Follow Southern California Newspaper Group’s Kyle Goon as he covers the Lakers during the NBA Finals inside the bubble in Orlando. Read previews, predictions and social media takes prior to Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Lakers at Heat, which starts at 6 p.m. During the game, follow for live updates, highlights and…Countdown: Lakers vs. Heat, Game 1 of the NBA Finals; Previews, social meda reaction — Press Telegram
More finals means more reasons to case that I am the best player in this generation or maybe ever. -LEBRON JAMES *inner mindset* LBJ LAST 10 PLAYOFF RESULTS Having a easier path to the nba finals is calculated it’s not determined. Lebron plays chess with 5 moves ahead of his opponents. Check out part one […]LEBRON JAMES = WILT CHAMBERLAIN NBA FINALS PT.2 — BBallScholar
Lue met with the 76ers on Tuesday, and he’s scheduled to meet with the Pelicans on Friday — just a few days before a meeting with Houston.Ty Lue reportedly scheduled to interview with Rockets next week — Rockets Wire
Former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue is scheduled to interview for the vacant Houston Rockets job next week, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Lue, who worked under Doc Rivers last season as an assistant with the Los Angeles Clippers, is also a candidate there to replace Rivers. Among other options, he’s still reportedly in the mix for the Philadelphia 76ers job, along with Rivers and former Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni.https://widgets.thescore.com/embeds/379ad259-7bec-478d-9788-a28695088c55/DE4B63807AD5C1FEB14D39CE5E54D146
The New Orleans Pelicans are scheduled to meet with Lue on Friday, just a few days prior to his scheduled interview with Houston.
Now 43 years old, Lue led the Cavaliers to their only NBA title in 2016. Over parts of four seasons as head coach, Lue compiled a 128-83 record (.607) in the regular season and 41-20 (.671) in the playoffs. Among many attributes, he was well regarded for his ability to build relationships with All-Star players like LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving.
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) September 30, 2020
Besides Lue, other current candidates for the Rockets are believed to include Rivers; fellow Clippers assistant Sam Cassell; former Brooklyn head coach Kenny Atkinson; Dallas assistant Stephen Silas; Denver assistant Wes Unseld Jr.; and former Houston head coach Jeff Van Gundy.
There is no clear timetable for a hire to be made.
Clippers assistant Ty Lue will obviously be a candidate to replace Doc Rivers in LA, remains in the hunt for the Philadelphia job — although Mike D’Antoni is widely considered the favorite — and Lue has also received support for the Houston job, league sources say
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) September 29, 2020
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. >> When a reporter asked Monday about a University of Kentucky connection with Pat Riley, Frank Vogel’s eyes brightened. “A lot of us in this series!” he exclaimed. The Wildcats are well represented on both sides. For the Lakers, there’s Vogel (a Rick Petino student manager and video coordinator) and Rajon…Former Kentucky stars Anthony Davis and Bam Adebayo could define Lakers-Heat series — Daily News
Henrik Lundqvist will not be returning to the New York Rangers next season. The Athletic’s Rick Carpiniello is reporting that on Wednesday the Rangers will buy Lundqvist out of the final year of his seven-year, $59.5 million deal that has a cap hit of $8.5 million. Lundqvist, 38, is the team’s franchise leader in wins, […]New York Rangers to buy out Henrik Lundqvist — RMNB
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — In the most rigid routines, small deviations appear like gulfs. LeBron James is a man of regimen. He likes to arrive on the first bus to the arena on game nights. He sleeps “more than anyone I know,” said Anthony Davis, with some players whispering that can be up to…In the bubble, LeBron James’ routines and team bonds have kept him and Lakers on track — Press Telegram
Here is our 2020 NBA Finals preview. The Los Angeles Lakers will do battle with the Miami Heat.2020 NBA Finals preview: Lakers vs. Heat — The Capital Sports Report
[ad_1] Before Rays right-hander Nick Anderson entered Game 1 of the AL wild card round on Tuesday, the typically prolific Blue Jays lineup managed just two hits and whiffed 10 times through 6 1/3 innings. With runners on first and second in the seventh, Anderson jammed Teoscar Hernandez with a two-strike fastball, forcing a pop […]Blue Jays have their greatest strength sapped in Game 1 loss to Rays — The Latest News
Earlier than Rays right-hander Nick Anderson entered Recreation 1 of the AL wild card spherical on Tuesday, the usually prolific Blue Jays lineup managed simply two hits and whiffed 10 occasions via 6 1/3 innings.
With runners on first and second within the seventh, Anderson jammed Teoscar Hernandez with a two-strike fastball, forcing a come out, and retired Joe Panik through line out. Anderson labored round a pair of hits the following body, permitting one run, to arrange teammate Peter Fairbanks for his first save of the season.
In limiting harm, Anderson preserved among the finest staff pitching performances towards the potent Blue Jays in 2020. Toronto averaged greater than 5 runs per recreation this 12 months earlier than shedding 3-1 in Recreation 1. Tampa Bay starter Blake Snell carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning.
Toronto now faces elimination as a result of its offense disappeared, not as a result of the employees it frightened could be inadequate didn’t carry out.
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The Blue Jays are poised to be offensive juggernauts for a few years, largely due to Cavan Biggio (116 profession OPS+), Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (109 profession OPS+) and Bo Bichette (137 profession OPS+) on the high of their order. The younger trio will not hit free company till 2026. Complementary mashers Randal Grichuk (106 profession OPS+), Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (123 profession OPS+) and Hernandez (114 profession OPS+) are beneath contract till not less than 2024.
However the group’s first go at October baseball Tuesday went poorly and, barring a fast turnaround on this best-of-3 sequence, its postseason debut will likely be short-lived.
Whereas some Blue Jays followers blamed supervisor Charlie Montoyo for making too many pitching adjustments in Recreation 1, the mixture of Matt Shoemaker and 4 relievers allowed solely 4 hits and stored the competition shut. The highest 4 spots in Toronto’s order, in the meantime, struck out eight occasions and went 1 for 13.
The Rays current a tricky impediment for Blue Jays batters, maybe jittery on a stage they weren’t supposed to achieve so quickly. Snell is without doubt one of the high left-handed aces in MLB, and projected Recreation 2 starter Tyler Glasnow will be equally efficient at getting hitters to chase pitches out of the strike zone. Tampa Bay’s bullpen is loaded with rocket arms.
Plus, because the No. 8 seed within the AL, it was at all times going to be a problem for Toronto to advance.
Worst-case situation, the Blue Jays’ batch of proficient however inexperienced hitters will depart a busy 2020 having internalized the sensation of being within the playoffs. Whatever the Recreation 2 outcome and a possible Recreation 3, then, the membership can take solace in gaining that psychological edge, even when it might be mystifying for its bats to cease producing after being dependable all year long.
It’s as though the subplots have subplots in this NBA Finals, both teams’ histories are so tightly entangled. At the top of the heap of angles: LeBron James’ tenure with the Miami Heat, which is why he was asked during media day Tuesday: “How do you feel about Pat Riley?” “That’s such a broad question,”…LeBron James and the Miami Heat are in the NBA Finals again — this time on opposite sides — Daily News
By qualifying for the NBA Finals for the first time since 2014, the Heat officially opens a new chapter in its history. Chance has it that this final series is played against LeBron James, even if Jimmy Butler does not agree too much that it is just a coincidence. For him, a champion cannot hope […]“If you want to win a title, you have to beat LeBron James” — Archyde
By qualifying for the NBA Finals for the first time since 2014, the Heat officially opens a new chapter in its history. Chance has it that this final series is played against LeBron James, even if Jimmy Butler does not agree too much that it is just a coincidence. For him, a champion cannot hope to lift the trophy without stealing his crown from the King.
Arrived last summer from Philadelphia, Jimmy Buckets was immediately adopted by Miami fans. The story is incomparable with the signing of LeBron James in Florida in 2010, but still he will be one of the leaders of the Heat in trying to offer the franchise a fourth trophy in its history, the first since the return of the king to Ohio in 2014. With Bam Adebayo, the All-Star had one of his best seasons on a personal level despite a big lack of parking address (24.4%). Always as clutch when it is necessary, the former star of Chicago shows especially the example in defense, a sector which explains the presence of the Heat in the NBA Finals in spite of its classification in the East at the end of the seeding games (fifth with 44 wins for 29 losses). With the intensity of the Playoffs, Erik Spoelstra’s followers made short work of the Pacers before knocking the regular season leader down in five innings and then having the Celtics wear out without breaking a sweat. . Without competition in their Conference since the start of the final stages, the Floridians are only one step away from the Larry O’Brien trophy. It will not be the easiest to climb, the ogre of the Lakers now appearing before them in the skin of the favorite. Anything but a surprise for Jimmy Butler who has been waiting for this moment for a long time as he explained at the microphone of NBA TV.
“If you want to win, you are going to have to go through a LeBron James led team.”
– Jimmy Butler
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 28, 2020
“The main key, and it has been for a very long time, if you want to win a title you have to beat LeBron James’ team. It can come down to that and that’s what we need to focus on. Obviously we can’t just focus on him because he has some really good players around him, but the same test comes back every year until you pass and that test is called LeBron James. “
Concretely, difficult to prove him wrong. Out of the last nine NBA champions, LeBron has won three titles and five teams had to beat him in the final. Ultimately, only the Raptors avoided the ultimate test while waiting for the Chosen One to finally leave the Eastern Conference to bring the cup home in June 2019. This year, LBJ will play their tenth career NBA Finals, the ninth in ten years, thus giving credibility to the words of Jimmy Butler. It’s a bit like this end boss in Mario against which we will use all of our lives by trying different strategies to try to discover our weak point. Buckets has already faced the King twice in the Playoffs with always the same result: a loss to the boss (in 2013 and 2015). But this time the situation has changed a little. Already, the number 22 is the franchise player of his team and the latter arrives in confidence with only three defeats in the bundle when it comes to attacking Game 1 of the Finals. Plus, Jimmy knows his role is going to be to put the brakes on LeBron James as the Heat managed to do with Giannis Antetokounmpo earlier in the summer. And at 31, Buckets has the advantage of physical freshness against an aging quadruple MVP even if he shows no signs of weakness with his 35 rods. The margin of error is slim for Miami but the Butler believes in his chances.
“You’re going to have to be absolutely perfect to beat the Lakers. We can do it. We do not think too much about these stories of first seed against the fifth seed in the East. “
Jimmy Butler and the Heat are aware of the obstacle that awaits them from Wednesday. But far from panicking, the Floridians prepare their battle plan to bring down the end boss in turn. If other teams have managed to find its weak point in the past, why not them?
Text source: NBA TV via Bleacher Report
The scholarships were awarded as part of a partnership between the Heat and BankUnited.WATCH: Former Miami Heat Forward Shane Battier Surprises 5 South Florida Grads With $5,000 Scholarships — CBS Miami
(CBSMiami)- Five South Florida high school graduates got a big surprise Tuesday when former Miami Heat forward Shane Battier video called them to inform the students they had been awarded a $5,000 scholarship. The five scholarships, totaling $25,000 were part of the Miami HEAT scholarship program presented by BankUnited and the Miami Heat Charitable fund.
This marks the seventh year of the program, honoring students that have demonstrated excellence in both academics and community service. The scholarships are normally given out at halftime of a Miami Heat game, but with that not being possible this year, the program set up the conference calls saying there was one final interview. That is when Battier hopped on the line to give them the good news and you can see the reactions in the video above.
“In partnership with the Miami HEAT, our commitment to providing college scholarships is one of the many ways BankUnited helps to lift up the next generation of business and community leaders,” said BankUnited Executive Vice President and Head of Consumer and Small Business Banking Lisa Shim in a statement. “Today’s graduates already have shown themselves to be resilient in the face of some of life’s toughest challenges, and it is as important as ever that we continue to come together and find ways to support them on their path of learning. We congratulate these five South Florida high school graduates and the entire class of 2020, and wish them all the best as they pursue their dreams and embark on their next stage of life.”
The five scholarship winners are: Logan Alvarez (Miami Southridge Senior High School), Tatiana Barnes (Miami Country Day School), Isabel Armedilla (Marine Academy of Science and Technology at FIU Biscayne Campus), Anyeli Pro (Coral Reef Senior High School), and Eklia St-Leger (William H. Turner Technical Arts High School).
“The Miami HEAT organization is proud to partner with BankUnited to recognize the outstanding achievements of these South Florida students and help them on their journey to realizing their dreams,” said Eric Woolworth, president of The HEAT Group’s business operations, said in a statement. “Already, they have accomplished so much through their leadership and service to their communities. We look forward to seeing all they will accomplish as they continue to pursue their goals.”
What are the odds? Who would have thought that they would be here right now? The loyal, die hard nation that calls South Beach home knew that this was possible but yet more improbable than anything else. Six years removed from the departure of the False King, the Miami Heat are in the 2020 NBA […]Improbable: The 2020 Miami Heat — The Hardwood Nation