Bauman: LBJ and TP: Two Unstoppable Forces, Who will be Immovable Object?

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MIAMI — There are two players in the NBA Finals who have been nearly impossible to stop during the 2012-13 postseason, LeBron James, and Tony Parker. In 16 games, James is shooting 51.4% from the field, averaging 26.2 points, 6.2 assists, 7.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 41 minutes per game for the Miami Heat. And truthfully, the numbers don’t even do him justice because of the way he impacts the game at both ends of the court…

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Heisler: In choosing Clippers coach, will Donald draw name from a hat?

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This just in from Clipper Nation, where the home team can take its pick among top coaching candidates Lionel Hollins, Jeff Van Gundy, Byron Scott and Brian Shaw. And the winner is … Let me get back to you on that. No decision may soon be forthcoming from owner Donald Sterling, as none was for weeks after his people recommended firing Vinny Del Negro, a no-brainer they had set up that way with Sterling’s help. It’s hard to to handicap the Clippers with officials

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Mock Draft 4.0: Let the Draft Games Begin – Oladipo Rises, McLemore Slides

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Click banner to learn more about our SuperChat on Draft Night We are just weeks away from the 2013 NBA draft. It is June and now the pre-draft workouts go into full swing. Within the lottery, the big news is that Orlando has pushed Victor Oladipo ahead of Ben McLemore on its draft board. McLemore has yet to formally hire an agent and has been questioned about his ties to Rodney Blackstock. Orlando also has had conversations with the

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Hubbard: To keep building his own dynasty, LeBron must defeat another

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Among the monumental sports topics that are debated everywhere – from local fine drinking establishments to radio and television shows where participants spend hours shouting at each other – is the issue of dynasties. In sports, identifying and labeling dynasties is a must. It’s part of our DNA. And then when a dynasty is established and accepted as fact, it must be compared to other dynasties. That is mandatory. It is what makes sports sports.

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Bauman: Indiana’s postseason experience could prove invaluable

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MIAMI — Roy Hibbert sat calmly on the bench with his headphones blaring and the word “FOCUS” written on his right sneaker, right before game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Paul George answered a few questions from a reporter who was interested in whether George thought he’d done a good job of making himself marketable for endorsement deals (umm, not the time, buddy).

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Perkins: Heat dispatch Pacers, and now go to work on their legacy

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Heat forward LeBron James has led the Heat to the NBA Finals for a third consecutive year, and now they have a chance to become a team for the ages. MIAMI – It took longer than expected, but the Miami Heat have earned a third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals. The Big Three, along with coach Erik Spoelstra, came through in their biggest game of the year. Now, the real work begins. Now, this Miami foursome begins

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Sheridan: On the Retirement of Jason Kidd

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Everyone on planet Earth has one thing in common today, as we do every day: We are all getting older by the moment. Jason Kidd’s retirement makes that truism hit home a little more, because I have become friendly with Kidd over the years through covering him since he came out of Cal as the kind of freakish point guard the likes of whom had rarely been seen before. When players you have covered for years upon years announce retirements, it

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