BOSTON — It has been six years since LeBron James walked onto the TD Garden parquet and willed the Miami Heat to a elimination-avoiding victory over the Boston Celtics.
BOSTON (AP) LeBron James and the depleted Cleveland Cavaliers won’t get any sympathy from the Celtics when they return to Boston for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.
MIAMI (AP) Rodney McGruder went home for Memorial Day weekend, for reasons that didn’t include barbecues and beach time.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Miami Hurricanes forward Dewan Huell has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to school for his junior season.
LeBron James has made a habit of dominating playoff games at home, and Game 6 was no exception with the Cavaliers facing elimination.
CLEVELAND (AP) Kevin Love won’t be able to help LeBron James and the Cavaliers in Game 7 against the Celtics.
Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid was recently spotted at a public park playing pickup basketball, dunking on non-NBA sized players.
— Felicia (@FeliciaRicci) May 26, 2018
Embiid, 24, was seen playing one-on-one against someone who was reportedly talking trash to the former No. 3 overall pick and Eastern Conference All-Star.
While the park goer did a fine job staying in front of him while he showed various dribble moves, the 7-footer eventually drove to the basket and then finished at the rim with a powerful dunk (much to the delight of those watching nearby).
Embiid is often spotted out in public in Philadelphia, but it’s certainly unusual (and awesome) to see him posterizing strangers.
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LiAngelo Ball, the second of the Ball brothers, will get a look from the Lakers in a pre-draft workout on Tuesday. He hopes to show the team that he would be a good fit alongside his brother Lonzo.
Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul will miss Saturday’s Game 6 of the Western Conference finals at Golden State with a right hamstring strain, the team announced Friday.
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball was forced to miss time due to injuries last season, much to the dismay of his father LaVar Ball.
The organization was cautious with Lonzo’s injuries during his rookie year as he recovered from a sprained MCL in his knee as well as an issue with his shoulder. Several teammates were held out of games as they recovered from various injuries as well.
Josh Hart, who was also selected in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft by the Lakers, fractured the fourth metacarpal in his left hand last season. Brandon Ingram also missed time due to a concussion, a groin injury and a knee injury. Kyle Kuzma suffered an ankle injury and Brook Lopez had an injured back.
LaVar, who recently spoke with HoopsHype’s Alex Kennedy, is concerned about his son’s injuries. However, he seems to blame the Lakers’ head trainer Gunnar Peterson for the issues that