Steve Kerr recalled a pretty hilarious story about one of the first times he had to guard Michael Jordan back when the now-Warriors head coach was a player on the Cavaliers, before he was MJ's teammate.
Thompson has a point, as the Warriors winning the 2017 championship in dominant fashion spurred several teams to make big moves in attempts to compete with the Warriors, to varying degrees of success.
OAKLAND, Calif. - For the second time in the last four years, the Cleveland Cavaliers enter the NBAFinals against the Golden State Warriors without All-Star Kevin Love as a lock to play in Game 1.
Next up is a Warriors team that have won two of the last three NBA Finals and boast riches few teams have ever claimed and can shoot the lights out most any night.
"I think the rest of the NBA's got to get better".
"It's the craziest thing that the two teams that had the highest stake in Irving ended up playing each other for the ticket to the Finals and Kyrie's not involved with either of them".
The Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics in their own seven-game series to reach their fourth straight finals.
Beyond the fact that some people may just be bored with this seemingly annual event, there is the larger question of whether the Cavaliers can muster enough from King James' court to create any true competitive drama.
"This is the biggest difference that I remember between two teams heading into the Finals in my time in the NBA", said Van Gundy, whose association with the Association dates to 1989. But you know what, he'll be back.
Iguodala has averaged 7.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists a game in the playoffs.
"There's a lot of just built-up anxiety, I guess, about this moment". When it comes to team sports, that's something you hope you can be a part of.
As David Purdum notes in his recent article for ESPN, Cavs superstar LeBron James has been an underdog in seven of his nine Finals appearances. "Then you get into the relatability of a guy". But in the playoffs, Cleveland used consecutive wins in Canada to begin a shockingly easy four-game sweep in the Eastern semifinals.
"Draymond was on my team, and he was just like, "Look, you can't do nothing about that".
Stephen Curry kept the game ball tucked under his left arm long after Monday's game, toddler daughter Ryan held in his right arm. When they lose, it's because Steph Curry played poorly. I went to the Olympics. That is a tall order considering the defending champions have scored at least 100 points in 13 of their 17 playoff games. As a basketball fan, to turn on the TV last night and watch the game and there were points in the game where you didn't know how it was going to play out and they found a way to get it done, so shout-out to him.
The flooding reached the second floors of some buildings, and one building in Ellicott City's historic downtown area has fallen. A small window of time to survey losses and gather belongings will be given to those in the flood damaged areas, officials say.
The Fort Smith National Cemetery placed their flags on the graves on Thursday, with veterans groups volunteering for the task. The soldiers also place about 14,000 flags at the Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
Arteta also has received tutelage from a man that many consider the best in the business today by assisting under Guardiola . Arsenal fans reacted to the news on social media in predictable fashion: with disbelief and disproportionate anger.
Williams told the officer he was at his home the "whole time" and Kendall Wright had taken the Lamborghini out at about 12:30 a.m. He said he would "never put himself in a (blanked) up situation where (the police) would be there".
Reinforcements including commando units as well as the Afghan air force were battling Taliban fighters around the city, he said. The insurgents released a statement warning residents to remain inside their homes and called on people to "stay calm".
State Department on Saturday confirmed the new restrictions on its employees in Pakistan but declined further comment. According to details, a special aircraft arrived at the Nur Khan Airbase here to take the American diplomat home.
North Korea has threatened to pull out of the meeting after comments by US National Security Adviser John Bolton. However, it remains to be seen if Trump and Moon can keep the goodwill going before the U.S.
There had been suggestions Rooney had demanded the guarantee of regular football next season, but Allardyce rubbished that idea. Fair play to him, he could probably have stayed at Man Utd and drifted in and out but he's gone back to his boyhood club.
Kim is joined by Allison Hooker, a Korea specialist on the National Security Council, and an official from the Defense Department. Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a secret meeting Saturday in the demilitarized zone between the two countries.
The fourth quarter's performance showed a deterioration, largely blamed on "unseasonable weather" despite an earlier Easter. That figure dropped by 5.4pc to £580.9m, with the City predicting a steeper fall to £572.6m.
And the Argentine admitted seeing his former team-mate at Madrid would be a huge blow. "It would make Real Madrid stronger". I will call him in my office. "I felt good, at ease", he wrote on Facebook this week.
Not hosting: Auburn will hit road for NCAA Regional
Hosting a regional or super regional gives a college baseball team nearly a 70 percent chance of advancing, per the NCAA. The inning started with a Michaela Schlattman solo blast, her eighth of the year and third in the postseason.
An Unseeded Serena Williams Looms in the French Open Draw
The seventh-seeded Thiem, who ended Nadal's streaks on clay of 21 wins and 50 sets won, will face a qualifier in the first round. The WTA and its players' council are considering such a rule, but French Open organizers also had the chance to seed Williams.
Twitter reacts to Warriors choking away Game 5
Kevin Durant paced the Warriors with 29 points while Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 45 points on 16-of-31 shooting. Houston has outscored the Warriors by 11 points in 47 minutes during the West finals with Harden on the floor and Paul resting.
Petrol, diesel prices touch new high in two days
Since September 2013, petrol prices are at their highest level and diesel prices are also at their all-time high in Delhi . Diesel prices are now Rs66.57 in New Delhi , Rs69.11 in Kolkata , Rs70.88 in Mumbai and Rs70.25 in Chennai today.
Paris and tourism face yet another terror attack
Milan, another witness, told AFP he saw a woman who sustained wounds to her neck and leg as well as "several people in distress". A state of emergency that was put in place following the 2015 Paris attacks that killed 130 people was lifted last October.
NBA Coach of the Year Dwane Casey Fired, Blame LeBron James
Casey took the heat for LeBron's game-winner - but made it clear he ordered his team to trap, and force him to give it up. It is impossible to say that making better in-game adjustments would have swung any of these series the other way.