LeBron James, Dan Gilbert, Aaron Goldhammer, Josh Gordon, Bernie Kosar, Bernie Beer, J.T. Barrett, Jalin Marshall


It’s Friday and your Cleveland Cavaliers (3-3) are finally back in action tonight, tipping off against the Boston Celtics at 7:30 p.m. It seems like ions ago that LeBron James and company last played, so tonight’s game will be a must watch, especially considering the team has a shot to go over. 500 for the first time this season.

• The NBA took away James’ triple-double from last week. The Association has “loggers” it users to monitor every game, and it was decided James had 32 points, 11 assists and nine boards, instead of 12 assists and 10 rebounds, via Fox Sports.

• Did Dan Gilbert really go to the higher-ups at the Plan Dealer to have a longtime Cleveland sports columnist write him an apology letter because he didn’t like what the writer said about him to a sports talk radio show. That’s what Cleveland Scene is reporting.

• The Scene story set out to examine Quicken Loans–the company Gilbert owns– during the subprime mortgage collapse of 2007. ESPN Cleveland radio host Aaron Goldhammer told his Twitter followers to take a look at the story, so you knew it would only be a matter of time before Cavs Dan fired back.

• The local spin on this is that Goldhammer is a  polarizing media figure who isn’t from Cleveland, while Gilbert is a beloved owner who is willing to spend any amount of money to win.

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Cleveland Browns

The Dawgpound will finally be gathering again as the Browns host the Texans Sunday at 1 p.m.

The most obvious headline of the day comes courtesy of NBC’s Pro Football Talk: “Browns can’t wait to get Josh Gordon back Monday.”

“I know that’s next week, and I can’t wait to get him back,” offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “I’m looking forward to it.”

Gordon hasn’t played a down since the preseason, but is it unreasonable to believe that when he plays next week, he won’t miss a beat?

• Check out these Browns player power rankings. Brian Hoyer holds the No. 1 spot, but what the list really shows is how the Browns are winning with a true team effort because the big names like Gordon and Jordan Cameron just aren’t there.

Bernie Kosar was tending bar last night, giving thirsty visitors his new “Bernie Beer.”

Ohio State Buckeyes

The Big Ten Network asked if you would buy or sell as J.T. Barrett as the Big Ten MVP. Perhaps it’s my Scarlet and Gray tinted glasses, but come on, who else is there. OK, OK, you can make a case for Melvin Gordon, but Wisconsin isn’t the team vying for a spot in the College Football Playoff.

• Jalin Marshall is the model for the future of college football because of his skillset to play every skills position on offense, via The Bleacher Report.