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15 Fascinating Facts about Cleveland’s NBA Championship

15 Fascinating Facts about Cleveland’s NBA Championship

History has been made with the greatest narrative in sports history. Game 7 was spectacular: We’ll break it down with all the records that fell and facts that will be spoke of for decades.  Read the full story

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Kevin Love Trolled By The Internet With Fake High Five Rejection (VIdeo)

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There has definitely been a lot of drama going on in the heated NBA Finals, but here’s something that we can at least laugh (and cringe) about.

On Monday night’s Game 5 in Oakland, we all saw Kevin Love try to high five teammate LeBron James during the first half of the Cavs vs. Warriors game… and then appeared to be brutally rejected.

Here’s the reason for the italics–there’s actually a good chance that Love wasn’t actually looking for a high five, but was trying to explain something (perhaps arguing that he had his hand up in defense, until LeBron until the latter provided a counterpoint). Watch the actual video below:

Of course, much of the Internet preferred to believe the former, that Love was rejected and embarrassed with the way that he slowly dropped his arm down. Admittedly, it’s a lot funnier that way and we’ll bet even Love and his teammates would agree.

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16 Fascinating Facts about the 2016 Finals (Hockey and Basketball)

16 Fascinating Facts about the 2016 Finals (Hockey and Basketball)

Pittsburgh is the champion! Golden State is the Champion! Unless Cleveland comes back and then it is the champion! But Pittsburgh is still the champion!  Read the full story

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Ayesha Curry Takes Draymond Green’s Side, Mocks LeBron James With Tweet

Ayesha Curry Takes Draymond Green’s Side, Mocks LeBron James With Tweet

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MVP Stephen Curry’s number one fan, wife Ayesha Curry, has joined the ongoing war of words in the NBA world after mocking LeBron James with her tweet about taking the “high road” following his court feud with Draymond Green during Game 4 on Friday.

You may remember within the last three minutes of Game 4 last Friday (when Golden State won 108-97 over the Cavs) that LeBron had stepped over Green after knocking the Warriors forward down, which prompted an offended Green to take a swing with his arm and appear to make contact with James’ groin area. The action gave him a flagrant foul for making a “retaliatory swipe of his hand to the groin” of James and was suspended from playing in Game 5.




Then over the weekend, Warriors’ Klay Thompson went on an interview and talked about some trash talking that had been going on between Green and James. And when asked about James’ reaction in the court, Thompson said, “Obviously people have feelings. People’s feelings get hurt if they’re called a bad word. I guess his feelings just got hurt.”

James only laughed at Klay’s comments, adding, “My goodness. I’m not going to comment on what Klay said, because I know where it can go from this sit-in. It’s so hard to take the high road. I’ve been doing it for 13 years. It’s so hard to continue to do it, and I’m going to do it again.”

And this is where Mrs. Curry heated up the feud by posting on Twitter:

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One thing’s for sure: the finals are definitely heating up and Game 5 just can’t get here sooner.

What do you think of Ayesha’s tweet?

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10 Weird and Fascinating Facts about the NBA Finals Game 1

10 Weird and Fascinating Facts about the NBA Finals Game 1

We usually don’t devote an entire facts column to a single game, but this one was highly unusual. Read the full story

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LeBron James On Steph Curry’s NBA MVP Award: “He Definitely Deserved It”

LeBron James On Steph Curry’s NBA MVP Award: “He Definitely Deserved It”

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Before Steph Curry won his unanimous and second consecutive NBA MVP honors on Wednesday, veteran star LeBron James was considered to be in the running for it. Then again, after seeing Curry’s clearly astounding numbers, the Golden State Warriors point guard proved to be more deserving.

James, who finished third behind the San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard, praised Curry and told reporters, “I think he definitely deserved it. Look at Steph’s numbers. He averaged 30, he led the league in steals, he was 90-50-40 and they won 73 (games). Do you have any debate over that, really, when it comes to that award?”

Afterwards, LeBron questioned the interpretation of the coveted award, like the all the rest of us have. Does the award go to the most valuable player in a team, or to the league’s overall best player?

“But when you talk about most ‘valuable’ then you can have a different conversation, so, take nothing away from him, he’s definitely deserving of that award, for sure.” LeBron analyzed. “If you do it by a year-to-year basis, I think sometimes the word ‘valuable’ or best player of the year, you can have different results.”

We couldn’t agree more.

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LeBron And Kyrie To Play Shorter Minutes Next Season

LeBron And Kyrie To Play Shorter Minutes Next Season

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Months have passed since the NBA Finals, and who can forget the great finals run of the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers? The Warriors were very effective in using the whole team to be able to rotate players giving everyone enough playing and resting time. While on the other end, we saw how key players on the Cavaliers play longer in hopes of leading the Cleveland, especially LeBron.

LeBron James who is about to turn 31 in December is entering his 13th year in the NBA. Just for his efforts in leading the Cavaliers to a championship, James has played an average of 42.2 minutes. Though dubbed as “Best in the World” or one of basketball’s greats, LeBron is human and that wear and tear of playing so many minutes is getting into him as seen in the NBA Finals.

Kyrie Irving on the other hand is a bit different, the 23 year old is prone to injuries. Kyrie is linked to injuries almost every season he has played with the NBA and even when he was playing college ball for Duke. Reducing his playing time means keeping him healthy and effective especially if they want to get another shot at the title.

In hopes of keeping their NBA Finals trophy alive, reducing playing times to their star players is essential to securing that they keep healthy and be able to perform in times of need. Basketball players are human and they show fatigue regardless of age.

The NBA Regular Season starts Tuesday, October 27, 2016 with the Chicago Bulls hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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25 Ridiculous Pieces of LeBron James Merchandise

25 Ridiculous Pieces of LeBron James Merchandise

With his amazing performance in game two and camera-smashing skills in game three of the NBA Finals, LeBron mania is at an all time high. Companies are capitalizing on this by slapping LeBron’s name and likeness on practically everything. Check out these horrible pieces of LeBron James merchandise. Read the full story

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LeBron James Misses Second Game Due To Sore Knee

LeBron James Misses Second Game Due To Sore Knee

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LeBron “MIA” James?

The superstar missed his second straight game on Wednesday after admitting that his knee is still hurting. He already sat out a game in Atlanta on Tuesday, when he also celebrated his 30th birthday.

LeBron, however, was in high spirits despite the injury, joking that he’s still got a lot of wear and tear on his joints after more than 10 NBA seasons.

“I’ve got 41,000 minutes on me, including the playoffs,” he said with a smile. “You drive that car in the winter time.”

Also missing during the game with the Bucks were LeBron’s other teammates, Kevin Love (who had back spasms) and Shawn Marion (who had a sprained ankle).

Get well soon, guys!

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LeBron James Forgets What Team He Was Playing For In Heat Versus Cavaliers Game

LeBron James Forgets What Team He Was Playing For In Heat Versus Cavaliers Game

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It was a pretty awkward game for LeBron James on Saturday.

As many of you know, the NBA star has left the Heat and gone back to playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers (for which he played for 7 years since 2003) after signing for a two-year contract with them last July 12.

Perhaps he hasn’t completely accepted the transition, as evidenced during a game versus Miami in Rio de Janeiro over the weekend.

At one point during his 20 minute turn on the floor, James blocked his own Cavaliers teammate, Matthew Dellavedova, and mindlessly freed former Heat teammate, Norris Cole.

Fortunately, it didn’t result in any points for Miami but it did give him an embarrassing reminder that he now plays for the Cavs, who later won the game with 122-119.

Although he only played with the Heat for 4 years, no one can forget his legacy with them. Not even his former teammates, who reportedly didn’t take his shift easily. In fact, the teams have been “actively trying to avoid each other.”

James explained to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst on Friday, “I know a lot of words have been coming out of their camp as of late and some of it is surprising. We’ve got so much history together.” He added, “It doesn’t take away from what we accomplished [in Miami], and I know that.”

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LeBron James And Chris Paul Hit The Gym And Go Clubbing

LeBron James And Chris Paul Hit The Gym And Go Clubbing

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LeBron James and Chris Paul definitely work hard and play hard.

On Sunday, the basketball stars hit the gym together at UCLA, along with LeBron’s Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Tristan Thompson. Thompson even shared a photo of them on Instagram.

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But their mingling didn’t end there.

While the athletes working out together may already seem like an amazing and rare phenomenon, LeBron and Chris made their fans’ day (or night, rather) when they cleaned up and hit the famous Greystone Manor in West Hollywood at midnight. The two reportedly spent around 2 hours until the club shut down for the night.

Were you there? Did you spot them? We hope there will be more of these night outs!

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NBA Playoff Predictions – Conference Finals

NBA Playoff Predictions – Conference Finals

(2)Oklahoma City vs. (1) San Antonio

Both the Spurs and Thunder were taken to seven games in their first round series.  With the way each team is playing now, you’d never know they were playing mediocre basketball (by their standards) just a couple weeks ago.  OKC swept the season series over San Antonio 4-games-to-none.  However, on Friday, Thunder big man Serge Ibaka was ruled out of the rest of the playoffs with a left calf injury.  This could be the difference in the series.

R.C Buford of the Spurs is considered the best general manager in the game.  Thunder GM Sam Presti is a Buford disciple, having worked under his mentor seven years ago.  Buford has been with the Spurs for four NBA Championships.  Presti is still looking for his first with the Thunder.  Both are known for great drafting skills.  San Antonio has incredibly maintained excellence despite aging stars Tim Duncan (38), Manu Ginobili (36), and Tony Parker (31).  OKC superstars Kevin Durant (25) and Russell Westbrook (25) are both in their prime.

The Ibaka injury and home court advantage will be the difference.  San Antonio moves on in 6 games.

 

(2)Miami vs. (1)Indiana

It’s amazing the struggling Pacers even made it this far.  Despite holding the number-1 seed, Indiana was playing some pretty terrible basketball down the stretch of the regular season.  The only reason the Pacers made it back to the Conference Finals is that the East is really, really bad.  With that being said, they have looked a little like their old selves recently.

But even Indiana at (near) its best is not good enough to beat Miami at its peak.  Led by The World’s Best Player,

The Heat can seemingly step on the pedal whenever they want.  When Lebron James gets going, he’s unstoppable.  Even a good defensive team like Indiana can’t contain him.

If Paul George and Roy Hibbert were playing like their 2013 versions, this would go seven games.  Instead, the Heat win easily in 5.

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Heat rally to keep winning streak alive [VIDEO]

Heat rally to keep winning streak alive [VIDEO]

The Miami Heat come from down 27 to win their 24th straight

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Heat cruise past Philly

Heat cruise past Philly

Dwyane Wade talks about Miami’s win over the 76ers

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LeBron continues hot streak

LeBron continues hot streak

LeBron James talks about Miami’s win over Portland.

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