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March 29, 2015 Updates
March 28, 2015 Updates

"I haven't even seen them have an argument or anything like that," Perkins said. "... You've got LeBron, who's arguably the greatest player ever, and he really only wants to win; he wants to win titles. And you've got K-Love, and this is all new to him. He comes from a team where he was the man and he put up his numbers and stuff like that, and he's doing a lot of sacrificing. But when you're trying to win a title," Perkins said, tapping me on the knee as we sat on the Baruch College court, "you have to do a lot of sacrificing. The teams that don't sacrifice are the teams that go home in April." CBSSports.com

Alex Raskin: Mr. Whammy said that LeBron James is the only guy who has had him moved. Also said "I hate him" and called him a "crybaby." #Nets #Cavs Twitter @alexraskinNYC

Windhorst talked about Love and Westbrook’s relationship because Love recently said his former UCLA teammate was having a better season than LeBron James when the MVP race was discussed on the Dan Patrick Show. Windhorst said the following, around the 37;48 mark of the podcast: “Love enjoys Westbrook. they have a relationship. there’s a conspiracy theory that exists out there that Kevin Love will go to the Lakers this summer, or next summer, and then Westbrook will join him when he’s a free agent, and they will reunite in LA, like they played for UCLA. The guy, the star player he has the best relationship in the league with is Westbrook.” Factory of Sadness

When Gilbert bought the Cavs in 2005, his net worth was estimated at $800 million. In its annual list released this month, Forbes now estimates Gilbert's net worth at north of $4.7 billion, as his empire has expanded from mortgages and venture capital to casinos, real estate, consumer products, tech, minor league sports franchises and a basketball team currently estimated to be worth more than $900 million. ESPN.com

As his businesses and popularity have grown, so has his involvement in the Cavs' day-to-day operations, according to numerous sources inside and outside the organization. Even as he has withdrawn a little publicly, Gilbert has become one of the most hands-on owners in the league. "If you had a 1-to-10 scale of an owner's involvement [Dallas Mavericks owner] Mark Cuban would be a 10," said one prominent league agent. "Dan would be a 9." ESPN.com

It is not unusual for Gilbert to speak directly to an agent or to up the ante in trade talks by calling an opposing owner, sources said. But Gilbert disagrees with the idea that he's heavily involved in basketball decisions. "I don't think that's accurate," Gilbert said. "The way I look at it is it's the owner's job to say yes before you say no. I believe an owner is there to set the philosophy and to establish the culture but you let your guy pull the triggers." ESPN.com

As he's gotten more involved over the years, though, he's cut back his visibility on social media and limited his interactions with the media. He was the driving force in the hiring of David Blatt as head coach last year but did not attend his news conference or the one held when the team announced the acquisition of Love. There was no news conference held when James signed. He did not attend the news conference when Griffin was named GM. Earlier in his tenure, Gilbert was always front and center in these types of moments. ESPN.com

March 27, 2015 Updates

Yeah, there’s LeBron James and Kevin Love and a terrific supporting cast that includes three ex-Knicks J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Timofey Mozgov. But Irving, the Australia-born, West Orange, N.J.-reared guard, has been at the forefront as much as anyone. “He’s just grown every single day. Each month has been a learning experience for him,” James said. “He’s got more serious, understanding what this moment can be for himself, for us as a team and like I said he’s the head of the snake for us being the point guard, being the catalyst, starting it all defensively.” New York Post


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