Lakers Reach Agreement With Pelicans, Ending The Anthony Davis Saga; Ball, Ingram, Hart, Three First-Rounders To New Orleans
The Anthony Davis sweepstakes are finally over as is it the Los Angeles Lakers who've landed AD in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and three first-round picks which are headed to the Pelicans.
With the Toronto Raptors winning the NBA championship, the debates about how it impacts the legacy of certain players and executives from their team can really start to heat up. How far does his 2nd Finals MVP raise Kawhi Leonard up the list of all-time greats? Where does GM Masai Ujiri rank among the great team builders in NBA history? And of course we can’t forget about what this means for NBA Champion Jeremy Lin!
Drake curse over, three-peat hopes diminished, the 2019 Toronto Raptors have dethroned the Golden State Warriors, winning their first NBA Finals Title in franchise history.
If you know anything about me and my thoughts on the entire Kyrie Irving situation, you know that I have been nothing short of optimistic about the chances he stays in Boston. In fact, I would go as far as to say that there's not many people I've seen or talked to out there within the fanbase who have been as optimistic as I have been over the last few months. However, tonight I may have finally given in to the idea that Kyrie is gone.
The craziness started early yesterday for Celtics fans as Anthony Davis chatter started to get louder and louder, however that was only the tip of the iceberg in what would quickly become a wild day. From Kyrie Irving’s agency switch to some Boston fans causing Jayson Tatum to issue an explanation as to why he was cheering for his hometown St. Louis Blues (if you are one of those people, be better) it was like all of the Anthony Davis stuff hadn’t even happened by the end of the night.
Rich Paul Comments Won't Kill Celtics' Desire for Anthony Davis; Fans Must Continue to Play the Waiting Game
With just 8 days until the NBA Draft, the Anthony Davis sweepstakes is predictably reaching a fever pitch. The Celtics dangerous pursuit of Davis reached a head Wednesday morning with Rich Paul warning the Celtics with a public statement saying, "They can trade for him, but it'll be for one year". Additional reports over the last couple of days have indicated that the Pelicans are looking to get a deal done by this weekend, giving them time to get their draft strategy in order before next Thursday. As Celtics fans anxiously await Kyrie Irving's decision, the question has now become whether or not Danny Ainge would still be willing to make a deal for AD even without Kyrie returning next season. As things stand now, all signs point to that being a strong possibility, and a terrifying one at that.
2019 NBA Finals Game 5: Warriors Live To Play Another Day; Major Win At Expense Of Major Loss With Kevin Durant Suffering Achilles Injury
Thanks to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combining to knock down 12 of Golden State's 20 made three-pointers, along with an ugly final shot by Kyle Lowry, the Warriors live to play another day.
The Golden State Warriors and their fans may very well have just witnessed their final game played at the Oracle Arena, disappointingly dropping game three 105-92 to a now 3-1 leading Toronto Raptors crew.
2019 NBA Finals: Curry's Finals MVP Campaign Proves Meaningless; Raptors Take 2-1 Series Lead From Oracle
Despite an MVP-caliber night from zero-time NBA Finals MVP, Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors fall in game three of the NBA Finals. Raptors hand Warriors their first NBA Finals loss at Oracle since game seven of the 2016 Finals.