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Will Canadians Watch The Stanley Cup Final?

from Michael Traikos of the National Post, Whoever ends up winning the Stanley Cup, which begins on Saturday between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Dallas Stars, will not have an asterisk attached to their name. Although maybe they should, based on everything they went through and how hard it was to get to this point. Of course the hardest part is still to come: Convincing Canadians to care about a final played between two southern U.S. teams that don’t have a pre-packaged star playe...
Tags: Russia, Sport, Canada, Nba, Lebron James, NHL, Columbus, Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Stars, Tampa Bay, Jon Cooper, Norris Trophy, Norris, Anton Khudobin


Dwight Howard sets energetic tone in Lakers’ Game 1 win

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — When Dwight Howard went to the Finals in 2009, it seemed to him like it might be the start of a run. His Orlando Magic team was one of the Eastern powers, and at 23, his potential seemed to just be blooming. That was 11 years ago. Howard hasn’t been back since. It took him a long time to learn that chances to win a title aren’t promised. In the years since, he’s fallen from grace in Orlando and many other franchises as well. And as one of the most statistically productiv...
Tags: Sports, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Houston, Orlando Magic, Denver, Rajon Rondo, Orlando, Lakers, Howard, Nuggets, Clippers, Dwight Howard


Whicker: Lakers, unlike the Clippers, don’t ask you to wait until next year

Five days later, his parting words still scrape on the eardrum. Did Paul George really say that the Clippers’ 2019-20 season wasn’t a matter of “championship or bust?” Technically, he is correct. There is no record of either George or Kawhi Leonard promising that the Clippers would be this year’s champions. Practically, it is one of the all-time cop-outs, since it came a few minutes after Leonard and George combined to miss 28 of 38 shots at the end of the Clippers’ listless Game 7 farewell. The...
Tags: Boston, Sports, Mike Malone, Denver Nuggets, Toronto, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Michael Jordan, Nba, Miami, Espn, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Jack Nicklaus, Denver


Kiszla: Yes, the Nuggets got punked by Lakers and NBA refs, but whining won’t win the series

The Nuggets got punked. By King James. And by NBA refs. Cry foul into a crying towel, if you want. Whining about life (or the refs) not being fair won’t get Denver anywhere but a one-way ticket out of the playoffs. After getting dunked on and dissed during a 126-114 loss in Game 1 on Friday in the Western Conference Finals, it’s obvious that the league regards the Nuggets as little more than props in this Lake Show, starring James and Anthony Davis, who hammered Denver with 37 points. It was so ...
Tags: Sports, Mike Malone, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Denver, Michael Malone, Pamplona, James, Lakers, Murray, Nuggets


Whicker: Davis, Lakers welcome the Denver Nuggets to a higher altitude

Let’s be clear. No team in the NBA is immune from the aftereffects of Anthony Davis. It’s just that the Denver Nuggets are in the high-risk pool. The Lakers rolled to a 126-114 Game 1 victory in the Western Conference Finals on Friday. This prompted TNT’s Charles Barkley to get out the kitchen broom and start sweeping the studio floor. Sir Charles has been a little off on his assessments — i.e., he’s only even-money to tell you this is September — and you would expect the vibe of this series to ...
Tags: Sports, Mike Malone, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, New Orleans, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Charles, Houston, TNT, Denver, Rajon Rondo, Orlando


Photos: Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets in Game 1 of Western Conference Finals

Take a look at the photos from the Lakers’ NBA playoff game against the Denver Nuggets on Friday, Sept. 18. It was Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, from left, Kostas Antetokounmpo, JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard, right, shout at members of the Denver Nuggets on the court during the first half an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Denver Nuggets forward Mason Plum...
Tags: Sports, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Espn, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Denver, Los Angeles Lakers, Michael Malone, James, Lakers, Dwight Howard, JaVale McGee


Photos: Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets in Game 1 of Western Conference semifinals

Take a look at the photos from the Lakers’ NBA playoff game against the Denver Nuggets on Friday, Sept. 18. It was Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic, left, and Los Angeles Lakers’ JaVale McGee, right, lock up while waiting for a rebound during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference final Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) comes down with a rebound...
Tags: Sports, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Espn, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers, Lakers, JaVale McGee, Paul Millsap, Kentavious Caldwell Pope, Western Conference, Jerami Grant


Photos: Lakers dominate Denver Nuggets in Game 1 of Western Conference Finals

Take a look at the photos from the Lakers’ NBA playoff game against the Denver Nuggets on Friday, Sept. 18. The Lakers won 126-114 in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (39) dunks the ball during the second half an NBA conference final playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to move past Nikola Jokic #15 o...
Tags: Supreme Court, Sports, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Espn, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Kobe Bryant, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Denver, Los Angeles Lakers, Michael Malone, Lakers


Denver’s Mike Malone pushed LeBron James to be better in Cleveland

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — If Denver coach Mike Malone and LeBron James are friends now, it wasn’t always that way. In fact, Malone said, it was probably his willingness to be hard on the budding Cleveland star that helped earn him respect. For five years as a Cavaliers assistant under Mike Brown, Malone was primarily a defensive-minded coach who made a point to give James tough love in his younger years. “I never tried to be his buddy, I wasn’t trying to kiss his ass,” Malone said. “I’m a coach’s...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sports, Mike Malone, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Rockets, Lebron James, Cleveland, Denver, James, Lakers, Cavaliers, Nuggets, Antetokounmpo


Lakers start strong this time, blow out Nuggets in Game 1

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, from left, Kostas Antetokounmpo, JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard, right, shout at members of the Denver Nuggets on the court during the first half an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (39) dunks the ball during the second half an NBA conference final playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Lake...
Tags: Supreme Court, Sports, Mike Malone, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Michael Jordan, Portland, Davis, Nba, Espn, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Kobe Bryant, Houston, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Lakers vs. Nuggets live updates: WCF Game 1 from the NBA bubble

LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers continue their quest for the franchise’s 17th NBA Championship in the Western Conference semifinal series against the Denver Nuggets. The Lakers may be considered a favorite to win the NBA Championship this season but the duo of Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray stand in their way. Lakers (0-0) vs. Nuggets (0-0) When: Friday, 6 p.m. PST Where: Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida TV: TNT Can’t watch the game? Follow our live upd...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, TNT, Los Angeles Lakers, Lakers, Nuggets, Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets, Lakers Nuggets, Denver Nuggets the Lakers, LeBron James Anthony Davis


Why the NBA world loves Nikola Jokic — the Nuggets' goofy, 7-foot Serbian star who's been compared to Tom Brady and is dominating the playoffs

Nikola Jokic. AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post/Getty Images Nikola Jokic is one of the best and most beloved players in the NBA. Jokic has a unique game of post moves and incredible passing skills that allow him to play a mix of center and point guard. Jokic has led the Nuggets to the Western Conference Finals after upsetting the LA Clippers. Off the court, Jokic is goofy, self-deprecating, lovable, and enjoyed by teammates and opponents alike. Visit Business Insider's home ...
Tags: Sports, Denver Nuggets, Trends, Barcelona, Features, Serbia, Nba, Miami, Tom Brady, Espn, Denver, Los Angeles Clippers, Coke, Fc Barcelona, Paul George, Utah Jazz


How to watch the 2020 NBA playoffs without a cable subscription

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Celtics forward Jayson Tatum elevates for a shot against the Orlando Magic. Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports/Reuters The 2019-20 NBA season officially resumed on July 30 with 22 teams quarantined at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.NBA playoff games began on August 17 after the Portland Trail Blazers claimed the final playoff spot with a win over the Memphis Grizzlies in a decis...
Tags: Reviews, Entertainment, Abc, Sports, Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto, Trends, Basketball, Nba, Streaming, Espn, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, NBA TV, TNT


2020 Western Conference Finals Between Lakers and Nuggets

We have finally got the matchup for the 2020 Western Conference Finals of the NBA. The Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Denver Nuggets for the chance to reach the NBA Finals. The Lakers took down the Houston Rockets in five games after dropping the first one. The Denver Nuggets used another epic comeback to reach the Western Conference Finals. Like their first round series against Utah, Denver came back after being down 3-1 against the Los Angeles Clippers. Many had the 2020 Western Confere...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles, Basketball, Nba, Jazz, Rockets, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Denver, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Rajon Rondo, Los Angeles Clippers, Lakers


Lakers ready to take Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets seriously in Western Conference Finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — At this point, the Denver Nuggets aren’t going to catch anyone off guard. And they don’t expect to. After watching film of the Lakers on Thursday afternoon, Nikola Jokic — one of the engines of Denver’s pair of historic 3-1 comebacks — came away with the impression that the top-seeded Lakers are just as serious and driven as his Nuggets have been in the last month. “I think they’re really focused,” Jokic said. “You can just see how they’re playing. Even the Portland seri...
Tags: Sports, Mike Malone, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Davis, Nba, Miami, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Houston, Denver, Rajon Rondo, James, Lakers


How LeBron James has helped Anthony Davis shoulder the Lakers’ pressure to win

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — In the middle of the Lakers’ biggest win so far this postseason, Anthony Davis was struggling. It was hard to tell from the 6-foot-10 forward’s body language that his team was blowing out the Houston Rockets in Game 5. He hung his head. He slumped his shoulders. As he shuffled to the bench during a timeout in the third quarter, he brushed past several open palms of his teammates, who looked at him with concern. Davis was in the midst of what would be a 4-for-9 night from...
Tags: Kentucky, Milwaukee, Sports, DeMarcus Cousins, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Davis, Nba, New Orleans, Rockets, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Cleveland, Houston Rockets


Lakers vs. Nuggets: Western Conference Finals scouting report

SERIES SCHEDULE (all times PT) Game 1: at Lakers, Friday, Sept 18 6 p.m., TNT Game 2: at Lakers, Sunday, Sept. 20, 4:30 p.m., TNT Game 3: at Nuggets, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 6 p.m., TNT Game 4: at Nuggets, Thursday, Sept. 24, 6 p.m., TNT x-Game 5: at Lakers, Saturday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m., TNT x-Game 6: at Nuggets, Monday, Sept. 28, TBD time, TBD network x-Game 7: at Lakers, Wednesday, Sept. 30, TBD time, TBD network x-if necessary HEAD-TO-HEAD Lakers won this season’s regular season series, 3-1 Dec. ...
Tags: Sports, Mike Malone, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Nba, Rockets, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Houston, TNT, Denver, Staples Center, Lakers, Murray, Dec


Coming Sunday: Early look at new Lakers book

Longtime Lakers fans understand this is hardly the first season with some serious drama. The team’s 16 NBA titles rarely came easily. Author Jeff Pearlman’s new book, “Three Ring Circus,” dives into the post-Showtime Lakers when they pulled together high schooler Kobe Bryant, dominant center Shaquille O’Neal and Phil Jackson, a coach whose resume already was worthy of the Hall of Fame. As the Lakers try to reach the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010, Southern California News Group readers...
Tags: Books, News, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Lakers, Phil Jackson, Showtime Lakers, Shaquille O'Neal, Pearlman, Southern California News Group, Longtime Lakers, Jeff Pearlman, Top Stories LADN


What key decisions await the Clippers this offseason?

The Clippers took the L, took the lump and all that’s left is to come back and take another crack at the franchise’s elusive first championship. What will they look like when they get back up off the mat after blowing a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series against Denver and try, try again? Will they run it back with the nucleus that finished 49-23 and earned the second seed in the Western Conference, the highest seeding in franchise history? Or will Clippers’ forward-thinking, ...
Tags: Sports, Alabama, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Dallas, Detroit, Denver, New York Knicks, Knicks, Paul George, George, Nuggets, Morris, Clippers, Kawhi Leonard


How to watch Serie A, Italy's top soccer league, when the new season begins on September 19

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Serie A Serie A, Italy's premier soccer league, will begin its 2020-21 season on September 19. Juventus, the defending champions, will play their season opener on September 20 in a game against Sampdoria. You can watch most Serie A games exclusively through the ESPN+ streaming service.ESPN+ costs $5.99 a month or $49.99 per year for the annual plan.Read more: All your questions answered about the E...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Disney, US, NFL, Trends, Italy, Nba, Juventus, Ufc, Espn, Hulu, Fiorentina, Lazio, Sampdoria, Espn Deportes


Monte McNair Named Sacramento Kings’ New General Manager

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento Kings have chosen Vlade Divac’s replacement. On Thursday, the team announced that they have hired Monte McNair for the role. “Monte is one of the NBA’s top basketball minds who has played an instrumental role in building several winning teams in Houston,” said Kings Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé in a statement. Kings Name Monte McNair General Manager » https://t.co/PS2dSegp6H pic.twitter.com/imD6IJqyVC — Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) September 17, 2...
Tags: News, Sports, Sacramento Kings, Local, Sacramento, Kings, Nba, Houston, Ventura County, Houston Rockets, Vivek Ranadive, Vlade Divac, Luke Walton, McNair, Monte McNair, Monte McNair Named Sacramento Kings


Lakers keep their guard up, taking upset-minded Nuggets with caution

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — On the day the All-NBA teams were released, it was striking how few are left in the bubble. Likely MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and former MVP James Harden were knocked out in the second round; fellow first-teamer Luka Doncic was gone in the first. Second-team point guards Damian Lillard and Chris Paul couldn’t get first-round wins; Pascal Siakam’s title defense fell short; as did Kawhi Leonard’s quest for a second straight. On the All-NBA first team, the elite of the elite...
Tags: Sports, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Miami, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Kobe Bryant, Denver, Boston Celtics, Anthony, Golden State Warriors, Andre Iguodala, James


Alexander: Dodgers clinch a playoff berth, but hold the champagne

Somehow the San Diego Padres didn’t seem quite as chirpy Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon. This was their coming out party, their measuring stick, their opportunity to demonstrate that they not only could play with the big, bad Dodgers but beat them. There may have been a ballpark full of empty seats, representing the limitations of Pandemic Baseball, but the young Padres made plenty of their own noise in the dugout Monday night in a 7-2 win, their youthful exuberance coming through (and an...
Tags: Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Nba, Mlb, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Alexander, DAVE ROBERTS, Arlington, Roberts, Cubs, Dodgers, Padres


Dwight Howard brings energy to Lakers’ bench, while trying to grind out the bubble time

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. >> On a recent evening as the clouds had lifted over the lake in the center of the Coronado Springs Resort, Dwight Howard went biking on an off-night. Behind him trailed his 6-year-old son, David, riding with the help of training wheels. It was a temperate evening, and the water reflected a brilliant Florida sunset. But the scene belied the difficulty of Howard’s situation, partly because the father and son were riding in a loop. While Howard has been an energetic presence...
Tags: Florida, Milwaukee, Disney, Sports, Georgia, Sport, David, Soccer, Nba, Rockets, Denver, Louisville, Lakers, Howard, James Harden, Nuggets


Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard named to All-NBA Second Team

Kawhi Leonard was named to the 2019-20 All-NBA second team, the league announced Wednesday, the day after his Clippers were eliminated from the postseason following a disappointing 104-89 Game 7 loss to the Denver Nuggets. The 6-foot-7 forward from Moreno Valley averaged career highs in points (27.1), assists (4.9) and defensive rebounds (6.1) in his first season with the Clippers. He appeared in 57 of the Clippers’ 72 regular-season games and tied for fifth in the league in steals per game (1.8...
Tags: Utah, Boston, Sports, Denver Nuggets, Toronto, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Nba, Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia, Lebron James, Houston, Denver, Lakers


PlayVS is halfway to recruiting every state into its global esports community

Millions of high school kids play online multiplayer games, but they seldom have crosstown rivals in Fortnite or Valorant. PlayVS wants to make that happen with its platform for school-sponsored esports, and it’s growing like crazy, doubling its staff in the last year and putting thousands of schools on its platform. PlayVS connects online games with official school administration and branding, elevating esports from hobby to school-sponsored activity. “I think we’re building the biggest comp...
Tags: TC, Gaming, NFL, Tech, Nba, Cbs, Ncaa, Esports, Disrupt, Parnell, Fortnite, PlayVs, Delane Parnell, Disrupt 2020


Non-traditional polling sites are popping up across the US in a scramble to help voters safely cast their ballots in person

Early voters cast their ballots at the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building on Wednesday March 18, 2020, in Milwaukee AP Photo/Morry Gash The coronavirus pandemic has brought on a number of challenges for in-person voting in the US such as absent poll workers, long lines, and scaled-back voter registration drives. But communities across the US are getting creative, turning a number of local venues into voting sites for registered voters who seek to cast their ballot in person.  From sports ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Usa, Elections, Voting, California, Washington Post, Cdc, US, NFL, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Indiana, Cnn


Three keys to Lakers vs. Nuggets in 2020 Western Conference Finals

Editor’s note: This is the Wednesday Sept. 16 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon, who is among the few reporters with a credential inside the NBA bubble. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — He was all smiles when he was greeted at the locker room by coaches and staff like a conquering hero, his 40 points helping topple one of the West’s most formidable teams. But by the time Jamal Murray entered the back gym of Adv...
Tags: Sports, Mike Malone, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Rockets, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Denver, Rajon Rondo, James, Lakers, Murray, University of Kentucky


Morning Wrap: Trying to explain the Clippers collapse in Game 7; Dodgers bounce back against Padres

The Morning Wrap shares the day’s top five stories from our reporters at the Southern California Newspaper Group. … Sign up to have our top sports stories delivered to your inbox with our daily newsletters ONE: What happened to the Clippers? Read Mirjam Swanson’s story on how the Clippers blew a 3-1 series lead in losing Game 7 to the Nuggets, and what columnist Mark Whicker had to say about one of the greatest collapses in NBA history. And social media? It was not kind to the Clippers or its tw...
Tags: Angels, Uncategorized, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Usc, Lakers, Nuggets, Clippers, DAVE ROBERTS, Dodgers, Padres, Kawhi Leonard, Diamondbacks, Newsom


NBA legend Michael Jordan owns several multimillion-dollar homes across the US. Take a look inside his impressive real estate portfolio and see which ones are for sale.

Michael Jordan has homes in Park City, Utah, Highland Park, Illinois, and Charlotte, North Carolina. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP/Google Maps Billionaire and NBA legend Michael Jordan owns five multimillion-dollar homes across the US. Jordan owns two homes in North Carolina where the NBA team he owns, the Charlotte Hornets, is based, and one in Jupiter, Florida. The other two are currently for sale in Illinois and Utah. Jordan is one of the greatest basketball players of all time, and he has in...
Tags: Photos, Real Estate, Life, US, Sports, Trends, Strategy, Nike, Features, Chicago, Michael Jordan, Basketball, Nba, Jordan, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant



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