Raptors face challenge of unseating King James, Cavs

TORONTO (AP) DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors showed last spring that they have what it takes to win in the NBA playoffs. Now all the Raptors need to do is figure out a way past LeBron James. Nothing to it, right? Back in May, the deepest postseason run in Raptors history ended with a six-game loss to James and the eventual champion Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals...
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Jason Kipnis fires back at Jose Bautista over Ryan Merritt comments

After the Indians clinched a World Series berth, Jason Kipnis fired back at Jose Bautista over his comments about Ryan Merritt. Merritt is a 24-year-old rookie who only appeared in four games this season for Cleveland. Based on his lack of major league experience, Bautista talked a bit of trash ahead of Wednesday’s game. You can see what he said here. Merritt and the Indians...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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NBA GMs tab Golden State the preseason favorite, Cavs easily the best of the East

With the NBA season getting set to tip off for the start of a new season, a survey of general managers around the league seems to be on the same page when asked which team is the favorite to win it all this season. The Golden State Warriors, now with 100% more Kevin Durant, have been chosen as the preseason favorite by 69% of the GMs in the NBA. Defending champion Cleveland received...
Via The Comeback
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Steve Kerr plans to be more experimental with Warriors this season

Winning a regular-season record 73 games last season meant Warriors head coach Steve Kerr had little need to tinker with his team. Apparently that will not be the case in the new season. Kerr said he plans to experiment with his personnel a bit more instead of worrying about regular-season records. “I don’t think we’ll have that this year,” Kerr said, via J.A. Adande of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chipotle customers in Cleveland mistake Patrick Patterson for LeBron James

Patrick Patterson is a 6’9” forward who plays for the Toronto Raptors. He is not the world’s best basketball player, although he did win the sixth man of the year award last season. LeBron James is a 6’8” forward who is the world’s best basketball player and single-handedly pushed the Cleveland Cavaliers past Steph Curry and the Warriors to overcome a 3-1 series deficit...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James snacks on some popcorn during exhibition game (vid)

It looks like the newest trend for NBA superstars to help pass the time during the meaningless preseason is to make it appear even more worthless by doing a bit of snacking when they should be otherwise occupied. LeBron James became the latest player to casually feast upon concession stand fare during Thursday’s 119-94 preseason loss to the Toronto Raptors at Quicken Loans Arena.  
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James envisions taking college courses someday

LeBron James, college student? Perhaps some day. James of course bypassed college and made the leap from high school straight to the NBA. But the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar hopes to one day make up for missed time by taking some college classes at his hometown University of Akron. Actually, James apparently is already enrolled at the school. “I’m signed up at the University...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ezekiel Elliott’s big day against the Bengals has people talking

Coming into Sunday’s game, the Cincinnati Bengals defense hadn’t allowed a rushing touchdown this season. That changed Sunday thanks to Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. Elliott, who has bursted onto the scene and is leading the NFL in rushing, has run all over the Bengals tough run defense. The Dallas running back has gone for more than 100 yards and highlighted...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James had a complaint about the NBA mobile app

LeBron James is just like you and me. He, too, uses the NBA’s mobile app, and like any good consumer, he has some user feedback for the developers. On Thursday night, James had a complaint about the Gametime app, which he duly sent to the NBA. @nba GameTime App 2016-2017 can we please fix the box score portion. It's to challenging scrolling through it and remembering previous...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Amy Schumer relaxes before show inside LeBron’s locker

Amy Schumer is one of the biggest comedians in the world and apparently used her superstar status to find a nice and cozy place to curl up with a book ahead of Thursday’s performance at Quicken Loans Arena: The Cleveland Cavaliers’ locker room. More specifically, inside LeBron James’ locker. The comedian-actress posted photographic evidence of her making herself comfortable...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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