Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) watches as Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry dribbles during the second half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 7, 2015. (Ben Margot/AP)

Steph infection has jealous James in critical condition

LeBron James needs help, and in so many words, he’ll tell you…

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) watches as Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry dribbles during the second half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 7, 2015. (Ben Margot/AP)
LeBron James insists he was as surprised as everyone else when he heard of David Blatt's firing. (Ben Margot/2015 AP)

Blatt’s All, Folks: LeBron Wanted Mark Jackson

In addition to revolutionizing basketball, the Warriors have contributed mightily to discombobulating…

LeBron James insists he was as surprised as everyone else when he heard of David Blatt's firing. (Ben Margot/2015 AP)
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr reacts as he enters the court in his return from back surgery, before the Warriors’ game against the Indiana Pacers on Friday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Kerr return has Warriors in championship mode

Coaches are meant to be second-guessed, not revered, but little about Steve…

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr reacts as he enters the court in his return from back surgery, before the Warriors’ game against the Indiana Pacers on Friday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr smiles during a news conference Friday's game against the Indiana Pacers. Kerr is returning to the Warriors' bench after a leave of absence dating to the first week of training camp in October as he recovered from complications following two back surgeries. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Kerr’s return: A sigh of relief

The moment had to be funny because Steve Kerr, at his core,…

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr smiles during a news conference Friday's game against the Indiana Pacers. Kerr is returning to the Warriors' bench after a leave of absence dating to the first week of training camp in October as he recovered from complications following two back surgeries. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt was fired Friday. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Blatt fired after Warriors drubbing

CLEVELAND — David Blatt's second NBA season seemed to be going better…

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt was fired Friday. (Alex Brandon/AP)
LeBron James denied he was the reason Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt was fired. (Michael Perez/AP file)

LeBron denies Blatt coup

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Both knees wrapped in ice, LeBron James walked in a…

LeBron James denied he was the reason Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt was fired. (Michael Perez/AP file)

Cavaliers staggered by blowout loss to champion Warriors

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's locker room finally opened nearly 25 minutes after…

Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) knocks the ball loose from Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) in the first half of the game on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in Cleveland. Andre Iguodala (9) is at right. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Golden Statement: Curry, Warriors demolish Cavaliers 132-98

CLEVELAND — Stephen Curry didn't smell champagne. Blood was in the air.…

Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) knocks the ball loose from Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) in the first half of the game on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in Cleveland. Andre Iguodala (9) is at right. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Leading the Golden State Warriors to an unprecedented 23 wins to start a season, Stephen Curry says he’s “pretty motivated” to overtake Michael Jordan’s legacy as the greatest NBA player of all time. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Don’t cheapen streak: It’s 23, not 27

As a self-designated protector of The Streak, The Steph and All Things…

Leading the Golden State Warriors to an unprecedented 23 wins to start a season, Stephen Curry says he’s “pretty motivated” to overtake Michael Jordan’s legacy as the greatest NBA player of all time. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors will host the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena on Christmas Day next season. The 2014 NBA Finals rematch is one of a league-high 25 nationally televised games for both teams. (Tony Dejak/AP)

NBA Finals rematch on Christmas Day one of 25 national games for Warriors, Cavs

The Golden State Warriors will see an old friend on opening night…

Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors will host the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena on Christmas Day next season. The 2014 NBA Finals rematch is one of a league-high 25 nationally televised games for both teams. (Tony Dejak/AP)
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ Matthew Dellavedova, left, had some moments against Stephen Curry in the NBA Finals, but now he’s out of a job. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Unsigned Delly open for business

In the last exciting adventure of Matthew Dellavedova, Underdog, the Cleveland Cavaliers’…

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ Matthew Dellavedova, left, had some moments against Stephen Curry in the NBA Finals, but now he’s out of a job. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) looks to pass during the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston. Love, whose arm was yanked from the socket on Sunday by Boston's Kelly Olynyk during Game 4, had the operation at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Love opts out of Cavs contract

CLEVELAND — Kevin Love is about to find out how much the…

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) looks to pass during the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston. Love, whose arm was yanked from the socket on Sunday by Boston's Kelly Olynyk during Game 4, had the operation at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
LeBron James' 2-4 record in the NBA Finals may tarnish an otherwise glowing career. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Finals loss has LeBron’s legacy open for debate

CLEVELAND — LeBron James overachieved in the 2015-season, a position that he…

LeBron James' 2-4 record in the NBA Finals may tarnish an otherwise glowing career. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
League MVP Stephen Curry, center, is poised to lead the Golden State Warriors to future championships — if the team's core can stay healthy and in tact. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Potential exists for extended run

Andre Iguodala gets told he’s being yanked from the starting lineup for…

League MVP Stephen Curry, center, is poised to lead the Golden State Warriors to future championships — if the team's core can stay healthy and in tact. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Finals MVP Andre Iguodala's struggles from the free-throw line were of little importance as the Warriors clinched the NBA Finals Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

All hail to Iggy and the Champs

CLEVELAND — Welcome to Balls, championship hangover edition... Statistically, there has never…

Finals MVP Andre Iguodala's struggles from the free-throw line were of little importance as the Warriors clinched the NBA Finals Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Stephen Curry, right, and Andre Iguodala (9) celebrate after the Warriors won the NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Celebration scenes almost as entertaining as championship itself

In the end, everything was as it should be: Draymond Green ran…

Stephen Curry, right, and Andre Iguodala (9) celebrate after the Warriors won the NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
The Warriors’ David Lee, center, and Stephen Curry disembark a plane Wednesday after winning the NBA Finals on Tuesday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers. (AP/JEFF CHIU)

Dolan: Enforcing gambling debts between friends

This week’s article comes from Will R., who asks: Q: “My buddy…

The Warriors’ David Lee, center, and Stephen Curry disembark a plane Wednesday after winning the NBA Finals on Tuesday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers. (AP/JEFF CHIU)
Steve Kerr smiles as he walks past team employees after landing in Oakland on Wednesday, one day after his Warriors won the NBA Finals in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

New age, old school: Kerr a revelation

CLEVELAND — The cop wasn’t letting the youngster onto the court, not…

Steve Kerr smiles as he walks past team employees after landing in Oakland on Wednesday, one day after his Warriors won the NBA Finals in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
The Golden State Warriors could meet LeBron James (23) in future NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Warriors vs. LeBron: Rematch in ’16?

This one was for Purvis Short and Sonny Parker, and even for…

The Golden State Warriors could meet LeBron James (23) in future NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Warriors' Stephen Curry celebrates during Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

’75 Champs have company at last

I remember being so happy. Forty years ago, when our 1975 Warriors…

Warriors' Stephen Curry celebrates during Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)