Paging Jim Gray, paging Jim Gray. Another decision is near, and we will bring out the capital ‘D’ if you agree to make the announcement on TV along with LeBron, who can recycle his purple checked shirt just for old time’s sake. The chances of James returning to the Miami Heat have diminished since free agency began, in large part because James wants to be paid a max salary — which leaves little wiggle room for Pat Riley to make the necessary
The end has arrived. Or has it? There is a good chance LeBron James is going to opt out of the final season of his contract with the Miami Heat, making him an unrestricted free agent. And when LeBron becomes a free agent, crazy things can happen. Paging Jim Gray. Paging Jim Gray. So what do you think, folks? Is LeBron going to opt out only for the purposes of signing a longer deal to stay in Miami? Might he want to return
The Lakers are said to be waiting until after the May 20 Draft Lottery to decide who should be their next coach. They will have a lengthy list of candidates to choose from, because just about everyone out there (OK, not Phil Jackson) would like to have that job. Who do you think the Lakers should hire? Vote below. The results will show after you cast your ballot.
A lot has happened since our MVP rankings were published on Wednesday. The Heat have not lost five out of six, blowing a chance to surpass Indiana in the Eastern Conference standings, and the Los Angeles Clippers won their 10th in a row Friday night by defeating Utah as Blake Griffin reached 20 points for the 25th consecutive game. I had Griffin ranked third and James ranked second behind Kevin Durant in the latest edition of the MVP ranks, and now I
The San Antonio Spurs are only victory away from becoming NBA champions. The oddsmakers seem to think they have no chance tonight in Game 6. The Spurs have been installed as 7-point underdogs for tonight’s Game 6, and they are 3.7-to-1 on the Money Line.
Even if you are not a fan of the Indiana Pacers or the Miami Heat, tonight’s Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals is Must-See TV. Each team has three stars, though the Heat’s Big Three (might we need to change that name after what we’ve seen in this series?) have historically outshined their counterparts on the Pacers (Paul George, Roy Hibbert and David West) in terms of polularity and mass appeal.
Two things we weren’t expecting to see in this postseason: The Miami Heat facing a distinct dose of adversity, and LeBron James fouling out of a game.’ The latter happened late in the fourth quarter of Indiana’s 99-92 victory Tuesday night. It was the first time James was whistled for six fouls in a game since last year’s playoffs.
We ran a similar poll to this one a month ago, and Mike Woodson was the winner by a resounding margin. Now we are setting the reset button and starting over, given that Coach of the Year it is the only award for which there is any suspense now that we know that Marc Gasol is the Defensive Player of the Year, Paul George is Most Improved and J.R. Smith is the Sixth Man Award winner. (Click on any of those