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May 21, 2015 Updates

The folks of NBA on TNT looked especially jaunty for Wednesday’s Game 1 between the Hawks and the Cavaliers. Why? The crew was paying homage to beloved broadcaster Craig Sager, who has been battling leukemia. (However, the 63-year-old recently took a break from chemotherapy to attend the Rockets-Clippers Game 7.) For The Win

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Considering the local interest in LeBron James, how are Cleveland Cavaliers’ playoff ratings in South Florida? Quite good. Among 56 metered markets, Miami-Fort Lauderdale ranked sixth (with a 7.6 rating) for Game 4 of the Cavaliers-Bulls series on ABC. At one point during the game last Sunday, 10 percent of all South Florida homes with TV sets were watching. South Florida ranked eighth (with a 5.5) for Game 3 on ESPN. By the way, Heat games on Sun Sports averaged a 5.0 this past season, which ranked in the top four for NBA markets. Miami Herald

May 14, 2015 Updates

Earlier in the day, Webber, now an analyst for Turner Sports, joined “The Dan Patrick Show” and said he “wasn’t too thrilled” with the film, which was put together largely by Rose and the other three members of the Fab Five, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson. Webber said he was only given a call about participating in the film about a week before they were set to wrap. King disputed this claim, and so does Rose. Webber also took some not-so-subtle shots at Rose by saying the former point guard was “Hollywood” and wanted to make the film all about himself. Larry Brown Sports

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