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article June 23, 2017

Winners & Losers of the '17 NBA Draft

NBA-Draft-2017
The picks are in, but the drama may just be getting started. The 2017 NBA Draft took place in Brooklyn on Thursday night, with Markelle Fultz going to the 76ers at No. 1 and Lonzo Ball to the Lakers at No. 2. Let's look at what's coming next. More»
GettyImages-664435562 article June 23, 2017

Butler Makes Wolves Playoff-Ready

The Bulls parted ways with Jimmy Butler on Thursday's draft night, trading him and the 16th pick to Minnesota for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the selection of Lauri Markkanen. Here are three takeaways from the first blockbuster trade of the evening: More»
Russell-Lakers-1 article June 21, 2017

Movers & Lakers: L.A.'s Next Play

On Tuesday, Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Lakers will be trading Timofey Mozgov and D'Angelo Russell for Brook Lopez and the 27th pick in Thursday's draft. It looks as if L.A. is ready to make a bigger move -- back to relevance. More»
DavidGriffin-Cavs article June 20, 2017

Griffin Done In Cavs' Exec Shakeup

Days before the draft, and less than two weeks before free agency season opens, Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert took everyone by surprise by letting David Griffin walk. Here are three revelations from the stunning turn of events. More»
NBA-MockDraft article June 20, 2017

NBA Mock Draft: Best Case/Worst Case

The NBA Draft is almost here, with a blockbuster trade already in the books between the Sixers and Celtics. Time to mock things up to see how things may shake out on Thursday, along with possible comps for each potential lottery pick. More»
LaVarLonzo-1 article June 18, 2017

LaVar Ball: Father of the Year?

Just days away from the 2017 NBA Draft, the entire basketball world has its focus on LaVar and Lonzo Ball. You can criticize LaVar all you want for being an overbearing dad, but there's no question he loves his son, who could be a game-changer. More»
SixersCeltics1 article June 18, 2017

Real Deal! Celtics-Sixers Swap Picks

The NBA Draft is still a few days away, but the wheeling and dealing has already begun. According to several reports, the Celtics have agreed to a trade that will send the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's draft to the Sixers. More»
LeBronPostFinals article June 13, 2017

Can the King Get Back The Crown?

After losing to the Warriors in the NBA Finals for the second time in three seasons, the Cavaliers head into the offseason knowing that their best was not good enough. For LeBron James, there are some doubts he wants to address. More»
WarriorsWinPanel article June 13, 2017

Golden Age: Warriors Conquer Cavs

The Warriors may not have been perfect in the playoffs. But, in the end, that didn't matter. They are champs once again after beating the Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. And, the scary thing is, Golden State could just be getting started. More»
BestFinalsPlays article June 10, 2017

Best NBA Finals Plays of All-Time

In Friday's Game 4 NBA Finals win over the Golden State Warriors, LeBron James threw an alley-oop to himself in the third quarter, a play normally reserved for All-Star Games or dunk contests. Where does it stand among all-time Finals plays? More»
Kryie-CavsWarriorsG4 article June 10, 2017

Still Believeland? Cavs Show Fight

Down 3-0 in the NBA Finals to the juggernaut Warriors, the Cavaliers didn't back down. They beat Golden State, 137-116, in Cleveland on Friday night, setting offensive records -- and exchanging plenty of trash talk -- in the process. More»
CavsDubs-Game3 article June 8, 2017

Cavs Can't Stop Golden Juggernaut

On Wednesday in Cleveland, the Cavaliers were at their very best. But it didn't matter. With a 118-113 victory, the Warriors are now one win away from sweeping away the Cavs and finishing the playoffs with a perfect 16-0 record. More»
BieberJersey article June 7, 2017

Jersey Loyalty? Don't Belieb the Hype

Earlier in the Stanley Cup Finals, Justin Bieber -- a Stratford, Ontario native, who has proclaimed his love of the Maple Leafs in the past -- posted a photo of himself in a Pittsburgh Penguins jersey. But was that really such a bad transgression? More»
durant warriors article June 6, 2017

Warriors Dynasty is Here to Stay

Kobe and Shaq's Lakers got derailed. The Spurs got old. The Heat broke up. The Thunder got hurt. Even the best-laid NBA dynasty plans can go to waste quite quickly. This Warriors team is different though -- and their reign might just be beginning. More»
WarriorsCavsG2 article June 5, 2017

Warriors Continue to Make a Splash

The Warriors outscored the Cavs by 11 points in the third quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals, opening up a double-digit lead heading into the final period and won handily, 132-113, largely thanks to Steph Curry and Klay Thompson's heroics. More»
NBA-Superfans article June 4, 2017

NBA Celebrity Fan Power Rankings

We can universally conclude that Rihanna was the star of Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals and should be No. 1 on any list of celebrity superfans. Where would other famous faces who are always courtside rank? More»
CavsDubsGm2Prev article June 3, 2017

How the Cavs Can Strike Back

The Cavs have plenty of room to improve from their Game 1 performance, which should at least give them some encouragement that they can close the gap on the Warriors and leave Golden State with a split on Sunday night. More»
Durant-Cavs-1 article June 2, 2017

KD Golden, Cavs No Match In Game 1

There are plenty of subplots in the NBA Finals. But in Game 1 on Thursday, only one storyline mattered: This could be the defining moment of Kevin Durant's career, as he got off to a hot start leading the Warriors to a 113-91 win over the Cavs. More»
GettyImages-632135460 article June 1, 2017

12 Big Questions for Cavs-Warriors III

After another extended break between rounds, the NBA Finals finally tip off on Thursday in Oakland. There are plenty of obvious storylines, and there are also a lot of smaller subplots to keep an eye on as the Cavaliers meet the Warriors again. More»
Wong_KevinDurant article May 28, 2017

KD Can't Tune Out the Noise

Kevin Durant, at age 28, is still in his prime, but also still searching for his first NBA championship. He might be tired of answering all the questions about the outside noise, but that's what's at stake in these NBA Finals: His legacy as a winner. More»

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