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NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE

LEBRON JAMES is headed to his eight straight NBA Finals In NBA terms, it’s almost double the average length of an NBA career (4.8 years). Eight years ago, Kobe Bryant was winning his fifth and final title; Steph Curry was a year away from his first ankle surgery; James Harden had just completed his rookie campaign; Chris Paul hadn’t yet played his final season with the New Orleans Hornets. Eight years ago, Jayson Tatum was still in elementary school and Jaylen Brown had just finished his first year in middle school.

Cavaliers owner DAN GILBERT will worry about LeBron James’s potential departure when the time comes. Gilbert said, the Cavaliers are focused on their fourth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals and trying to win that.

KYRIE IRVING was not with the team for its Game 7 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night he was recovering from surgery on a deviated septum, according to Danny Ainge. Cleveland Cavaliers owner DAN GILBERT will worry about LeBron James’s potential departure when the time comes. Gilbert said, the Cavaliers are focused on their fourth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals and trying to win that.

BEN SIMMONS weighed in on those LeBron James to Philadelphia rumors. He feels they both could co-exist in Philadelphia.

ISIAH THOMAS former Detroit Piston with no disrespect to Michael Jordan said LeBron James is a more complete basketball player dominating this period of time.

NBA predictions Golden State Warriors win game 7, then beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in 6 games.

 

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

LAS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHT will participate in the franchises first Stanley Cup. The crazy thing that it is their first season in existence. Never done before in any team sport.

GEORGE MCPHEE is responsible for acquiring 13 players on the current roster during his 17 years as general manager and also hired longtime friend Brian MacLellan, who became his successor and built the rest of the team.

ALEX OVECHKIN will be in his first ever Stanley Cup Final for the Washington Capitals trying to beat Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.

BARRY TROTZ 55-year-old Washington Capitals coach has the fifth most victories of any coach in NHL history, but still doesn’t have a contract extension.

STANLEY CUP prediction, I have the Las Vegas Golden Knights in 6 games.

 

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

BUCK SHOWALTER the Baltimore Orioles manager has shown frustration on his teams, no doubt, opposing pitchers that have Baltimore coming up on their schedules aren’t exactly shaking in their boots with fear.

MIKE MOUSTAKAS third baseman Kansas City Royals got a raw deal coming off a 38-homer season only to settle for a one-year, $6.5 million deal with the team he expected to leave.

JOSH DONALDSON Toronto Blue Jays third baseman left the Red Sox game with tightness in his left calf. Donaldson opened the season with what Toronto called “dead arm,” a condition that affected his arm strength. He was eventually placed on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation and missed 18 games.

DAVID FREESE and third base coach Joey Cora had to be separated in the dugout after the conclusion of Monday’s game. The Pittsburgh Pirates were in first place as recently as May 17, but the club has hit the skids since then.

TREVOR BAUER has yet to make an All-Star team in his six-year MLB career, and he thinks that should finally change this season

COLE HAMELS a World Series MVP a decade ago, and thus the sexier name as the deadline nears, should get attention from the New York Yankees who have been looking for a left-handed starter since training camp.

ALBERT PUJOLS passes Ty Cobb for 8th on the all-time RBI list.

JOSE ALTUVE hit safely in 10 consecutive plate appearances, going 4-for-4 on Saturday and 4-for-6 on Sunday, to break his previous franchise record of eight, set last season.

 

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

CHRIS LONG and MALCOM JENKINS have made it clear that they have no interest in visiting the White House. Super Bowl hero Brandon Graham, who made one of the biggest plays in Super Bowl LII when he strip-sacked Tom Brady late in the fourth quarter to help seal the Eagles’ 41-33 win over the Patriots will not attend.

JASON WITTEN, Orlando Scandrick and Dez Bryant are past leaders for the Dallas Cowboys. Witten and Scandrick served as two of the team’s captains last season, and Bryant provided energy and enthusiasm. Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott both insist they are ready to take on more responsibility.

CLEVELAND BROWNS will go into the 2018 NFL season with their 29th starting quarterback in 20 years. Hue Jackson has said it at least three times, Tyrod Taylor is likely to start in Week 1 over Baker Mayfield.

ADRIAN PETERSON a free agent listed off a number of teams he thinks could be a fit for him including the Texans, Packers, Panthers, Dolphins, and Rams.

MARCUS MARIOTTA the 24 year old QB for the Tennessee Titans has been working on his footwork to improve on his 64% completion rate.

 

 

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