Analysis: However it ends, these NBA Finals may be a classic
A champion will be crowned, an NBA Finals MVP trophy will be hoisted, one side will spray a few gallons of champagne and the other side will head out into a summer of lament. The Warriors grabbed the lead in the series with a 104-94 win on Monday in San Francisco, the latest entry on a long list of gut-check moments in this series and the first time either of these teams found a way to win consecutive games in this matchup. “It feels good," Golden State's Klay Thompson said.news.yahoo.com
Celtics' Jaylen Brown out for season with wrist injury
Celtics All-Star forward Jaylen Brown will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left wrist. The team said in a statement Monday that Brown learned of the injury to his scapholunate ligament this past weekend and is expected to have surgery later this week. Brown has missed the Celtics' past three games with a sprained right ankle, which he sustained during a collision with Jayson Tatum late in a 129-119 loss to Portland on May 2.news.yahoo.com
Trump awards Medal of Freedom to three golfers after his supporters attacked U.S. Capitol
US President Donald Trump looks on after presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Celtics basketball legend Bob Cousy in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on August 22, 2019. A day after his supporters rioted inside the U.S. Capitol, President Donald Trump turned his attention to golf. President Donald Trump was scheduled to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to three professional golfers on Thursday, a White House official said. Trump's remarks to supporters at a rally Wednesday outside the White House came just before a joint session of Congress convened to confirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory. Trump's supporters swarmed the Capitol, breaking through lines of law enforcement officers and invading the halls of Congress.cnbc.com
Sixers GM Brand says Embiid, Simmons won't be traded
PHILADELPHIA The next coach of the Philadelphia 76ers can count on having Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. I would love to see this group with Ben Simmons, but I dont want to make any excuses. The new coach also has got to find that balance on how to push these All-Star players to that next stage. You have a great mix of veteran players, young players learning how to win in this game. Ive grown as a leader and Ive grown as a general manager, Brand said.