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Who Needs Love? How Cleveland Is Thriving Without Its Star Forward

Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers has been out since the opening round of the playoffs, yet the team has thrived without him. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers has been out since the opening round of the playoffs, yet the team has thrived without him. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Few title contenders were made with a star player sidelined by injury. Thirty-five years ago, the Los Angeles Lakers bucked the trend when they upended...


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  • Image Caption: Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with the ATP trophy on day eight of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 16, 2014 in London, England. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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(Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

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  • The eventual race winner, the #5 Action express racing Coyote-Corvette, streaks down the front straight early in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship 63rd 12 Hours of Sebring, March 21, 2015. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

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  • Sebastien Bourdais, Christian Fittipaldi, and Joao Barbosa celebrate winning the Tudor United SportsCar Championship 63rd Twelve Hours of Sebring. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

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  • Scott Dixon in the #01 Ganassi Riley-Ford EcoBoost led the Tudor Championship 12 Hours of Sebring at the halfway point. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

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  • Olivier Pla drives the #57 Krohn Racing Ligier JS P2-Judd during qualifying for the 2015 12 Hours of Sebring. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

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  • Joaquim “Purito” Rodriguez of Team Katusha celebrates winning Stage 3 of the Vuelta al Pais Vasco (Tour of the Basque Country) on April 8, 2015—his first win of the season. He repeated the feat with another summit victory in Stage 4, April 9, 20015, holding on to second in the General Classification. (www.katushateam.com)

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  • Cyclist Gino Batali, who was responsible for saving the lives of many Italian Jews during the Holocaust, in the documentary "My Italian Secret." (Storyville Films)

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  • In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 file photo, International Cycling Union President Brian Cookson gestures during a press conference announcing courses for the 2015 World Cycling Championships in Richmond, Va. Lance Armstrong welcomed an investigative report into the murky past of cycling's governing body and said he hopes it can help the sport move on from an era that will always be remembered for the doping by himself and others. The Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) was requested by Brian Cookson, the current UCI president. Its report examined how the doping culture during Armstrong's era was allowed to fester under the previous UCI leadership of former president Pat McQuaid and predecessor Hein Verbruggen. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

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  • A pack of cyclists races shoulder-to-shoulder around a tight corner at 30 mph during the Chain of Lakes Cycling Classics Criterium in downtown Winter Haven, Fla March 1, 2015 (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

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  • Australian cyclist Rohan Dennis celebrates after breaking the one hour cycling world record at the velodrome Suisse in Grenchen, Switzerland, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. The new world records is now at 52.491 kilometers . (AP Photo/Keystone,Marcel Bier)

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  • Marussia driver Jules Bianchi of France leads Caterham driver Kamui Kobayashi of Japan during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)

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  • Roman Kreuziger of Team Tinkoff-Saxo rides during the Stage Six time trial of the Vuelta al Pais Vasco on April 12, 2014 in Markina, Spain. (David Ramos—Velo/Getty Images)

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  • Kazakhstan's Astana WorldTour cycling team compete in the men's team time trial at the 2014 UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada on September 21, 2014.(Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Sky's Christopher Froome competes during the 15th stage of the 69th edition of the Vuelta a España on September 7, 2014. Froome will be riding for Great Britain in the Worlds. (Jaime Reina/AFP/Getty Images)

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