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LeBron James' greatness validated every bump in the Cavaliers' road

If there was a curse over Cleveland, it was no match for LeBron James. This is why he came back home. The Cleveland Cavaliers are NBA champions, executing one of the greatest comebacks in league history against the best regular season team ever. Show More Summary

Sunday Shootaround: The Game 7 stakes couldn't be higher for LeBron or the Warriors

? The List ICYMI Say What Vine Of The Week googleplus facebook witter up 48 minutes to settle everything Paul Flannery OAKLAND -- The remarkable thing about this unremarkable series of games is that the Cavaliers and Warriors have drawn dead even in both victories and on the scoreboard. Show More Summary

Tristan Thompson is beating the Warriors at their own screening game

The Cavaliers' big man is expertly toeing the line between legal and illegal screens to free his star teammates. That tactic should sound familiar to the Warriors. There are lots of adjectives to describe the Cleveland Cavaliers’ unlikely comeback in these NBA Finals. Show More Summary

Answering big questions at the 2016 NBA Draft

One Shining Podcast is here to break down the 2016 NBA Draft. One Shining Podcast is back to talk about the 2016 NBA Draft. Ricky and Scott run through the best fits at the top of the order and hit on nearly every possible first rounder before the event kicks off on Thursday. Show More Summary

Stephen Curry's defense was a big reason the Warriors lost Game 6

Curry led the Warriors with 30 points in Game 6, but his poor defense was one of the reasons why Golden State lost the game. It was fair to wonder how the Cavaliers were going to score at a high level going into Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Show More Summary

At the Finals, Craig Sager took a moment to connect with Pitt star who beat cancer

Someone said they know someone w/ cancer and Sager is his inspiration. Sager talked to him via FaceTime right away — Lauren Brill (@LaurenBrill5) June 17, 2016 Craig Sager's first time working an NBA Finals game was surely an exciting experience for him, and an honorable one for everyone who watched in the arena and on TV. Show More Summary

LeBron gave us a Game 7 for Father's Day. Thanks, LeBron!

Good morning. We have that and much more in Friday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. FATHER STRETCH MY SERIES: After another superlative LeBron James performance, we're going to Game 7. LeBron had 41-8-12-4-3 and hadShow More Summary

At 35, Richard Jefferson has become one of the Cavaliers’ most important players

After several years of NBA irrelevancy, Richard Jefferson has improbably become a key role player for the East's best team. Here's how he reinvented himself. As the NBA Finals near its ending, the players who really made an impact on the biggest stage become obvious. Show More Summary

Kyrie Irving is outplaying Stephen Curry, which should give the whole league hope

The Cavaliers' point guard is outperforming the unanimous MVP in these NBA Finals by playing his own game. That's something other star point guards should take to heart. Kyrie Irving is outplaying Stephen Curry in these NBA Finals. The...Show More Summary

The Cavaliers need Iman Shumpert to return to haircut greatness

For four straight games, Iman Shumpert has shown up with garbage haircuts, and he's played terribly. Can the Cavs count on his hair to help them to an NBA championship? In the middle of the NBA Finals, Iman Shumpert has begun to do bad...Show More Summary

Limited Upside podcast, Episode 42: Here are a bunch of NBA Finals storylines that bore us

In this week's podcast, we reflect on an NBA Finals that's let us both down a bit, talk about the off-court storylines we want to go away and preview Game 6. There's a whole lot of time between these NBA Finals games, which means repeating the same storylines over and over and over and over and... Show More Summary

Warriors vs. Cavaliers odds, NBA Finals 2016: Cleveland betting favorite for Game 6 Thursday

The Cleveland Cavaliers can extend the NBA Finals to seven games with a home win over the Golden State Warriors as small betting favorites. The Cleveland Cavaliers are 7-1 straight up and against the spread in their last eight games at home. Show More Summary

Warriors vs. Cavaliers 2016 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch NBA Finals Game 6 online

After losing Game 5 at home, the Warriors will have another chance to end the series. This time, they will have Draymond Green available. The Cavaliers refused to go quietly into the night, beating the Warriors in Oakland in Game 5 to force the series back to Cleveland. Show More Summary

Get ready for the Draymond Green Game

Good morning. We have that and more in Thursday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. BOGEY DOWN: Andrew Bogut will miss the rest of the Finals due to a knee injury suffered in Game 5. (He's also at risk of missing the Olympics.)...Show More Summary

No one likes Cleveland enough to rig the NBA Finals

Good morning. We have that and more in Wednesday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. COMEBACK: It's pretty clear that Draymond Green damaged the Warriors' chances to close out this series. Paul Flannery wants to know whether...Show More Summary

TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager is joining ESPN's broadcast for his 1st NBA Finals game

Craig Sager is battling leukemia, but that won't stop him from his first-ever NBA Finals assignment. After nearly 44 years in sports broadcasting, Craig Sager will finally get the chance to cover an NBA Finals game from the sideline....Show More Summary

Draymond Green gave the Cavaliers hope. Can he take it away?

Plus some thoughts on LeBron James' basketball philosophy and greatest moments and the sustainability of Kyrie Irving's shot making. CLEVELAND VIA OAKLAND -- Steve Kerr made it through three questions before he had enough of the Draymond Green talk. Show More Summary

The Warriors aren't the same team without Draymond Green

The Warriors weren't able to close out the Cavaliers in Game 5 at home, and a big reason why was the absence of their do-it-all forward. The Golden State Warriors said they were going to play with a chip on their shoulder in Game 5 of the NBA Finals without the suspended Draymond Green. Show More Summary

Kyrie Irving sliced through the Warriors by going into Uncle Drew mode

Kyrie Irving gets buckets. That's who he is, and asking him to be something else misses the point. Some performances, you just can't watch alone. You need to be around friends. You need people with you when Kyrie Irving does something so incredible that it seems almost unreal. Show More Summary

It turns out Draymond Green is actually important

Good morning. We have that and more in Tuesday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. NOT YET: Facing elimination in a hostile arena, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving decided the Cavaliers weren't quite done yet, so they each dropped 41 points to push Cleveland to a 112-97 win over the Warriors in Game 5, pulling the series to 3-2. Show More Summary

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