No exit for D-Will, Nets
Asked if the Nets would buy out or use the stretch provision on the final two seasons of point guard Deron Williams' contract, GM Billy King responded, "No." Owed $43.3M
ESPN reporter takes on James Jones
Dave McMenamin has this appreciation of the Cavs' forward, punctuated by a 3-point shooting contest. It doesn't go well. "Don’t worry about it. You tried,” said Jones, whose team has reached the Finals 5 years in a row.
Haberstroh: It's all about the 3-ball
Sorry, Phil. Here's why the 3-pointer is the "special sauce" of great NBA offenses.
Legs: Can the Cavs corner Curry?
"You're talking about the best shooter in the game coming off downscreens." Good luck with that.
Allen Iverson... Notre Dame QB?
It could have happened, Gary Moore, Iverson's longtime manager, told Bleacher Report. "That was our dream. We watched the Fighting Irish on TV every Saturday. ... He was never supposed to be in the NBA. We were focused on the NFL. He should be in Canton as we speak."
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Legs: How to slow down LeBron
What can the Warriors do? Force him to go right.
LeBron taking a dip from three
Although it isn't affecting his overall production for the Cavs, LeBron James has not been money on 3-pointers so far this postseason.
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Larry Bird on the emergence of the 3
Says the Celtics legend: "I never even practiced 3-pointers. We might have thrown up only a couple of them. The only time I practiced them was right before the 3-point contest in 1988. Danny [Ainge] would get the rack out and we'd rebound and throw the ball back out and shoot some 3s. But we didn't fire up 100 3s after every practice." What Pop thinks
Looking back: MJ's Shrug Game
On this date in 1992, Michael Jordan knocked down his sixth 3 in a half over Portland in the Finals -- and simply shrugged. Yeah, he knew he was good.
Michelle Beadle channels MJ
On the anniversary of MJ's famous I-just-can't-believe-how-amazing-I-am shrug in the Finals, we had our very own Beadle recreate his classic playoff images last year. It's so good, we brought it back. The Shot, The Flu Game, etc.
The power of the 3-pointer
Tom Haberstroh calls the 3-pointer the "special sauce" to a great NBA offense.
Can Curry collect all the hardware?
A championship would put Steph Curry in a rare group of players who won their first MVP award and first NBA title in the same season.
On this date in 1992 ...
"Here's Jordan, for 3 ... Yes! Did you see that look? Michael indicating he can't believe it!"
LeBron no favorite in these Finals
The Warriors are the team that won 67 times this year. One rating put them as the best non-Michael Jordan team ever. LeBron James and the Cavs have their work cut out for them.
Celtics to play preseason game in Italy
The game will take place on Oct. 6 against 3-time Euroleague champs Olimpia Milano as part of the NBA Global Games Europe 2015. It will be Boston's 7th game in Europe overall. Said Celtics exec Danny Ainge: "I have particularly fond memories of playing in Europe almost 30 years ago, and I am sure our current players will relish this unique opportunity."
Meet Cleveland's James Jones
His postseason stats may not wow you, and his resume may underwhelm you, but Jones' jump shot and undisputed leadership have him in his fifth straight Finals. "It's a ride that becomes addicting," he said.
Riley Curry is way up and feels blessed
Stephen Curry's daughter, Riley, made her podium appearance at the Western Conference finals and stole the show -- and hearts of fans everywhere.
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