Ten-time NBA All-Star LeBron James is going home to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jeffrey Brown talks to Kevin Blackistone of the University of Maryland and Glenn Moore of Cleveland.com to discuss motivations behind the move, and the expectations it has produced. Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including legal action by the U.S. House against President Obama, dwindling funds for the federal highway system, how to cope with the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border and the announcement that LeBron James is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Continue reading
It’s been a pretty good week for Cleveland. Earlier this week the Republican National Committee announced that Cleveland was its pick to hold the party’s national presidential nominating convention in 2016. And then today the biggest news the city could have hoped for — LeBron James, the biggest name in professional basketball, was returning home, leaving South Beach for C-Town. Continue reading
Fast forward to Friday. In his Sports Illustrated announcement, the first reason James cites for his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers is that he grew up in Northeast Ohio and how the region “holds a special place” in his heart. “My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball,” he said.
That James would pass up what is, right now, a better basketball situation in Miami for the promise of a young Cavs team shows that he does appreciate what bringing a title would mean to the city of Cleveland. Continue reading
The NHL and NBA seasons have led up to dramatic and exciting endings. NPR’s Mike Pesca joins Jeffrey Brown from Miami to discuss how the last-second shots and overtime goals have made 2013 NBA finals and the Stanley Cup games major sports moments to remember. Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks tackle LeBron James and John Edwards in the weekly Doubleheader.
NBA star LeBron James announced Thursday that he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat. Judy Woodruff reports on the media frenzy surrounding his decision and examines the reactions of fans in both Cleveland and Miami with two sports analysts. Continue reading
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the top political stories, including the handling of the U.S.-Russia spy swap and the role of issues like the economy and immigration in the midterm elections. Continue reading
As part of his ongoing coverage making sense of economic news, Paul Solman explores the massive economic impact an upcoming decision by NBA superstar LeBron James will have on Cleveland. Continue reading