Kevin Love explodes for 34 first quarter points

Much of the talk this offseason revolved around Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors, with little attention paid to the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers after all the hoopla died down.

But the Cavs are even better this year, and Kevin Love is one of the most important factors. Love became much more comfortable with his role as the Cavs finished off their championship run last season, and now we’re seeing how potent a comfortable Kevin Love can be throughout the season. His 34-point first quarter last night is just one of many examples.

The Warriors are starting to reach their potential, but the Cavs are waiting . . .

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New Nike ad from Lebron James

Riding the wave of his championship with the Cavs and his epic block against Andre Iguodala and the Golden State Warriors, Lebron James and Nike are out with a new ad that relishes that moment.

Sad news about Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh has failed his physical, and it doesn’t look like he’ll be back with the Miami Heat. The situation doesn’t seem to be a threat to his overall health, but the Heat don’t want to take any chances here.

I’m not a Miami Heat fan, and frankly wasn’t a Bosh fan either as I rooted against the Big Three in Miami. But Bosh earned my respect with his inspired play and willingness to take on the role needed to win championships. He would take a lot of grief when in some games he seemed to disappear, but that was a result of the role he played. Bosh stepped up with huge shots and huge games when the Heat needed him, and they don’t win any of those championships without him.

Let’s hope regardless of what happens with his career that he’s able to manage this clotting issue for his long term health.

Sneaker Wars: Steph Curry and Under Armour head to Asia

The sneaker wars are heating up, and Under Armour is trying to grow its business in China and Asia. With Steph Curry they have an ambassador that may be able to help, and the video above sums up the battle nicely.

Russell Westbrook sticks with OKC

This is great news for the Oklahoma City Thunder, and I’m glad for Russell Westbrook. Following Kevin Durant’s departure, many assumed Westbrook would bolt as well.

I love OKC’s squad, which has some serious size and athleticism and can still make a run at the NBA Finals. Westbrook is an amazing player, and now he’s the clear leader of this team. The drama with Durant is gone, and Billy Donovan is a great coach. With Westbrook tied up for three years they can also try to lure another superstar.

I love this for OKC and the NBA!

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