Dan LeBatard describes the certain kind of anguish that comes with having your team in the NBA Finals. This time, LeBron James will have an opportunity to exorcise some more demons, facing the San Antonio Spurs who swept his Cleveland Cavaliers out of the 2007 NBA Finals. Interesting tid-bit: why poor rebounding numbers haven't really been a problem for the Heat. 

 

Also, LeBron James says Paul Pierce is his biggest rival.

 

Gregg Popovich was on fire at last night's press conference. He spoke about listing Tim Duncan as DNP-OLD, and how Duncan, Manu and Parker have maintained their greatness.

 

The New York Daily News reports that the owner of the anti-aging clinic in Miami connected with PED use in MLB, Anthony Bosch, hit A-Rod up for some money to fend off a lawsuit. When A-Rod denied him, Bosch turned to MLB and will now cooperate with the investigation. Here's how it's affecting the Yankees clubhouse. Oh, and Yankees fans hoping the Yanks can get out of A-Rod's contract: They can't.

 

Hall of Fame DB Lem Barney says he's sure Deacon Jones died from head injuries related to football.

 

The Houston Astros and Colorado Rockies both jacked six homers last night, and went on to win 11-7 and 12-4, respectively. Carlos Gonzalez hit three for the Rockies.

 

Julio Teheran flirted with a no-hitter yesterday, but lost it with two outs in the 8th. The Braves went on to win 5-0.

 

Thirty-two players in the Italian soccer league have been hit with allegations of match-fixing.

 

A member of Wiz Khalifa's crew, Quay Meanz, was arrested for allegedly stabbing Steelers WR Mike Adams.

 

Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe is confident KC is in for a big season.

 

Santonio Holmes will head to Jets camp on the PUP list.

 

The Toronto Raptors are considering a name change.

 

The Sacramento Kings are discussing a front office role with Larry Bird.

 

Rex Ryan praises Geno Smith.

 

Metta World Peace talks about his new book and the NBA Finals.

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FLASHING LIGHTS

 

Check out a short sample from Kanye's upcoming album Yeezus by mousing over the album over on KanyeWest.com.

 

J. Cole released his album tracklist which is full of big names in hip-hop, and also gives fans a chance to catch it early tonight.

 

Here's what Daft Punk look like without helmets.

 

Eminem was in the studio with Black Hippy. Nas, Jay-Z, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake were all in a different studio.

 

Old-school meets new-school as Prodigy links up for a track with Domo Genesis.

 

DID YOU REALIZE?

 

The first tropical storm of the season is building and is expected to hit land by Thursday. It is not supposed to get big enough to become a hurricane.

 

Are you stressed out? Your email may be to blame.

 

The RED campaign is attempting to set a Vine record to raise awareness for AIDS.

 

D-Day anniversary commemorations have begun in France.

 

A new report says the CIA didn't always know who it was targeting during drone strikes and up to 25 percent of those killed are simply labeled "other militants."

 

EVERYTHING I AM

 

The NSA is recording the calls of all Verizon customers. Verizon is forced to turn over records, including location and duration of every call made. The information gathered does not require a warrant to access. 

Julian Sanchez, a surveillance expert with the Cato Institute, explained: "We've certainly seen the government increasingly strain the bounds of 'relevance' to collect large numbers of records at once — everyone at one or two degrees of separation from a target — but vacuuming all metadata up indiscriminately would be an extraordinary repudiation of any pretence of constraint or particularized suspicion." The April order requested by the FBI and NSA does precisely that.

 

 

GOTTA HAVE IT

 

Kurupt releases another video from his Money, Power, Bitches mixtape.