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Jeff Van Gundy thinks the Warriors will go to ‘8 to 10’ straight NBA finals

Van Gundy has the Warriors penciled into the finals for the rest of the decade and then some. ESPN’s Jeff Van Gundy thinks that the Golden State Warriors are on the verge of becoming the NBA’s greatest dynasty, or at least the best one...Show More Summary

Kevin Durant's new shoes are for sale during Game 1, but only when he's on the court

Durant’s shoes can’t be purchased during timeouts or even halftime. Your first chance to buy Kevin Durant’s newest shoe will happen during Game 1 of the NBA Finals — but only when Durant is actually in the game. Durant’s newest shoe,...Show More Summary

Klay Thompson’s new shoes are so ugly, Steph Curry can breathe easy

Breathe a sigh of relief, Steph Curry, because you’re no longer the owner of the ugliest signature shoes on the Warriors. Feast your eyes on Klay Thompson’s KT2 “Chase.” In honor of @KlayThompson and the Warriors reaching the NBA Finals,...Show More Summary

Tyronn Lue's toughest coaching challenge is in front of him

Lue has proven he’s the right coach for LeBron and the Cavaliers, but facing Golden State isn’t going to be easy. The Cleveland Cavaliers might not see themselves as underdogs, but it’s hard for us not to view them that way. Even asShow More Summary

LeBron James won't call the upcoming Warriors series his greatest challenge

These Finals might be one of the toughest things LeBron James has ever faced, but he won’t call it his toughest. LeBron James won’t call this upcoming Finals against the Warriors his greatest challenge ever because, after all, he has...Show More Summary

The most important question of the 2017 NBA Finals: Who does LeBron James guard?

The answer will reveal everything about the Cavaliers’ strategy. If you’re seeking a strategic -- as opposed to a karmic — reason for the Cavaliers’ improbable comeback victory in the 2016 NBA Finals, look no further than LeBron James’...Show More Summary

The problem with Kevin Durant’s villainy

Kevin Durant is not a bad guy for exercising his collectively bargained right to work somewhere else. As we embark on a championship series in which LeBron James and Kevin Durant will be the biggest names and their legacies will be the hottest topics, it’s worth remembering July, 2010. No one could forget what LeBron did in those tumultuous days. Show More Summary

NBA mock draft 2017: What if the Lakers pick De’Aaron Fox over Lonzo Ball?

Chaos finds it way into the NBA draft most years. Let’s play that out. There’s always a shocker or two high in the NBA draft. Some years, it’s Anthony Bennett going No. 1 overall due to injury concerns for higher-rated prospects. Some years, it’s a team trading out of a top-five slot to gain multiple picks or a veteran player. Show More Summary

Here’s another absurd LeBron James stat that shows how good he is in the playoffs

James, it turns out, is very good. We’ve been talking a lot about LeBron James’ greatness after he passed Michael Jordan in career playoff scoring and heads to his seventh straight NBA Finals. It’s hard not to! If he hasn’t (or doesn’t)...Show More Summary

5 moments that transformed Warriors into an NBA powerhouse

Golden State has an unprecedented rise to become the league’s hegemonic best team. The Golden State Warriors might be the best team we’ve ever seen. Don’t scoff — certainly, they’re on the best regular season streak we’ve ever seen, winning a league record 207 games over the past three years. Show More Summary

Shaquille O'Neal: LeBron James is 'a mixture of Michael, Shaq and Magic'

O’Neal said The King’s game is a combination of three all-time greats. Shaquille O’Neal has finally gotten to the bottom of it. LeBron James has etched his name into the NBA record books not by following someone else’s mold, but by sticking...Show More Summary

LeBron James’ Cavaliers teammates from 2003 had mixed reviews about drafting him

Darius Miles thought LeBron was going to hop on their bandwagon. Little did he know, James was creating one of his own. LeBron James has gone from a 19-year-old high school kid playing hoops with grown men to developing into the best basketball player in the world and, arguably, one of the five greatest players in NBA history. Show More Summary

LeBron is a permanent legal resident of the NBA Finals

Good morning. We have that and more in Friday’s NBA newsletter. LeBron James is back in the NBA Finals for the seventh straight year. The Cavaliers blew out the Celtics in Boston for the third time in three games there this postseason, cinching up the series 4-1. Show More Summary

LeBron James has been tormenting the Celtics in the playoffs for a decade

James is the all-time leading playoffs scorer vs. the Celtics, and they have to be getting tired of this. LeBron James has scored more points in the playoffs against the Celtics than any other player has scored against any team in the postseason ever. Show More Summary

NBA Finals schedule 2017: Warriors vs. Cavaliers starts June 1

Golden State and Cleveland are the first teams to meet in the NBA Finals in three consecutive seasons. The Golden State Warriors made history on Monday night with their 129-115 win over the San Antonio Spurs, becoming the first NBA team ever to open the playoffs 12-0. Show More Summary

LeBron James does everything for the Cavs, including passing out NBA Finals t-shirts

The game was over, but the leadership by LeBron didn’t stop. The Cleveland Cavaliers handled their business against the Celtics in Game 5 just as we expected them to. After the game, Kristen Ledlow was trying to chase down LeBron James for a postgame interview on TNT. Show More Summary

LeBron James' fingeroll layup was so good, the Cavs' bench had to reenact it

This was a work of art. LeBron James, the NBA player with the most points in playoff history, also had this gorgeous finger roll during the third quarter of Game 5 against the Celtics. While the move is beyond pretty, the Cavaliers bench reaction might have even been better. The synchronization here from the crew it pretty great.

LeBron James passes Michael Jordan to become the all-time leading playoffs scorer

No NBA player has ever scored more points in the playoffs than LeBron James. LeBron James has passed Michael Jordan to become the all-time leading playoff scorer, leaping past him in Game 5 against the Boston Celtics on Thursday. James,...Show More Summary

Look at Shaq's awful foot

You could start a fire with that thing. The ugliest thing you thought you were going to see was that first half of basketball by the Celtics, but you could not have been more wrong. Shaquille O’Neal whipped out his foot during the halftime...Show More Summary

LeBron James is making Celtics fans say four letter words

Celtics fans are fed up. The city of Boston and the Celtics are over LeBron James. In the first quarter of Game 5, LeBron threw down this beauty of a dunk. The dunk was powerful, and the Celtics fell behind double digits early. Boston...Show More Summary

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