The Miami Heat have closed out the Boston Celtics in 6 games, heading to the NBA Finals to face LeBron and the Lakers. After taking a commanding 3-1 lead, the Heat needed only one more win to move on. After falling to the Celtics in game 5, the Heat made a valiant effort in the fourth quarter to put the game away on Sunday.
The NBA is giving players the opportunity to show their support of different social justice movements via social justice messages on the back of their jersey, replacing what would commonly be their last name. However, LeBron James announced that he will forgo this opportunity, and instead simply have “James” on the back of his jersey.
Victor Oladipo and DeAndre Jordan, two former NBA All-Stars, join an increasing group of players not willing to return for the remainder of the 2019-2020 NBA season. There are over eight players who have decided to not join their team in Orlando, including Avery Bradley, Trevor Ariza, and Davis Bertans, most notably.