averaged last season). I care about the basketball IQ." FoxSports.com

For a chance to see LeBron James, Rodneka Price drove seven hours and stood in line for another six. "I might cry when I see him," she said. James is being welcomed back Friday night by the city where he first bounced a basketball. The NBA superstar is being celebrated with an event expected to draw more than 25,000 people to InfoCision Stadium. James grew up in Akron and has maintained a strong connection with his hometown. James recently re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers after four years in Miami. To show its appreciation, Akron is throwing James a homecoming party to coincide with an annual "Wheels for Education" event hosted by his family's foundation. USA Today Sports

The Cavs will compete in two regional home contests in Ohio against a pair of Central Division opponents. The Indiana Pacers will arrive in Cincinnati for a matchup with the Cavs at the Cintas Center on Oct. 15. Cleveland will square off with the Chicago Bulls at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus on Oct. 20. The seven-game slate also includes three games at Quicken Loans Arena where the team will host Head Coach David Blatt’s former club and Israeli-league power Maccabi Tel Aviv on Oct. 5, the Milwaukee Bucks on Oct. 14 and the Dallas Mavericks on Oct. 17. In their preseason finale, the Cavaliers will travel to Memphis to face the Grizzlies on Oct. 22. NBA.com

Kevin Love will be traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers as soon as legally possible later this month. This will be the end of an era in Minnesota as Love has been with the franchise since he was taken with the 5th selection in the 2008 NBA Draft. Just like when any star player leaves a city, the fans are pis … What’s that? The people of Minnesota understand? Never mind. The Big Lead

One of LeBron James' biggest fans passed away in Texas last week. Christopher Coronado, 28, died after a car accident. According to the Mesquite News, Coronado's truck hit the rear end of a tractor-trailer at a high rate of speed. The driver of the tractor was uninjured. Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tommy Beer: Woj states that Cavs made a run at Timofey Mozgov (offering a 1st round pick) in hopes adding a big center and rim protection Twitter

August 7, 2014 Updates

ESPN television and radio host Dan Le Batard was suspended for two days after he paid for billboards in Cleveland that mockingly read "You're Welcome LeBron; Love, Miami" and displayed the two title rings he won with the Heat. The billboards were a sly reference to James' famed letter to Cleveland, which seemed to thank everybody except for Miami fans and their four years of support. The top line was written in Comic Sans, of course. Arizona Republic

Asked about his reaction to Minnesota reportedly reaching an agreement in principle to trade forward Kevin Love to Cleveland, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he didn’t have one. “It doesn’t include our team, so when other teams make moves, that’s really their business,” Kerr said Thursday. Contra Costa Times

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