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Kevin Love can officially take his talents elsewhere on July 2
The Cleveland Cavaliers lost the NBA Finals 4-2 to the Golden State Warriors, but not due to a lack of effort from LeBron James. Without Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, the latter of whom was lost for most of the playoffs after injuring his shoulder in the Cavs’ first round series with Boston, LBJ stood no chance against the historically prolific Western Conference champs. However, with Kyrie Irving, LeBron and the Cavs blew through the rest of the Eastern Conference, sweeping Boston, dropping two to the Bulls and sweeping the Hawks. Their dominant run raised eyebrows nationwide, especially from critics who believed the Cavs should’ve kept Andrew Wiggins, the #1 pick in the 2014 draft and the eventual NBA Rookie of the Year, rather than traded him to the Timberwolves for Love.
Now, the Love situation gets even more interesting. Kevin Love has opted out of his contract with the Cavs, meaning he’ll be a free agent starting next Thursday. Several teams, including New York, Los Angeles and Phoenix are expected to make a push for Love, who’s regarded as the league’s most skilled power forward. According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, Boston is also expected to make a push for Love, and tease the idea of he and Robin Lopez teaming up with Paul Pierce, who will be back in the city in which he won his only NBA Championship.
Sources: If Kevin Love goes forward with visits in July, expect Boston to sell him on pursuing group of Love, Robin Lopez and…Paul Pierce.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 24, 2015
Love’s individual numbers took a dip this season, which isn’t alarming considering he played alongside two proven scorers. In his final season with the Timberwolves however, Love, the team’s #1 offensive option, averaged 26 points, 12 rebounds and 4.4 assists, earning him All-NBA Second Team honors.
LeBron James is the best player in the world
We’ve known that for some time now. Somewhere in between the 4 regular season MVP awards, the two NBA Finals MVP awards, the broken records, and the “with no regard for human life!” TV calls, we figured that much out. There’s no debate. All due respect to the Kevin Durants, the Kobe Bryants and the Stephen Currys of the world. The best you guys can do right now is 2nd place.
Well, these NBA Playoffs have done nothing but strengthen the truth of that statement. Despite being decimated by injuries, including the two All-Pro players that were expected to be key to the Cavs championship run, Cleveland has found themselves in the NBA Finals, but LeBron James being the best player in the world will only bring them so far. They’ll have to win at home tomorrow night, and prepare for battle in the Bay in Game 7.
But, in case you forgot, LeBron James is here to remind you that, he is in fact, the best player in the world.
This cameraman got way more than he bargained for. Or did he?
LeBron James has got to be completely spent after these last few games. His ridiculous 40-point average through the first 3 games kept the Cavs not only in the series, but atop it, until the Warriors stormed back and stole their home-court advantage back in Game 4 last night. The above video clip is just a part of a really bizarre night for LeBron James.
Outside of the fact that his potent teammates went completely cold, and he crashed into cameraman’s row after being fouled, putting a circular (and bleeding) indentation in the back of his head, LeBron James inadvertently flashed millions of people last night, when ABC caught him fixing his shorts (and his under-shorts) before tip-off last night.
It’s a wonder someone caught this, and if you happen not to be able to see it, check out a snapshot here, in which you can very visibly see the 4-time MVP’s, erm, junk.
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— NBA (@NBA) June 11, 2015
Either this is staged or this kid needs an ice pack
Wale is hanging out with Bill Walton and some early pre-game fans outside Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, where Game 4 of the NBA Finals kicks off at 9 p.m, and he isn’t wasting time. With Kyrie Irving out, he’s out there making a serious case as to why LeBron should let him suit up as Matthew Dellavedova‘s back-up should something happen to the feisty, scrappy point guard, who’s quickly becoming an international sensation.
Okay, we’re just kidding on the Cavs back-up bit, but seriously, that crossover? Either Bill Walton staged this, or Wale’s packing a lot more than just bars and sneakers in his arsenal.
A bold soul got the cold-death stare out of LeBron James
Right now, LeBron James is the baddest man on the planet. Despite the fact that his Cleveland Cavaliers are currently without three of the five players that started the first game of the regular season–two of whom, it’s worth mentioning, are All-Pro players–David Blatt is a first-year head coach, and they’re up against the NBA’s best defense, the Cavs have somehow scraped to a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 NBA Finals. For the first time all year, Steve Kerr, Stephen Curry and the automatic Golden State Warriors actually have to put their heads together and manufacture victories.
Naturally, that isn’t something that Golden State Warrior fans are used to. Their team lost all of 15 games all season, tied for fourth best in NBA history. So after LeBron James turned in a valiant effort in Game 2, and stole home-court advantage from these historic Warriors, fans at Oracle Arena were not happy. Specifically, the woman in the above video clip, who thought it was a good idea to scream out that LeBron was a “p**sy a** b*tch” while he was just a few feet from her.
She received the death stare of a lifetime from the 4-time MVP, who would go on to dismantle the Warriors in Cleveland in Game 3 last night. If Warriors fans are trying to rattle LBJ, they’ve got to do a lot better than this.
That stare though.
This is disheartening, and awful
Kyrie Irving was the #1 draft pick in the 2011 draft, and the first step the Cleveland Cavaliers took towards their current positioning: back to the NBA Finals, with LeBron James commandeering the team, and city. This is Irving’s first postseason and NBA Finals, and it has come to an unfortunate, heartbreaking end.
While trying to execute a routine crossover move on Klay Thompson last night, Irving’s knee buckled, he stumbled, and appeared to be in excruciating pain as he attempted to maneuver around the court by himself. He ended up needing a trainer’s help to get back to the locker room, and the grimaces on his face worsened as he neared the gallows of Oracle Arena. He knew it was over long before we did.
Now, we know. The Cleveland Cavaliers have officially announced that Irving will need surgery on a fractured knee, which will keep him out 3-6 months, and certainly the rest of the NBA Finals. This puts LeBron in the disadvantageous, but familiar position of having to lead an eager group of role players into battle every night against a fine-tuned, healthy, dominant Western Conference Champion (see: 2007 NBA Finals). Kevin Love, whom the Cavs traded their #1 pick, Andrew Wiggins, for in the off-season with the idea that Love gave them a better chance to win right away, has been watching from the sidelines all season after an awkward run-in with Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk in the first round of these playoffs ensured the end of his season.