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Detroit Free Press

Flashback: Isiah Thomas injured ankle performance his iconic moment

On 30th anniversary of Game 6 of the 1988 NBA finals, we remember Isiah Thomas heroic third quarter despite sprained ankle        

Lakers Nation

This Day In Lakers History: Shaquille O’Neal Named Unanimous MVP Of 2000 NBA Finals Following Game 6 Victory Over Pacers

Following a Game 5 loss to the Indiana Pacers, the Los Angeles Lakers returned to Staples Center needing one more...

Golden State Of Mind

Rudy Gay opts out, joins free agency; could he be a fit?

Golden State is in need of a few off-season pieces. Could the Spurs forward fit the mold? While the NBA Finals may have concluded over a week ago, the true madness of the season is about to begin. The NBA Draft is just a few days away, on June 21. A mere 10 days later, free agency begins, and some players are allowed to start signing contracts. On July 6, all hell breaks loose, as all free agents can sign freely. And the Warriors will need to make some noise. The team currently has nine players under contract, leaving six spots open. Barring a trade, their first round draft pick on...

Behind the Buck Pass

Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Giannis Antetokounmpo attends Greek League Finals

The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as Giannis Antetokounmpo was in Greece to see his brother win a championship. In today’s edition of Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we catch up with the details of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s latest trip overseas, continue to focus on all things draft related, and much more. Giannis has made offseason trips […] Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Giannis Antetokounmpo attends Greek League Finals - Behind the Buck Pass - Behind the Buck Pass - A Milwaukee Bucks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinions and More

Hoops Habit

New York Knicks: Appreciating John Starks’ 1994 NBA Finals performance

New York Knicks legend John Starks has a bad rap after the poor Game 7 of the 1994 NBA Finals, but it shouldn’t overshadow his brilliance through the series. John Starks‘ New York Knicks career was a great story of overcoming the odds from an undrafted guard to NBA All-Star in 1994. His thrilling 3-point […] New York Knicks: Appreciating John Starks’ 1994 NBA Finals performance - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

The Mercury News

NBA Draft: How Melvin Frazier Jr. fills Warriors’ various needs at 28th pick

‘THREE!’ chronicles the Warriors run to the 2018 NBA Championship. Order the book today! OAKLAND – Those lifelong lessons that Melvin Frasier Jr. learned very well might cement an NBA future, help him collect a few rings and ensure he plays with his childhood idol (Kevin Durant). Well before Frazier starred for three seasons at […]

SFGate

David West: How Warriors big man provided spark off bench at age 37

The Chronicle is reviewing the season of each Warriors player after the team’s second straight championship run. David West’s teammates have taken to calling him "Benjamin Button" because, at age 37, he was not only still playing. He got better. In his second season with Golden State, West averaged more minutes, points, rebounds and blocks than he did in 2016-17. His shooting clip of 57.1 percent was easily a career-best. Hardly considered a prototypical interior defender, West was tied for 37th in the NBA with 1.03...

Plain Dealer

Bill Simmons's HBO doc 'Courtside at the NBA Finals' premieres this week

Produced by The Ringer's Bill Simmons, the one-hour documentary chronicles all the on the court battles and behind the scenes drama of the Cavaliers-Warriors series.

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San Francisco brewery releases 'LeBron Tears' beer

Draymond Green isn't the only one who gets to troll LeBron James after the Warriors' win over the Cavaliers in this year's NBA Finals.

Plain Dealer

J.R. Smith Game 1 jersey up for auction; how much would you bid?

The jersey J.R. Smith wore during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors is up for sale.

Canis Hoopus

Lynx Dynasty Episode 4 - Alexis Jones: Journey of A Young Player

A podcast about the Minnesota Lynx! Lynx Dynasty tells the stories behind the most successful team in the history of the WNBA. Not only have the Minnesota Lynx taken home the championship three of the last six seasons, but their roster features four members of the 2016 gold medal-winning USA women’s basketball national team. This podcast sets out to learn more about Minnesota’s most successful sports franchise, and the people, themes and philosophies that make it special. Earning playing time is tough for any rookie. This is especially true for Alexis Jones, who was drafted by the...

Golden State Of Mind

A speech for an unknown president: An appreciation of the 2018 Golden State Warriors

The Warriors didn’t visit the White House last year, won’t visit this year and won’t visit in the next two years. They still deserve a speech. The Warriors won’t be visiting the White House to celebrate their 2018 NBA Championship. They didn’t visit the White House last year, and it’s unlikely they’ll step foot in the East Room if they win in the next two years. This speech is written for an unknown President — not our current President. It‘s written for a President, Democrat or Republican, committed to uniting our country, not dividing it. It’s written for a President...

The Dream Shake

Rockets 2018 season recap: Chris Paul made a huge difference

How did CP3 do in his first season in Houston? On June 28, 2017, the Rockets made one of the biggest trades in franchise history, trading eight players for future Hall-of-Fame point guard Chris Paul. The trade came with a lot of praise, but a lot of criticism as well. How will he make it work with James Harden? He’s never made it to the Conference Finals. He’s not a playoff performer. I think it is safe to say that Paul disproved all three of those criticisms this season. Despite missing a good chunk of the first quarter of the season with a hamstring injury, CP3 turned the Rockets from...

ClutchPoints

Donovan Mitchell favors Paul George more than LeBron James

The Utah Jazz overachieved after losing Gordon Hayward in the offseason, getting a gem in the NBA Draft in Donovan Mitchell, who carried this team to the Western Conference semifinals. And while the Houston Rockets; a team which beat the Jazz 4-1 to move on to the Western Conference Finals, was beaten by the eventual […] The post Donovan Mitchell favors Paul George more than LeBron James appeared first on ClutchPoints.

CelticsBlog

Rumor: Celtics interested in guard Brad Wanamaker

28-year old guard has played in Europe for 7 years Per David Pick (The “Woj” of overseas newsbreakers) the Boston Celtics are interested in bringing guard Brad Wanamaker back stateside. I'm told the Boston Celtics are giving strong considering to bring over Euro star Brad Wanamaker - MVP of the Turkish finals with Fenerbahce. Other NBA teams with interest: ORL, BRK, PHI and MIA.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) June 18, 2018 Wanamaker finished his collegiate career with the University of Pittsburgh in 2011. After one season in the NBA G-League, he has played overseas since. He’s played...

Daily Knicks

New York Knicks: Enes Kanter is pulling out all the stops this offseason

While his future with the New York Knicks remains uncertain, Enes Kanter refuses to hold back when it comes to courting King James to the Big Apple. Following Game 4 of the NBA Finals, Enes Kanter immediately took to Twitter to comment on LeBron James‘ legacy. He tweeted: Kanter, who’s still mulling his player option for […] New York Knicks: Enes Kanter is pulling out all the stops this offseason - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

ClutchPoints

Jordan Bell receives a stash of Hennessy after running out at parade

The Golden State Warriors managed to secure their third championship in four years. Meanwhile, power forward Jordan Bell also managed to secure more Hennessy for the near future. The rookie was famously able to seek out another bottle of the cognac when he ran out during the team’s championship parade. So the makers of Hennessy […] The post Jordan Bell receives a stash of Hennessy after running out at parade appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Brooks Koepka wins U.S. Open to become first repeat winner in 29 years

Brooks Koepka won the U.S. Open, becoming the first back-to-back winner of the championship in nearly three decades and holding off challenges by Tommy Fleetwood and Dustin Johnson.         

CelticsBlog

High ceilings and open windows

The Celtics are in a unique position of having several All Stars and future All Stars on their roster, but will they have to decide which core to run with to win a championship? There’s this great paragraph in Keith’s analysis of the looming luxury tax and repeater tax that the Celtics will undoubtedly be facing if they choose to retain as much of their talented roster as financially possible: The NBA is a time loop when it comes to managing a cap sheet. Someone always needs a new contract. There are options and guarantees and draft picks and everything else. Good teams have a...

Lakers Nation

NBA Free Agency News: Kobe Bryant Calls Cavaliers Ideal Fit For LeBron James

With LeBron James again suffering a defeat to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, many are expecting him...

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Suns' Charles Barkley took center stage to help clinch 1993 Western Conference title

Twenty-five years ago, star Charles Barkley played perhaps his finest game as a Sun in Game 7 of Western Conference Finals against Seattle.         

ClutchPoints

San Francisco brewery releases LeBron James’ tears-themed beer

The ending of Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals took a lot from LeBron James, physically and emotionally, but despite being long over, the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar can still have a taste of that night’s defeat. If he wants to, that is. Otherwise, beer drinkers in San Francisco can try it themselves and tell […] The post San Francisco brewery releases LeBron James’ tears-themed beer appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Phoenix Suns – and fans – reach silver anniversary of love affair with 1993 Western Conference champions

The 1992-93 Suns didnt win an NBA championship 25 years ago, but their combination of conquest and celebrity made them rock stars in the Valley.         

Blazer's Edge

Bill Walton Says Bill Walton Things on ESPN’s “The Jump”

Walton talked about being arrested, dunking on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and getting dunked on by Dr. J. Bill Walton will forever live on in Portland Trail Blazers lore for not only being part of the lone championship in team history, but also for the persona that came along with him. Nowadays, Walton can be found doing commentary and providing his stories. The Hall of Famer joined ESPN’s “The Jump” to reminisce on some of his craziest basketball memories in a segment called “What Were You Thinking?” Here are some of the most Bill Walton-y moments: On the segment’s title “That...

ClutchPoints

Kyrie Irving claims he didn’t have leverage when asking for trade from Cavs

Since the end of the NBA Finals, there has been an increased attention toward All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving’s future with the Boston Celtics. This has also brought forward more scrutiny toward his standing with the organization. A bulk of this talk has centered on the Celtics not being on the list of teams that […] The post Kyrie Irving claims he didn’t have leverage when asking for trade from Cavs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Hoops Habit

Boston Celtics in position to make play for Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard is by all reports on the way out of San Antonio. The Boston Celtics and their absurdly loaded asset chest are in position to make a play for the 2014 NBA Finals MVP. Would it be a wise move? Among all of the crazy storylines to transpire throughout the 2017-18 NBA season, the […] Boston Celtics in position to make play for Kawhi Leonard - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

Hoops Habit

NBA trade rumors: How the Detroit Pistons can land Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard reportedly wants out with the San Antonio Spurs. Do the Detroit Pistons have what it takes to make a pitch for one of the NBA’s top stars? Kawhi Leonard, the two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and former Finals MVP who is notoriously camera-shy, found himself at the center of the basketball […] NBA trade rumors: How the Detroit Pistons can land Kawhi Leonard - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson Join DEW NBA 3X Championship Weekend

Los Angeles Lakers Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle were kicking it at the Dew NBA 3X tournament, an Elite 3x3 Basketball Competition at Venice Beach. NBA impersonator Bdot (Brandon Armstrong), was an ambassador for the event. The nationwide, elite 3x3

Ujiri: We'll be fine with Trudeau if we win a Championship

Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri talks about both Canada and America being special, and a big part of the NBA, joking about how when they win a Championship, they'll have to visit two White Houses.

Matt Thomas Steps Up Big In Lakers Summer League Championship Game

Los Angeles Lakers guard Matt Thomas steps up big in the NBA Summer League Championship finishing with 23 points and talks about how the team has come together over the past week and a half. Did you see Lonzo Ball throw out the first pitch at Dodger Sta