Basketball

Cavs' Kevin Love: We're defending champs, not Finals underdogs

Kevin Love doesn't get the underdog tag for the Cleveland Cavaliers, going into the NBA finals against the Golden State Warriors.

"The whole underdog thing is funny to me, because, yeah, at the end of the day we are defending our title," Love said Saturday after the Cavs' first practice …

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David Stern: Could've reworked CP3 deal, but Mitch Kupchak 'panicked'

Former NBA commissioner David Stern, who infamously vetoed a proposed 2011 trade that would have sent All-Star point guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, said attempts to rework the deal at the time fell apart because then-Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak "panicked."

Stern vetoed a trade that would …

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