Daily News – June 15, 2017

**NOTE: The news clips and articles listed don’t necessarily reflect the views or beliefs of the Cleveland Cavaliers or their Basketball Operations staff, partners, or sponsors.**


The NBA Finals were filled with overreactions, but Cavs don’t have to overreact now: Doug Lesmerises
Author: Doug Lesmerises
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Let’s see if we can cover all the overreactions during the NBA Finals.

KEVIN DURANT WILL SHRINK UNDER FINALS PRESSURE

RIHANNA YELLS AT DURANT IN GAME ONE

CAVS ARE DONE AFTER LOSING FIRST TWO GAMES. – CLICK HERE to read full story.


LeBron James, Sidney Crosby brilliant on biggest stage
Author: Michael Arace
Publication: Columbus Dispatch

The NBA and the Stanley Cup finals are like great-great grandparents. You know the end is coming but, man, when it comes, it’s sudden. Next day, you pick up your remote and there’s nothing on TV.

I surfed over to the latest “30 for 30” documentary, this one about the Boston Celtics-Los Angeles Lakers rivalry, and was transported to another era. Remember thinking how we’d never again see anything like Bird and Magic? Then, there was Michael Jordan. Now, as of Tuesday, the sports-radio argument was about whether LeBron James has been surpassed by Kevin Durant. All of it is hilarious.

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr had the best, twinkle-eyed take on history and revisionism. Kerr last week was reminded that there are old-school players lining up to claim that their old-school teams could’ve beaten the Warriors (probably while walking to school in the snow, uphill, both ways). – CLICK HERE to read full story.


Cavs may eye draft, but pickin’ odds slim
Author: Sam Amico
Publication: Amico Hoops

When LeBron James is on your team, there’s really no reason to worry about the NBA Draft.

And if you’re the Cavaliers, that’s a good thing — because for the second straight year, they have no picks.

Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean general manager David Griffin and his team will just sit around and watch The Walking Dead reruns on draft night (June 22). But the odds are against them finding anyone much better than a second-round zombie.

So the Cavs may avoid getting involved altogether. – CLICK HERE to read full story.


Kevin Durant says he thinks Kyrie Irving is better than Allen Iverson
Author: Staff Report
Publication: ESPN.com

Kevin Durant has no problem displaying his pride in being from the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia area, but he said he thinks Kyrie Irving is greater than one DMV legend and NBA Hall of Famer.

“Kyrie is better than [Allen Iverson] to me,” Durant said of the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard while appearing on “The Bill Simmons Podcast.”

“I’m going from like skill for skill. His handle is better,” Durant continued in praising Irving. “We might have to cut that out — I don’t want no problems with A.I. Y’all might have to cut that one. I don’t want that to get out. I’m just saying I feel like Kyrie got more skill.” – CLICK HERE to read full story.


Cavs’ Weaknesses vs. Warriors Should Dictate Offseason Decisions
Author: Greg Swartz
Publication: Bleacher Report

As LeBron James sat and processed another hurtful NBA Finals loss, he was reminded of his age, wear and tear and the unbelievable juggernaut the Cleveland Cavaliers had just battled, which will be around for years.

One of the most cerebral, well-spoken players in the league, James stumbled for a second before admitting, “I need to sit down and figure this thing out.”

This “thing,” of course, refers to the Golden State Warriors, James’ greatest test. While the Cavaliers sat above the rest of the NBA just a year ago, the Warriors’ historic 16-1 run through the playoffs has put them on their own level. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

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