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Los Angeles Daily News

Heisler: It's shaping up as Magic Johnson vs. Jerry West for grand prize, LeBron

Now, Duel of the Laker Titans.Popular as the NBA is here with two teams playing to packed houses and pulling down hundreds of millions in local TV revenue, it's been a long time since we were actually relevant, with the Clippers still in eclipse while disappearing early in the playoffs and the Lakers coming off No.

Lakers Blog | Orange County Register

Heisler: It’s shaping up as Magic Johnson vs. Jerry West for grand prize, LeBron

Now, Duel of the Laker Titans. Popular as the NBA is here with two teams playing to packed houses and pulling down hundreds of millions in local TV revenue, it’s been a long time since we were actually relevant, with the Clippers still in eclipse while disappearing early in the playoffs and the Lakers coming […]

Los Angeles Daily News

VIDEO: Can Lakers make playoffs in Lonzo Ball's first year?

Bill Oram, Mark Medina, and Jonathan Khamis of the Southern California News Group discuss what's next for the Lakers, as Lonzo Ball was introduced. The press conference included statements from Magic Johnson, Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka, and Lonzo Ball. Video by Jonathan Khamis, for the Southern California News Group.

Sports Illustrated

LaVar Ball says 'Lonzo Ball is going to take the Lakers to the playoffs in his first year'

LaVar Ball says that his son Lonzo Ball will "take the Lakers to the playoffs in his first year."

Boston Herald

Celtics notebook: Isaiah Thomas slow to recover from hip injury

Isaiah Thomas is still recovering from a torn labrum in his hip that forced him out of the playoffs.According to a report in the Tacoma News Tribune, Thomas is a few weeks away from determining if he needs surgery. He hasn’t been able to run on it.Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck has been in touch with Thomas and said he’s in good spirits.“No medical news to release, but he actually texted me the other day,” Grousbeck said. “Asked how I’m doing, which is really rare for a player. He loves being a Celtic, a very optimistic person.”Respectfully yoursIt’s been more than seven years...

Boston Herald

Bill Plaschke: As Lonzo Ball’s play does the talking, his dad LaVar needs to quiet down

LOS ANGELES—It took Lonzo Ball 19 years to make the storybook trip from Chino Hills to UCLA to the Lakers.It took his father LaVar about two minutes to hijack the journey.Almost immediately after Lonzo was smartly selected by the Lakers as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 draft Thursday, his infamously big-mouthed Pops popped off.In an interview with ESPN, instead of simply singing his son’s praises, he widened the target that already sits on his son’s back.“Lonzo Ball is going to take the Lakers to the playoffs his first year,” LaVar chortled. “Come see me when he does. I’ll...

Inquisitr

NBA Trade Rumors: Bulls’ Jimmy Butler Headed to Timberwolves For Zach LaVine, Pick In Major Draft Night Trade?

On the night of the NBA Draft, some major NBA trade rumors have hit involving Chicago Bulls’ star Jimmy Butler. Instead of heading to a team that was contending in last season’s playoffs he may have just created a new contender. Reportedly, Butler will be traded by the team to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The big news arrives after days of rumors with speculation that the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, or Los Angeles Lakers might be frontrunners to acquire Butler. However, this particular deal unites Butler with several talented young stars and his former Bulls’ head coach, Tom...

San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors season review: Stephen Curry

In the wake of the Warriors’ second NBA title in three years, The The third installment focuses on Stephen Curry, who is poised to sign the biggest contract in NBA history this summer. 2016-17 statistics: 25.3 points, 6.6 assists and 4.5 rebounds in 33.4 minutes per game In 2015-16, Curry followed up his first MVP award by shattering his league record for three-pointers made. Though he did enough to earn his fourth straight All-NBA selection, Curry left many wondering why he hadn’t delivered as many of his trademark six-second dribbling and shooting spectacles. In the playoffs, he...

Rip City Project

NBA Draft: Breaking down who worked out for the Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers have finished all six of their NBA draft workouts. Here’s a look at the 38 prospects that worked out for the Trail Blazers. The NBA Draft has finally come after a long, long season. While some teams were battling in the playoffs, Portland was ousted in a sweep. This left much time […] NBA Draft: Breaking down who worked out for the Portland Trail Blazers - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Inquisitr

NBA Trade Rumors: Paul George To Wizards In Major Trade Package For Otto Porter Jr. Forms New Big Three

While NBA trade rumors involving Paul George have mostly focused on a few teams, a newer possible destination is now being mentioned. For the most part, speculation has been that the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, or Los Angeles Lakers were the frontrunners to land George somehow. Now the Washington Wizards are being mentioned in trade rumors, as a potential attractive franchise for the future free agent. The team was part of the 2017 NBA Playoffs and reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals, taking the Boston Celtics to seven games. Could they convince George to remain part of their...

CSN Bay Area

Steve Kerr: 'Greedy' Warriors 'will definitely be better next year'

The Warriors went 67-15 during the regular season.They went 16-1 in the playoffs and nearly became the first team ever to sweep through the postseason.And

CSN Washington

Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld sees Marcin Gortat as a 'big part' of team's future

One day after the Wizards were eliminated in the NBA Playoffs in Game 7 against the Boston Celtics, Wizards center Marcin Gortat openly

Ujiri on Griffin news: I don't know what goes on inside Cleveland

Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri talks about what he learned from this years NBA Playoffs and is perplexed by the Cleveland Cavaliers and David Griffin parting ways.

Thunderous Intentions

Thunder in the news: Trade talks, free agency plan

Thunder in the news provides OKC Thunder fans with a post dedicated to the daily happenings of their favorite team. The NBA offseason is officially more interesting than the Playoffs. In the last three days we’ve had the #1 pick traded, a championship-winning GM leaving his team and this. What a time to be alive. […] Thunder in the news: Trade talks, free agency plan - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Post

Amar’e Stoudemire a champion in Israel — now he has 3 options

Amar’e Stoudemire is back from the Holy Land with a championship in tow, and he has not ruled out a return to the NBA — and the Knicks. Stoudemire arrived back in Miami on Sunday after his Hapoel Jerusalem club, despite being the fourth seed in playoffs, captured the Israeli Premier League championship on Thursday...

Thunderous Intentions

Reviewing Alex Abrines’ rookie season with the Thunder

Despite inconsistent playing time to start the season, Alex Abrines was a key bench player for the OKC Thunder by the playoffs. 2016 marked the year that would forever change the Oklahoma City Thunder – Alex Abrines signed a 3 year, $17 million deal. So maybe I exaggerated just a tad. Abrines may end up […] Reviewing Alex Abrines’ rookie season with the Thunder - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Five things that must happen for the Timberwolves to make the playoffs next year

It’s possibly pointless to even talk about the 2017-18 NBA season since the Warriors — as long as Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry stay with the team and no more than one player sustains a major injury next year — will win another championship next season. The Warriors are an unfair team as constructed. They did everything by completely legal means, and they play beautiful basketball. But if you enjoy competition and the notion of a fair fight, you can’t love that part of the Warriors. You can love them for their art, but not for their sport. They are a stacked deck. They are...

Sports Illustrated

2017 NBA Playoffs: Biggest Winners And Losers

The NBA playoffs might have been more of a formality this year, but there were still real stakes for a lot of players.

Land of 10

2017 NBA Finals: Complete scores, results, bracket for the NBA Playoffs

The 2017 NBA Finals ended Monday as the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 129-120, to win their second title in three seasons. Kevin Durant won Finals MVP. He scored 39 points in Game 5 to close out the playoffs. Below, find a complete list of scores, results and playoffs bracket for the 2017 […] The post 2017 NBA Finals: Complete scores, results, bracket for the NBA Playoffs appeared first on Land of 10.

Boston Herald

Warriors join Bulls, Lakers, Celtics on list of NBA's greats

They could outrun teams like the Showtime Lakers and outgun them like Michael Jordan's Bulls — and the Golden State Warriors had a more dominant postseason than either.Their run was better than anything Bill Russell or Larry Bird did in Boston, so they should be able to claim a spot on the list of the NBA's best teams ever.Golden State finished the playoffs 16-1 when they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. They ended with the highest winning percentage ever in the NBA postseason and won 15 consecutive games, the longest streak in the major North American...

Inquisitr

NBA Trade Rumors: Paul George To Cleveland Cavaliers Talk Heating Up After NBA Finals Loss

The NBA trade rumors connecting Paul George to the Cleveland Cavaliers are heating up in the wake of Cleveland’s loss in the NBA Finals, with reports that Kevin Love may be headed to Indiana to give the Cavs the missing piece needed to beat the Golden State Warriors. As this year’s season showed, playoffs, and Finals proved, there are currently only two teams with a chance of winning a title in the current NBA — and one of them isn’t very close. The Warriors and Cavaliers both dominated their respective conferences and rolled through to the NBA Finals, where the Warriors won in a...

Land of 10

2017 NBA Finals: Schedule, scores, live updates, playoffs results for Warriors-Cavaliers Monday (06/12/17)

The 2017 NBA Finals continue Monday, June 12, with Game 5. The Golden State Warriors play the Cleveland Cavaliers at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. Golden State leads the series, 3-1. With a win, the Warriors would win the NBA title. Below, find a schedule, scores, live updates and results for Warriors-Cavaliers in the 2017 […] The post 2017 NBA Finals: Schedule, scores, live updates, playoffs results for Warriors-Cavaliers Monday (06/12/17) appeared first on Land of 10.

Newark Star-Ledger

NBA Finals on TV today: What time, channel is Cavaliers vs. Warriors Game 5 (6/12/17)? NBA Playoffs

Trailing 3-1 in the best of seven NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers, led by LeBron James, meet the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 on Monday, June 12, 2017 (6/12/17) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The Warriors, led by Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, have a chance to win the title and avenge last season's seven-game loss to the Cavaliers.

Thunderous Intentions

Thunder NBA Draft prospect series: Derrick White

The OKC Thunder will look at the upcoming NBA Draft with the utmost importance. Adding a key piece that could propel them further in the playoffs is on the agenda. One such way the Thunder could increase depth and scoring is Colorado point guard Derrick White. A fifth-year senior who transferred from a Division II school, […] Thunder NBA Draft prospect series: Derrick White - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Land of 10

2017 NBA Finals: Schedule, scores, game times, playoffs updates for Warriors-Cavaliers

The 2017 NBA Finals continue Monday, June 12, with Game 5. The Golden State Warriors are one win away from the NBA championship. The Cleveland Cavaliers will try to avoid elimination at 9 p.m. ET Monday on ABC. Golden State leads the series 3-1 going into Game 5. Below, find a schedule, scores, game times, […] The post 2017 NBA Finals: Schedule, scores, game times, playoffs updates for Warriors-Cavaliers appeared first on Land of 10.

Inquisitr

Blazers Trade Rumors: Andre Drummond Getting Shopped By Detroit Pistons, A Good Fit In Portland?

Portland Trail Blazers trade rumors suggest the team is looking for size in the NBA offseason. Enter Andre Drummond, who the Detroit Pistons are actively shopping on the trade market and who could be the missing piece to the Blazers’ roster. It’s been a reoccurring theme with the Pistons that they are open to a Drummond trade, especially since the team failed to make the NBA Playoffs again last year. As a report by basketball analyst Michael Scotto confirms, the Pistons are listening to offers for Drummond and guard Reggie Jackson.Click here to continue and read more...

Plain Dealer

Details for LeBron James' triple doubles, regular season and playoffs

Details on each triple double by LeBron James during his NBA career, which started in 2003.

San Francisco Chronicle

Cavs’ barrage of threes means sweep is not to be

CLEVELAND — They spent nearly 48 hours contemplating the unappealing prospect of becoming a historical footnote, the last piece of roadkill on an unbeaten, unprecedented stampede through the NBA postseason. Irving scored 40 points, James posted another triple-double (31 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds) and Cleveland extended its season with an emotional, impressive 137-116 beatdown of the Warriors in Game 4. The Cavs, one of the league’s best long-range shooting teams all season — and especially during their joyride through the Eastern Conference playoffs — had gone cold in the...

News-Herald

Cleveland Cavaliers avoid sweep with record-breaking performance in Game 4 win over Golden State

There's still a chance.It might be slim, but there is still a chance.It took four games and a record-breaking first half, but the Cavaliers finally derailed Golden State's runaway train in the playoffs.Setting an NBA Finals record for points in a quarter (49), points in a half (86) and 3-pointers made in a game (24), and the Cavaliers defeated Golden State, 137-116, in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on June 9 at Quicken Loans Arena.

Kobe Bryant Explains Why He's Helping Celtics' Isaiah Thomas In NBA Playoffs

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant explains why he's been helping Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas in the NBA playoffs. 'He had the courage to ask. I did the same thing with Michael Jordan when I was a young player.' Watch more of our most popular

San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets - Full Game Highlights | Game 4 | May 7, 2017 | NBA Playoffs

San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets - Full Game Highlights | Game 4 | May 7, 2017 | NBA Playoffs - Like & Share if you like this video! If you dislike, please comment suggestions for improvement next videos. - For live streaming and NBA news, go to NBA.c