Daily News – June 9, 2017

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Cleveland Cavaliers lack of defensive toughness exposed by Golden State — Terry Pluto
Author: Terry Pluto
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — I’m with LeBron James when it come to the scouting report on the Golden State Warriors.

The Cavaliers star said he’s never seen a team with more “firepower” than these Warriors.

No doubt. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

2017 NBA Finals: With time running out, only Cleveland Cavaliers’ bad habits are lasting: Bill Livingston
Author: Bill Livingstonn
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers’ top role players have not been on a roll in the 2017 NBA Finals.

That, however, singles out for too much criticism the bit players — or in the case of the neglected Channing Frye, the bit watcher.

There is enough blame to go around, and it goes back much farther than the NBA Finals. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

LeBron James won’t say if Kevin Durant joining Golden State Warriors was fair
Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND — Is it fair that Kevin Durant, the 2014 MVP and one of the very best players in the NBA, joined a Golden State Warriors team that had gone to the previous two Finals, had a two-time MVP in Stephen Curry and won a league-record 73 games last season?

LeBron James said “it’s part of the rules.”

“But is it fair? I don’t care,” James said. “I mean, I think it’s great. It’s great for our league. Right now, look at our TV ratings, look at the money our league is pouring in. I mean, guys are loving the game, our fans love the game. I mean, who am I to say if it’s fair or not? No matter who I’m going against, if I’m going against four Hall of Famers, like I said before the series started with Draymond (Green), Klay (Thompson), Steph (Curry), and K.D., or if I’m going against two or whatever the case may be, I’m always excited to play the game. And I’m not one to judge and say if it’s fair or not if guys are adding players to their team. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

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