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Golden State Warriors to meet with Kevin Durant Friday afternoon

 

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in Game One of the Western Conference Finals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 19, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

The Golden State Warriors are meeting with the biggest free agent on Friday afternoon in The Hamptons, which is in Long Island, New York. Kevin Durant is the biggest free agent of them all and will start meeting with teams on Friday.

This must will be his first meeting of all the six teams that he is meeting with. He will meet with Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs,  Oklahoma City Thunders and the Warriors.  Durant is considering having an meeting  New York Knicks, but if he does, it will be unlikely he signs with them. It is unknown when Durant will try to come to an decision, but it should be before he leaves with Team USA for the Olympics.

This will be the biggest decision of his career, if he does sign with the Warriors, a lot of people will not like him because the Thunder were close to beating them, but the decision will be purely a basketball one as he described it.

Durant, 27, has spent his entire nine-year career with the Thunder franchise. He averaged 28.2 points per game last season and led the Thunder to within one victory of the NBA Finals.

Watch: President Barack Obama on a conference call with Tyronn Lue.

President Barack Obama had some opinion on JR Smith going a few days without wearing a shirt. Obama was on a call with Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue, who just led his team to come back from being down 3-1 in the NBA Finals. Smith, who played well in Game 7 has been partying hard and just soaking it all in. Watch the video above.

Report: Boston Celtics and Philidephia 76ers talks are ramping up

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The Philidephia 76ers and the Boston Celtics are ramping up the talks in order for the 76ers to receive the No.3 pick for the Celtics.

Many people believe that Nerlens Noel will be the one to go and he might just be the one to leave.

The Sixers, as ESPN’s own Marc Stien and Chad Ford  first reported earlier this month, also have been aggressively trying to move Jahlil Okafor and, according to sources, are prepared to trade either Okafor or Noel — or both — to meet their draft-night objectives.

Well whatever happens today on draft night, this is just a preview of how much talk will be surrounding the Celtics this off-season because of how much cap space they have and attractive assets.

Charles Barkley names top 5 NBA Players of all-time

Charles Barkley is always in the news with something that he says that kind of makes people shakes his head. Well, yesterday he was on Bill Simmons new show called “Any Given Wednesday”.

The list that Barkley had is not bad, but a lot of people might want to see LeBron James on it, well unfortunately he was not on the list. Watch the video to see who is his top five and what range James fell in for Barkley.

 

Kyle Lowry accepts Team USA invitation to play in Rio this summer

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Kyle Lowry, the  Toronto Raptors guard was named an All-Star, he powered the Raptors to a number two seed in the Eastern Conference, being a driving force in their trip to the Eastern Conference Finals and he also hit a game-tying halfcourt shot in the playoffs, as a bonus.

Lowry has been making his push in his prime and has caught the attention of a lot of people in the league. Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul endorsed Lowry. He struggled in the playoffs at times, but when his team needed him to come up big, he did just that and help them advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Lowry has accepted an invite to join the Team USA 2016 Rio Olympics roster joining the likes of Paul George and some other stars slated to participate alongside him in Brazil. Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news that Lowry has accepted an imvitation to join Team USA 2016 Rio Olympics.

 

Duke’s Jeff Capel heading to the NBA Draft with Brandon Ingram

 

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in the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament West Regional at the Honda Center on March 24, 2016 in Anaheim, California.

When people ask who is Duke’s top assistant, one answer just might be Jeff Capel. Capel has helped Duke have three consecutive top-2 recruiting class. The  Fayetteville, NC native has an ability to relate to high school prospects on a level unsurpassed that many does not have. One of biggest things he did was snag Brandon Ingram late when he was being recruited by the Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels. Ingrram and Capel will be in the Green Room tonight with one another.

Ingram will be selected in the top 2 and this will be the first time since UCLA 1977 when three of the schools former players will be picked in the top three for three consecutive seasons. Capel, who recruited Jarbari Parker in 2013, in Jahlil Okafor in 2014 and Ingram in 2016.

 

Report: NBA teams believe that Thon Maker is 21-23 and not 19

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Thon Maker successfully got an entry to be in the NBA Draft, which is good, but it is not looking good. Maker will still get his named called, but who will want an gamble on him and draft him tonight.

According to a report from Jake Fischer of Sports Illustrated, several teams have entirely ruled Thon Maker out of the first round due to his age as multiple sources have informed Fischer that they believe Maker to be 21-23 years old, not 19.

This is nothing new because even when Maker was in high school, there seem to be questions about his age and now it might finally catch up to him. If Maker does not get drafted in the first round, he may miss out on a chance of having an guaranteed contract.

Maker was a really good player in high school, but the way his body is, it will take some time for him to be an really good NBA player. Maker was an really well known prospect and was really good, but he should have did a few years of college to really build himself, but we will see what happens today.

LeBron James address the crowd at the parade

When LeBron James came back home, he said that he would deliver a championship to the city of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. James made a promise and he did just that this season by  coming back down from 3-1 against the Golden State Warriors.

After all of his teammates spoke, James was the last one to speak to address a lot of Cleveland Cavaliers fan. It was about 1.3 million people at the parade.

As you can see from above, James admitted that it has not actually got to him yet that he help win a championship for Cleveland. James was the leader to help end the drought in Cleveland.

 

Watch: Browns legend Jim Brown presents Larry O’ Brien trophy to Cavaliers

 

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers did something historic when they came back from being down 3-1 against the Golden State Warriors to become NBA champions of the 2015-16. Not only did that happen, but also this team help bring a championship to the city of Cleveland.  The city has not had an team win an championship in 52-years.

After finding  their way through the crowd that lined the streets in downtown Cleveland, LeBron James and his teammates walked to the stage at the championship rally in order to address the fans one by one.

There were a lot of memorable things that happen on this day, but the one that will stick to a lot of people is when Cleveland Browns legend Jim Brown presented the Larry O’ Brien trophy to the Cavaliers.

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