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Chris Parker

Cleveland, Ohio
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  sports, basketball, public policy, government, corruption, alternative lifestyles/perspectives, music, art, theatre, culture, travel, health care, medicine, technology, hacking, pop culture, physics
Doesn't Cover: true crime stories, sentimental feel-good stories, hockey, classical music, Nickelback or Creed, food

Cleveland Reigns Supreme. Cavs beat reporter and author of King James Brings The Land a Crown: The Definitive Tale of the Cavaliers' 2016 Title Run.

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Former Cleveland Cavaliers beat reporter for Cleveland Scene, write longform news/policy cover stories & music features at magazines and alt-weeklies nationwide.

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Nov 21, 2017

Finally, there's the fact that this is a team full of veterans. What's the excuse for not telling them to put on their big boy pants and figure out how to play when LeBron's off the floor. (Indeed, the on/offs are much better with this deeper team.)

Nov 21, 2017

@AlexRaffalli better be quiet or they'll secretly throttle you for complaining

Nov 21, 2017

To James' credit, he bounced back and has played amazing at the end of the year. But I can't help but wonder if overplaying James in pointless regular season games is Thibodeau-ing the best athlete of our generation.

Nov 21, 2017

Two of the last three years LeBron has suffered through a preseason injury. Two years ago it was his back. This year it was his ankle. View them as isolated events if you please, but thems the signs of an immaculate system enduring its own inevitable entropy.

Nov 21, 2017

@tamcfall Has Popovich EVER played his starters 75% of what Lue asks of James? Pop's always had a very long bench, and finds ways for his players to contribute. Always admired that. But I'm not even talking that, I'm saying get James our of top 20 in MPG.

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Trained on one. Learned to type on one. Never owned one.

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