Karl Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler, two Timberwolves NBA All-Stars, can't stand each other if you believe the stories that have been written and the circling rumors. I covered the NBA All-Star game back in February in Los Angeles when they both were selected. For the first time in years, the Timberwolves had two-players selected; Towns played well in the game, and Butler … [Read more...]
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The NBA Finals, which ended promptly with the Golden State Warriors sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers, has been over for nearly a month. Many sports fans would've loved to see the series go to seven games. But the speculation over where LeBron James would land during free agency eclipsed much of the finals action — so much so that many people were ready to fast forward to his … [Read more...]
To tell the truth, I didn’t watch a single second of last week’s NBA Draft. Despite ESPN’s “two unique, simultaneous telecasts” on two of their channels, this overhyped spectacle still wasn’t enough to pique my interest. It lost my attention too long ago to remember. “Each [draft] has its own unique feel to it,” ESPN’s Jay Bilas last week told reporters, including the MSR, … [Read more...]
Rarely do we see a sweep in the NBA Finals, but the Golden State Warriors, after sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-0, can stake their claim among the greatest teams in NBA history. In covering the NBA Finals every year over my four-decade career, I've witnessed a few sweeps in the Finals, of which this is just the eighth. Back in 2007, the San Antonio Spurs swept Cleveland … [Read more...]
OAKLAND – This just in: Golden State is really good! The defending NBA champions are halfway to a third title in four years after holding serve in Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals in Oakland. It's the third year in a row the Warriors with the home court advantage lead Cleveland and LeBron James 2-0. This rivalry is edgy; it's personal. Four years in a row, Golden State and … [Read more...]