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LeBron James' eventual departure from Cleveland for a second time has seemed inevitable for a while. A tweet from longtime basketball reporter Chris Sheridan Wednesday shouldn't make Cavs fans feel any better.
Sheridan tweeted a quote from an NBA source saying that the 2017-18 season will definitely be James' last with the Cavs.
This news comes as the Cavaliers figure out what to do with Kyrie Irving, who requested a trade this summer. The Celtics are among the teams reportedly in talks with Cleveland about the 25-year-old point guard.
James, who infamously bolted from Cleveland after the 2009-10 season to join the Heat, returned to the Cavs for the 2014-15 season. He has a player option for the 2018-19 season, meaning he can become a free agent next summer.
Did you know that it’s Ms. Pac-Man and not Mrs. Pac-Man? I didn’t. I thought they were married. Are they brother and sister? Is Pac-Man married to someone else? Does his spouse just stay out of the spotlight in one of those you-signed-up-to-be-famous-and-I-didn’t type of things? Does he or she want a video game? There should be a game called "Francine" or "Ned" or whatever Pac-Man's significant other's name is. Are Mario and Luigi brothers? Donkey Kong is a bad guy, but Diddy is a good kid, but then Donkey Kong is a good guy in other games. Is there a game where Donkey Kong changes his ways? How did we all just get over the kidnapping?
That is the main takeaway I have from this bit about Brad Stevens, who told the Indy Star that part of his daily routine is playing Ms. Pac-Man on an arcade machine his wife bought for him a few years back.
From Andy Brown's piece:
Among other miscellaneous interesting nuggets, Stevens revealed that "Ms. Pac-Man," of all things, is a staple of his game-day rituals. He said his wife, who was in attendance along with his parents and children, bought him an old 'pizza parlor machine' a few years ago, and he has been hooked ever since.
'I play 'Ms. Pac-Man' for 10 to 15 games as a break between video,' Stevens said. 'And then I go on my jog, and go about my daily routine, but I make sure to get my 'Ms. Pac-Man' game in at home every single day. 10-15 minutes (of video games) isn't that bad, tell your parents you're good.'
Also, the piece had this picture of Stevens, courtesy of the Indianapolis News: