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Golden State Warriors sweep Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 for NBA championship title

The Golden State Warriors won their second straight NBA title Friday night, 108-85 over the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

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Stephen Curry scored 37 points, Kevin Durant added 20 and a triple-double.

Overcoming obstacles all season long, the Warriors were not going to be denied and won the fourth straight finals matchup against Cleveland with ease.

The Warriors sweep might drive Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James from his home again to chase championships.

>>Read: Would LeBron James leave the Cleveland Cavaliers?

James finished Game 4 with 23 points.

He walked off the court with over 4 minutes left in the fourth quarter and did not stay to shake hands with the other players.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Would LeBron James leave the Cleveland Cavaliers?

Update June 9, 12:30 AM EST: Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James took a seat with about 4 minutes left in the fourth quarter Friday night, indicating he would not finish Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

Golden State won its third NBA title in four years with a 108-85 victory. 

James scored 23 points in a losing effort. The Cleveland crowd could be heard shouting “MVP” in the background as James went to the bench.

Original story: LeBron James has some tough choices to make after the 2018 NBA Finals.

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James, 33, can sign as a free agent after July 1, or opt into a final season of his current Cleveland contract, the New York Times reports.

>>Read: Golden State Warriors sweep Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 for NBA championship title

The odds that the Akron, Ohio, native will stay with Cleveland are tough.

The Cavaliers trail the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals 3-0, a lead that has never been overcome in the NBA.

During this season’s playoffs, James accounted for nearly a third of his team’s box-score statistics: points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocked shots. 

No player has contributed a higher share of his team’s playoff output.

The Akron native has a strong family base and runs a nonprofit organization called The LeBron James Family Foundation, which helps needy children in his hometown area.

Those ties may be enough to resist the opportunity to switch teams, but James’ numbers show he may be ready to move on.

He has been named the NBA's Most Valuable Player four times (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013) and has been to the NBA All-Star Game every year since 2005.

Nicknamed “King James,” James has been named the NBA Finals MVP three times, in 2012, 2013 and 2016.

He is the youngest player in NBA history to reach 30,000 career points.

As of June 2017 LeBron James’ net worth is $86 million, according to Forbes magazine.

NBA Finals Game 4: Cavaliers vs. Warriors schedule, odds, predictions

The 2018 NBA Finals could be over Friday night if the Golden State Warriors complete their sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4.

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History books say the series is about finished - an NBA team has never recovered from a 3-0 deficit. 

Here is how to watch Game 4 of the NBA Finals, odds and series schedule:

Who: Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

What: Game 4, NBA Finals

When: Friday, June 8, 2018

Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland

Time: 9 p.m. EST

TV: ABC

Livestream: WatchESPN

Line: Warriors -4.5

Over/under: 216

2018 NBA Finals Game 4 Updated Series Odds

BetOddsG4 SpreadGSW -5G4 MoneylineGSW -185, CLE +160G4 Total215SeriesGSW -20000, CLE +4000

Odds via BetDSI Sportsbook

2018 NBA Finals series schedule:

Game 1 from Oakland: Thursday, May 31, 9 p.m. ET, ABC (Warriors 124, Cavaliers 114)

Game 2 from Oakland: Sunday, June 3, 8 p.m. ET, ABC (Warriors 122, Cavaliers 103)

Game 3 from Cleveland: Wednesday, June 6, 9 p.m. ET, ABC (Warriors 110, Cavaliers 102)

Game 4 from Cleveland: Friday, June 8, 9 p.m. ET, ABC

Game 5* from Oakland: Monday, June 11, 9 p.m. ET, ABC

Game 6* from Cleveland: Thursday, June 14, 9 p.m. ET, ABC

Game 7* from Oakland: Sunday, June 17, 8 p.m. ET, ABC

*if necessary

Georgia Tech investigation dismisses claim basketball coach Josh Pastner sexually assaulted woman

An investigation commissioned by Georgia Tech has found “no credible evidence” to support allegations that its head men’s basketball coach sexually assaulted a fan.

A lawyer hired by Tech issued a lengthy report that the school says exonerated coach Josh Pastner. The coach had been accused by the girlfriend of a former friend of groping and inappropriately touching her numerous times between 2016 and 2017.

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Tech said that Athletic Director Todd Stansbury would be meeting with Pastner to discuss access to the basketball program by outsiders.

Pastner had been coach at the University of Memphis from 2009 before going to Georgia Tech.

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Photos: Kevin Durant through the years

Photos of basketball player Kevin Durant through the years.

Photos: LeBron James through the years

Photos of Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player LeBron James through the years.

Warriors and Cavaliers face off in 4th NBA Finals: Are fans tired yet?

The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will face each other for the fourth year in a row at this year’s NBA Finals.

Read: NBA Championship 2018: What time, what channel, what are the odds for Cleveland vs. Golden State?

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cavaliers with a 129-120 win last season, snagging the NBA championship in one of the greatest post-season runs in the history of the league.

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As the Warriors and Cavaliers gear up for the 2018 NBA Finals, many are wondering if fans will be bored of the matchup.

Those people should rest assured that nothing lasts forever, Golden State’s general manager Bob Myers said at media day before Game 1, according to NBA.com.

“I definitely know this is ending, I don’t need any reminders,” Myers said. “I know a lot of people in the Bay Area think this is going to go on forever. On the record, it won’t.”

Golden State’s Kevin Durant said that even with some fan fatigue it’ll be a great game.

“It may not be as suspenseful as a lot of people want it to be or as drama-filled, but that's what you've got movies and music for,” Durant said during Wednesday’s press conference. “I think this is a great display of basketball on the court from both sides, and if you're a real lover of the game, you can enjoy how both teams play it, even though it may be different.”

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James had a more pointed message for fans and teams complaining they are not represented in the 2018 NBA Finals.

“Teams have had their opportunities to beat the Cavs over the last four years, and teams have had the opportunities to beat the Warriors over the last four years,” James told reporters. “If you want to see somebody else in the postseason, then you got to beat them. Or in the Finals, in that case.”

The Warriors and Cavaliers are the first teams in any of the four major American sports leagues to play each other in four consecutive championship games or series. 

While some are concerned about fan fatigue, the data shows they keep coming back for more. 

The league’s average attendance for the 2017-18 season was at an all-time high and the most recently completed conference finals were the NBA’s most-watched games in the last six years, according to Nielson data shared with the NBA

What Had Happened Was podcast: Tom Archdeacon talks Miami vices, wedding rings and LeBron’s mom

He’s told thousands of amazing stories. It should come as no surprise that Tom Archdeacon has a hell of a story of his own.

For the 10th episode of the What Had Happened Was podcast, host Amelia Robinson sat down with Arch, an award-winning  Dayton Daily News sports writer and her mentor for exactly one day. 

Arch told Amelia about his Miami Vice days, how he happened into journalism, his passion for telling untold stories and that time he had a run-in with LeBron’s mom. 

Brace yourself! This episode shines like diamonds.  

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ABOUT THE PODCAST

“What Had Happened Was” is a podcast for Dayton, powered by Dayton.com. You won't believe the stories that come from right here. Host Amelia Robinson shares the best tales from the Gem City, Land of Funk and Birthplace of Aviation: Dayton, Ohio. 

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EPISODE 9: Cackle vs. Cancer — the world with Alexis Larsen and Kristen Wicker

EPISODE 8 : Dead in Dayton — a mayor trapped in a brothel, a former slave claps back, and a gypsy queen cliffhanger

EPISODE 7: Tusks, Fireball and belly shirts with the magical McKibben Brothers

EPISODE 6: Sweet sticky things with John “Turk” Logan

EPISODE 5:  Watch for 10,000 ‘leprechauns’

EPISODE 4: The Yellow Springs vagina tree’s knobby side

EPISODE 3: All funked up with Ohio Players’ Diamond Williams

EPISODE 2: Bourbon, Beards and Joe Head

EPISODE 1: The Rubi Girls explain

NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell released from hospital

Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell confirmed on Twitter he was released after an overnight stay in the hospital for dehydration.

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According to TMZ, the 84-year-old Boston Celtics great was taken by ambulance from his Seattle-area home to a nearby hospital Friday night. 

Russell tweeted Saturday that he was doing all right, writing that “Yes, I was taken to the hospital last night and as my wife likes to remind me I don’t drink enough.”

Russell also dismissed earlier reports by TMZ about being admitted to the hospital because of heart problems, tweeting “As most of my friends know, I don’t have a heart to give me trouble.”

Russell later posted a tweet that included a photo of him holding a glass of water

The Celtics legend was also hospitalized in 2014 after collapsing at a speaking engagement.

Russell made it home in time Saturday to watch the Celtics lose 116-86 to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics lead the series 2-1.

Celtics coach Brad Stevens told ESPN that he was relieved to hear that Russell was all right.

"Yeah, that was obviously scary news, and happy to hear that he's doing better and he's been released from the hospital,'' Stevens said in Cleveland before Game 3. "He's the ultimate basketball winner. The way he impacted winning, the unselfishness of a teammate, what he stood for off the floor -- everything about him.” 

Russell won 11 titles with the Celtics and was named the NBA’s most valuable player five times. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1975.

ESPN, Netflix team up for Michael Jordan documentary ‘The Last Dance’

ESPN Films and Netflix have joined together to create a 10-part documentary series on Michael Jordan.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series, called “The Last Dance,” will look at Jordan’s rise to NBA stardom during the 1990s. Jordan will fully participate in the documentary, THR reported.

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According to a Tuesday news release, more than 500 hours of never before seen footage will be used in the series, which will include footage of Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ 1997-1998 championship. The series is directed by Jason Hehir, who has previously worked with ESPN Films on its successful 30 for 30 series “The Fab Five” and “The ‘85 Bears.”

“The Last Dance” will air on Netflix and ESPN in 2019. Watch the trailer below or at ESPN.com

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