HoopsHype Finals rumors
Howard Beck: NBA confirms: the 2-2-1-1-1 format likely returning to Finals. First reported by @Steve Bulpett. Twitter @HowardBeck
Howard Beck: Worth noting: Commish-in-waiting Adam Silver has been big proponent of returning to 2-2-1-1-1. Conforms w/earlier rounds. Twitter @HowardBeck
Steve Bulpett: Sources: Competition Committee votes unanimously to return NBA Finals to 2-2-1-1-1 format. Owners' approval to come. Twitter
Interesting stuff from LeBron James on his "Hell Week" w/ Kevin Durant last summer, when they spent 5 days at University of Akron training: "We called it hell week. He was upset by his (WC Finals) series in Dallas, where they got eliminated by Dallas, & I was as well (by Finals loss to Dallas). So we pushed each other each and every day. I envisioned us getting to this point. Like I said, I’m just happy for him that he was able to get to the Finals and I’m looking forward to going against him. Sulia
Ethan J. Skolnick: LeBron on facing Durant: "It's only right. I envisioned this all summer." Twitter
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