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The 5 greatest NBA Finals series in history

The NBA Finals are one of the brightest stages in all of sports. Two of the most talented teams in the league face off for the most coveted prize in basketball, the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Legacies are made, dynasties are born, and the high level of competition has brought out the best in some of […] The post The 5 greatest NBA Finals series in history appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Paul Pierce disagrees with Pat Riley’s assessment of Heat being ‘close’ to championship

Miami Heat team president Pat Riley recently declared that in his mind, he believes that his team are “close” to building a championship team. Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce does not seem to agree, and he explains why. “If the Miami Heat is close, that means every team in the NBA is close,” Pierce claimed […] The post Paul Pierce disagrees with Pat Riley’s assessment of Heat being ‘close’ to championship appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Steve Kerr reveals the ‘scariest game’ Chicago ever faced during 2nd 3-peat

The Chicago Bulls endured their share of tough playoff battles with Steve Kerr coming off the bench, but none scared him more than the Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers. The Bulls were pushed to a Game 7 in 1998, a season they came to know as The Last Dance as they tried for […] The post Steve Kerr reveals the ‘scariest game’ Chicago ever faced during 2nd 3-peat appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Kendrick Perkins claims Cavs wanted to face Warriors over Rockets in 2015 NBA Finals

The first time the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers faced off in the NBA Finals was in 2015. The Dubs went on to win that series, 4-2, en route to their first dynasty championship. Former Cavs big man Kendrick Perkins remembers that series quite well, and according to him, Cleveland actually hoped to […] The post Kendrick Perkins claims Cavs wanted to face Warriors over Rockets in 2015 NBA Finals appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Horace Grant, Bulls centers share their best moments during championship run

Horace Grant, Bill Wennington, and Will Perdue were three of Chicago Bulls’ big men during their championship run in the 90s. With the sports documentary The Last Dance, fans have been treated to a trip down memory lane. Grant, Perdue, and Wennington, too, reminisced on the best moments when they were on top of the […] The post Horace Grant, Bulls centers share their best moments during championship run appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Pat Riley claims Heat is ‘close’ to building a championship contender

The Miami Heat have won three titles under Pat Riley’s leadership—either as head coach or team president—and Riley thinks their current squad isn’t far from adding another ring. The Heat used this NBA-free Wednesday to release taped video comments from the 75-year old Hall of Famer on the state of the team. “I want to […] The post Pat Riley claims Heat is ‘close’ to building a championship contender appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lakers Nation

Lakers News: Pau Gasol Reveals Kobe Bryant Called Him ‘Pablo’

When the Los Angeles Lakers traded for Pau Gasol during the 2007-08 NBA season, they became a championship contender...

Los Angeles Times

Clippers' window to win NBA title is smaller than you might think

The Clippers became NBA championship contenders with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, but after this season, if there is one, some key players could leave.

Bright Side Of The Sun

Suns JAM Session Podcast: Talking through the ‘05-’06 Suns

Subscribe to the Bright Side Podcast network to get almost daily pods pushed to you from Suns JAM Session and Fanning the Flames. Our ‘Forgotten Squads’ series takes us to the beginning of the ’05-’06 season. The Suns sign-and-trade away Joe Johnson, bid adieu to Quentin Richardson, and then find out that Amare Stoudemire needs microfracture knee surgery. And they somehow make the Western Conference Finals. John and Matthew discuss the unlikely run that is sandwiched between two memorable seasons (’04-’05 and ’06-’07). Follow John (@DarthVoita), Matthew (@MatthewLissy), and...

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Stephen Curry’s most underrated quality, according to Steve Kerr

According to Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, Stephen Curry’s most underrated quality is his competitiveness. Kerr joined the Warriors in the summer of 2014 and guided the franchise to five straight NBA Finals and three titles. Curry won two MVPs during that stretch and established himself as the greatest shooter in league history. […] The post Stephen Curry’s most underrated quality, according to Steve Kerr appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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The Day Magic Johnson Announced His Retirement What Exactly Happened?

The date was November 7, 1991. It was seemingly just like any other in basketball circles. The NBA regular season had just started, with Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls looking to defend their championship. It is a day in history when people too young to remember will inevitably ask their elders why Magic Johnson […] The post The Day Magic Johnson Announced His Retirement What Exactly Happened? appeared first on ClutchPoints.

CelticsBlog

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Lakers 1985 NBA Finals win “made my career”

The Lakers legend reveled in “whooping” the Celtics in ‘85 for LA’s first title over Boston. “They got to live with that,” he told Michael Cooper on Showtime. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds two pieces of satisfaction from his basketball career into his new life as a writer and activist. While he can’t touch the rim anymore, people still approach him with pure glee about feats he performed decades ago. He also beat the Boston Celtics that time. “1985,” Kareem said with a flashing-white smile. “That was our year. We finally beat the Celtics.” Abdul-Jabbar reminisced on all...

Golden State Of Mind

Dubs in-depth: How can the Warriors avoid a similar ending to the Celtics’ ‘Big 3’ era

Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via One NBA exec says Bob Myers should get a head start. Coming into the 2019-20 NBA season, it was widely known that the defending two-time NBA champion Golden State Warriors weren’t going to compete for another title. With Klay Thompson injuring his ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, and Kevin Durant departing in free agency, the Warriors were always going to use this as a transition season. Once Steph Curry got hurt in the fourth game, it was time to prepare for a long year. With Thompson, Curry and Draymond Green all expected back and fully healthy...

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Michael Jordan, LeBron James are legends with different methods

The Last Dance documentary sparked renewed interest in Michael Jordan and his Chicago Bulls dynasty he helped curate. The documentary highlights the difficulties of the Bulls sixth and final championship during their run, as well as Jordan’s intense competitive drive. While Jordan’s accomplishments and spirit of competition can’t be disputed, his place in history has […] The post Michael Jordan, LeBron James are legends with different methods appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lake Show Life

Los Angeles Lakers: The most likely drafted position in 2020 NBA Draft

Right now, the Los Angeles Lakers are at the peak of the NBA mountaintop and every fan is holding out hope that the 2019-2020 season returns to give the Lakers their fair shot at winning championship number 17. However, there is also the possibility of the season not resuming, turning out focus to the offseason. […] Los Angeles Lakers: The most likely drafted position in 2020 NBA Draft - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Los Angeles Lakers: Are the 1988 Lakers the real ‘bad boys’?

As we near the two-month mark of the NBA COVID-19 hiatus, all basketball fans have these days is the much anticipated 10-part Chicago Bulls documentary series The Last Dance. Although the series primarily follows the 1998 Chicago Bulls and their road to their sixth and final championship, both the 1991 Los Angeles Lakers and the […] Los Angeles Lakers: Are the 1988 Lakers the real ‘bad boys’? - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: Jrue Holiday Should Be Nuggets’ ‘Top Priority’ On Trade Market This Summer, Per ‘Hoops Habit’

The Denver Nuggets may have managed to turn themselves into legitimate playoff contenders in the deep Western Conference, but most people still don’t see them on the same level as powerhouse teams like the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers. In order to have a realistic chance of fully dominating the Western Conference and winning the NBA championship title, the Nuggets need another superstar that would complement franchise cornerstones Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray. One of the potential trade targets for the Nuggets in the 2020 NBA offseason is Jrue Holiday of the New...

Lake Show Life

Lakers News: LeBron James refutes reports about canceling NBA season

The last Los Angeles Lakers news that any fan wants to hear right now is that the 2019-2020 NBA season has been canceled and that the Lakers will not get to finish what they started and compete for championship number 17. Any other year in recent history and this would not have been as big […] Lakers News: LeBron James refutes reports about canceling NBA season - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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15 Greatest NBA Players Who Have Never Won A Championship, Ranked

While not the only metric used to qualify a player’s greatness, the number of rings a player has is often used as a trump card in basketball debates. All-time NBA greats like Bill Russell and Michael Jordan consistently led their teams to championship wins and have their resumes boosted because of it. However, while winning […] The post 15 Greatest NBA Players Who Have Never Won A Championship, Ranked appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Eric Gordon reveals the secret to Houston winning a championship

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon recently opened up about his team’s championship aspirations. According to the former Sixth Man of the Year winner, he believes that for his team, consistency is going to be key. ” You know to be honest,” the Rockets talent said, via Kelly Iko of The Athletic. “If we’re ever going […] The post Eric Gordon reveals the secret to Houston winning a championship appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lakers Nation

LeBron James, New Lakers Beat Collection Of NBA All-Star Players During Offseason Pickup Games

Basketball was alive and well as the Los Angeles Lakers were once again amidst the elite and quickly turned into a championship...

Los Angeles Times

Remembering Jerry West's 60-footer, Lakers heartbreak 50 years ago

It's been 50 years since Lakers great Jerry West made a 60-foot basket to send Game 3 of the NBA Finals into overtime. The Lakers lost that game and series.

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Michael Jordan is right to call BS on Isiah Thomas’ ‘Last Dance’ explanation for Pistons’ walk-off

Six-time champion Michael Jordan is calling BS on Isiah Thomas’ explanation for the Pistons’ shady walk-off after being swept in the 1991 Eastern Conference Finals. In 1991, the Pistons were attempting to defend back-to-back championships. With great players like Thomas, Bill Laimbeer, Joe Dumars and Dennis Rodman, Detroit was a force to be reckoned with. […] The post Michael Jordan is right to call BS on Isiah Thomas’ ‘Last Dance’ explanation for Pistons’ walk-off appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Why Kobe Bryant gave Pau Gasol a nickname inspired by Pablo Escobar

Former NBA center Pau Gasol reminisced about his time with Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, including what sparked him to become the superstar’s sidekick during those championship-winning teams in 2009 and 2010. “They gave me two [nicknames],” the former Lakers talent told Spanish publication La Resistencia (via Marca). “[The first one was] the […] The post Why Kobe Bryant gave Pau Gasol a nickname inspired by Pablo Escobar appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lake Show Life

Los Angeles Lakers: The forgotten Hall of Famer of the Showtime era

We examine the story and achievements of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Hall of Famer no one ever talks about. Do you remember when the Los Angeles Lakers had four Hall of Famers on their team and did not win the championship? I remember when they had and won. Actually, there was a time when they […] Los Angeles Lakers: The forgotten Hall of Famer of the Showtime era - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Smoking Cuban

Dallas Mavericks: Jason Terry believes he’d break 3-point record if he played now

Dallas Mavericks legend Jason Terry believes he would have set the 3-point record if played his best years in today’s NBA. The Dallas Mavericks do not win the 2011 NBA Championship without Jason Terry. The Jet was clutch throughout the 21-game playoff run. He averaged 17.5 points on 47.8 percent from the field and 44.2 […] Dallas Mavericks: Jason Terry believes he’d break 3-point record if he played now - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: Nuggets Could Sacrifice Michael Porter Jr And Multiple 1st-Rounders To Acquire Bradley Beal

After years of rotting at the bottom in the league, the Denver Nuggets have managed to turn themselves into a legitimate playoff contender in the Western Conference. However, in order to have a realistic chance of fully dominating the Western Conference and winning the NBA championship title, some people believe that the Nuggets still need a third star alongside franchise cornerstones Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray. Though the 2019-20 NBA season is still in limbo, the Nuggets are already being linked to several NBA superstars who are expected to be available on the trade market in the 2020...

Magic Johnson: Ben Simmons will 'shock everybody' with his improved jumpshot | First Take

Stephen A. Smith predicts the Philadelphia 76ers will make the 2020 NBA Finals, but Magic Johnson says Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons need to step up for the Sixers to win a title. #FirstTake #NBA ✔

LeBron, Steph or Kevin Durant: Who defined the NBA in the 2010s? | The Jump

The Jump counts down the three best games of the 2010s, with Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game 6 in the 2016 Western Conference Finals, Cavaliers vs. Warriors Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, and San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat Game 6 of

The Clippers should move from Los Angeles - Ice Cube | SportsCenter

Ice Cube joins SportsCenter to hype up the matchup between Joe Johnson's Triplets and Stephen Jackson's Killer 3s in the BIG3 championship game. Ice Cube says the Clippers should move from Los Angeles to get out of the shadow of the Lakers. Ice Cube finis