Daily News - June 18, 2017

Nathaniel S. Butler

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NBA super team trend is a mixed bag and LeBron James is a big part of it -- Bud Shaw's Sports Spin
Author: Bud Shaw
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James' insistence that he didn't start the super team trend in the NBA might make it seem as if he doesn't want the blame.

But that's not his reason for distancing himself.

"Is it fair?" he said when asked about the Warriors during the playoffs. "I don't care. I mean, I think it's great. It's great for our league. - CLICK HERE to read full story.

LeBron James was at his best -- on and off court -- when it meant most: Terry Pluto
Author: Terry Pluto
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James lost in the NBA Finals for the fifth time in his career when his Cavaliers were defeated Monday in Oakland by Golden State.

But the Cavaliers star won big in three arenas.

In the last three weeks, James had to address racism in America when someone wrote the N-word on his Los Angeles home. He also was picked as the winner of the NBA's Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award. Finally, he showed a lot of grace when his team was eliminated by the Warriors. - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Jeff Schudel: Analysts are free with advice on how to fix the Cavaliers
Author: Jeff Schudel
Publication: News-Herald

Twenty-eight teams in the NBA need more than the Cavaliers need to conquer the Golden State Warriors.. But the Cavaliers are the team all the pundits want to advise, because unless something unforeseen happens, the Cavaliers and Warriors will meet for a fourth straight time in the Finals next year.

You can expect Kevin Love to be the name most often linked to trade rumors. Andrew Lynch of Fox Sports suggests three trade possibilities involving Love – ship him to Indiana for Paul George, trade him to the Knicks for Carmelo Anthony or trade him to the New Orleans Pelicans for DeMarcus Cousins.

The Cavaliers would be getting scorers with George or Anthony. How the new player in such a trade would share the ball with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving would be a conundrum for Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue. - CLICK HERE to read full story.

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