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    Thunder’s offseason moves start here: Offer Russell Westbrook $220 million contract

    Game 5 was the perfect example: The Thunder were +12 when Westbrook was on the court, but he rested for 6:07 and OKC was -18 in those minutes. Thunder GM Sam Presti has some work to do this summer to tweak that roster, make it more versatile, and design it to fit better around Westbrook (not to mention take some of the load off him). After signing an extension last summer in the wake of Durant’s departure, Westbrook can sign another in the ballpark of $220 million over five years this summer.

  • Colin Cowherd: This ‘awful’ day is only the beginning for ESPN
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    Colin Cowherd: This ‘awful’ day is only the beginning for ESPN

    Colin Cowherd claims he saw this ESPN doomsday coming years ago. The longtime ESPN voice, who now spouts his opinions on Fox Sports, said he was not surprised by ESPN’s decision to lay off about 100 employees Wednesday after he witnessed the Worldwide Leader jump at billion-dollar TV deals at a time when the TV business was on the decline. Cowherd retroactively pointed to the nine-year, $24 billion contract ESPN inked with the NBA in 2014, when Cowherd still resided in Bristol, as an example of the financially alarming trend in his eyes. “I told my producers, ‘Fellas, it’ll never be the same here,’” he said Wednesday on CBS’ “Bull & Fox” show. “You cannot pay four times for the house [more] than

  • Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford 'get this mother rocking' to give the Celtics a 3-2 series lead
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    Ball Don't Lie5 hours ago

    Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford 'get this mother rocking' to give the Celtics a 3-2 series lead

    Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford did what the Celtics brought them to Boston to do. BOSTON — Dwyane Wade was working on a vintage performance, the type the fans at TD Garden had seen before in the playoffs from the former Miami Heat superstar, and the crowd was growing tense in a one-point Game 5. Then