Warriors Sweep Spurs And Head To Finals, Ginobili May Retire

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With their sweep of the San Antonio Spurs, the Golden State Warriors are back in the NBA Finals. They are the first team in NBA history to start the finals with a 12-0 winning streak. The Warriors will be playing in their 3rd straight Championship and will have nine days off to get healthy and rested before taking on either the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Boston Celtics (Cavs up 2-1 in series). Warriors 129, Spurs 115.

After the game, the Spurs Manu Ginobili received a standing ovation on his way out. He turns 40 this summer and hasn’t announced yet if he’ll be retiring, but many believe this was his last game.

 

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Bradley’s Winning Shot Beats Cavs, Warriors On Roll, Zaza Extra Security, Cloud Computing

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Cleveland Cavaliers have been cruising through the playoffs with a 13 game wining streak. The Cavs looked like they would sail through game 3 as well. They were up 21 points Sunday night against the Boston Celtics, who were without star Isaiah Thomas, but they let down their guard too soon, and the Celtics fought back. At the last second, the Celtics’ Avery Bradley shot a 3 pointer to seal the win and stun the Cavs. Game 4 is Tuesday night in Cleveland. Celtics 111, Cavaliers 108.

In the Western Conference finals, the Golden State Warriors are up 3-0 against the San Antonio Spurs and look unstoppable. Unfortunately for the Spurs, the series could have been more competitive if their team was at full strength. Playing without an injured Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard, the Spurs chances at a comeback look pretty bleak. Game 4 is Monday night 9:00 pm EST.

Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich created some drama when he accused the Warriors’ Zaza Pachulia of purposely tripping Kawhi (who is listed as questionable for game 4). Zaza said he is fine with the negative attention, but the threats against him on social media have gotten so bad, he had to hire extra security at his children’s school.

 

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There will be no Triple Crown winner this year as Cloud Computing beat out Derby winner Always Dreaming in the Preakness Stakes over the weekend.

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All-NBA List, George & Hayward Down $200 Mill, Von Miller Surprises Employees, A-Rod A Shark

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The NBA released its list of All-NBA players on Thursday. Indiana Pacers Paul George and Utah Jazz Gordon Hayward were left off the list, potentially costing them a five-year $200 million contract extension. NBA media members select the top 15 players by position to fill the First, Second, and Third All-NBA teams. Each team consists of two guards, two forwards and one center. LeBron James made the First Team again for the 11th time in his career. For a list of the all three Teams, click here.

The NBA playoffs continue this weekend with the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals Friday 8:30 pm ET. The Cavs lead the series 1-0. The Golden State Warriors, who lead 2-0,  will play Saturday 9:00 pm ET against the San Antonio Spurs.

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Broncos’ superstar linebacker Von Miller surprised the more than 200 Bronco employees at their service awards ceremony on Thursday. It was the first time in 18 years a Bronco player joined the ceremony to thank the employees.

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Retired MVP Alex Rodriguez announced he will join the popular reality show Shark Tank as a guest judge in the fall. A-Rod said, “Ever since I was 10 years old, I sat on my father’s lap [and said] I have two dreams: [One was] to be a Major League Baseball player, but that usually never happens, and two was to be a CEO,”

 

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Cavs Stomp Celtics In Game 1, LaVar Ball Wants $3Bill, Gisele Talks Brady Concussions

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A well-rested Cleveland Cavaliers stomped the Boston Celtics on the road in game one of the Eastern Conference finals. LeBron James added 38 points and looked unstoppable, while Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson had career high postseason 32 points, 12 rebounds and 20 points, nine rebounds respectively. Cavs 117, Celtics 104.

The highly controversial LaVar Ball is now saying he wants $3 Billion for his shoe company, Big Baller Brand.  Fox reporter Kristine Leahy, who’s already had a run in with LaVar, mentioned he would need to market to women if he wants his company to be successful. LaVar dismissed the idea then later verbally attacked Leahy and said, “I never disrespect women, but I tell you what, if you act like that, something’s coming to you and it’s OK.” LaVar also told Fox’s Colin Cowherd, he wants his son Lonzo to play for the Lakers (who have the #2 pick in the draft).

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In an interview with Charlie Rose, Gisele Bundchen mentioned hubby Tom Brady had a concussion last year he never reported to the team. In fact, Gisele not only said he had a concussion, but had concussions (plural) over the years. Brady hasn’t missed playing a game since 2008, so the report he’s had a head injury (injuries) is something the NFL and NFL Players Association will look into.

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Warriors Pummel Spurs, Celtics #1 Pick In Lottery, Mike And Mike Announce Split

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The Golden State Warriors pummeled the San Antonio Spurs in game 2 of the Western Conference finals. With Kawhi Leonard out with an ankle sprain, the Spurs looked helpless and fell behind 16-33 by the end of the first quarter and 44-72 by the half. The Warriors now lead the series 2-0 and head to San Antonio for game 3. Warriors 136, Spurs 100.

The Boston Celtics got the #1 pick (thanks to a trade with the Brooklyn Nets) in the 2017 NBA draft lottery. The Los Angeles Lakers will get the #2 pick and Philadelphia 76ers will pick at #3.

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ESPN’s talented morning duo, Mike and Mike, are moving on after nearly 19 years working with each other. As of January 1st, 2018, Mike Greenberg will host a morning show (with different co-hosts and guests) from 7-10 am on ESPN airing again at 10:00 am on ESPN2, while Mike Golic will co-host a morning drive program with Trey Wingo and his son Mike Golic Jr. Greenberg stated, “One of the many benefits of working at ESPN is that change and evolution are in our DNA. My run with Golic has been an incredible experience that I’ll always treasure, but having the chance to engage multiple voices every morning in a dialogue on each day’s sports stories will be a great new challenge.”

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Celtics Win Game 7, Lacy Earns $55K For Weight Loss, Seahawks Interest In Kaep, Phelps Audition

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The Boston Celtics overpowered the Washington Wizards in game 7 and will advance to the Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics reserve Center, Kelly Olynyk was the star of the game posting 26 points and helping lead the team to a 115-105 win. Boston will now face the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night in the Eastern Conference finals.

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Former Green Bay Packer, Eddie Lacy, was signed to a one-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks for $2.865 million with extra incentives worth another $2.6 million. The weight loss section in the extra incentive clause is what’s currently making headlines.  He recently earned $55k for his first weight loss bonus, weighing in at 253 pounds.  And, he’ll earn his next bonus if he weighs in below 250 pounds by June 12th. When Lacy played at Alabama in 2013, he weighed 230 and his coaches are anxious to get him back to his prime playing days.

Speaking of the Seahawks, coach Pete Carroll, said he’s exploring signing former 49er Colin Kaepernick or former Brown Robert Griffin III as a backup QB to their starter Russell Wilson.

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Dwayne, The Rock, Johnson just released a new promo for his movie Baywatch, which debuts May 25th. In the commercial, Olympic gold medalist (many times over) Michael Phelps begged to be part of the movie. The Rock made him pass a series of tests including holding his breathe and CPR for an Orca.

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Kawhi Goes Down And Warriors Win, Game 7 Wizards/Celtics, Derek Jeter’s #2 Retired

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The San Antonio Spurs were overpowering the Golden State Warriors until Kawhi Leonard went down with an ankle injury in the 3rd quarter of Sunday’s Western Conference final. The Warriors were down by 25 points during the game, but fought back and then went on a tear and outscored the Spurs 58-33. It was the largest comeback in finals conference history in the last 15 years. Steph Curry added 40 points and Kevin Durant 34 in the win. Kawhi will undergo an MRI today and is doubtful for Tuesday’s game 2. Warriors 113, Spurs 111.

 

The Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics face off in Game 7 tonight. The winner will face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference final.

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The New York Yankees retired Derek Jeter’s #2 jersey Sunday night. Jeter is beloved by Yankee fans. He played all 20 years of his career with the team and won 5 World Series. Watch Jeter’s emotional speech (with no notes) before the Yankee Stadium crowd.

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Spurs Beat Rockets To Face Warriors, Simmons $150 Dollar Tryout, Is Kaep Blackballed By NFL?

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The San Antonio Spurs were playing without Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker, but still managed to dominate the Houston Rockets to win the Western Conference semi-final. LaMarcus Aldridge was the star of the night with 34 points and 12 rebounds in a 114-75 rout of the Rockets. The other star, with the best background story, was Jonathan Simmons, who started in place of the injured Kawhi. Coming out of the ABL and working as a Barber, Simmons paid $150 dollars in 2013 for a D-League tryout with the Spurs. He played his first NBA game in November of 2015. For the whole story, click here.

The Spurs will now face the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals. Game 1 is on Sunday at 3;30 pm.

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Some are speculating Colin Kaepernick is getting black-balled by NFL teams, particularly after Kaepernnick’s backup on the SF 49ers Blaine Gabbert was recently signed by the Arizona Cardinals. Kaepernick’s advisor, Harry Edwards, claims he’s been contacted by three teams since free-agency began. Edwards said, “I don’t think there’s any question that there are some owners who wouldn’t have him in the league, much less on their team. But I fully expect one [team to sign him], because it’s in the best interest of the league to have him on a team.” Kaep has also stated he will stand for the National Anthem next year.

 

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Thomas Screens Help Celtics Win, 25K Fine For Swearing, The Rock For President

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The Washington Wizards’ defense were all over the Celtics’ 5′ 9″ Isaiah Thomas in game 5, so Thomas mixed things up by setting screens for teammate Al Horford who came out strong to lead the team. Then Avery Bradley added a playoff career high of 29 points to put the Celtics up 3-2 in the Eastern Conference semi-final. Game 6 is on Friday night. Celtics 123, Wizards 101.

Speaking of Isaiah Thomas, he was fined $25K for swearing at at a disrespectful fan during game 3 against the Wizards.  The video of him yelling at the fan was sent out on social media. He said “I’ll f— you up. You know that. Make sure after, come right here and say it.”

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In an interview for GQ Magazine, Dwayne, “The Rock“, Johnson said he might consider running for President at some point in the future.  He said, “A year ago it started coming up more and more. There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think, ‘Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful.’ I didn’t want to be flippant.”

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Ginobili Blocks Harden For Spurs Win In OT, Oher Uber Assault, Matt Harvey’s Apology

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The San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili had the play of the game when he blocked the Houston Rockets’ James Harden’s shot in overtime. Harden is not used to getting blocked in general, and this was the first time for Ginobili had ever done it. The Spurs now lead the Western Conference semi-final 3 games to 2. Game 6 is on Thursday 8:00 pm. Spurs 110, Rockets 107.

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Michael Oher, the inspiration for the movie “Blindside” and currently a Carolina Panther, turned himself in for allegedly assaulting an Uber driver. According the driver, Oher was upset with him for taking a different route to a restaurant and pushed him to the ground.

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The NY Mets Matt Harvey apologized to the Mets organization, the fans, and his teammates for missing Saturday’s game. Harvey admitted he stayed out too late Friday night, then golfed Saturday morning which led him to miss Saturday’s game. He was also rumored to be upset after his breakup with Victoria Secrets Super Model Adriana Lima and was drowning his sorrows Friday night. Harvey wasn’t scheduled to pitch on Saturday, but he was still expected to be at the Ballpark supporting his team.

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