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Mitch Perry Report for 6.20.16 — Cleveland’s curse is history

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Congratulations to the city of Cleveland and fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers worldwide, after they defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Finals last night, 93-89, bringing the city their first sports championship in 52 years. Okay, that wasn’t too difficult for me to type. As a lifelong Warriors fan, it’s a crushing feeling, having the team with the best regular season in history coming up just short, but the fact is, the better team won. Although the…

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Record ratings likely on tap for NBA Finals

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For those who missed it, the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder just completed an NBA playoff series for the ages. There was one highlight after another. TNT earned their highest rating for any program ever as the Warriors completed a rare comeback from a three-games-to-one deficit. Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry is a big reason for the interest. Curry has the talent to turn curiosity into television viewers. When combined with an almost equally deadly…

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NBA could learn from baseball draft

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On Monday, the Major League Baseball draft begins. The lives of hundreds of young amateur players and, hopefully, the fortunes of the major league clubs will improve. Among the four major sports, baseball’s draft ranks third behind football and basketball in order of media attention. Only hockey receives less. With the NBA Finals now underway, it is appropriate to point out how the league could learn a few things from baseball in the area of draft eligibility. The “one-and-done” legion of high school basketball…

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