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The NBA Finals comes down to 2 Game 7s. That hasn’t happened in 39 years.

The 2018 conference finals will both end in Game 7s, something that hasn’t happened in the NBA since 1979. For a season fraught with questions about parity and predestination, this is an incredible outcome for us basketball fans at home. In 1979, the three-point line was still a season away from

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Injuries happen in the NBA Playoffs. Winners still deserve credit.

No matter what happens in Game 7 of the NBA playoffs series between the Cavaliers and Celtics, the loser will have a real case that an injury is to blame. Cleveland lost Kevin Love to a particularly ill-timed concussion suffered on Friday. He’ll miss Game 7 on Sunday, depriving LeBron James of his

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Hamidou Diallo could sneak into first round

The tables are turning for former Kentucky Wildcats guard Hamidou Diallo. After being projected in the late first round last season, despite any college tape, Diallo declared to return to school to increase his draft stock. However, following a rough s…

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Mound Visits: Young prospects and old grudges

Welcome to Mound Visits, your weekly recap of the best things you might have missed in baseball every week. This week brings us the best bobblehead ever, former Yankees sniping at each other through the media, and STILL NO VLAD in the majors. James “Ea…

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Brad Stevens is a genius — just not in the way you think he is

It’s hours before Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals in Cleveland, and Brad Stevens is getting up shots. Standing a few feet off the court beyond the end line he drains a 23-footer that travels over the backboard in a perfect arc. “Got that from watching Kyrie,” he says with a grin, referencing

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No NFL expansion teams have ever come close to the Vegas Golden Knights’ ridiculous success

What the Vegas Golden Knights are doing to the NHL right now is nearly unprecedented in major sports. The brand new franchise, made up of the players other rosters couldn’t protect in last year’s expansion draft, has earned a bid in the Stanley Cup Final in its first season of existence after

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Mookie Betts wants no part of the home run derby

Red Sox star Mookie Betts is leading in a ton of offensive categories at the moment. Just look at this. He’s got batting average, home runs, runs, OBP, SLG, and OPS all locked down. The home run race (as much as there can truly be a “race” while we’re still in May) is a tight one but this is

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This is the obligatory ‘Aaron Judge just hit a ball 471 feet’ post

Welcome to the latest “gosh, we get it, Aaron Judge, you’re so good at baseball” post. Previously in this series: he is very tall! We have fun here, and Judge isn’t going to stop being good any time soon, so every now and then I’ll be here to remind you he routinely does things that would

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This is the obligatory ‘Aaron Judge just hit a ball 471 feet’ post

Welcome to the latest “gosh, we get it, Aaron Judge, you’re so good at baseball” post. Previously in this series: he is very tall! We have fun here, and Judge isn’t going to stop being good any time soon, so every now and then I’ll be here to remind you he routinely does things that would

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Mookie Betts wants no part of the home run derby

Red Sox star Mookie Betts is leading in a ton of offensive categories at the moment. Just look at this. He’s got batting average, home runs, runs, OBP, SLG, and OPS all locked down. The home run race (as much as there can truly be a “race” while we’re still in May) is a tight one but this is

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The NFL, Donald Trump and the perseverance of black protest

Football has never served the black body. This is not revolutionary, but something important to lay bare. The sport’s Day of Reckoning came in autumn. The ghost of Colin Kaepernick meandered the locker rooms and hallways all season. It’s no wonder such a force — conservative and vicious in all

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The NFL, Donald Trump and the perseverance of black protest

Football has never served the black body. This is not revolutionary, but something important to lay bare. The sport’s Day of Reckoning came in autumn. The ghost of Colin Kaepernick meandered the locker rooms and hallways all season. It’s no wonder such a force — conservative and vicious in all

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Is Kobe Bryant’s ESPN series really an NBA playoff curse?

Kobe Bryant hasn’t played in an NBA game since 2016, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t played a role in the 2018 Playoffs. In fact, he’s been a horrible omen for the players unlucky to cross his path in his ESPN series Detail. The future Hall of Famer has been breaking down specific players

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Kyle Korver may be old and slow as hell, but his game is pure genius

The first time that Kyle Korver blocked Jaylen Brown in Game 4, I contemplated the psychological damage that being blocked by someone like Korver would have on the young player. Brown is smart and the curse of the intelligent is in sometimes over-analy…

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This Kevin Love outlet pass to LeBron James is art

There are a number of NFL teams with question marks at either the quarterback or wide receiver positions. Those teams should reach out to the Cleveland Cavaliers immediately, because LeBron James and Kevin Love are straight-up unfair. Love rocketed one…

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This Kevin Love outlet pass to LeBron James is art

There are a number of NFL teams with question marks at either the quarterback or wide receiver positions. Those teams should reach out to the Cleveland Cavaliers immediately, because LeBron James and Kevin Love are straight-up unfair. Love rocketed one…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.sbnation.com/2018/5/21/17378592/kevin-love-lebron-james-outlet-pass-game-4-cavs-celtics-nba-playoffs?src=rss