When you get to manage Lionel Messi, it sounds downright silly to talk about the challenges awaiting Barcelona's coach-to-be. Ernesto Valverde, who recently left Athletic Bilbao, is the leading candidate to replace a worn-out Luis Enrique. "On Monday we will know officially and the coach that comes will have the qualities to carry this team forward," Andres Iniesta said after Barcelona salvaged its otherwise disappointing season by winning the Copa del Rey on Saturday.
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers may need a Herculean effort to upset the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals but the game's most prolific playoff scorer said he has beaten similar teams before. James acknowledged that toppling a Warriors team boasting two-time reigning league MVP Stephen Curry, four-times scoring champion Kevin Durant, defensive specialist Draymond Green and sweet-shooting Klay Thompson will be among the toughest tasks of his career.
The Vertical’s Chris Mannix and Bobby Marks discuss the offseason targets for the Celtics and what they should do with the 1st pick in the draft.