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Latest Stories Sam Amick: Stern, NBA turn labor negotations into disgraceupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 22:41:00

Adam Silver tried. Give him that much. Michael Rosenberg: One group of owners holds key to salvaging seasonupdated: Wed Sep 28 2011 16:41:00

It seems hopeless. It's not. I absolutely believe there will be an NBA season. Not a whole season. Maybe not even two-thirds of a season. But there will be games leading to the playoffs, culminating in a championship for somebody, because one man needs that to happen. His name is David Stern.

10 business e-mails you shouldn't sendupdated: Wed May 25 2011 07:10:00

Imagine a tiny boat afloat on a thrashing sea, water pouring through a gaping hole in the hull. Michael Rosenberg: Cavs owner Dan Gilbert willing to spend whatever it takes to winupdated: Wed May 18 2011 12:02:00

When last we left Dan Gilbert, he appeared to have lost his mind, along with the minds of anybody within three miles of him. LeBron James had left Gilbert's Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat -- I don't remember the details, but I vaguely recall the announcement being televised in some way -- and Gilbert was livid. He wrote one of the great letters in the history of sports, an angry screed that included this passage:

Cleveland rejoices over no. 1 pick in NBA draft lotteryupdated: Wed May 18 2011 04:51:00

Redemption came quickly for the Cleveland Cavaliers in Tuesday's NBA draft lottery. Michael Rosenberg: Free fall might not be the pits for Cavsupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 18:32:00

The Cleveland Cavaliers stink like old diapers dipped in sewage. They are so bad they lose their practices. (Average score: Starters negative-12, Backups negative-38.) They aren't just bad, they're toxic. When they watch Hoosiers, Hickory High loses. Ian Thomsen: Losing streak is just what Cavs needed, more mailupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 14:38:00

The success of last year ricochets back upon the Cavaliers today. Last year, they were 34-11 and headed for the league's best record, and now they're 8-37 on their way to No. 1 in the lottery. One year ago, they were running off 13 straight victories, and now they've suffered 18 straight losses and a franchise record of 22 in a row on the road.

Security beefed up as LeBron James returns homeupdated: Fri Dec 03 2010 07:41:00

LeBron James is going home to Cleveland Thursday night wearing a Miami Heat jersey, and no less an authority than the basketball-loving president of the United States predicts a rough night.

Money Magazine: How to get the most happiness for your buckupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 10:44:00

Researchers have long known that money can make you happier -- though the effect wears off after you earn $75,000 a year, says Princeton University's Angus Deaton and Daniel Kahneman. LeBron: Sure, I'd be open to playing for Cleveland againupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 12:41:00

LeBron James would be open to returning to Cleveland and playing for the Cavaliers, the same team whose fans were shown burning his jersey after his one-hour "Decision" on ESPN. Ian Thomsen: Cavs owner Gilbert opens up about his scathing reactions to LeBronupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 15:21:00

Dan Gilbert had cooled down when we spoke Saturday morning. Joe Posnanski: Comic Sans should be banned from Dan Gilbert's computerupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 15:43:00

The story apparently goes a little something like this: Back in 1994, a font designer at Microsoft named Vincent Connare invented this Comic Sans font. The obvious question is: Why? Well, based on a story that appeared in the Wall Street Journal some 15 years after he created the font (which he originally called "Comic Book"), Connare says he was inspired by a Microsoft children's program featuring a cartoon dog barking in the much more staid Times New Roman font. Chris Mannix: As two sides stand firm, lockout seems inevitable for NBAupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 10:53:00

He didn't raise his voice or slam his fist. He didn't resort to theatrics during a 30-minute press briefing on Monday. NBA commissioner David Stern didn't once look annoyed. But his message to the players' union on Monday couldn't have been clearer: Get ready to makes some concessions, because what's going on now simply isn't going to go on much longer.

Jesse Jackson slams Cavs ownerupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 10:42:00

Rev. Jesse Jackson gets fired up over Dan Gilbert's comments about LeBron James' move.

NBA fines Cavaliers owner for remarks on LeBron Jamesupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 10:42:00

The NBA has fined the Cleveland Cavaliers owner $100,000 for remarks he made after LeBron James announced he was leaving the team.

LeBron James, king of his own worldupdated: Sun Jul 11 2010 09:38:00

LeBron James is a grown man who made a grownup decision to take his massive basketball-playing ability from Cleveland to Miami in a desire to get the one thing every true baller desires: the opportunity to call yourself a champion. Chris Mannix: With fans only in Miami now, LeBron's only option is to win it allupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 22:56:00

They will still say his name in Cleveland, only this time the words that accompany it will lack the usual PG rating. The man who once ruled greater Ohio is now a veritable pariah in his home state, a belief proved by wild-eyed fans doing drive-bys at his house and burning his jerseys, with only an armed police force preventing an angry mob from tearing down the massive Nike billboard bearing his likeness. Michael Rosenberg: Inside the mind of Dan Gilbertupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 16:51:00

George Steinbrenner is from Cleveland, and I like to think he served as an inspiration to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. As you have probably heard, Gilbert wrote a letter to Cavs fans after LeBron James announced on national TV that he was bolting for Miami. If you haven't read it, then believe me: This is the greatest letter ever written. Also, it is completely insane.

Cavs owner's letter mocked for Comic Sans fontupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 11:33:00

Dear computer users: If you're ever going to write a fuming letter, think twice before setting the font to the oh-so-mockable Comic Sans. Ian Thomsen: Coaching search sends clear signal: Cavs think LeBron will re-signupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 08:51:00

Is Tom Izzo the choice for Cleveland? I'm not so sure. Gilbert still evaluating Brown; sources say he will be firedupdated: Fri May 14 2010 18:18:00

Despite the fact that Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said the team is continuing to "evaluate" coach Mike Brown, two league sources have told that Brown will be fired.

Fortune: A mogul's Detroit passion gets messyupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 12:40:00

While Detroit booster Dan Gilbert has a passion for the city, where he wants to move 1,700 jobs, it's a romance that's getting complicated.

Fortune: Making Detroit a tech hub - One mogul's visionupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 12:29:00

It is noon in downtown Detroit, a glorious autumn day in the nexus of the city's business district. A large crowd of people stride up the street toward a sleek, glass-walled tower in the Campus Martius complex.

Commentary: Is this your lucky day?updated: Tue Jun 09 2009 07:46:00

There is a Buddhist story about a poor farmer whose one horse ran away. All his neighbors came to him in sympathy, saying "What bad luck!"

Happiness is contagious in social networksupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 15:50:00

If you're feeling great today, you may end up inadvertently spreading the joy to someone you don't even know.

'Happiness bug'updated: Thu Apr 02 2009 15:50:00

Happiness is infectious, but don't drop your unhappy friends just yet. Elizabeth Cohen explains. Chris Mannix: Cavs will have trade-deadline dilemmaupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 18:51:00

You could make a rather convincing argument that the Cavaliers are the deepest team in the NBA despite the fact that they may end up with only one All-Star selection. But that's not all that makes rival coaches and general managers nervous. No, what's really scary to them is how good Cleveland (30-6 through Wednesday) could be.

Money Magazine: Want to be rich? Don't get too happyupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 16:10:00

Checked out the bestseller lists lately? In February you would have spotted motivational expert Marci Shimoff's "Happy for No Reason," which claims to teach you "how to experience sustained happiness for the rest of your life." In March came "The Geography of Bliss" by journalist Eric Weiner, a travelogue of places on Earth where people are the happiest. Both of these follow on the heels of "Stumbling on Happiness" by Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert, which has been translated into 20 languages.

8 ways to be a happier momupdated: Wed May 28 2008 09:59:00

Ask a mom if she's happier now that she has a child, and she'll usually say yes. But psychologists who study happiness often report a different picture. Being the mom of a young child (especially one under 3) is rewarding, but also a real strain on your mood. Ian Thomsen: Cavs' risk was worth takingupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 15:46:00

CLEVELAND -- In his first year as owner of the Cavaliers, in 2005, Dan Gilbert used to lust after Ben Wallace. Gilbert had been a main sponsor of the Pistons, and having seen Wallace's impact, he would talk of bringing Wallace or a hyperactive center like him to the Cavs. Can You Predict Happiness?updated: Tue Feb 19 2008 15:00:00

People are usually off the mark when trying to predict whether they'll enjoy a future event, says a Harvard psychologist. It all has to do with alternatives Are We Happier Facing Death?updated: Tue Oct 30 2007 20:30:00

A new psychological study reports an intriguing finding -- that terrifying thoughts trigger unusually positive emotions

Money Magazine: You can handle a crash better than you thinkupdated: Thu May 10 2007 11:39:00

Have you ever been snoozing on an airplane and been jolted awake by a crunch of turbulence? Your heart pounds, you clutch the arms of your seat, and you jump when the captain comes on the p.a.

Money Magazine: Shopping for happiness? Here's what to buyupdated: Fri Mar 30 2007 10:58:00

The pursuit of money and the pursuit of happiness often get equated, especially in our success-addled culture. But over the past decade or so, science has set us straight on two points: First, once...

How to be a happier mom: 8 ways to focus on the positiveupdated: Thu Feb 15 2007 10:05:00

Ask a mom if she's happier now that she has a child and she'll usually say yes. In fact, around the world, children top the list of the most enjoyable things in life. But psychologists who study happiness -- a new field in the past decade -- often report a different picture.

Happiness: The elusive emotionupdated: Mon Nov 13 2006 12:27:00

People say they know happiness as an emotion, a state of mind and as something to aim for, but when it comes to defining happiness, they are often uncertain how to articulate their feelings.

The truth about happiness may surprise youupdated: Fri Nov 10 2006 13:44:00

The next time you are deciding between ice cream and cake, buying a car or taking a trip to Europe, accepting a new job or keeping your old one, you should remember two things: First, your decision is rooted in the desire to become happy -- or at least happier than you are now. Second, there's a good chance the decision you make will be wrong.

Money Magazine: Can Money Buy Happiness?updated: Tue Aug 01 2006 00:01:00

"Whoever said money can't buy happiness isn't spending it right." You may remember those Lexus ads from a few years ago, which hijacked this bumper-sticker-ready twist on the conventional wisdom to...

CNNMoney: 4 ways to get spending under controlupdated: Fri Dec 16 2005 12:33:00

Look ahead to January. It's sleeting outside. The holidays are over, and all you've got to show for it is a monster credit-card bill and five extra pounds around the middle.

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