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The NBA season is officially over. The champions have become the back to back NBA champions when they defeated LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 ending the NBA Finals with a series sweep 4 games to none. Steph Curry and the Golden State have now won the NBA title 3 out of the last 4 seasons solidifying their position as a stone cold dynasty. Steph Curry led scorers with 37 points but Kevin Durant for the second year in a row won Finals MVP finishing Game 4 with a triple double (20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists). Even in defeat and even with his finals record being 3-6, LeBron James is deserving of great respect as he averaged 34points, 10 assists, 9 rebounds in the NBA finals and also with the help of Kevin Love carried arguably the statistically worse team the Lebron-led Cavaliers has ever acquired to the NBA Finals.
Now with the offseason approaching, the biggest question in sports is “Where will Lebron play next season. Many rumors have him going to teams such as Houston, Philly, Boston, San Antonio, LA Lakers or even staying in Cleveland is an option. What team would be the better fit? What team gives him the best chance to get back to the NBA Finals?
Earlier this week, Rise Up Family and Challenger News were blessed to cover the Buffalo Bills head coach Sean Dermott’s press conference along with Week 3 of OTA’s. Many of the star players were on hand such as LeSean McCoy, Kelvin Benjamin, Kyle Williams, Jerry Hughes and also some newly acquired players like Josh Allen, Tremaine Edmunds, Vontae Davis, and AJ McCarron. The OTA’s looked very well as they ran 7 on 7 and full offensive and defensive 2 minute drills. We will find out more this week as the Bills will have their mandatory minicamp June 12th- 14th at One Bills Drive. What moves will the Bills make to roster as the preseason slowly approaches?
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Ballin’ For A Cause is a community motivated movement that started in 2008 at Buffalo State College in the Houston Gym. The love of basketball has always been the driving force and with that love, Ballin’ For A Cause has been thriving for 11 years. In 2015, the cause went national as the movement was cited in Pittsburgh, Erie, Dallas, Toronto, and at LeBron James’s high school of St.Vincent St Mary’s in Akron, Ohio. In 2016, the great cause went global as 12 international teams came from Canada, Liberia, Somalia, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cambodia, Philippines, Turkey, India, Tonga, and The First Nation(Natives). The ultimate goal of Ballin’ for a Cause is to bring people together to break down barriers and to have a more positive impact on the community. This is how you build legacies, the Ballin’ For A Cause movement has also given $10,000 in college scholarships. Thank you to founder Lindsay Taylor for everything you are doing to make our community a better place to live and enjoy. Visit www.ballinforacause.com for more information.
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