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Friday, June 18th, 2010

LeBron James showing more interest for the New York Knicks?

According to

“There may have been another shift in the speculation surrounding where LeBron James will sign when he becomes a free agent in less than two weeks.

During an interview on ESPN Radio in New York, Stephen A. Smith said sources have told him that James is now leaning toward signing with the Knicks and that this factor played a role in Tom Izzo turning down the Cavs’ head coaching job.

“LeBron didn’t speak to Izzo because he doesn’t want to have anything to do with who the next coach of the Cavs is going to be just in case he leaves,” Smith said.

“From what my sources tell me, he still hasn’t made a final decision but he’s higher on New York now than he was a month ago. And the reality is that he is leaning more towards New York than he is towards returning to Cleveland. Izzo knew this,” he said.

Smith suggests …

Why the Lakers won Game 7 of the NBA Finals

Game 7 was an epic game filled with defensive battles, with the Lakers winning 83-79.

LA became the seventh team ever to face a 3-2 deficit in the Finals to come back to win the final two games. They have now won five titles in the past 11 seasons.

Phil Jackson is now 48-0 when his team wins Game 1 of a playoff series and has won a record 11 titles as a Head Coach.

Key reasons:

1) Defense: The Celtics limited LA to score 34 in the first half but they managed to score 40. Derek Fisher was the only player to shoot over 50 percent from the field (4-6).core 40. They gave the Lakers fits on defense by rotating and switching well.

However, allowing 23 offensive rebounds, committing 15 turnovers and sending the Lakers to the line 37 times overshadows the defensive effort.

Ray Allen and Paul Pierce shot a combined 8-29. The 33 percent Pierce shot from the field was his second lowest total for the Finals. Boston also allowed 30 points in the fourth quarter.

2) Rebounding differential: …

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