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The NBA season kicks off in style this weekend with LeBron James heading to Chicago in his new old uniform for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The homegrown star returns to his Akron, OH roots and heads into a hostile United Center hoping to see championship banners hanging from the rafters again.

In football, the Ravens and Steelers meet up on Sunday in Pittsburgh, with the Steelers looking for a little revenge at home.

In theaters, Saw gets a re-release for Halloween and Nightcrawler offers up creepiness of its own as new Beyonce/Jay-Z bestie Jake Gyllenhall goes for Oscar cred in this critically acclaimed takedown of the media’s increasing taste for tastelessness.

On stage, Ne-Yo heads to the Chi and Dave Chappelle and Avant are both in the Lou, which could use some good vibes this weekend.

Have a fun and safe Halloween.

HOT ON TV:

All Times Eastern

Friday, October 31

NBA Basketball: Cavaliers at Bulls

ESPN, 8 p.m.

It’s a new era in Cleveland as LeBron and Company head to the Chi to face up with Derrick Rose and his squad

Saturday, November 1

Flex and Shanice

OWN, 10 p.m.

The couple must deal with a new life after bankruptcy and moving in with their family

Sunday, November 2

Sunday Night Football: Ravens vs. Steelers

NBC, 8:20 p.m.

Two equally matched teams jog head to head in Pittsburgh, but the Ravens handled the Steeler easily earlier this season at home

READ IT:

True Love

Jennifer Lopez pens a memoir about her loves, marriages and divorces

SEE IT:

Saw

The stomach churning horror movie that debuted in 2004 is back in theaters for Halloween

R

Nightcrawler

Jake Gyllenhall stars as a desperate man who finds work in crime journalism

Rene Russo, Bill Paxton

R

What In The Weekend With Nikki Woods: Hoop Dreams  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com