9:27 PM EDT, Mon May 29, 2017
Plain Dealer 3 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 6 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.
Sports Illustrated 9 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.
Plain Dealer 12 hours ago

Should the LeBron-Michael comparisons be put on hold? Bud vs. Doug

Cleveland.com sports columnists Doug Lesmerises and Bud Shaw debate the popular comparison between LeBron James and Michael Jordan as James returns to his seventh consecutive NBA Finals.
Sports Illustrated 13 hours ago

2017 NBA Finals Predictions: Warriors Or Cavs?

Enough with the 3-1 jokes, it's time to get serious. Who is going to win the NBA Finals this year? Our experts weigh in.
San Francisco Chronicle 3 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 2 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...
Hot Hot Hoops 10 hours ago
Jared Dudley says Blake Griffin could sign with Heat

Jared Dudley says Blake Griffin could sign with Heat

Griffin’s former teammate said that the five-time All Star will probably stay with the Clippers, though. The NBA Finals haven’t even started, and we’re already hearing rumors of a potential huge free agent Miami Heat signing. In an interview on Kevin Arnovitz’s The Basketball Analogy podcast, Jared Dudley said that his former teammate Blake Griffin could sign with the Heat. However, Dudley said that he thinks both Griffin and Chris Paul will ultimately remain with the Los Angeles Clippers. Dudley also mentioned that the injury-prone Griffin could sign a five-year, $175 million...
NBA 9 hours ago

Morning Tip mailbag: Your questions on G.O.A.T. debate, Chris Paul's free agency and much more

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Silver Screen and Roll 2 hours ago
Lakers new head trainer Gunnar Peterson has huge expectations for Ingram, speaks for the first time

Lakers new head trainer Gunnar Peterson has huge expectations for Ingram, speaks for the first time

The Lakers’ new director of strength and endurance spoke out for the first time since his hiring. The Los Angeles Lakers have made one thing clear since the decision to hand the keys to Magic Johnson was made: Everything is changing. That includes their approach to fitness and health, something both Magic and new general manager Rob Pelinka have stressed throughout their conversations with media in recent months. That ultimately led to the resignation of head trainer Tim DiFrancesco, joining the numerous pieces of the Jim Buss-Mitch Kupchak era that faded into the past. Fast forward...

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Akron Beacon Journal 6 hours ago

Championship burden lifted, but Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving says ‘that’s not where we want the storybook to end’

INDEPENDENCE: Coach Tyronn Lue still marvels over the fans who approached him in Las Vegas and Los Angeles last summer after the Cavaliers ended Cleveland’s 52-year championship drought.Some were natives of Northeast Ohio, some from Columbus. A couple of them cried, Lue said.“All kind of people you didn’t know or expect living in LA or living in Vegas,” Lue said.For Cavs players, the impact was different. While guard Kyrie Irving acknowledged the burden has been lifted, their goal is far from accomplished.“Winning it was an incredible feat for us, but we understand that’s not...
Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78, just weeks after retiring from NPR

Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78, just weeks after retiring from NPR

Award-winning sports writer and commentator Frank Deford has died. He was 78. His family says he died Sunday, May 28, in Key West, Fla. Deford was a six-time Sports Writer of the Year and a member of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. He wrote with a lyrical elegance and was best […]
Orange County Register 6 hours ago
La Palma homebuying: 2017 started with 9% sales gain

La Palma homebuying: 2017 started with 9% sales gain

How did the buying and selling of La Palma housing fare in the year’s first months? Looking at local residential real estate in the first quarter 2017, compared with the same period a year earlier, CoreLogic data show four trends for La Palma … 1. 25 homes sold this year vs. 23 a year ago. […]
Orlando Sentinel 6 hours ago

If mugshots could talk, Tiger Woods' would be yelling 'Help!'

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, the latest one of Tiger Woods is worth a million. Maybe a billion once it’s run through the 24-7 news cycle a couple of times. And all of them will be bad. It’s the mugshot that will be seen and shared around the world. The memes will be brutal, and it will be...
Report: Longtime 'Sports Illustrated' writer Frank Deford dies at 78

Report: Longtime 'Sports Illustrated' writer Frank Deford dies at 78

Deford’s wife confirmed husband’s her death in Key West, Fla., to Washington Post, NPR.        
Plain Dealer 7 hours ago
Kyrie Irving owned Stephen Curry in the 2016 Finals; can he and Cavaliers repeat?

Kyrie Irving owned Stephen Curry in the 2016 Finals; can he and Cavaliers repeat?

Kyrie Irving outplayed Stephen Curry in those last three games of the 2016 Finals.It wasn't close. Irving might need to do it again for the Cavs to repeat over the Warriors as champs. Both are easier said than done.
Thunderous Intentions 7 hours ago

Thunder NBA draft prospect series: Rodions Kuruc

Rodions Kuruc is a 19-year old small forward from Spain; his sharpshooting and athletic ability could lead the OKC Thunder to drafting him. If you fell in love with Alex Abrines this season, chances are you’re going to be a fan of Rodions Kuruc. The similarities are endless: both entered the draft while playing for […] Thunder NBA draft prospect series: Rodions Kuruc - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Arizona Republic 8 hours ago
Suns' first NBA draft workout includes Villanova's Josh Hart, Arizona's Kobi Simmons

Suns' first NBA draft workout includes Villanova's Josh Hart, Arizona's Kobi Simmons

The Phoenix Suns are working on five players on Monday, their first day of prospect workouts in preparation for the 2017 NBA draft.         
Pet adoption, family-friendly activities in San Juan Capistrano

Pet adoption, family-friendly activities in San Juan Capistrano

Fur-Ever Home, an animal rescue group, invites the public to an adoption and fundraising event in downtown San Juan Capistrano Saturday, June 3. The organization says it hopes to generate 50 dog adoptions through this public outreach. Bring your pet. The family-friendly event will feature costume contests, an obstacle course, recall races, vendor booths, prize […]
CSN Washington 8 hours ago

Former Celtics star: Adam Jones incident with Red Sox could affect NBA free agents' view of Boston

The ugly incident involving Red Sox fans taunting Orioles star Adam Jones with racial epithets earlier this month transcended the sport of baseball. It became
Thunderous Intentions 8 hours ago

Views from OKC: Entertaining Chris Bosh to the Thunder

Views from OKC is a public diary from an OKC Thunder fan. Today we ask whether or not Chris Bosh is worth a gamble in free agency. The Chris Bosh conundrum has become one of the most interesting non-basketball storylines of the NBA. Here we have a former All-Star just past his prime, who also […] Views from OKC: Entertaining Chris Bosh to the Thunder - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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