Knicks Morning News (2016.06.20)

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers 93, Warriors 89 | Cleveland wins series, 4-3: Cavaliers Defeat Warriors to Win Their First N.B.A. Title (Mon, 20 Jun 2016 02:49:38 GMT)

    The Cavaliers became the first team in history to rally from a 3-1 series deficit in the finals, and it was the first major sports title for the city of Cleveland since 1964.

  • [New York Times] Keeping Score: N.B.A. Finals Legend or Loser? It Often Comes Down to Circumstance (Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:42:27 GMT)

    LeBron James headed into Game 7 trying to avoid the scorn that would come with another letdown, but players like Elgin Baylor show that earning rings isn’t always a reflection of the player.

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers Announce Championship Parade on Wednesday (Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:04:10 GMT)

    The championship parade and celebration for the newly crowned NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers will be held on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] LeBron Validates Greatness by Winning Title for Cleveland (Mon, 20 Jun 2016 06:03:38 GMT)

    LeBron James may be the self-proclaimed “King” but after delivering an NBA title to long-suffering Cleveland on Sunday the best player of his generation will forever be considered royalty by Cavaliers fans.

  • [New York Times] Historic Season Ends in Epic Finals Collapse for Warriors (Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:15:28 GMT)

    The Golden State Warriors closed out a record-smashing season with an even more epic playoff collapse on Sunday, falling 93-89 to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Seven of the NBA Finals.

  • [New York Times] LeBron Delivers on Promise, Leads Cavs to NBA Title (Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:06:35 GMT)

    LeBron James powered the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 93-89 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday in an electrifying Game Seven to complete an improbable comeback unlike any seen before and capture their first NBA championship.

  • [New York Times] Factbox: Profile of Cleveland Cavaliers (Mon, 20 Jun 2016 03:57:27 GMT)

    Profile of the Cleveland Cavaliers, who won the National Basketball Association championship on Sunday.

  • [New York Post] Kristaps Porzingis gives Kyle O’Quinn a glimpse of life in Latvia (Mon, 20 Jun 2016 02:35:06 -0400)

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Knicks forward Kyle O'Quinn was honored and in awe to be in Latvia and see what Kristaps Porzingis means to the country. O'Quinn attended Porzingis' camps for kids last week in Liepaja, Porzingis' hometown. Porzingis had extended the invitation (he and O'Quinn share the same representation) and the Flushing native couldn't accept…

  • [New York Post] J.R. Smith breaks down in trembling ode to his parents (Mon, 20 Jun 2016 01:14:16 -0400)

    OAKLAND, Calif. — After LeBron James gave him the highest of praise while battling through adversity, ex-Knick J.R. Smith broke down during the postgame press conference, crying as he saluted his father Earl Jr. on Father's Day. With Earl standing in the back, Smith started choking up, unable to get out his words, and buried…

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