3:19 AM EDT, Tue May 30, 2017
Plain Dealer 9 hours ago
Pressure on Golden State Warriors, not Cleveland Cavaliers, in NBA Finals 2017

Pressure on Golden State Warriors, not Cleveland Cavaliers, in NBA Finals 2017

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are decided underdogs against the Golden State Warriors in NBA Finals 2017. Oh, well.
Chris Fedor / Plain Dealer 12 hours ago

Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving no longer have cloud hovering over them going into NBA Finals

The championship win last year, however, does have a positive impact in a different way. It has eased the burden going into this matchup, allowing the Cavaliers to play with less pressure, no longer carrying a 52-year title drought with them.
CSN Chicago 6 hours ago

How many more championships does LeBron James have to win to be in the conversation with Michael Jordan?

LeBron James has made a ridiculous seven straight NBA Finals, putting him (again) at the center of the 'Greatest Player of All-Time' debate.Ahead of his third straight championship series against the Golden State Warriors, James discussed how hisstreak will shape his place among the greats.
Sports Illustrated 15 hours ago

Kevin Durant Can Finally Tip Balance Against LeBron James

The NBA Finals are here, and while we have a familiar matchup in Warriors-Cavs, Kevin Durant will enter these proceedings in a foreign position—as a favorite.
News-Herald 9 hours ago

NBA Finals: One championship isn't enough for Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving

A 3-point basket with 53 seconds remaining in Game 7 of the NBA Finals last year ended a 52-year championship drought in Cleveland. As far as the Cavaliers All-Star who made the shot is concerned, once is not enough.Kyrie Irving, whose clutch shot broke an 89-89 tie in the winner-take-all game with Golden...
Purple and Blue 11 hours ago

Joe Ingles calls Utah Jazz his top priority in free agency

Free agent-to-be Joe Ingles has gone on record calling the Utah Jazz his top priority this summer. The Utah Jazz have a busy summer ahead with four picks in the upcoming NBA Draft and Gordon Hayward and George Hill both set to test the waters of free agency. However, Hayward and Hill aren’t the only Jazz players […] Joe Ingles calls Utah Jazz his top priority in free agency - Purple and Blues - Purple and Blues - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple and Blue 1 hour ago

Dante Exum the key to Utah Jazz’s success in 2017-18

Dante Exum has potential like no other player on the team to lift the Utah Jazz to new heights if he’s able to undergo monumental improvement this offseason. Without a doubt, the most important question facing the Utah Jazz right now is whether or not free agent Gordon Hayward will be back in a Jazz...
San Francisco Chronicle 9 hours ago

Steve Kerr ‘surprised’ Warriors favored vs. Cavaliers

Count Steve Kerr among those who aren’t sure why the Warriors are favored against the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. “They are the champions,” said Kerr, who filled in for acting head coach Mike Brown (flu) during the team’s post-practice media availability Monday. Kerr’s comments came two days after Cleveland power forward Kevin Love called the fact that the Cavaliers are being labeled underdogs “funny.” ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, which uses analytics to predict a team’s performance, gives Golden State a 93 percent chance of winning the Finals. In becoming the first...
Akron Beacon Journal 8 hours ago

Cavaliers notebook: Even with glow of 2016 title, Kyrie Irving remembers 2015 Finals injury

INDEPENDENCE: Returning to the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year allowed Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving to reflect on the good — winning last year — and the bad.For those who forgot in the championship euphoria the Cavs and Northeast Ohio experienced last year, the team also had a legitimate...
NetsDaily 3 hours ago
Is there hope for Andrew Nicholson?

Is there hope for Andrew Nicholson?

Andrew Nicholson is the unheralded piece in the Nets’ deadline deal with the Washington Wizards. In exchange for scorer (and 2017 restricted free agent) Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough, the Nets received the Washington Wizards’ first round pick, Marcus Thornton and Nicholson. Thornton, the former Net was waived quickly and the Wizards’ 49-33 record granted the Nets the 22nd pick. Nicholson remained with the Nets. Nicholson expressed real elation about the trade. "I'm excited just to be part of the organization,” Nicholson said after his first run with the team. “It's a...

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Chris Fedor / Plain Dealer 1 hour ago
Cleveland Cavaliers need to be aware of Golden State's 'deceiving' post touches

Cleveland Cavaliers need to be aware of Golden State's 'deceiving' post touches

The actions are all over the Cavs' film, preparing the last few days before heading to the Bay Area Tuesday.
Chicago Tribune 3 hours ago

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue keeps NBA champs calm amid chaos

Moments after the Eastern Conference championship banner was raised by the Cavaliers for the third straight time and the obligatory postgame interviews ended, Tyronn Lue slipped quietly away. Cleveland's coach ducked into the shadows, his preferred location. "I don't like the attention," he said....
The U.S. vet isn’t in his chair at the Yorba Linda restaurant anymore, but his legacy is about

The U.S. vet isn’t in his chair at the Yorba Linda restaurant anymore, but his legacy is about

YORBA LINDA Finding a seat at this popular bagel and sandwich shop was a challenge on Monday. Scores of veterans strolled through the entryway of Avalon Bagels to Burgers, ordered a free Memorial Day meal, mingled with family or former comrades-in-uniform, and reflected on their military service. They talked about tours of duty in the […]
Los Angeles Daily News 5 hours ago
UCLA's Bryce Alford considers attention on LaVar Ball 'an unfair thing' for Lonzo

UCLA's Bryce Alford considers attention on LaVar Ball 'an unfair thing' for Lonzo

EL SEGUNDO >> The compliments rolled off of Bryce Alford's tongue, as the UCLA guard reflected on playing with Lonzo Ball.Though Alford projected that Ball "will be just fine" should the Lakers draft him with their No. 2 pick, one question keeps following the Bruins' former point guard.
Orange County Register 6 hours ago
In Seal Beach, bells toll to remember lost submarines and their crews on this Memorial Day

In Seal Beach, bells toll to remember lost submarines and their crews on this Memorial Day

SEAL BEACH A bell tolled for each of the submarines on “eternal patrol.” At the U.S. Naval Weapons Station on Monday, a Memorial Day ceremony called “Tolling the Boats” commemorated the 52 submarines lost during World War II and four others lost at sea since. The names of the submarines were read, along with how […]

Warriors' Kerr says he's still 'not ready' to coach, Finals return is 'up in the air'

For the first time in more than a month, Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr sat down and took questions from reporters. But while Kerr's familiar light, witty banter with reporters - mixing insightful comments with the occasional joke - sounded like himself Monday afternoon, he reiterated the...
Los Angeles Daily News 7 hours ago
UCLA's Bryce Alford considers attention on LaVar Ball 'an unfair thing' for Lonzo Ball

UCLA's Bryce Alford considers attention on LaVar Ball 'an unfair thing' for Lonzo Ball

EL SEGUNDO >> The compliments rolled off of Bryce Alford's tongue, as the UCLA guard reflected on playing with Lonzo Ball.Though Alford projected that Ball "will be just fine" should the Lakers draft him with their No. 2 pick, one question keeps following the Bruins' former point guard. Will his outspoken father, LaVar Ball, put his son in a precarious position because of his outspoken nature?"It's just an unfair thing for Lonzo.
CSN Washington 7 hours ago

Wizards release list of NBA draft prospects for first pre-draft workout, including Maryland star Melo Trimble

The Washington Wizards will hold their first workouts for the 2017 NBA Draft on Tuesday at the Verizon Center and the list of prospects includes
Sun Herald 7 hours ago

Like Shaun Livingston, JaVale McGee perfect fit on Warriors

JaVale McGee practices 3-pointers from all around the arch, just in case. He sits with assistant coach Jarron Collins and a laptop to study film, long after practice and his …
CSN New England 7 hours ago

Pick or trade?: Celtics find themselves in similar position to 2014 Cavs

BOSTON Even before the Boston Celtics landed the top overall pick in next months NBA draft, there has been talk about Boston potentially trading

Firefighters and lifeguards flip pancakes at Laguna’s Heisler Park for 90th Memorial Day festivity

LAGUNA BEACH Off-duty firefighters and lifeguards flipped pancakes Monday during one of the county’s longest-running Memorial Day celebrations. The 90th annual Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast at Heisler Park drew 600 people and raised $3,000 for youth services in Orange County, said Sandy St. John, an event coordinator. Besides the pancakes, other attractions included a 1931 […]

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