Chris Paul can exercise an early termination option in his contract this summer, forgoing the final year of the five-year maximum-salaried pact he signed to stick with the Los Angeles Clippers in the summer of 2013 so that he can re-enter the unrestricted free-agent market.
Tyronn Lue enters the NBA Finals in debt to Mike Brown, and it’s for a funny reason. Lue, who is the Cleveland Cavaliers’ coach, shared the story with the media on Saturday. He says that back when he was playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, Brown, then a coach with the San Antonio Spurs, bet him $100 that he couldn’t make a certain amount of shots. Lue lost the bet, and Brown has not let him pay out the money. Instead, he just razzes Lue every time they see each other about the money owed.
The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will meet in the NBA Finals. This is not a recording. But maybe it should be. Because we'll almost certainly play it again next year. After the Warriors added Kevin Durant last summer, many believed another meeting between the Warriors and Cavs was predestined before the season even began. And unless something crazy happens to sap the strength of either team before next season, it seems likely the cycle will repeat until their respective core players either fall off or break apart. Even with some potential blockbuster offseason moves, it's unlikely any NBA team can assemble the necessary talent to rival either the Warriors or Cavaliers. The NBA,