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LeBron James is the first player in NBA history to average 30/10/9 in a playoff series of any length
Feds on South Beach this morning searching Miami HQ of CONCACAF as part of international investigation into Fifa, soccer’s governing body.
Baumann: If we find an agreement with Euroleague to bring the Cups back in FIBA is fine. If not FIBA will organize the Cups and EL is out
FIBA pres Baumann to Gazzetta: We were at the EL F4, we saw that the competition grew a lot but not at the level expected 15 years ago
Strength in Numbers really sounds like it should be a Morey Rockets slogan
Good night, Cleveland. http://t.co/WlCzzq3ZzR
A star-loaded Serbia national-team to scrimmage in Israel on August 22nd and 23rd.
Rewatching the 1st quarter of Game 4. The opening is some of the worst defense I've seen from Klay.
David Blatt could go down as first coach EVER to win Euroleague and NBA rings back-to-back.
That moment when Maccabi officials - pushed to fire David Blatt - wake up in Israel to see him in NBA Finals.
Soulja Boy when he played in Kobe's charity game in Dubai was LeBron-level hyped. (by me)
NBA Finals Records: Michael 6-0, Duncan 5-1, Kobe 5-2, Magic 5-4, Bird 3-2, LeBron 2-3. But LeBron now the only one to go to five straight.
Pau Gasol should be FIFA chairman. He won't stand for any corruption because it's not fair to everybody.
Bryce Harper is more applicable than Mike Trout here. Right down to the age-16 "Chosen One" SI cover.
I'll trust y'all on Sidney Crosby. I don't know anything about hockey.
Ok, I'll accept Tiger.
Has there ever been another athlete in any sport who was as hyped as LeBron from as young an age and completely 100% lived up to it?
You have to be REALLLY ideologically committed to hating LeBron to deny his accomplishments in 2015. Like global warming denier committed.
Kyrie Irving on the time between Games 2 and 4: "These last four days have been kind of hell for me. Just icing, icing, icing, icing"
Was there ever any doubt the Cavs would win the East? LeBron owns that conference.
San Francisco http://t.co/WKDaG0grEK
David Blatt on Jan. 30th: "The Hawks have been great. Right now, they're the standard in the Eastern Conference ... But the day is long"
It’s what I said the other day… five minutes at the podium with his child and people are ready to proclaim him father of the year.
The Cavs were 19-20 on Jan 15. Would be 1st team in HISTORY to win title with losing record after 39 games.
Has there ever been a more enthusiastic Eastern Motors endorses than Clinton Portis?
Cavaliers are playing terrific defense in the playoffs, but simply no way Warriors would shoot the ball as poorly as Hawks did from deep.
Hawks finished at 23.4 percent from 3-point range in the series. Mike Scott missed all 12, Millsap was 1 for 9, Schroder 1 for 8.
James Jones: 5 straight Finals w/ LeBron. Damon Jones: In the postgame selfie with LeBron's fam. It's good to be a Jones.
Barry Zito throws 6 shutout innings in return to Sacramento. Allows 3 hits, strikes out 5, walks 2 in 3-0 win over River Cats.
If the Warriors close this out tomorrow I’m going to spend the next week doing nothing but reading FIFA corruption articles.
JR Smith on the big stage is just about the best thing there is. I'm really looking forward to this.
#Cavs 118, #Hawks 88: Cavs heading to NBA Finals. clevelandcavaliersblog.blogspot.com/2015/05/game-4…
I see you, FIFA.
If you're unsure if you meet the requirements, just apply. Everyone deserves a chance to chase their dreams and I'll do my best to help.
Tristan's 16 pts a playoff high
LeBron first player in league history to average at least 30 pts, 11 reb, 9 asst for an entire series
And I'm hearing teams have indeed begun to inquire about availability of Mason Plumlee based on belief Nets willing to move young big man
cavs at least 10 3-pointers in five straight playoff games, a franchise record
cavs 8-0 vs. hawks in playoffs
Enclosed Nets link in last tweet contains theory many in league believe explains why Mikhail Prokhorov has not yet sold franchise. AND ...
Another ATL loss for playoff hoops was lack of physical center/blocker. Cavs had 2. GS has Bogut. Post bigs fewer, but D-minded bigs key.
fifth sweep in franchise history , 7th straight win in playoffs
Just read a stat that 13% of all possessions in nba happen after a timeout. Is that possibly true?
With a long layoff, NBA PR has ample time to explain to Kyrie that yes, he's an All-Star, but we need J.R. on the podium on practice days.
LeBron guaranteed the Cavs will play their asses off. I'm going to write about it now
Just when you really need a laugh, the FBI busts FIFA.
Excited to cover these Finals.
Congratulations to the Atlanta Hawks on a spectacular season !
I love you FBI. Great timing!
LeBron may have won four MVPs and two Finals MVPs but he didn’t do a podium selfie sooooooo who’s the real franchise player?
Then Earl Sweatshirt and his keyboard player simultaneously fell asleep on Kimmel mid-performance
I started as an intern myself and it's very important for me to give back. If you want to write sports, take a chance and apply tonight.
Everyone I follow simultaneously tweeted some crap JR Smith's mom was talkin' bout
LeBron James basically gave a motivational speech that would have made Barack Obama blush. It prompted an applause from some media folk.
LeBron shouted out the "Man in the Arena" passage of Citizenship in a Republic, a 1910 speech Theodore Roosevelt gave at the Sorbonne.
This isn't the first time LeBron's been an underdog -- he was as recently as 2014 Finals -- but there's no question it will be extra fuel
LeBron James said he can "guarantee that they will play their asses off" in The Finals and then he dropped the mic and it was over.
LeBron on the Finals: "I can't guarantee a championship but I can guarantee we will play our asses off"
LJ: "We WILL play our asses off"
LeBron: "I guarantee that we will play our asses off."
Mo Williams really was LeBron's best Cavs teammate. Clippers flipped Baron/No. 1 pick for Mo. Pick became Kyrie and here were are.
Cavs' JR Smith said his mom came onto court during celebration and told him: "Talk about, 'Started from the bottom and now we're here.'"
LJ on finals: "We will give our best shot"
Nabbing a bunch of his cronies is great, but I want the feds to nail Sepp *SO BAD*
Every N.B.A. press conference should be preceded by a few good swigs of champagne.
J.R. Smith's mother to J.R. Smith on going from Knicks to the Finals, per Smith: "Talk about starting from the bottom, now we're here."
My Sports Bucket List: 1) Bucks win NBA title 2) US wins World Cup 3) Brewers win World Series 4) Sepp Blatter rots in a federal prison
J.R. Smith just promoted his Instagram haha. You can see a video of the guys lip synching and dancing there tonight.
J.R. taking pictures at podium to post on Instagram
J.R. Smith took a selfie on the podium with LeBron James and Tristan Thompson. He then urged everyone to follow him on Instagram. Classic!
Just remembered that, at media day in November, I asked JR if he thought the Triangle would get him more catch-&-shoot opportunities.
LJ: "This is special, very special"
J.R. Smith taking selfies on podium with LeBron James and Tristan Thompson. "That's J.R. for you," James said.
JR Smith just interrupted the podium interviews to take a selfie with LeBron and Tristan. He's at teamswish on instagram.
J.R. going selfie mode on his camera in the middle of the press conference. He shouts out his Instagram handle to reporters.
End of debate. LeBron James IS the greatest player Basketball has ever seen. Apologies to Michael, Magic and all other candidates. #LBJ#1
With 17-point lead at halftime, LeBron James told Cavs teammates "our motivation now is to get (rookie guard) Joe Harris into the game."
“LeBron, if the Based God cursed you, are you powerful enough to overcome it?”
“J.R., are you trying to get the pipe?”
LJ:"No matter what happens from here on out, to see what we've accomplished being a first-year team ... is something we can be very proud of
LeBron James says early adversity -- 19-20 start, rumors about David Blatt, etc -- helped fuel Cavs. "To sit here today, it's very special."
LeBron on expectations: "Could I foresee this? At beginning I couldn’t because I knew we had to get better. I saw how young we were."
LJ: " I'm a guy who believes in unfinished business. I knew what these people (in NE Ohio) were going through."
LJ: " It's a hard-working city. If you work hard for them, they work hard for you. They give everything back to you."
LJ: " One thing we haven't got caught up in is feeling sorry for ourselves. It doesn't matter."
"I'm out. I'm done." J.R. Smith, when LeBron asks reporters to ask J.R. a question. "I've never done one of these before."
Don't watch as much baseball as I used to, but few things sweeter than a umpire going crazy on a strike three call with the batter looking
"I'm a guy who believes in unfinished business, & I understood what these people were going through." LeBron James on returning to Cleveland
LeBron on coming back to Cleveland: "I'm a guy who believes in unfinished business"
LJ:" When I made my decision to come back here, I knew what I wanted to do, but I knew it wasn't going to be easy"
sorry, no Kyrie, Tristan at podium
LeBron, Kyrie, J.R. have arrived
So cold http://t.co/5U5CpZHSe1
waiting ... again... on cavs players to come to the podium
Executive Phil Jackson willingness to give up J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert for a future second round pick has helped Cleveland reach Finals
LJ: "We have everything it takes to win. I've been there twice (as a championship winner). We have the great; we have the determination."
Last Inside the NBA of the Season. Man. Thanks for the laughs, fellas.
8 days until Finals start but we get to spend the first 4 waiting for LeBron James to come to the podium so no worries media won't be rusty
Nobody asked,but ★★★★★ Mad Max: Fury Road ★★★★ Ex Machina ★★★½ Avengers: Age of Ultron, The DUFF ★★★ Cinderella ★★½ Tomorrowland ★★ Kingsman
Blatt said Delly was very ill tonight. I couldn't tell
The Finals hats the Cavs players are wearing are fire. I want one.
Hawks 5-32 on 3s (.156), Cavs 13-31 (.419). Clev outrebounded Atl 56-39
It got mentioned in the trophy presentation, but David Griffin does deserve credit. Took big swing, cashed in some chips, got the payoff.
LeBron James: 5 consecutive NBA Finals. Bill Russell: 10 consecutive NBA Finals. Russell was playing in a way different era, but still.
The Entourage guys are so, so tiny.
Interviewing Entourage cast members ruins the Sanctity of the Postgame.
Now I just pictured sad Phil sitting alone in his Epsom salt bath.
Cavs coach David Blatt: "We've got guys with grit, with character. Since January, I don't know that there's a harder playing team than us."
"Since January, I don't know if there's a harder-playing team than us." David Blatt
Barkley is right. Mozgov saved the Cavs season. That's no knock on LeBron. Just noting how little Cavs had in the middle before deal.
The greatest myth in sports: Hockey will ever be in the national conversation. No offense, but no one cares.
Anyway, that's my last thought on that. Don't care who wins. But that perception of the place I live has bugged me all year.
We gotta teach Delly a new celebratory gesture http://t.co/ln6drZMDS8
Just when I was starting to like David Blatt he said he grew up a Red Sox fan.
Blatt: "LeBron came home. I left home to come here"
There's this perception in national media, for instance, that everyone in Miami is on vacation. Because when they're in Miami, they are.
You know what I'd really get excited about? Watching LaVine learn to defend the PnR. That would excite me. I'd probably blog about that.
David Blatt: "LeBron came home, I left home. I left a lot of people I love dearly to pursue a dream...it's special because it's worthwhile"
Is there a better Jimmy John's sandwich than the Hunter's Club?
Rain in Charlotte. Been a while.
Kyrie Irving said he knew he was going to play last night. Says there was no way he was missing this game.
So great on the last night of Inside the NBA that Charles is talking in circles about concussions and making no sense. So perfect
Cleveland should celebrate. Suffered in sports a long time. But idea that 1 city "works harder" than another is an annoying media narrative.
Champagne, Coronas, and trophy selfies in the Cavaliers locker room. LeBron James singing Fetty Wap as he heads to the showers.
The last eight NBA Finals have included James Jones or Luke Walton.
The Atlanta Hawks just had their best season ever. Don't let that get lost.
Glad to see LaVine can dunk footballs. I can't wait for Rubio and LaVine to connect on a sweet fly route next season at Target Center. %
Media room in Cleveland has sprung a leak. It can't be champagne, can it?
.... made extinct in two years by the evolution of the West Coast offense. No staying power.
too many people just want to get the mike and say their name on TV, and know very little about the game
use the term loosely for some members of the "media," but never a shortage of stupid questions in podium settings
In April, Rangers went 7-14 w/ some of worst offensive stats in a month in the DH era. Pretty amazing turnaround to already be back to .500
When Chicago fans cans start embracing what James is doing, they can also start accepting the 85 Bears for the gimmick defense they were ...
Paul Millsap on his upcoming free agency: "This team is family, this team is close and that will play into the decision."
Locker room LeBron: "I'll talk to u guys soon, I'm going to go start preparing for the Finals" (takes bottle of champagne to training room)
Can Cavaliers win title? Paul Millsap: "I don't know. They beat the No. 1 seed in the East. Maybe." Jeff Teague: "Maybe."
No reason for Hawks to hang heads. Gave fans season full of fun. Second-best thing to winning title. Paul Millsap: "Great run. We're family"
Vin Scully says "no-hitter" during a game. Enough said. Jinx doesn't exist
And enough of the James quit on Cleveland and Miami. MJ quit on the Bulls, and for some really mysterious reasons .... real mysterious.
Jeff Teague says Hawks disappointed, but proud of season. "It's only our 2nd year together. We're looking forward to getting back in gym."
Is anybody else tickled by Shaq & Chuck arguing over the definition of a concussion?
MJ needed Pippen and Rodman to get past the Bad Boys and win 6. LeBron can get Boobie Gibson to the NBA Finals. That is greatness.
Cavs' D surge was impressive. Physical, rotations & rebounds. ATL great test to prepare for GS (likely). Also fast-paced. But GS has Curry.