CLEVELAND Teams

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LeBron: Cavs are executing game plan (0:32)
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LeBron paces Cavs' win with triple-double (0:48)
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LeBron's triple-double fuels Cavs' domination of Grizzlies (1:20)
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Ohio State wins on 2OT buzzer-beater (0:35)
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JR dishes to LeBron for dunk (0:27)
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Cavs' ball movement sets up Hill's 3-pointer (0:22)
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Clarkson leaves game after elbow to the face (0:21)
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LeBron and Nance connect for alley-oops (0:27)
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LeBron wins footrace for dunk (0:19)
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Saquon Barkley discussion

ESPN Cleveland Browns analyst Tony Grossi joins Emmett Golden on The Insiders to talk about the Browns chances to get Saquon Barkley.

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Are The Cavaliers Bad Again?

Dan Le Batard, Papi and Jorge Sedano question if the Cavaliers are bad again, if CBB can survive if the top schools go down, should Michael Porter Jr. play or protect himself and much more.

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Did the trade impact LeBron's effort?

The Next Level hears a clip from LeBron when he downplays the impact the Cavs trade made on his effort. The guys debate if they believe him or not.

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Kawhi, the Lakers, tanking, rabbit hole

Brian Windhorst, Brandon Lowe and Tim MacMahon discuss the Kawhi situation brewing in San Antonio (2:45), assess the Lakers' young talent (22:55) and going down a tanking/reminiscing about The Decision rabbit hole (34:20). Plus, Kevin Pelton, Kaileigh Brandt and Andrew Han tackle a favorite topic in NBA Twitter: Is a hot dog a sandwich? (56:15)

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns were never seriously in the hunt for CB Marcus Peters, who (per Adam Schefter) will be traded from the Chiefs to the Rams. Peters simply had too many character red flags/concerns.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Browns fact for Friday: Since QB Brady Quinn was drafted in 2007, the Browns have drafted or had picks in the Top 10 eight times. They traded down four times, and selected non-QBs four times. Not once did the Browns use one of those Top 10 picks on a quarterback.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

When a reporter suggested that LeBron James was visibly more excited and tuned in since the Cleveland Cavaliers overhauled their team at the trade deadline, James shot him down. “I don't agree with that," James said. So, what is the explanation for James' improved play of late -- averaging 30.4 points on 59.8 percent shooting, 9.8 rebounds and 12 assists in his last five games with an All-Star MVP mixed in to boot? "I just think that I re-focused myself," he said after the Cavs' loss to the Wizards. "Before the deadline happened, before the trades happened, I re-focused myself to understand that I'm the leader of this team and I have to be mentally sharp and mentally strong throughout anything. Even before the trade, I planned on us having that team for the rest of the season. That was just my mindset and you saw that in the Minnesota game. We hadn't made the trades then and in the Minnesota game, I just started to change my mindset. That's just who I am. Where I am now, I think we can be really good. Like I said, we got 20-plus games left to try to figure it out. I think if we can do that, we continue what we're on now, then we'll be OK.”

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Rodney Hood said he and Kelly Oubre Jr. "know each other" so he wasn't too bent out of shape about the Washington Wizards swingman untying his sneakers during a break in game action in the second quarter. "He untied my shoes, evidently. I didn't recognize it until I took off running," Hood said. "He was doing it in a joking way." Hood added that one of the officials said he looked at the video of the infraction at halftime and assessed Washington with a delay of game warning retroactively.

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Legler breaks down revamped Cavs (2:36)