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Calipari’s ’Cats might be (almost) unbeatable

A crazy theory recently was floated. The theory, turned into a question, is this: Did coach John Calipari collect so much talent this season that Kentucky might be good enough to beat a bad NBA team?

Bettors bullish on NBA Summer League

The Chicago Bulls are putting the most impressive team on the floor in the NBA Summer League, and it’s no secret to basketball bettors.

Bettors try to beat LeBron to decision

At some point, LeBron James is probably going back home to Cleveland, and not just for a summer vacation. The odds say he will follow his heart and return to play for the Cavaliers, sooner or later.

At No. 2, Jabari Parker is NBA Draft’s best bet

A sure thing is hard to find in sports betting and basketball scouting, although some players are guaranteed to be great. Jabari Parker is a next-best-thing player.

San Antonio Spurs get payback; backers get payout

Instead of shooting for back-to-back championships, the San Antonio Spurs spent the entire season bouncing back, and their comeback Sunday in Game 5 of the NBA Finals was symbolic of it all.

Everything changes with James out of equation

No asterisk goes next to this result, and no excuses will come from the Miami Heat. Only one player pulled up lame and limped off with cramps, but it just happened to be LeBron James, the best player in the game.

Spurs find fountain of youth in Game 5

Old-age jokes no longer bother Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs, who continue to age gracefully and inspire senior citizens everywhere.

Durant wasted on bungling Brooks

Sooner or later, something needs to change. The Oklahoma City Thunder are going out with a whimper again, and Kevin Durant deserves better.

LeBron could use an assist from Miami Heat teammates

Time will tell if LeBron James stepped into a time machine this season and traveled back to Cleveland. That was where he spent seven years trying to resuscitate a corpse.

Mystifying Pacers are destined to exit early

At one point, it was almost a given that Paul George, the NBA’s next big star, would lead the Indiana Pacers to the stratosphere. The sharps and squares often are at odds and see things differently, but on this point, almost everyone agreed.

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