How are folks in Cleveland feeling the day after Game 1?



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On how the Warriors’ rotating wave of defenders affected LeBron James


An interesting glimpse of how LeBron’s always been through the eyes of his high school coach



Looking back to that time Steph Curry pretended he was a rap star

There’s nothing like a big sporting event to bring back all the fun old recycled goods, like this video of Steph Curry rapping while in school at Davidson.

Advance warning: it’s very hard on the ears.

In case you’re wanting to know more about how this musical atrocity came to be, the New York Times wrote a whole story about it:



NBA Finals links: Warriors in six, says Kawakami; Steph wants to be Akron’s favorite son

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) and Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) exchange some words in low tone toward the end of the fourth quarter of a NBA game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Warriors 112-94.  (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) and Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) exchange some words in low tone toward the end of the fourth quarter of a NBA game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Warriors 112-94. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

In case you have missed any of our around-the-clock Warriors-Cavaliers coverage, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a roundup of the latest and greatest on the cusp of Thursday night’s Game 1:

Tim Kawakami: This is all brand new to Warriors, but they’ll take it in six

The moms of Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes share their pre-Finals thoughts

How to beat the Warriors: Marcus Thompson draws it up

How to beat the Cavaliers: A Cleveland scribe draws it up

Dave Newhouse says Oakland deserves sports teams that show respect, loyalty

Curry says sorry, but he wants to be Akron’s favorite son

Mark Purdy: Warriors will embrace the physical against Cavs

Oakland and Cleveland, two cities with much in common


Here’s some of what is being said in Cleveland and elsewhere around the country as Game 1 approaches:

11 phrases every bandwagon Cavs fan should know

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst on Cleveland’s ‘Elephant in the room’

Will Irving, Love injuries continue Cleveland’s sports injury curse?

NBA TV explores Oakland’s impressive basketball history

New York Times on how Steph Curry introduced bad rap to little Davidson

The Guardian on the coach who held Steph Curry scoreless


Warriors’ Stephen Curry jokes he wants to be Akron product to deliver a championship as Cleveland watches

The Warriors’ Stephen Curry was born in the same Akron, Ohio hospital as the Cavaliers’ LeBron James.

Curry within months had moved out of the state. James grew up in the area and now could lead Cleveland to its first major professional sports championship in 51 years.

Curry is well aware of the drought and joked that instead of James, he could be the one to end it even though he doesn’t actually self-identify himself as an Akron native.

“No disrespect to LeBron,” Curry told Good Morning America, smiling. “I want to be the first Akron guy to bring a championship to that area, so it should be fun.”

The Warriors and Cavaliers open play in the NBA Finals beginning tonight at Oracle Arena.


Watch Stephen Curry fan LeBron James get wowed at Davidson games by ‘a special kid’

LeBron James used to go out of his way to watch Stephen Curry play. And like he does now, Curry put on a show.

“I just kind of read upon his story from Day 1 how under-recruited he was,” James told reporters.

“I just thought he was special. I thought he was a special kid. I’m very good at noticing talent, and I thought he was special then. And obviously, he is now still.”

One time, James was playing at Charlotte made his way over to Davidson. Another time, he made the drive over to Detroit for an NCAA tournament game. Both times, he was caught on camera being blown away.

Here’s video from his trips to get his fix of Curry.