Daily Gossip, Friday 29/5/15

The build up to the NBA Finals continues to build as the Cleveland Cavaliers square off against the Golden State Warriors. The Cavs hope that Kyrie Irving’s nagging injuries will heal and the Warriors are sweating on Klay Thompson, after he recently sustained a concussion.

But the 2015 Finals looks to center around two players: LeBron James of the Cavs, appearing in his fifth straight championship series, and NBA MVP Stephen Curry of the Warriors.

LEBRON ON HOW TO STOP CURRY?

LeBron James faced the local media and was asked if you can stop Stephen Curry?

James gave us a simple answer.

IRVING SHOULD BE FIT, WILL OPEN UP ON CURRY

Cavs guard Kyrie Irving isn’t at 100 percent at the moment due to a knee injury, despite playing in the Eastern Conference Finals against Atlanta.

Irving figures that he will start on MVP Curry in Game 1, but says that it’s a team effort.

IVERSON: WITH MJ AND SHAQ, WE’D BE 82-0

Quite the statement but if they were in their prime, you wouldn’t bet against them surpassing the best ever NBA regular season record of 72-10 that the Bulls put on in the mid-90s.

Though Iverson still keeps up with the game—routinely checking in on favourites such as Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry and Kyrie Irving—basketball no longer consumes Allen Iverson.

Iverson, turning 40-years-old in a few days, now leads “such a normal life” outside of Miami as a perfectly content stay-at-home dad.

The Answer was asked to name his all-time Big Three, and claims that a squad somehow featuring him, Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal would be unbeatable.

Per Bleacher Report:

Until the bowling alley incident—a brawl that eventually led to Iverson, a 17-year-old, being convicted as an adult of maiming by mob—turned his life upside down, he says he would have gone to Notre Dame to play quarterback, return kicks and win the Heisman Trophy. He would have done what Lou Holtz asked and showed them he was faster than Raghib “Rocket” Ismail. “I loved those gold helmets,” Iverson says longingly. Then it would be on to the NFL, hopefully the Cowboys.He watches League Pass almost nightly. His favourite player is Russell Westbrook. “He’s a certified killer,” Iverson says. “Certified! He reminds me a lot of me.”

Your all-time Big Three? […] “Wow,” he says dreamily. “Me, Mike and Shaq.” He looks at me. “We’d go 82-0 even with you in the backcourt.”