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Video: Raptors’ Serge Ibaka asks Kawhi Leonard what junk food he’ll eat after NBA Championship

On Tuesday, Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka asked superstar teammate Kawhi Leonard what junk food he was looking forward to enjoying now that the season was over. Leonard responded with his now trademark deadpan bemusement. pic.twitter.com/NKBybK4IlL — Serge Ibaka (@sergeibaka) June 19, 2019 The Raptors are NBA Champions for the first time in franchise history, […] The post Video: Raptors’ Serge Ibaka asks Kawhi Leonard what junk food he’ll eat after NBA Championship appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Hoops Habit

Golden State Warriors: Top 10 moments of the 2018-19 NBA season

The destination wasn’t expected, but the journey of the 2018-19 season for the Golden State Warriors was as exciting as ever. Going for a third consecutive championship is something only a handful of teams have put themselves in position to accomplish over the years. That goal is what made the 2018-19 NBA season so intriguing […] Golden State Warriors: Top 10 moments of the 2018-19 NBA season - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

Lake Show Life

Los Angeles Lakers: 5 reasons Anthony Davis trade is a win

The Toronto Raptors won their first title in franchise history, but it is the Los Angeles Lakers who are the talk of the NBA world and are even the favorites to win the 2020 championship in Las Vegas. This is all because of the move they made for Anthony Davis, that will set them up […] Los Angeles Lakers: 5 reasons Anthony Davis trade is a win - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Durant or Draymond: Given a choice, who should the Warriors keep?

Losing the 2019 NBA Finals to the Toronto Raptors is a tough pill to swallow for the Golden State Warriors. But losing Kevin Durant to a torn Achilles is tougher. The repercussions of the injury affected more than just the Warriors’ chances to snatch the Larry O’Brien Trophy from the Raptors. It will also affect […] The post Durant or Draymond: Given a choice, who should the Warriors keep? appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Hoops Habit

Golden State Warriors: 3 biggest offseason questions

The Golden State Warriors were defeated in the 2019 NBA Finals for just the second time in five seasons. Despite not finishing the season the way they’d hoped, they must now shift their focus to the upcoming offseason. The Golden State Warriors became just the second team in NBA history to make it to the […] Golden State Warriors: 3 biggest offseason questions - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

Nothin' But Nets

Brooklyn Nets: What can be learned from NBA Finals?

There are some lessons to be learned for the Brooklyn Nets from examining the Toronto Raptors’ win over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. The NBA Finals, full of intrigue and history, are now in the record books. But just because they are complete doesn’t mean we should let them reach the distant […] Brooklyn Nets: What can be learned from NBA Finals? - Nothin But Nets - Nothin But Nets - A Brooklyn Nets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Miami Heat given worst odds to win 2020 NBA championship

After a disappointing 2018-19 season and an offseason of uncertainty, Vegas oddsmakers consider the Miami Heat a real long shot to win next year’s NBA championship. Less than a week after the Toronto Raptors knocked off the Golden State Warriors for their first title, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook...

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Nick Nurse gets ‘Saint Nick’ treatment from Raptors fans

Just like that, the Toronto Raptors are NBA champions. The Raps defeated the Golden State Warriors in the 2019 NBA Final — effectively crowning Kawhi Leonard as the dynasty killer — and delivered the first-ever NBA championship to Canada. Certainly, the NBA Finals were tainted by devastating injuries in back-to-back games to Kevin Durant (torn […] The post Nick Nurse gets ‘Saint Nick’ treatment from Raptors fans appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Pounding The Rock

Appreciating what Tony Parker means to the Spurs

It feels past due to show TP some real Spurs love. When Spurs legend Tony Parker announced his retirement last week, it came at an awkward time. It was during a heavy news cycle, both for the NBA — Game 5 of the NBA Finals was that night — and oddly the Spurs as it was almost simultaneously reported that head assistant coach Ettore Messina was in negotiations with Milan (whom he would ultimately join), something that had a much larger impact on the Spurs as they stand today. Now that the Finals are over, the news cycle has slowed, and the NBA Draft is still a couple of days away, it...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Leonard quiet on future as Raptors celebrate with parade

Fresh off leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, Kawhi Leonard received the key to the city at Monday's championship parade.

The Denver Post

Kawhi Leonard quiet on future as Toronto Raptors celebrate with parade

Fresh off leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, Kawhi Leonard received the key to the city at Monday's championship parade and rally.

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3 keys to a perfect offseason for the San Antonio Spurs

Following another first-round exit for the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs last season, it can no longer be denied that they are not anymore the perennial championship contenders they once were just a few years back. The Big 3 era is over, and the team have also moved on from former cornerstone superstar Kawhi […] The post 3 keys to a perfect offseason for the San Antonio Spurs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Pounding The Rock

Do the Warriors have what it takes to match the Spurs’ longevity?

Will the Warriors’ dynasty be short and sweet, or can they find a way to re-vamp, Spurs-style? The Golden State Warriors haven’t looked this vulnerable since the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs, when they lost Game 7 to the Clippers and it was quickly becoming clear that Mark Jackson wasn’t going to take them any further. Ever since then, they have been a nearly unstoppable force under Steve Kerr, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. That combo was good enough to win one championship and almost another (the loss of which can only described as self-destruction) while...

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Wizards owner Ted Leonsis denies interest in Raptors president Masai Ujiri

The Toronto Raptors have just won the first NBA Championship in team history. However, it appears as though the offseason is well underway for not only the defending NBA Champion Raptors, but for each of the league’s 30 franchises. With the Raptors currently caught somewhere between celebrating the team’s historic title and looking ahead to […] The post Wizards owner Ted Leonsis denies interest in Raptors president Masai Ujiri appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Clipperholics

LA Clippers Rumor: Kawhi Leonard pursuit will be a two-person race

Despite drawing interest from multiple teams, rumor has it the race for Kawhi Leonard will be won by either the LA Clippers or Toronto Raptors. At this point in the NBA offseason, it’s hard not to be interested in Kawhi Leonard. After all, the 27-year-old just won his second championship, and he did so with […] LA Clippers Rumor: Kawhi Leonard pursuit will be a two-person race - Clipperholics - Clipperholics - LA Clippers News, Rumors, Scores and More

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Shaquille O’Neal wants Lakers to be aggressive in signing either Kawhi Leonard or Kemba Walker

The Los Angeles Lakers moved one step closer to contending for an NBA Championship when they acquired superstar Anthony Davis in a trade earlier this week. If it were up to a former Lakers legend, however, the spending wouldn’t be done for Los Angeles. Appearing as a guest on Fox Sports’ First Things First, Shaquille […] The post Shaquille O’Neal wants Lakers to be aggressive in signing either Kawhi Leonard or Kemba Walker appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Hoops Habit

Memphis Grizzlies: 3 potential Mike Conley trade packages

The Memphis Grizzlies have been shopping Mike Conley for quite some time now. As the 2019 NBA Draft approaches and the free agency crop begins to take shape, several teams will look to make moves for the veteran point guard as they attempt to make a championship push. Tuesday night, ESPN aired its Live NBA Mock […] Memphis Grizzlies: 3 potential Mike Conley trade packages - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

CelticsBlog

Best fits for the Celtics on Draft Night

The NBA Draft is right around the corner. There is no telling which picks they will have, but who are the best prospects out there for the Celtics to choose? The NBA Finals has concluded, and now all eyes shift toward the 2019 NBA Draft this coming Thursday, June 20th. It will be a day full of speculation for the Boston Celtics as they come into the draft with three first round picks (and a second) and a flurry of trade rumors. Of course, for our coverage, we will assume that the Celtics will be keeping all of their draft selections so that we all can get a better understanding of which...

Liberty Ballers

Shake Milton to play in Vegas Summer League

One of the great things about being a fan of the NBA is that there are very few points of inactivity on the NBA calendar. The NBA Finals concluded just five days ago and right on its heels is the NBA Draft, which takes place Thursday evening. Then before fans can catch their breath, the two summer leagues will tip off: Utah & Sacramento from July 1st to 3rd and Las Vegas from July 5th to 15th. The Sixers have nearly a half dozen picks in the 2019 Draft, and while I don’t expect them to use all of those, Elton Brand will indeed be welcoming new members to the organization, which means new...

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DeMarcus Cousins should consider re-signing with the Warriors

The NBA Finals has concluded and the Toronto Raptors are the newest NBA champions. But it’s too bad it had to come at the detriment of the Golden State Warriors overall health. Kevin Durant ruptured his Achilles in Game 5 and Klay Thompson went down with an ACL injury in Game 6-on top of an […] The post DeMarcus Cousins should consider re-signing with the Warriors appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 keys to a perfect offseason for the Golden State Warriors

For the first time in ages, the Golden State Warriors are entering the offseason full of uncertainty. Gone is their aura of invincibility. Gone is the annual assumption that they will win the title next season. Gone is their dynasty. After falling to the Toronto Raptors in six games in the NBA Finals and seeing […] The post 3 keys to a perfect offseason for the Golden State Warriors appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Spurs legend Tony Parker ‘was so happy’ for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green after Raptors won title

San Antonio Spurs legend Tony Parker says he “was so happy” for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green after the Toronto Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors in six games to win the 2019 NBA title. Parker was teammates with Leonard and Green on the Spurs. The trio won the 2014 championship over LeBron James, Dwyane […] The post Spurs legend Tony Parker ‘was so happy’ for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green after Raptors won title appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Report: Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard focused on L.A., but on the Clippers not the Lakers

Kawhi Leonard is fresh off winning his second title with the Toronto Raptors, but this is likely to be a short-lived celebration for The North. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski noted the Finals MVP is focused on returning to his hometown Los Angeles, but it isn’t the Los Angeles Lakers he’s looking at, but rather the LA […] The post Report: Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard focused on L.A., but on the Clippers not the Lakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Behind the Buck Pass

Milwaukee Bucks: Analyzing the cap situation entering the summer of 2019

With the NBA Draft and free agency rapidly approaching, what does the Milwaukee Bucks cap situation look like as they enter 2019 offseason? The Milwaukee Bucks are entering a crucial summer. Having come up just short in the Eastern Conference Finals last month, the Bucks will be looking to improve the roster in any way […] Milwaukee Bucks: Analyzing the cap situation entering the summer of 2019 - Behind the Buck Pass - Behind the Buck Pass - A Milwaukee Bucks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinions and More

Hoops Habit

Golden State Warriors: 5 options for pick No. 28 in 2019 NBA Draft

The Golden State Warriors have seen their depth erode over the past few years. Who are five options at pick No. 28 in the 2019 NBA Draft to help them reload? The Golden State Warriors lost the 2019 NBA Finals in excruciating fashion. Not only did they lose in six games to the Toronto Raptors, but […] Golden State Warriors: 5 options for pick No. 28 in 2019 NBA Draft - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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RUMOR: Celtics’ Kyrie Irving treated Jayson Tatum the way LeBron James did to him in Cleveland

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum had an impressive rookie year capped off with an appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals. With him as the primary option on offense, the Green Gang forced Game 7 against the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers. They almost won that series but collapsed in the final minutes of the contest. A […] The post RUMOR: Celtics’ Kyrie Irving treated Jayson Tatum the way LeBron James did to him in Cleveland appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Marc Gasol chugs bottle of wine during Raptors championship parade

Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol wants you to know that Spaniards aren’t afraid when it comes to drinking wine. At the Raptors’ championship parade on Monday, Toronto fans were clamoring for Gasol to chug a whole bottle of wine. The big man didn’t shy away from the challenge. The whole bottle!? Marc Gasol is an […] The post Marc Gasol chugs bottle of wine during Raptors championship parade appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Shaq and Olajuwon’s Game 1 battle in the 1995 NBA Finals deserves a deep rewind

The 1995 Finals had a ton of star power - a very young Shaq and Penny for the top seeded Orlando Magic, Hakeem and Drexler having a mini Phi Slama Jama reunion in Houston, and Horace Grant's extremely awesome rec specs. And while the series didn't deliver

Will the Bucks and Raptors fail to make the Eastern Conference finals? | Jalen & Jacoby

Jalen Rose and David Jacoby aren't convinced the Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto Raptors will make the NBA Eastern Conference finals. ✔

Giannis' Bucks aren't built to make the East Conference finals - Jalen Rose | Get Up!

Jalen Rose argues for and picks the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers to meet in the Eastern Conference finals, while two-time NBA Champion David West and Mike Greenberg are all-in on the league's best Milwaukee Bucks. ✔