Jimmy Butler finally has to take his business elsewhere. There will be no more coffee customers with the bubble closing down, though he kept it open far longer than expected with some of the most inspired NBA Finals play seen in years. Butler carried the Miami Heat all the way to Game 6 against the […]
The Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Miami Heat, 106-93, to win their 17th NBA title. (NBA/YouTube)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The ultimate anguish. The ultimate joy. This season, for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, had it all. And it ended in the only fashion that they deemed would be acceptable, with them back atop the basketball world. For the first time since Kobe Bryant’s fifth and final […]
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Lakers’ Anthony Davis and Miami’s Jae Crowder both ended up on the floor midway through the third quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Finals. As Davis scrambled to get back to his feet, his right elbow swung out toward Crowder’s face. Crowder wasn’t fazed. The moment epitomized […]
The Miami Heat defeat the Los Angeles Lakers, 111-108, in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The trophy was ready. Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat delayed its appearance. The NBA Finals are not over, not after Butler and the Heat pulled off a virtuoso performance in Game 5 on Friday night. Butler had 35 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Heat watched […]
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Miami coach Erik Spoelstra makes no effort to hide his excitement or appreciation when journalists from the Philippines join virtual news conferences to ask him questions during the NBA Finals. In his mother’s homeland, they are most definitely watching the playoffs. Out of all the measured international markets, the […]
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The trophy ceremony plans are getting finalized. Boxes are being shipped out of the NBA bubble in advance of the looming shutdown. Hotel rooms, sometime in the next few days, will be filled again by regular people looking for their long-awaited Disney fix. For LeBron James and the Los […]
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James got back to his hotel suite after Game 4 of the NBA Finals early Wednesday morning. At 6:30 a.m., he was already tweeting out images to announce to his 47.6 million followers that he was wide-awake. When the season’s over, he’ll sleep plenty. […]
The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat, 102-96, in National Basketball Association Finals Game 4.