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Transcript: NBA Finals on ABC Media Conference Call with Jeff Van Gundy & Mark Jackson - ESPN MediaZone

This afternoon, ESPN NBA analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson discussed the 2017 NBA Finals on a conference media call. The 2017 NBA Finals between the defending NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James vs. the Golden State Warriors and ...and more »

LeBron James Scores 5995th Playoff Point, Taking the Record From Michael Jordan - New York Times

With 35 points against the Celtics on Thursday night, LeBron James now has the most career playoff points. He passed Michael Jordan, who held the record since 1998. Here are the 50 top scorers in N.B.A. playoff history. Historically players scored most ...and more »

Power Ranking LeBron And Michael Jordan's NBA Finals Opponents 1-14 - CBS Houston

by: Landry Locker (@LandryLocker). The LeBron James-Michael Jordan debate is getting repetitive, new layers aren't being added to the discussion and people are failing to realize that all rings aren't equal. Whether it's because of tougher competition ...and more »

LeBron James tops Michael Jordan as all-time playoffs scoring leader - ESPN

BOSTON -- There is a new postseason scoring king. Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James passed Michael Jordan for first place on the all-time playoffs scoring list with a 3-pointer from the left wing with 2:40 left in the third quarter of Game 5 of the ...and more »

Kevin Durant and the making of an unlikely NBA finals villain - The Guardian (blog)

More than three decades before Kevin Durant became a Golden State Warrior, another 6ft 9in high-scoring, former NBA MVP joined the league's most explosive team in the hope of winning a title. Bob McAdoo was not scorned for this. In fact, no one seemed ...and more »

Warriors wary of LeBron as Cavs arrive for Finals - Kuwait Times

OAKLAND: Cleveland superstar LeBron James, as versatile and dangerous as any NBA player, is a focus of the Golden State Warriors as they prepare for today's start of the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers are defending champions after James sparked the greatest ...and more »

LeBron James passes Michael Jordan to become the highest scorer in NBA Playoffs history as Cleveland Cavaliers ... - The Sun

LEBRON JAMES made history on Thursday night as he led his Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA Finals. The Ohio star, 32, scored 35 points as the Cavs breezed past a helpless Boston Celtics 4-1 in the best-of-seven series. LeBron James made history in ...and more »

Steph Curry still thinks about behind-the-back pass in Game 7, but won't change his style - CBSSports.com

Stephen Curry is one of the NBA's flashiest players, what with his behind-the-back passes, fancy finishes in the lane and deep 3-pointers followed by dancing celebrations. More times than not, his penchant for flair leads to fantastic and memorable ...and more »

Cavaliers' and Warriors' complete dominance actually illustrates NBA's competitive balance - Chicago Tribune

There is no hope in the NBA. Cleveland and Golden State are too good. Say those words in the present, and everyone shakes their head. This NBA Finals trilogy symbolizes the league's troubling imbalance. But if you've lived awhile, if you know that ...and more »

Cavaliers' dominant performance eliminates all drama, Celtics - ESPN (blog)

BOSTON -- It's not every day that someone passes Michael Jordan. It's not every day that someone goes to his seventh consecutive NBA Finals. LeBron James is walking history, and he added more chapters to his incredible career Thursday night, leading a ...and more »