The (other) Cleveland Show

July, 1, 2014
Jul 1
12:59
PM ET
Cleveland is legitimately lovely this time of year.

Speaking strictly about 2014, who would dare argue?

You simply can’t argue after scanning through this quick and handy recap of what we’ve seen from the Cavaliers over the last six weeks … without even factoring in the sight of Johnny Manziel being spotted at an NBA Finals game in San Antonio wearing a Cavs cap:

May 20: The Cavs, with a 1.7 percent chance of success, win the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery.

June 21: Springing a major surprise, Cleveland names David Blatt as its new coach, after Blatt -- an American-born naturalized Israeli who, at 55, has no NBA experience -- led Maccabi Tel Aviv to a wholly unexpected Euroleague championship.

June 26: Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins is selected with the No. 1 overall pick.

July 1: The Cavs quickly strike a verbal agreement with disgruntled-no-more star guard Kyrie Irving on a maximum five-year, $90 million contract extension.

Marc Stein | email

Senior Writer, ESPN.com
• Senior NBA writer for ESPN.com
• Began covering the NBA in 1993-94
• Also covered soccer, tennis and the Olympics

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