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Kurt Helin

  1. NBA Finals Game 2 preview: Don’t expect Game 2 to look, feel like Game 1

    Jun 8, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    LeBron James

    Expect better defense, more contested shots and fewer turnovers.

  2. Report: Magic’s Arron Afflalo open to being traded. Especially to a contender.

    Jun 7, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v. Philadelphia 76ers

    He can opt out after next season, but the Magic don’t feel much pressure to make a move.

  3. Off day wrap up from San Antonio: Tim Duncan wants to be a point guard

    Jun 7, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

    2014 NBA Finals - Practice Day And Media Availability

    Also, Gregg Popovich hates the three point shot. His word, not mine.

  4. LeBron James, Heat joking about cramps at this point, but happy for extra day off

    Jun 7, 2014, 4:58 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    Like everyone else, LeBron is pretty much over the cramping talk.

  5. LeBron James does his best Iverson “practice” imitation (VIDEO)

    Jun 7, 2014, 3:58 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    “Practice? We talkin’ bout practice?”

  6. Versatile Boris Diaw draws raves from teammates, becomes Heat challenge

    Jun 7, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    2014 NBA Finals - Game One

    Boris Diaw was a team best +30 in Game 1 and had the second most touches on the team (behind Tony Parker) as they ran some of the offense through him.

  7. Off Day wrap up from San Antonio: Erik Spoelstra frustrated with Mario Chalmers

    Jun 6, 2014, 10:24 PM EDT

    Erik Spoelstra, Mario Chalmers

    Chalmers’ foul trouble shortened the Heat bench even more on a night they didn’t need it shortened.

  8. Spurs, Heat both focus on defense as Friday practices become film sessions

    Jun 6, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT

    Erik Spoelstra

    Not shockingly, Gregg Popovich was not happy after watching the Game 1 tape. Not even a nice Cabernet could have brightened his mood.

  9. LeBron says he will be ready to go Sunday, has tuned out criticism on social media

    Jun 6, 2014, 3:58 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    “Don’t worry, you guys can talk about me as much as you want. I’ll be there on Sunday as well. I’m not hiding.” —LeBron James

  10. Quote of the Day: Jurgen Klinsmann uses Kobe contract to explain cutting Landon Donovan

    Jun 6, 2014, 3:11 PM EDT

    NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant takes a penalty kick as part of a promotion during halftime of the 2011 Herbalife World Football Challenge soccer match between Barcelona and Manchester United in Landover

    Jurgen Klinnsman does not want to reward past success with future contracts.

  11. Air conditioning repaired at AT&T Center

    Jun 6, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT

    AT&T center

    It’s fixed and there are two events in the building to test it before Game 2 on Sunday.

  12. Report: Quin Snyder remains frontrunner as Jazz slowly progress in coaching search

    Jun 6, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks v Miami Heat

    Brad Jones, Alvin Gentry and Adrian Griffin are also on the short list.

  13. When the Finals got hot before: Game 5, 1984, Bird vs. Magic in “heat game”

    Jun 6, 2014, 10:48 AM EDT

    1984 NBA Finals Game 5:  Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics

    It was 97 degrees in the old Boston Garden and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was sucking oxygen.

  14. Report: Phil Jackson spoke with Derek Fisher about Knicks coaching job Wednesday

    Jun 6, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT

    Phil Jackson Derek Fisher

    More substantive conversations are coming next week.

  15. Gatorade twitter account trolls cramping LeBron James

    Jun 6, 2014, 7:59 AM EDT

    LeBron James

    LeBron James is sponsored by Gatorade’s rival.

  16. Frustrated LeBron James says he’ll be good to go for Game 2

    Jun 6, 2014, 1:31 AM EDT

    LeBron James

    “It sucks not being out there for your team, especially at this point in the season.” —LeBron James

  17. Blown air conditioning circuit breaker leads to steamy Finals Game 1

    Jun 5, 2014, 11:07 PM EDT

    2014 NBA Finals - Game One

    It was 89 degrees in the building at the start of the fourth quarter.

  18. San Antonio has 54-49 halftime lead behind 15 from Tim Duncan

    Jun 5, 2014, 10:27 PM EDT

    2014 NBA Finals - Game One

    Manu Ginobili has been lighting it up from three.

  19. Dwyane Wade with the spinning, ball-fake bucket (VIDEO)

    Jun 5, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

    2014 NBA Finals - Game One

    This is going to be a fun series.

  20. LeBron says his legacy will be more than just basketball

    Jun 5, 2014, 8:32 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    “I think my calling is much bigger than just basketball, to say what my legacy is on the floor and to say that’s all it is stupid.” —LeBron James

  21. Love may not be, but Ricky Rubio’s camp reportedly happy with Flip Saunders as coach

    Jun 5, 2014, 6:37 PM EDT

    Ricky Rubio

    Rubio is going to get a contract extension from the Timberwolves this summer, just not the one David Kahn would have given him.

  22. Thunder GM Presti: Scott Brooks’ job is safe

    Jun 5, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Los Angeles Clippers - Game Three

    OKC doesn’t feel the pressure to make a move because they feel the window there remains wide open.

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