NBA Finals Prop Bets: LeBron 6/5 to win MVP; Over/under on his points is 28.5


OK, folks. We are going to have some fun with this column. About a million different NBA prop bets are out, and I am going to run through a bunch them and make picks on each of them. Some of these props will be easier to find at offshore sites rather than in Vegas, but we are writing for a worldwide audience here, and those of us in America are slightly jealous that our brethren in other countries who can make wagers


Photo of the Day- Can Phil Jackson save Lamar Odom’s life?


Lamar Odom has had a tough few years. His fall from grace included a widely reported drug habit, failed stints in Dallas and in Turkey and a doomed marriage to Khloe Kardashian. So where did Odom turn? Phil Jackson of course. The man who helped Odom become a household name with the Lakers signed him shortly after being introduced as the Knicks’ president, and Odom formally signed his contract Monday on Instagram. Here’s to hoping that Jackson can help resurrect Odom’s basketball career and, essentially,


LeBron-Leonard Finals Matchup is All-Defensive Team Affair


LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard figure to be seeing a lot of each other over the next two weeks.  That will be the small forward matchup in the NBA Finals. Just like last year, it should be a good one, because both players were named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team on Monday. Neither the Miami Heat nor the San Antonio Spurs have anyone on the All-Defensive First Team, which was voted on by the media and has Defensive Player of the


SH Blog: Vogel staying with Pacers; Stephenson might not

Lance Stephenson

After last night’s debacle, the Pacers’ season is mercifully put to rest. What started out with them looking like the first serious contenders to the Heat’s throne atop the East in years turned dramatically south and ended with an All-Star center looking like he’d never played basketball before, a budding superstar getting lost in the shuffle, and Lance Stephenson blowing in LeBron’s ear. The message was obvious: the Pacers didn’t think they could hang with Miami. Now it’s time for the


NBA Reaches Settlement with Shelly Sterling; Ballmer Sale to go Forward


NEW YORK — The NBA, Shelly Sterling and the Sterling Family Trust today resolved their dispute over the ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, the league announced. Under the agreement, the Clippers will be sold to Steve Ballmer, pending approval by the NBA Board of Governors, and the NBA will withdraw its pending charge to terminate the Sterlings’ ownership of the team. Because of the binding agreement to sell the team, the NBA termination hearing that had been scheduled for June 3


Tweet of the Day: Clippers’ Bidding Comes To An End


Has Steve Ballmer finally acquired an NBA franchise? Ever since Shelly Sterling claimed to have her husband Donald’s approval to move forward with the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, she has moved at a blistering pace to field bids in hopes of securing a legitimate buyer before the NBA Board of Governors convene Tuesday, June 3 to vote to have them removed as team owners. Since initiating the bidding war for the Clippers, Shelly’s husband—estranged or not—has


“The Basketball Tournament” is a 32-team, open event with a $500K prize and some big names


March Madness for everyone. In June. For money. A lot of money. That’s the idea behind The Basketball Tournament, a 32-team, open event coming to Philadelphia next week featuring a ton of players including Hakim Warrick, Josh Selby, Josh Boone, Rashad McCants, Aquille Carr and Marshall Henderson. Winner takes home $500,000. Organizer Jonathan Mugar said The Tournament, which is open to any U.S. citizen over the age of 18, was born out of a simple idea: What if you took everything great about