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NBA Finals: Crossover Chronicles Staff Predictions

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will soon try to establish themselves as the best team in professional basketball. Our team of writers and commentators at Crossover Chronicles has attempted to predict the Finals. No explanations here — the answers are revealing in and of themselves. The envelope, please: * BRYAN GIBBERMAN Cleveland key player: Tristan ThompsonGolden...
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Would Cavs winning title impact Love's impending free agency?

There are hundreds, if not thousands of variables surrounding Kevin Love’s impending free agency. His questionable relationship with LeBron James, the creatively bankrupt Cavaliers offense, and his role in said offense are probably at the forefront, but do his free agency plans change if the Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA Finals? Maybe. The following is speculative by nature....
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The predictable rise of cult basketball legend Matthew Dellavedova

Hit us up on Twitter @CrossoverNBA I remember where I was the first time I realized I was a big fan of Matthew Dellavedova and his basketball skills. As for most of us Delly Dudes, it intersects at the roads of “the first time you saw him play” and “being a West Coast Conference junkie because you can’t sleep.” There are a lot of us out there. Not necessarily the DD’s...
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Watch: Top 10 plays of the 2014-15 Playoffs (so far)

As we gear up for the NBA Finals, the NBA’s YouTube Channel takes a look back at the ten best plays of the 2015 NBA Playoffs so far…. The post Watch: Top 10 plays of the 2014-15 Playoffs (so far) appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
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The Chicago Bulls and the culture of fitting in

Hit us up on Twitter @CrossoverNBA Have you ever been a part of a panel job interview? And I’m not talking about being the sweating dude with a bunch of resumes on the other side of the desk. I’m talking about being the one asking the questions. Sometime after all of the candidates have been interviewed, selections for finalists are made. The question always gets asked, and...
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Crossover Chronicles: The Podcast – Finals Preview with Tim Roye and Cavs GM David Griffin

Sean Woodley and John Cannon chat with Warriors radio broadcaster Tim Roye about the lean years he experienced leading up to the Warrior’s dominant 2014-15 season, Steve Kerr’s impact on the team this year and much more. Then, Sean and John are joined by Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin for a chat about how the LeBron James return came about, the development...
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Atlanta Hawks unveil new logo

The Atlanta Hawks had a big year making it to the Eastern Conference Finals and landed a new owner. Now they’ve also updated their logos…. Welcome to the Club! Today we unveil our new logo, and the story behind it: http://t.co/o9Njk0JuKH #TrueToAtlanta pic.twitter.com/nhlmEYYQNw — Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) June 1, 2015   The post Look: Atlanta Hawks unveil new logo...
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Watch: The top plays of the 2014-15 season for LeBron James

The NBA Youtube Channel continues to give…. The post Watch: The top plays of the 2014-15 season for LeBron James appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
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Can LeBron James and the Cavs Finally End Cleveland’s Sports Suffering?

The city of Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, so it seems fitting to quote Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Tom Petty, who once said in a song, “The waiting is the hardest part”. For Cleveland sports fans, few words could be truer. There may be franchises that have had longer droughts like the Chicago Cubs, but for a city as whole, perhaps no one has been...
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Ranking LeBron James’ NBA Finals opponents

As LeBron James gets set to play in his sixth NBA Finals I figured it would be fun time to rank his opponents in the championship round.  James has battled three different incarnations of the San Antonio Spurs, the Dallas Mavericks, Oklahoma City Thunder and is getting ready for the Golden State Warriors. * 6. The 2006-2007 San Antonio Spurs This version of the Spurs was more...
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Alvin Gentry must worry about backcourt, not Anthony Davis

Some coaching hires are met with waves of acclaim and very little opposition. Some hires involve relative unknowns, or if not that, people who lived so far under the radar that it’s hard to even form an opinion. Such was the case with Erik Spoelstra in Miami after the high-profile Pat Riley years (interrupted by Stan Van Gundy’s tenure). Many hires in this or any other professional...
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NBA Finals, Music Division: CBS is Good, But the NBC Theme Song is the GOAT

It is nearly time for the NBA Finals. Many things will be discussed by a slew of the most insightful experts. Between what is at stake for LeBron James’ legacy, all the way to Steph Curry needing to win it all to help justify Golden State’s 67 win season and his NBA MVP — columns will be there to help fill your actual games being played void. That’s all fine and dandy. However...
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NBA Finals, Music Division: NBC is great, but CBS is better

It’s NBA Finals week, though the gap between the conference finals and the Big Finals feels more like a month. At any rate, the big event is almost here, and when the NBA Finals arrive, it’s easy to feel nostalgic about past NBA Finals. Much as any baseball fan falls in love with the World Series and football fans fall in love with the Rose Bowl and the Super Bowl, NBA fans fall...
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Watch Boris Diaw dance up a storm in health ad

He may be poked fun of his weight struggles, but Spurs’ Boris Diaw showed off he is quite lite on his feet in a new commercial for healthy living. Titled “Man on the Move”, Diaw is shown dancing as he wakes up while a health counter is ticking away all the while checking in on his weight, and even picking up some street ball. The post Watch Boris Diaw dance up a storm in health...
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Who were those guys? A look back at the 1974-75 Warriors

The 1975 Golden State Warriors were arguably the most improbable NBA champions of all time. They had one proven star, Rick Barry, and eleven other guys. That may sound harsh, but it’s true. The 1973-’74 Warriors had been pretty good, finishing second to L.A. in the Pacific Division (you didn’t have to say L.A. Lakers back then, you just said L.A.). Only four teams from each...
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NBA Finals: Cavs-Warriors lacks easy comparison and that's great

The fact that LeBron James is making his sixth NBA Finals appearance leads to an obvious question: Which previous NBA Finals series most closely resembles this one? Several commonalities exist, but they’re evenly distributed among the possible choices. Is there one NBA Finals which obviously stands out above the rest? It’s hard to say yes to that question… and that’s...
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NBA Finals: A series 39 years in the making

In the lead-up to the 2015 NBA Finals, you’re going to see (and hear) plenty of discussion about the 1975 NBA champion Golden State Warriors, now in their second NBA Finals. However, don’t forget the Cleveland Cavalier team from the mid-1970s that very nearly created a Cavs-Warriors Finals in 1976. Cavs/Warriors was almost an NBA Finals in 1976. 39 years later, THE WAIT...
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Orlando Magic hope Skiles can right sinking ship

The Orlando Magic have again hired one of the franchise’s former point guards to lead the team, but this time, Orlando went with one with previous head coaching experience. On Friday, Scott Skiles was introduced as the team’s 12th head coach. An original member of the Orlando Magic, Skiles averaged nearly 13 points and over 7 assists during the franchise’s first five seasons...
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Top 10 stories from 2015 NBA Playoffs

The NBA Finals are their own separate creature, given the matchup of teams from opposite conferences, over a full week after the completion of the conference finals. We’ve reviewed the Eastern and Western Conference playoffs in stand-alone pieces. Now, let’s look at the top 10 stories to emerge from both conferences over the past six weeks of postseason play, not including...
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Tom Thibodeau Could Tell Phil Jackson: “It’s Not Goink Very Well”

Reaction to the firing of Tom Thibodeau as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls has acquired all shapes and sizes, flowing in every possible direction. There’s a general consensus about the situation in terms of the relationship between Thibodeau and management, and when Adrian Wojnarowski weighs in, you can reliably view his assessment as a relatively accurate one. A few weeks...
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Crossover Chronicles: The Podcast — A Great Day Near the Bay

In Episode 1 of Crossover Chronicles: The Podcast, staff writers Sean Woodley and John Cannon break down the Golden State Warriors’ magical season and the impact of Steve Kerr in his first season as head coach. Sean and John continue the discussion by drawing comparisons between this year’s Dubs and the 1975 team that won the NBA title. They also talk about David Lee’s future...
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Western Conference Playoff Review: Better Than The East, But Not Special

If we’re going to knock the 2015 Eastern Conference — especially its playoff performance over the past three rounds — the Western Conference can’t be allowed to escape criticism as well. More to the point, if the East was dogged by the plague of injuries that swept through the playoffs this year — Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, Thabo Sefolosha, John Wall, Paul Millsap, Kyle...
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Golden State of Being: Ugly win a beautiful thing for Warriors

The Golden State Warriors played a sloppy, disjointed, foul-filled, injury-affected game Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets, but there was one phase of the game that they nailed. Defensively, they never allowed the Rockets to breathe, and because of that they’re on their way to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years. Actually, it was the defense and one other...
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Eastern Conference Basketball: It Is What We Thought It Was

You know from reading the title of this piece that I’m about to talk about Eastern Conference basketball. Therefore, a few notes must be put forth at the outset: 1) This is not going to be a “rip the Atlanta Hawks” piece. 2) LeBron James making five straight NBA Finals — becoming the first player (alongside James Jones, factual nitpickers out there…) to do the deed since...
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Broken Glass: Tristan Thompson Tipped Over The Hawks One Rebound At A Time

The offensive rebound fell out of vogue in the NBA years ago. The Spurs made a dynasty out of stressing transition defense over hammering the offensive glass — among other things. It’s a copycat league: coaching staffs around the NBA emulate “the Spurs way,” with many teams — including Atlanta and coach Mike Budenholzer — hiring former assistants in San Antonio. No...
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