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The Warriors really lost when a Cavs fan dabbed on Dell Curry in the crowd

What did Dell Curry get for Father’s Day? He got to see his son lose the NBA Championship and got dabbed on for good measure. Moments after the Cavaliers beat the Warriors this brave soul walked through the crowd and feigned a greeting with Steph’s dad. Let’s break down how cold this is: The approach: Dell has that look that says “I know man... Show More Summary

5 ways the Warriors angered the Basketball Gods

Cosmic forces are always at play, and Golden State didn't respect them enough. The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors primarily because LeBron James is the greatest player of his generation, because Kyrie Irving outplayed Stephen Curry and because Cleveland controlled the paint. Show More Summary

Cleveland fans celebrating in the streets is pure joy after 52 years of sadness

It’s hard not to feel good for Cleveland. Even if you’re the most resolute LeBron James hater, regardless of whether you take joy in the Browns’ ineptitude every year — the city finally did it. No longer is Cleveland the epicenter of sports heartbreak. Show More Summary

LeBron James did it for Cleveland

Good morning. We have that -- just that -- in Monday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. That really happened. Let's basketball. BELIEVE: The Cleveland Cavaliers are NBA champions, storming down from a 3-1 series deficit to win the tightest Game 7 possible on the road against the Warriors. Show More Summary

President Obama held Air Force 1 on the tarmac to watch the end of Game 7

Can you blame him? President Obama isn't your normal father, of course, being the President of the United States and all that. But hey, he can still have a damn good Father's Day, and that's what he did on Sunday. First, he spent time hiking at Yosemite with his family. .@POTUS and family have left after enjoying some hiking. Show More Summary

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 pic.twitter.com/Wv8esp0TFG — 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

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