As the NBA’s great G.O.A.T. debate rages on, LeBron James passed Michael Jordan in one regard. With a long 3-pointer late in the third quarter of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers star passed Jordan as the NBA’s all-time leading playoff scorer. James entered Thursday needing 28 points to eclipse the Chicago Bulls legend’s 5,987 career playoff points.
Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts was named Sports Executive of the Year at the 2017 Sports Business Awards in New York City. Major League Baseball was named Sports League of the Year, and the Chicago Cubs were honored as Sports Team of the Year. Almost 900 people attended the event at the Marriott Marquis at Times Square on Wednesday night. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the industry. The award was presented by longtime sports broadcaster and NFL play-by-play announcer Al Michaels. Here's the full list of the winners: Sports Breakthrough of the Year: Fanatics Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services: AEG Global
There could be a lot of player movement in the 2017 NBA offseason, and not just in free agency. Among the most notable trade candidates are Carmelo Anthony, Paul George and Jimmy Butler. The three All-Stars were involved in rumors at the trade deadline, and there is continued speculation that they could be moved this summer.