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The Comeback: LeBron, the Cavs & Cleveland – New book by Terry Pluto

comebackRelive one of the greatest sports stories in Cleveland history … In this epic homecoming tale, LeBron James and the Cavaliers take fans on a roller coaster ride from despair to hope to the brink of disaster and, finally, to glory as the 2016 NBA champions.

Award-winning Cleveland sportswriter Terry Pluto tells how it all happened — with insightful analysis, front-office details, and great stories — in his new book.

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Waiting for LeBron (From “The Comeback” by Terry Pluto)

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From The Comeback: LeBron, the Cavs & Cleveland, © Terry Pluto. All rights reserved.

This excerpt describes the tense time while Cavs owner Dan Gilbert waits to learn whether LeBron will choose to return to Cleveland or go elsewhere.

Dan Gilbert was worried.

The man who started a mortgage company called Quicken Loans hates to wait. And he hates to feel that everything is not in control.

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A Seventh Game for the Ages (From “The Comeback” by Terry Pluto)

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From The Comeback: LeBron, the Cavs & Cleveland, © Terry Pluto. All rights reserved.

This excerpt starts 48 hours before Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. The Cavs are down three games to one, on the brink of elimination, yet unintimidated and ready for the pressure. 

It’s a long story how it happened, but I ended up talking to Cavaliers general manager David Griffin for about 30 minutes just 48 hours before the Cavaliers faced Golden State in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.

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Excerpt from “The Comeback” by Terry Pluto — About this Book

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From The Comeback: LeBron, the Cavs & Cleveland, © Terry Pluto. All rights reserved.

The moment I read the essay, I knew I had to write a book about the return of LeBron James to the Cavaliers.

The essay was written with Lee Jenkins in Sports Illustrated. Some people told me they thought Jenkins really wrote it, and that he basically put the words in LeBron’s mouth.

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