Kevin Durant

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Silverman: Mouthy Kobe Knows Just What He’s Doing

There is no need to feel insulted. Kobe Bryant did not demean the memory of the Dream Team.

07/11/2012

Wally Szczerbiak and Mike Brown

NBA Draft Q&A With Wally Szczerbiak

CBS Sports Network analyst and former first-round pick Wally Szczerbiak joined CBS Local Sports to give perspective as to what the prospects are going through on the biggest night of their basketball lives.

06/26/2012

LeBron James

Believe The Hype: Heat Get It Done, Take NBA Crown With Game 5 Rout

The decision is final: LeBron James made the right call coming to Miami. Finally an NBA champion, it’s all worth it now.

WFAN–06/21/2012

Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrates near 'The Finals' logo after making a three-point shot against the Miami Heat in Game Two of the 2012 NBA Finals at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 14, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: NBA Finals Far From Over

As much as the Heat have outplayed the Thunder in this series, the margin has been extremely small. A few plays here and there and the Thunder could easily be the team up 3-1. If Oklahoma City can do a few things differently, they can still win this series.

06/21/2012

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Heat Shut Down Thunder 104-98 In Game 4

The Miami Heat moved one game closer to it’s second NBA Championship Tuesday night at the AmericanAirlines Arena with a thrilling 104-98 victory in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

06/20/2012

Chris Bosh

Heat Can Taste It, Grab 3-1 Lead Over Thunder

LeBron James returned from a left leg injury to make the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2:54 remaining and the Miami Heat held off Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder for a 104-98 victory on Tuesday night and a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals.

WFAN–06/19/2012

Phil Jackson (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Fans, Just Ignore Sulking Phil Jackson; Finals Foul Trouble?

There are real things Knicks fans should worry about. So don’t panic over something that a petulant Jackson said to HBO.

06/19/2012

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Schmeelk: Heat Defense Is The Reason They Are Up 2-1

It has been the Heat’s ability to slow down the Thunder offense that has been the difference so far in the series.

06/18/2012

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LeBron Too Much For Thunder; Heat Again 2 Wins From Title

The Heat have been here before, two wins from an NBA title. The difference now? LeBron James isn’t letting his head get in the way of his talent.

06/18/2012

LeBron James

Schmeelk: Some Thoughts As The Quest For The NBA Title Continues

With two games of the NBA Finals in the books, here are some of my thoughts on the current state of the series and beyond as this star-studded quest for the title continues on Sunday evening.

06/15/2012

LeBron James

Heat Survive Late Thunder Rally, Even NBA Finals

LeBron James asked for help, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh provided it. The Miami Heat finally rediscovered the formula to winning in the NBA Finals — barely.

WFAN–06/15/2012

Kevin Durant (credit: Noah Graham /NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Is The Thunder’s Offense Simply Unstoppable?

The old cliché reads, “Defense wins championships.” But this season, it may very well be the Thunder’s high-octane offense that gets them a title.

06/14/2012

David Stern (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images), Jim Rome (credit: Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

Silverman: David Stern Displayed Smug And Peevish Demeanor In Jim Rome Interview

David Stern’s recent appearance on Jim Rome’s radio show made headlines because the commissioner didn’t like the fact that Rome had the nerve to ask him about the draft lottery.

06/14/2012

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Schmeelk: Bad Omens For Heat In Game 1

The Heat are focused around stars, but right now two of them (Bosh and Wade) for a variety of reasons, aren’t playing like ones. Unless things change, the Thunder will be celebrating a title a lot sooner than people think.

06/13/2012

Kevin Durant (credit: Noah Graham /NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Finals: Heat Have No Answer For Durant, Drop Game 1 To Thunder

Kevin Durant keeps insisting these NBA Finals are Thunder against Heat, not him against LeBron James. So far, his side is winning both matchups.

06/13/2012

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