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Kurt Helin

  1. NBA finals, Lakers Celtics Game 2, halftime: Ray Allen is an inhuman, three-point making cyborg

    Jun 6, 2010, 9:38 PM EDT

    Welcome to the Ray Allen show. Ray-Ray started out 7 of 7 from three, and he finished with 27 first half points on just 14 shots. Until his last three (a pretty open one) rimmed out, most of the crowd at Staples Center was convinced he is not human. The Lakers did not close well…

  2. Quote of the day, point guard? We don't need no stinkin' point guard?

    Jun 6, 2010, 7:15 PM EDT

    “You know, it’s very interesting to me that in an era where everybody says you’ve got to have a point guard who can penetrate and that if you don’t have one you can’t win. Chicago didn’t have one and the Lakers don’t have one now. So there game is being carried through the triangle offense.”–Dr.…

  3. Report: Cavaliers shopping Mo Williams, Delonte West

    Jun 6, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    Cleveland needed to make some changes. It was pretty clear that the current formula worked great in the regular season but could be exposed in a seven-game series. But damn, Cleveland. You won 60 games two years in a row. Coach? Gone. General manager? Gone. Shaquille O’Neal? Probably gone. Mo Williams? They’ll trade him. Same…

  4. NBA finals, Lakers Celtics Game 2: The Celtics will play like themselves, but is that enough?

    Jun 6, 2010, 1:55 PM EDT

    All that time spent in Boston practices working on the triangle sets, and the Lakers destroyed the Celtics vaunted defense with the old-fashioned pick-and-roll in Game 1. What people forget is that this happened some in 2008 — the Lakers had maybe their best offensive success with the pick-and-roll. But as Darius of Forum Blue&…

  5. Larry Ellison combines bid with existing Warrior minority owners to form super majority

    Jun 6, 2010, 1:14 AM EDT

    Larry Ellison — the richest man bidding on the Warriors, the man who would be the richest owner in basketball, the man who could write the biggest check tomorrow — may win the Warriors by bringing in partners. Specifically, existing partners in the team. A group of investors who currently own 20 percent of the…

  6. Ron Artest is excited about the World Cup. Even if he doesn't know who he's cheering for.

    Jun 5, 2010, 5:46 PM EDT

    There are a lot of interviews, too many interviews, during the breaks in the NBA Finals. And only so many times you can discuss rebounding or defending Paul Pierce. So the odd questions come, and every once in a while you get a great answer. Like when a reporter asked Ron Artest if he was…

  7. Miami Heat's Spoelstra says he's not worried about Pat Riley the coach

    Jun 5, 2010, 3:41 PM EDT

    He’s done it before. Pat Riley may have a front office job but he would rather be sitting on the bench, winning titles. He threw aside a very good coach to do it before, when Dwyane Wade and Shaq looked like they could win a title. If the Heat can land another big star —…

  8. Thibodeau accepts deal to coach Bulls, Hornets have deal with Monty Williams to become coach

    Jun 5, 2010, 1:59 PM EDT

    UPDATE 2:40 PM: K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune is reporting that Thibodeau has accepted the Bulls’ offer, but neither team will officially announce his decision until after the NBA finals have concluded. 1:59 pm: The New Orleans Hornets moved on from Tom Thibodeau Friday afternoon and by Saturday morning they got the other guy…

  9. Memories and lessons from the John Wooden Basketball Camp

    Jun 5, 2010, 12:28 PM EDT

    Five days doing nothing but playing basketball. To me as a skinny little fourth grader growing up in Los Angeles, it sounded like nirvana. The John Wooden basketball camp. I didn’t expect anything but a week of playing my favorite sport, and it was summer so I certainly didn’t expect to learn anything. That was…

  10. NBA finals, Lakers Celtics Game 2: The Lakers know what is coming Sunday

    Jun 4, 2010, 6:11 PM EDT

    That was not the Celtics. Or at least the Celtics that will come to play Sunday. They’ll look the same, wear the same uniforms, but they won’t act the same. A more aggressive Lakers team and some aggressive whistles from the referees had Boston taking a step back in Game 1. They spent much of…

  11. NBA finals, Lakers Celtics Game 2: Boston wants its paint back

    Jun 4, 2010, 5:14 PM EDT

    Kevin Garnett said he couldn’t repeat what Doc Rivers said to the team during a Friday film session. It’s probably exactly what every Celtics fan was saying last night as they watched the Lakers punch their team in the mouth, what they said when Pau Gasol grabbed another offensive rebound, what they said as the…

  12. Oakley being Oakley: LeBron should not go to New York

    Jun 4, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT

    If you’re looking for some crazy, look no farther than Charles Oakley. The 15-year NBA veteran has been out of the league for six seasons, but he still has plenty of opinions about it. The kind of opinions usually heard from overnight sports talk radio callers. Oakley was on recently with Sid Rosenberg of WQAM…

  13. Off-season knee surgery may be in Kobe Bryant's future

    Jun 4, 2010, 2:31 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant isn’t going to talk about it. He gets a bit surly during the playoffs, the media questions are just another distraction in his way. And he doesn’t talk about chinks in the armor on the best of days. But USA Basketball’s Jerry Colangelo told the New York Post that he doesn’t expect Kobe…

  14. LeBron's free agent tour to begin in New York, fan backlash soon to follow

    Jun 4, 2010, 1:20 PM EDT

    It could be worse. The rumor that Nike was going to make a LeBron James free agent tour shoe series — with the date he was in each city on it — is not true. Nike shot it down. Maybe because they see where this is headed. James is going to do a free agency…

  15. David Stern says NBA tickets are affordable

    Jun 4, 2010, 12:07 PM EDT

    Proof positive that David Stern has not had to pay for an NBA ticket for years: He defended the price of tickets. He then walked into a game where the average seat being resold was $610 a seat. And you can bet a lot of people close to the action would love to have paid…

  16. NBA finals, Lakers Celtics Game One: Kobe can play a little defense, too

    Jun 4, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

    Sure, Kobe put up 30 on the Celtics. But he was doing it at both ends. Don’t take my word for it, ask Tony Allen.

  17. Report: Timberwolves and Warriors discuss Anthony Randolph trade

    Jun 4, 2010, 8:58 AM EDT

    Anthony Randolph is young and has a world of talent and potential. That doesn’t mean Don Nelson is going to play him unless he has to, but the talent is there. Other teams recognize that talent and would like to have it. Like the Timberwolves, who have talked to Golden State about an Anthony Randolph…

  18. Wither Tom Thibodeau?

    Jun 4, 2010, 8:21 AM EDT

    New Orleans has made their offer and wait. Chicago had an interview and now is deciding what to do. New Jersey and the Los Angeles Clippers are waiting in the wings. Tom Thibodeau is a very popular man these days. It seems clear he will not be back on the Celtics bench next year, even…

  19. NBA finals, Lakers Celtics Game One: Who are these guys in green and what did they do with the real Celtics?

    Jun 4, 2010, 1:55 AM EDT

    The Celtics were angry when they went in the locker room. John McEnroe angry. That’s not the norm for a veteran team, and it was not at all like the Celtics team that has marched through the playoffs. But they didn’t play like those Celtics, either. These Celtics were pissed. Not with the referees (well,…

  20. NBA Finals, Lakers Celtics Game 1, halftime: Lakers pound ball inside, lead foul-filled half

    Jun 3, 2010, 10:32 PM EDT

    The Lakers had said they were not going to back down, that they would go right at the Celtics. And they did. The result is a 50-41 lead at the half, with Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum combining for 18 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks. Lakers have 28 points in the paint, the Celtics…

  21. NBA Finals, Lakers Celtics Game 1: Coaches have most boring pregame press conferences ever

    Jun 3, 2010, 8:11 PM EDT

    Wow, that was just useless. Doc Rivers and Phil Jackson said almost nothing of interest in their pregame press conferences. Rivers lasted just longer than two minutes. Apparently even the media is sick of talking about this game. Phil Jackson had one good line, when asked about NBA TV analyst and former Minnesota Timberwolves General…

  22. John Wooden hospitalized, in "grave condition"

    Jun 3, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

    Coaching legend John Wooden, the man who made UCLA a basketball powerhouse, the man who coached so many NBA greats, is in the hospital in “grave condition.” He apparently isn’t eating anymore and one UCLA blog is reporting sources told them this is “the last time he will come to a hospital” and that it…

  23. NBA Finals, Lakers Celtics Game 1: Winning game one sets the tone

    Jun 3, 2010, 4:50 PM EDT

    Phil Jackson things winning Game 1 is important. Shocking. As for the players, they don’t care so much about the rivalry, they care about the ring.  

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