3:58 AM EDT, Thu May 28, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle

Kevin McHale: ‘I don’t think this is really a physical series’

When clotheslining Kurt Rambis, as McHale did in the 1984 finals, didn’t warrant such things as a flagrant 2. When McHale took down Rambis, an all-time NBA highlight or lowlight depending on your vantage point, the Celtics’ and Lakers’ benches emptied. A physical toll is when you saw your pops come home from working in the mines every single day. None of the previous 117 teams trailing 3-0 rallied to win a best-of-seven series. If you don’t win a road game today, nothing else matters. After 117 times? I’m sure there’s a coach a hell of a lot smarter than me, if there are...

San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors’ coach picks Kobe over Curry to take a game’s last shot

Warriors’ coach picks Kobe over Curry to take a game’s last shot MEMPHIS — Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton was asked on the “Dan Patrick Show” if he would choose Stephen Curry or Kobe Bryant to take the final shot with the game on the line, and the former Lakers forward gave the slight nod to Bryant. Whenever we’re scrimmaging and having a close game, the majority of the time, he will hit a game-winning shot. Many of the Warriors were group chatting Thursday night, when Houston went on a 48-19 run to stave off elimination against the Clippers in Game 6 of the Western...

Chicago Tribune

Thibodeau sweepstakes are about to begin

Last summer, reports circulated from credible news outlets that the Lakers and Warriors planned to ask for permission to interview Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau.

Boston Herald

Brad Stevens holds clout with rookies

CHICAGO — What Brad Stevens remembers most is that one of his last acts as head coach at Butler was to fly to Santa Ana, Calif., in an attempt to recruit Elijah Brown, the son of then-Lakers coach Mike Brown.As part of the visit he met Stanley Johnson, a wired, muscular forward who is now considered one of the best 10 players in this year’s NBA draft, via the University of Arizona.Though the Celtics would have to leap approximately 10 picks to have a chance at drafting him, they interviewed him Wednesday on the first day of the NBA draft combine.

Lakers Nation

Byron Scott Credits Lakers For Finally Moving The Ball Without An Agenda

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott praises Lakers for moving the ball without an agenda, credited Ryan Kelly for starting it. Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World http://LakersNation.com | Follow http://twitter.com/LakersNation | Become a

Lakers Nation

Byron Scott On Jeremy Lin, Ed Davis, Jordan Clarkson

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott discusses Jordan Clarkson's growth, and his opinion on Ed Davis and Jeremy Lin's performances against the Clippers. Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World http://LakersNation.com | Follow http://twitter.co