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Will the Cleveland Cavaliers come up big in the NBA draft? -- Bud Shaw's You Said It

Cleveland sports fans wonder if the Cavs can bring home a win Thursday and whether the Indians can overcome the injury bug this season.
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Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman speaks during a news conference at the teams practice facility, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in Independence, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND —  "You Said It" is a reader participation column based on the premise that if you don't laugh about Cleveland sports you'll cry.

And that if you do laugh about Cleveland sports, you might still end up crying. But at least friends and family will like being around you more. 


Bud: Call me naive, but I feel like nothing can really go wrong in Thursday’s draft. A Top Five pick should bring a great player. It’s about time you got onboard instead of finding reasons to be skeptical about the future of this up-and-coming team — Tom.

What cost you more? Getting the Anthony Bennett tattoo, or having it removed?

Bud: After New Orleans walked away with everything but the L.A. locker room jacuzzi, will Lakers’ GM Rob Pelinka now be known as ‘The Big Easy?’ — Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park.

Calling Pelinka the Lakers GM probably sounds as funny to him as it does to LeBron.

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Bud: So Mike Clevinger comes back against Texas and suddenly goes down in pain on the mound. I know he stayed in the game and pitched, but to me, it was a reminder that this just isn’t the Indians year. They must see that, too, no? Sell. Sell. Sell. — Bill in Pa.

Yes, the Indians can see that, too. It’s why if Corey Kluber gets back on the mound again this season, he’ll be the first major leaguer to pitch while encased in bubble wrap.

Bud: So now Kyrie Irving wants out of Boston just as he wanted out of Cleveland. Is there a perfect place for him? — Scott.

Not until we colonize Mars.

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Bud: I received notice that First Energy is filing for bankruptcy.  Will the Browns be playing in Chapter 11 Stadium this year? — Michael Sarro.

The good news is Baker Mayfield has great numbers in the “red zone.”

Bud: Do you think the Raiders will have an "Investment Adviser" on Hard Knocks this year? — Jim Walsh, Olmsted Falls.

Instead of Carl Nassib giving financial advice, HBO will have to settle for Richie Incognito giving seminars on posting bail.

Bud: If there’s going to be criticism of the U.S. women’s soccer team for a lack of decorum in beating Thailand 13-0, shouldn’t we apply those same standards to things like men’s sports, to Twitter, politics, life in general? — Tim, C-Town.

If you’re going to insist on bringing perspective to You Said It, sir, we are going to have to ask you to leave.

Bud: Do you think it’s a good bet that Odell (lost) his deposit on that tuxedo? — Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park.

You Said It “winners” stop coming up short.

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