Daily News - August 1, 2017

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Do these shoes mean LeBron James will play in the 2020 Olympics?
Author: Troy L. Smith
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The 2020 Summer Olympics are still three years away. But don't rule LeBron James out just yet.

The NBA's best player has a good relationship with the San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich, who will coach the 2020 team. And Nike seems to be somewhat preparing for James to give it a go.

As fans may remember, James wore the Nike LeBron 14 Low "USA" during shootaround of this year's NBA Playoffs. Now, the shoes will be making their way to the general public at some point this summer. - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Steph and Kyrie aren't afraid of poking the bear — and that could be a great thing
Author:Kevin Kleps
Publication: Crain’s Cleveland

One of the biggest criticisms you hear about the NBA is today's players are all friends.

They want to build super teams. Or ride banana boats while wondering if their super-team plans have gone awry.

But one of the 5,000 great things about the Cavs-Warriors rivalry is there seems to be a genuine dislike between the players on the two best teams in the world. - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Morning Tip: Your questions on Kyrie Irving, Jeff Teague and more
Author: David Aldridge
Publication: NBA.com

If you see him in the street/Walking by her side/Talking by her side/Have Pity/They are going through the unimaginable. From Sakis Papakonstantinou:

Further to your 'Morning Tip' last week, I'd like to kindly suggest another scenario. It may sound heretical at first, but it seems perfectly plausible:

The key idea is that the Cavs decide to give the keys to the franchise to Kyrie, and convince LeBron that they must part ways sooner that everyone thought. Maybe not straight away, but by February 2018 at the latest. Wouldn't everybody be better off? Let's see: - CLICK HERE to read full story.

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