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The Blueprint - LeBron James, Cleveland's Deliverance, and the Making of the Modern NBA-logo

The Blueprint - LeBron James, Cleveland's Deliverance, and the Making of the Modern NBA

Jason Lloyd

June 19, 2016: the greatest moment in Cleveland sports history, when the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Finals and broke the Cleveland Curse. It was the triumph fans had been waiting fifty-two years for, and it wasn't easy to get there—but thanks to LeBron James, an audacious plan to build a winning team, a couple of maverick GMs, and an incredible community of fans, it happened; and 2016 saw the birth of a new Cavaliers dynasty. But how did they get there? It was a roller-coaster ride from tragedy to triumph, one that Jason Lloyd, a longtime Northeast Ohio resident turned reporter for the Akron Beacon Journal, got to see firsthand. He was witness to the Blueprint, as he calls it, which the Cavs put together to win their star player back from Miami and build a team that could win the ultimate championship. It incorporated several losing seasons, some highrisk draft picks, and an entirely new understanding of how to build a championship team. The best part of the plan is that it worked, culminating in the most exciting Finals series in NBA history. And, most important, the end of the Cleveland Curse. Jason Lloyd, a true insider, tells the story of how the NBA really works, and how everyone—from the front office to the stars on the court to the new generation of coaches—worked together to create an unforgettable winning team. The Blueprint is an unputdownable, must-have book for every LeBron, Cavs, and NBA fan.

June 19, 2016: the greatest moment in Cleveland sports history, when the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Finals and broke the Cleveland Curse. It was the triumph fans had been waiting fifty-two years for, and it wasn't easy to get there—but thanks to LeBron James, an audacious plan to build a winning team, a couple of maverick GMs, and an incredible community of fans, it happened; and 2016 saw the birth of a new Cavaliers dynasty. But how did they get there? It was a roller-coaster ride from tragedy to triumph, one that Jason Lloyd, a longtime Northeast Ohio resident turned reporter for the Akron Beacon Journal, got to see firsthand. He was witness to the Blueprint, as he calls it, which the Cavs put together to win their star player back from Miami and build a team that could win the ultimate championship. It incorporated several losing seasons, some highrisk draft picks, and an entirely new understanding of how to build a championship team. The best part of the plan is that it worked, culminating in the most exciting Finals series in NBA history. And, most important, the end of the Cleveland Curse. Jason Lloyd, a true insider, tells the story of how the NBA really works, and how everyone—from the front office to the stars on the court to the new generation of coaches—worked together to create an unforgettable winning team. The Blueprint is an unputdownable, must-have book for every LeBron, Cavs, and NBA fan.
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June 19, 2016: the greatest moment in Cleveland sports history, when the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Finals and broke the Cleveland Curse. It was the triumph fans had been waiting fifty-two years for, and it wasn't easy to get there—but thanks to LeBron James, an audacious plan to build a winning team, a couple of maverick GMs, and an incredible community of fans, it happened; and 2016 saw the birth of a new Cavaliers dynasty. But how did they get there? It was a roller-coaster ride from tragedy to triumph, one that Jason Lloyd, a longtime Northeast Ohio resident turned reporter for the Akron Beacon Journal, got to see firsthand. He was witness to the Blueprint, as he calls it, which the Cavs put together to win their star player back from Miami and build a team that could win the ultimate championship. It incorporated several losing seasons, some highrisk draft picks, and an entirely new understanding of how to build a championship team. The best part of the plan is that it worked, culminating in the most exciting Finals series in NBA history. And, most important, the end of the Cleveland Curse. Jason Lloyd, a true insider, tells the story of how the NBA really works, and how everyone—from the front office to the stars on the court to the new generation of coaches—worked together to create an unforgettable winning team. The Blueprint is an unputdownable, must-have book for every LeBron, Cavs, and NBA fan.

Language:

English

Narrators:

James Patrick Cronin

Length:

9h 14m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:33


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:00


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:40


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:38


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:51


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:40


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:24


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:42


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:40


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:12


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:48


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:26


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:34


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:30


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:12


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:58


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:46


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:21


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:33


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:26


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:17


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:05


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:40


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:59


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:54


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:42


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:14


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:50


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:42


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:23


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:21


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:54


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:43


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:41


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:33


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:59


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:19


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:53


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:41


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:22


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

00:38