Isiah Thomas might be a laughingstock to much of the nation, but apparently he still is held in high regard in the office of Knicks owner James Dolan. As part of the Knicks’ last-ditch effort to land LeBron James, Thomas, the former coach and president of the Knicks, was sent to Ohio, according to reports out of New York. Read more about that, plus check out angry reaction around the nation to LeBron's decision to leave Cleveland. It's all at Friday's Morning Mashup.
According to multiple reports, the Heat were busy Thursday night working to form a roster around LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, shipping Michael Beasley to the Timberwolves and agreeing with Wizards free agent Mike Miller on a five-year, $30 million deal. Miami virtually gives away Beasley, the 2008 No. 2 overall draft pick, receiving only a second-round pick and an exchange of first-round picks so that it can get needed cap space.
Meanwhile, David Lee’s agent confirmed to ESPN that the All-Star forward will go to the Warriors in a sign-and-trade deal that sends Anthony Randolph, Ronny Turiaf and Kelenna Azubuike to New York.
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According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees are "all but certain" to land starter Cliff Lee from the Mariners after talks between the clubs progressed on Thursday night. The report said that the deal was not yet done, and that other teams (the Mets, Twins or Rangers) remain in talks with Seattle, but Sherman characterized the Yankees as being "on the brink" of acquiring the 2008 Cy Young Award winner, who is 8-3 with a 2.34 ERA for the Mariners this year.
The Yankees are in first place in the AL East, two games ahead of the Rays and 4.5 games ahead of the Red Sox. The team has allowed the second-fewest runs per game (4.1) in the American League. Lee, who leads the American League in ERA and complete games (5), would appear likely to help New York build upon that strength.
According to a report in the New York Post, the Yankees were "on the brink" of acquiring Mariners left-hander Cliff Lee late Thursday night. Lee, who is scheduled to pitch against the Yankees Friday night, is 8-3 with a 2.34 ERA this season, his first in Seattle. He beat New York twice in the World Series last year for the Phillies. The Yankees would part ways with highly regarded catching prospect Jesus Montero in an effort to bolster its pitching staff.
Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert ripped LeBron James for his decision to leave Cleveland for Miami Thursday night, calling his move a "cowardly betrayal" and a "shocking act of disloyalty."
In a letter posted on the Cavs website, Gilbert attacked James for his decision and personally guaranteed the Cavaliers will win a championship before the Heat and James, whom he calls "the self-titled former 'king.'" In addition, Gilbert called the process of James' free agency a "narcissistic, self-promotional build-up culminating with a national TV special of his 'decision' unlike anything ever 'witnessed' in the history of sports and probably the history of entertainment."
In a later interview with The Associated Press, Gilbert claimed, "People have covered up for [James] for way too long. Tonight we...
Tom joined the show after the close win over Oakland.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the Patriots' 16-9 win over the Raiders and debate how big the Patriots' issues are.
Tom E. calls the boys to give his take on the week 3 home opener in which it should end in a Patriots victory.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Joe and Dave talk with David Ortiz after he hits two home runs to propel the Red Sox to an extra-innings win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.
As the season winds down, We check in Sox skipper John Farrell as we await the Boston debut of Rusney Castillo.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Tom joined the show after the close win over Oakland.
Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to discuss week 3 in the NFL.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The defense was forced to make a stop in the last minute of the game to preserve the 16-9 victory on Sunday. The offense had no rhythm again and struggled in the red zone. The offensive line looked poor again. Lou, Christian and Tim talk about the win that looked like a loss, and what this team needs to do to improve.
Jerod Mayo gives Christian karaoke advice and previews the Patriots home opener.
Christian chooses his song for Karaoke tonight.
We check in with the great 88, the playmaker Michael Irvin joins Dale and Holley.
Michael, Dale and Tom E. Curran break down, react and take your calls about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's first public press conference this regular season.
For our final segment we take a look back at the infamous Snow Bowl and the Tuck Rule play, this time via Raiders radio and more.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Jerry Thornton joins Dino and Kirk for the second edition of Breaking Balls. They dive into a variety of topics including their feelings about polarizing Boston sports media members.
Your beloved hosts are joined by WEEI.com Bruins reporter DJ Bean as well as producer of the Dennis & Callahan Show, Craig "Sausage" Sawisch. Support America: Support Your Local Post Office
Dennis, Callahan and Minihane make their podcast debut. This week's topics include Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy, Jenny Dell and some discussion on people we've encountered with the worst breath.
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