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The Pain On LeBron James' Face After Losing The First Finals Game Has Become A Very Versatile Meme

On Thursday, the Cleveland Cavaliers lost the first NBA Finals game to the Golden State Warriors after a critical play went a little weird. The embarrassing play had teammate LeBron James reacting viscerally to J.R. Smith. Without fully blaming the L on Cavs' J.R. Smith, Smith decided to dribble the ball out with 4.7 seconds left in the game and the two teams were tied 107–107. (BuzzFeed)

New Magic coach Steve Clifford changed his life by sleeping more

After a barrage of medical tests ruled out a brain tumor or a stroke or something else, doctors determined that a persistent lack of sleep had caused former Hornets coach Steve Clifford’s debilitating headaches. A neurologist informed Clifford he needed to do more than change the way he worked; He needed to change the way he lived by devoting more time to sleeping. (Orlando Sentinel)

Jaylen Hands, Cody Riley join Kris Wilkes in returning to UCLA for next season

One year after it suffered a mass exodus, UCLA won’t lose any of its freshmen to the NBA draft. Jaylen Hands and Cody Riley announced Wednesday that they would return as Bruins next season, joining fellow freshman Kris Wilkes in opting for another year of college while significantly boosting the team’s prospects. Wilkes had announced his intention to come back Tuesday. (Los Angeles Times)

Kansas State's Barry Brown Jr. returning for senior season; Bruce Weber gets extension

Kansas State guard Barry Brown Jr. withdrew from the NBA draft Friday, deciding to return to the Wildcats for his senior season. The 6-foot-3 Brown has started 83 of 105 games during his career, and already ranks third on the school's career list with 189 steals. Bruce Weber, meanwhile, has agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2022-23 season. (ESPN.com)

A bad start for Duke in NCAA regional. Troy beats Blue Devils 6-0.

Duke dug itself an early hole Friday in the opening round of the NCAA tournament Athens Regional, one it never could find its way out of in a 6-0 loss to Troy. Duke will next face a losers’ bracket elimination game at 4 p.m. Saturday against the loser of Saturday’s noon game between top-seeded Georgia and Campbell. Troy sent nine batters to the plate in the third inning. (Charlotte Observer)

76ers' investigation into claims that Bryan Colangelo had fake Twitter accounts is surreal

A story filed on The Ringer pieced together a puzzle of five Twitter accounts allegedly tied to Bryan Colangelo, the Philadelphia 76ers’ president of basketball operations. Some of the accounts were used to defend Colangelo, to disclose medical information about players, to complain about others on the roster and to discredit former and current NBA executives. (Los Angeles Times)

Report: Michigan's John Beilein Interviewed for Detroit Pistons Coaching Job

Michigan basketball coach John Beilein interviewed for the Detroit Pistons' coaching job on Thursday, NBA sources told ESPN on Friday. Beilein, who twice led the Wolverines to the national championship game, has long harbored intrigue with the NBA, sources said. Sources told ESPN that Beilein and former Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey met Thursday with Pistons officials. (ESPN.com)

NC State baseball heads to elimination bracket after losing regional opener to Army, 5-1

NC State had one of the country's best offenses all season, but it was nowhere to be found Friday in Raleigh as the Wolfpack dropped their regional opener 5-1 to Army. The top-seeded Wolfpack lost four of five entering NCAA Tournament play, and those struggles continued against the Black Knights. The Raleigh Regional hosts now find themselves in the elimination bracket. (WRAL Sports Fan)

As Hurricanes miss NCAA Tournament, coach Jim Morris' career at Miami ends

Jim Morris had hoped, until the end, that he wouldn’t have to address his Hurricanes for the final time on this cloudy, dreary day. But after the 64-team NCAA Tournament field was announced just after noon on Monday and the Hurricanes did not hear their name called for a second straight year, the reality set in — Miami’s season was over. So, too, was Morris’ storied 25-year run as Hurricanes coach. It was a moment that proved emotional for both the coach and his players. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

Clemson's Marcquise Reed and Shelton Mitchell withdraw from NBA Draft, will return to Tigers

Clemson's starting five for next season got a little clearer Wednesday. After going through the pre-draft process, guards Marcquise Reed and Shelton Mitchell have both decided to return to Clemson for their final seasons, the team announced. Both had previously declared themselves eligible for the 2018 NBA Draft, but did not hire an agent. (Anderson Independent Mail)

Washington to return to Kentucky; Gabriel, Vanderbilt to stay in NBA Draft

After exploring the option of being a one-and-done player, PJ Washington decided to return to Kentucky for his sophomore season. Meanwhile, Wenyen Gabriel and Jarred Vanderbilt tweeted that they would remain in this year's NBA Draft. Washington will join Nick Richards and Quade Green in giving Kentucky a veteran presence that was largely missing this past season. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

Why Tyus Battle's decision to withdraw from the NBA Draft was absolutely crucial for Syracuse

Syracuse is coming off a Sweet 16 appearance pulled out of a hat after many pundits believed the Orange were NIT-bound following a 20-13 season that ended with a tie for 10th in the ACC. Instead, Jim Boeheim's team got an at-large bid and broke through to the second weekend for the second time in three years. Tyus Battle was the centerpiece of Syracuse's success last season. (CBS Sports)

Ky Bowman withdraws from NBA Draft, will return to Boston College

The Boston College men’s basketball team received a bit of good news Thursday when guard Ky Bowman announced that he was withdrawing from the NBA Draft and returning to the Eagles for his junior season. “It was a positive experience to go through the NBA Draft process, work out for teams, and receive valuable feedback,” Bowman said in a statement. (Boston Globe)

Nick Ward’s return cements Michigan State as early Big Ten favorite

Michigan State’s hopes of defending as Big Ten regular season champions and playing deeper into the NCAA tournament in 2019 received a boost Tuesday, as it was announced that power forward Nick Ward will withdraw his name from the NBA Draft and return for his junior season. Ward was a key part of the Spartans’ front court this past season. (NBC Sports)

South Carolina's Brian Bowen Will Remain in NBA Draft

The NCAA has informed the University of South Carolina that Brian Bowen will be ineligible for the 2018-19 college basketball season based on alleged benefits received by the Bowen family at his former institution. After taking time to assess the information provided by the NCAA, Bowen has decided to remain in the 2018 NBA draft, he announced on Wednesday. (South Carolina Athletics)

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