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...]
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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...]
Larry Fitzgerald caught up with Los Angeles Clippers Assistant Coach and former Minnesota Timberwolves player Sam Cassell after the Golden State Warriors' Game 1 NBA Finals win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, CA on May 31. Hear what Cassell has to say below. … [Read more...]
Just when you think you have seen it all, sports delivers a first – and lately, several firsts. NHL expansion team Las Vegas reaches the Stanley Cup Finals in year one; the NHL has been playing for 125 years. And, the Supreme Court delivers a landmark 6-3 vote allowing states to legalize betting on college and professional sports. Home teams usually win game seven right? Not … [Read more...]
The 2017-18 Minnesota Timberwolves most likely have completed their exit interviews as they hang up their uniforms for the year. They ended an NBA-longest 13-season playoff drought with a 1-4 first-round exit loss to Houston. That should’ve left a bad taste in the players’ collective mouths, not a ‘Well, we made it’ hangover. Increasing regular season wins from 16 a year … [Read more...]