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  1. Video: Celtics, Heat coaches and players talk Game 6

    Jun 8, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Three

    In case you didn’t see the highlights from the post-game press conferences Thursday night, here you go. The Heat all focus on LeBron James and how he played, although doesn’t LeBron himself sound tired? The Heat also talk about moving on. The Celtics talk about putting this behind them and focusing on Game 7, but…

  2. Celtics fans dump drink on LeBron, hit Wade with ball

    Jun 8, 2012, 10:24 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Six

    They wouldn’t do that to the opposing team in Miami. Mostly because nobody actually stays until the end of the game. As LeBron James was walking off the court after dropping 45/15/5 and leading the Heat to a surprisingly easy Game 6 win in Boston, some Celtics’ fan drops a drink on LeBron. Childish. And…

  3. Celtics-Heat Game 6: LeBron crashes his own funeral

    Jun 8, 2012, 10:06 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Six

    “He’s not smiling.” I made that remark to my wife Thursday night as the Heat took the floor for Game 6 in Boston when I saw LeBron James, a serious, almost somber look on his face. James is a known “happy-go-fun” guy, often to the annoyance of teammates and opponents. Sure, he tries to look…

  4. Report: Bobcats are shopping No. 2 pick around

    Jun 8, 2012, 9:57 AM EST

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    There is a lock No. 1 pick in this draft, Anthony Davis is a likely franchise player that any general manager would take without thinking. But then it gets tough — there are a lot of good players, a lot of depth, but every guy left has question marks. Nobody else is a lock. Kentucky’s…

  5. Erik Spoelstra once went to Doc Rivers for coaching advice

    Jun 8, 2012, 9:10 AM EST

    Erik Spoelstra

    Coaches like to learn from each other. Not only within their own sport but also from great coaches in other sports — during the lockout the Heat’s Erik Spoelstra spent time with Chip Kelly, the Oregon football coach, trying to learn about space and attacking. Spoelstra also once sought advice from Doc Rivers. Spoelstra attended…

  6. Fans send Boston off with four-minute “Let’s go Celtics” chant

    Jun 8, 2012, 8:40 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Three

    The way Boston laid an egg in Game 6, not a lot of fan bases would have stuck around to the end. Plenty would have mixed in a smattering of boos. But Celtics fans did the opposite. The ones that remained at the end of a crushing loss broke into a four-minute long “Let’s go…

  7. Video: Anthony Davis from NBA Draft Combine

    Jun 8, 2012, 8:06 AM EST

    Kentucky v Tennessee

    This is your No. 1 pick New Orleans. Your franchise savior. Anthony Davis, last seen leading Kentucky to a national title, attended the NBA Draft Combine, although he didn’t work out for teams. He doesn’t have to. While he says in his last sentence that his selection isn’t set in stone, it is. He will…

  8. Video: LeBron James’ high-flying putback dunk

    Jun 8, 2012, 1:47 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Six

    Most of LeBron James 45 points came outside the paint, but when he went to the rim he went hard. Like this putback near the end of the second quarter where LeBron’s biggest concern was hitting his head on the rim, a shot that had twitter buzzing. LeBron’s whole game had twitter buzzing and carried…

  9. “Fearless” LeBron carries Heat, but he’ll have to do it again

    Jun 8, 2012, 12:18 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Six

    Sometimes it’s good to have the best player on the planet on your team. LeBron James made Boston Garden his own personal playground for Game 6 — 45 points, 15 rebounds and five assists. It was as dominant a performance as he has given in the playoffs. He set the tone from the opening moments and…

  10. Celtics unable to capitalize on momentum, Miami Heat force Game 7

    Jun 8, 2012, 12:03 AM EST

    NBA: Playoffs-Miami Heat at Boston Celtics

    The Boston Celtics had an excellent opportunity to close out the Eastern Conference finals Thursday night, setting up a meeting with Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA finals. LeBron James would not allow that to happen, however, and the Heat cruised to an easy 98-79 victory en route to forcing a Game 7…

  11. Video: Kendall Marshall from NBA Draft Combine

    Jun 7, 2012, 10:29 PM EST

    North Carolina Marshall reacts after scoring against the Creighton during a college basketball game in Greensboro

    He is not a franchise guy, but your franchise will run better with Kendall Marshall at the point. You could tell how much he mattered to North Carolina when he went down — he may not have been the most talented player on that team, but he was the one that kept all that talent…

  12. Video: Bradley Beal from NBA Draft Combine

    Jun 7, 2012, 10:07 PM EST

    Florida Gators guard Bradley Beal celebrates his team's win over the Marquette Golden Eagles during the NCAA men's West Regional basketball tournament in Phoenix

    Bradley Beal is going to get drafted in the top 5 come June 28 because he can shoot the rock. Teams with penetrating guards — Washington with John Wall and Cleveland with Kyrie Irving — like the idea of having a guy paired with their existing guards who can knock down open kick-out passes and…

  13. Syracuse guard, first-round pick Waiters shuts down workouts

    Jun 7, 2012, 8:10 PM EST

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Ohio State v Syracuse

    When a draft prospect shuts down his workouts, it means he got a promise from some team to take him. It usually doesn’t happen this early in the process. However, that’s what Syracuse two-guard Dion Waiters has done, tweets Marc Spears of Yahoo. Syracuse guard Dion Waiters canceled all team workouts and interviews at NBA…

  14. Chris Bosh again to come off bench for Heat in Game 6

    Jun 7, 2012, 8:02 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Six

    Everybody talked about how Chris Bosh was not on the court for the Heat in the fourth quarter of Game 5. I bet he is in Game 6. But he will not be there at the start. Bosh will come off the bench again for the Heat in Game 6, coach Erik Spoelstra said and…

  15. Kobe, Bynum headed back to Germany for knee procedure

    Jun 7, 2012, 5:56 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers Andrew Bynum celebrates with Kobe Bryant after making the game-winning shot against the Boston Celtics during their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    Last summer, Kobe Bryant made a trip to Germany to have an experimental procedure on his knee. Then he showed up this season jumping out of the building again and everybody wanted one. Even Alex Rodriguez got the knee procedure. This summer Kobe and Lakers center Andrew Bynum are going to the land of beer…

  16. Jordan Crawford keeps his basketball shoes in the refrigerator

    Jun 7, 2012, 4:23 PM EST

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    NBA players collect shoes. Not everybody goes Joe Johnson on it, but these are basketball fans who have money and the hookups to get whatever shoes they want. They don’t pay for most of them. They go nuts. Wizards’ guard Jordan Crawford keeps his in the fridge. At least if you think the photo he…

  17. Video: Trailer for Kevin Durant’s “Thunderstruck” movie

    Jun 7, 2012, 3:42 PM EST

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    Let’s be honest here: This movie is going to suck. And we’re still going to see it. If you remember, Kevin Durant spent time filming a movie last offseason, one with the very original premise of two people’s skills/personalities getting switched. Never been done before. But this is different because it’s got basketball. Gotta love…

  18. J.R. Smith says he wants to stay with Knicks if money is same

    Jun 7, 2012, 3:12 PM EST

    Knicks' Smith shoots during their win over the Heat in Game 4 of their NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff series in New York

    J.R. Smith has a $2.5 million option with the Knicks, and at that price New York could use his firepower off the bench (erratic though it may be). The question for him is simply this: How much can he make elsewhere? He is a New Jersey native and loves NYC, but like the rest of…

  19. Boston is making this playoff run without practices

    Jun 7, 2012, 2:35 PM EST

    Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce

    This is how you handle a veteran team that knows what is needed in the playoffs. Doc Rivers gets it. Boston is making a longer playoff run than everyone not wearing green-tinted glasses expected, and they are doing it without traditional practices. From the New York Times. Rajon Rondo joked last week that he thought…

  20. Video: Metta World Peace plays television weatherman in Vancouver

    Jun 7, 2012, 2:02 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, holds a news conference in Los Angeles, California

    There is a whole reality show based around Metta World Peace making weird little cameos that needs to be made. This is easily my favorite video of the week. World Peace came to Vancouver and did the weather in his own way. “Victoria, she sounds hot. But she’s actually cold, it’s 14 degrees.” Hat tip…

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