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Added June 21st, 2016 by Ian
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Cleveland Cavaliers make NBA history with Championship win

The Cleveland Cavaliers made NBA history on June 19th when they won the league championship by defeating the Golden State Warriors four games to three. The club is the first ever to win the title after trailing a best-of-seven Final series by three games to one. The Cavaliers dropped the first two games on the road in Oakland before winning the first outing in Cleveland to narrow the gap to 2-1. Golden State then went up 3-1 with a win in Cleveland before the Cavaliers came storming back with three straight victories to win the series. The final game was the closest of the seven with Cleveland taking it 93-89. Cleveland’s LeBron James was named the playoff MVP. Golden State beat Cleveland in six games last year to take the NBA crown.

 
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Added May 16th, 2016 by Ian
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Orlando Magic searching for head coach after Scott Skiles resigns

In a surprise move, Orlando Magic head coach Scott Skiles announced his resignation from the NBA club on May 12th. Skiles was with the club for less than a year as he was hired May 29th of 2015, but also played with Orlando for five seasons. The Magic said they’re immediately searching for a new head coach for the non-playoff team after Skiles led the squad to a losing record of 35-47 this campaign. The coach got off to a good start this season as the Magic went 19-13, but missed the playoffs after losing 34 of their last 50 contests.

 
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Added April 18th, 2016 by Ian
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Kobe Bryant dominates the court in last-ever NBA game

Kobe Bryant’s legendary two-decade NBA career came to a fairytale ending on April 13th when he scored 60 points in his swansong as his Los Angeles Lakers downed the Utah Jazz by a score of 101-96. Bryant managed to score 50 points in a game for the first time since February of 2009 and scored 23 in the fourth quarter to help his teammates come from behind after trailing by 15 points. It was certainly a bittersweet moment for the club and its fans though since it was also the final game of the 2015/16 NBA campaign, which ended up being the worst ever in the Lakers’ history.

 
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Added January 25th, 2016 by Ian
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First-place Cleveland Cavaliers replace head coach David Blatt

In a bit of an odd move, the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA club has fired head coach David Blatt midway through the season. The oddity of the move is because the team was sitting in first place in the league’s Eastern Conference at the time of the firing with an impressive record of 30-11. In addition, the Cavaliers had won 11 out of their past 13 contests. The basketball club didn’t waste any time in naming a replacement for Blatt though as they announced that his assistant coach Ty Lue would be taking over for him.

Reports out of Cleveland stated that the 38-year-old Lue has already agreed to a three-year contract to assume the head-coaching duties. It’s no secret that the Cavaliers’ top star LeBron James and his player agent have been pushing for the club to name Lue as the head coach for the past year. The 56-year-old Blatt was in just his second season as the club’s coach and had led the squad to a record of 83-40 under his guidance. However, Cleveland was beaten in last year’s NBA championship series by the Golden State Warriors in six games.

 
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Added July 27th, 2015 by Ian
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Cops open fire on vehicle at Tour de France

 
Added May 19th, 2015 by Ian
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WNBA newlyweds hit with seven-game suspensions