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.
Rainfall totals are forecast to reach 2 to 4 inches across most of the region with isolated amounts of 5 to 6 inches. The 40 mph winds extend outward up to 140 miles to the east of the center of the storm, the Hurricane Center said.
He told the dispatcher Incognito, who was dressed in shorts and no shirt, was trying to hit him as they talked. The Rams released Incognito, who was claimed by the Bills in 2009 for a three-game stint.
After a trip to the infield care center, Byron confirmed he was okay but admitted it was the hardest hit he had taken as a driver. He knows that everything can spin the other way in a hurry, and that it's time for him to make the most of his chance out front.
These funds had been then used to "enrich and help the violent and radical agenda of Hezbollah", Treasury mentioned. Though it's uncommon to sanction central financial institution officers, the US has carried out it earlier than.
Iranian state television broke its silence over the Israeli airstrikes late Thursday morning, the start of the Iranian weekend. But the chairman of Iran's parliamentary committee on foreign affairs condemned Israel for carrying out the strikes in Syria.
ORIGINAL POST, 9:34 a.m.: President Donald Trump is set to address the 2018 graduates of the United States Naval Academy . President Trump delivered a commencement address at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on Friday.
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.
The border marches are seen as Hamas' last hope of ending the blockade that has made it increasingly hard for the group to govern. Of the dead in Monday's violent demonstrations, one is reported to be a baby who died of inhaling tear gas.
When Ramirez's struggles this month continued, Cora said the team - and Ramirez - were better served with him gone. In those 52 seasons, the Braves outdrew the Red Sox only six times - in 1921, '25, '26, '30, '31, '32.
Often, when I confess my disdain for Deadpool to others, they act as if I just confessed some bad , unforgivable crime. Karan Soni, however, gets to display much of his manic humour that he brought from the first movie.
'Deadliest Catch' Skipper Found Dead in Oregon Home
At the time, he was also charged with unlawful possession of heroin, tampering with physical evidence, and reckless driving. Police found prescription pills in the house, but it's not clear if they were a cause in his death, reports said.
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.
Interview Magazine, founded by Andy Warhol, shuts down
Interview had gone through several overhauls since its birth, with the most drastic shift happening after Warhol's death in 1987. Truman Capote was one of Interview's earliest contributors , and Warhol also conducted many interviews .
Neymar Returns To Full Training
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.
Vladimir Putin opens controversial Russia-Crimea bridge
Like many key moments of Putin's presidency, it was a made-for-TV event created to showcase his resolve and authority. With 19 kilometers (11.8 miles) in length, the Crimean Bridge is the longest one in Russian Federation .
OnePlus 6 launch event today, here's how to watch it online
The OnePlus and the OnePlus 5T were an astonishing set of devices of a year ago , from the hype-mongering Chinese manufacturer. The phone packs a Snapdragon 636 chip, 4GB or 6GB of RAM , 32GB or 64GB of storage , and support for microSD cards.
Uber Shifts How it Handles Sex Assault Cases
Not long after he took the job late previous year , he wrote his own blog post in which he proclaimed: "We do the right thing". That would include rides and deliveries, as well as incidents that happen before pickup or after drop-off.
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.
Modi sees a 'threat' in me, says Rahul Gandhi
Since coming to power at the centre in May, 2014, BJP has reduced Congress' presence in power to just three major states. Speaking about the Karnataka polls, Athawale said that he is confident of BJP getting full majority.