Jul

09

NBA Playoffs: LeBron James says Celtics fans are ‘born with pump’


Elite Daimion Stafford Jersey After a long layoff, LeBron James and the Cavaliers are finally set to play another game.

It’s been more than a week since Cleveland swept the Raptors, forcing the Cavs to wait and watch the Celtics-Wizards series stretch to seven games. The Celtics prevailed, which means they are back in the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in five years.

Elite Spud Webb Jersey Oh, and they have home-court advantage thanks to Cleveland’s strategic resting down the stretch.

While most think Boston fans will be even more riled up for this series, facing the defending champs, James believes that fan base is already as hyped as its ever going to get.

Think about the history he’s had, and what that means to a team, what happened last night, he continued. A totally unnatural closeout that the league has outlawed years ago and pays great attention to it. And Kawhi’s not there. And you want to know how we feel about it.

0.6 percent odds of No. 1 pick 鈥?Emmanuel Mudiay’s stats declined across the board 鈥?games played, starts, minutes, points, rebounds, assists, 3-point percentage 鈥?from his rookie season to his sophomore campaign, so if the Nuggets manage to win the lottery and get the No. 1 overall pick, they shouldn’t overthink it. Take Markelle Fultz.

While Mudiay’s career 3-point percentage in the NBA is a less-than-desirable 31.7 percent, he and Fultz have the size to potentially operate together in the backcourt. In the regular season, Denver was eighth in 3-point attempts and 11th in 3-point percentage, and Fultz’s physical tools could allow him to unlock even more of the Nuggets’ outside shooting potential.

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