LeBron James is too great to fail against the Raptors

We could leave that question unanswered as a hanging rhetorical query, but there’s no need. We all know the answer; it’s unnecessary to leave any hanging doubt. They can’t handle him. And in two, maybe three more games, the box scores will officially show what we pretty clearly know right now.

Bird’s lone mid-season acquisition was signing Lance Stephenson to a free agent contract near the end of the regular season.

The Pacers can offer George a fifth season on his contract for around $30 million more than any other team. If George makes an All-NBA team, Indiana can offer him a five-year deal worth $219 million — nearly $70 million more than any team. The Pacers’ All-Star averaged 23.7 points and 6.6 rebounds on 46 percent shooting from the field and 39 percent shooting from downtown, but there are only six forward spots across the three All-NBA teams, so he must compete with LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Jimmy Butler.

That slashes the financial incentive for George to remain with the Pacers’ franchise that drafted him 10th overall in 2010. It also increases the odds Indiana fields or accepts a trade offer for their star forward over the summer. Indiana entertained a trade offer from the Boston Celtics near the trade deadline, but stood pat.

George has been linked to returning to his hometown of Los Angeles to play for Magic Johnson Ravens Cheap Jerseys and the Lakers. With no clear path to a championship in Indiana, and now Bird out of the picture, George’s tenure NFL Cheap Jerseys Wholesale with the Pacers could be coming to a close.

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P.K. Subban gets props from the Blue Jays during game vs. Cardinals

Fresh off advancing in the NHL Playoffs, P.K. Subban was in St. Louis on Thursday taking in a baseball game — featuring his home town Maple Leafs. Naturally he got the props he deserves.

Russell Martin picked Subban out in a sea of red, despite P.K. blending into his surroundings in a red coat.

Game respect game. Honestly though, let’s take a second to appreciate how many L’s Montreal has taken this week. Subban’s team advances, the Canadiens get eliminated from the playoffs the same season they trades Subban, now the Jays are giving him props while he enjoys some time off.

Granted, Toronto was eliminated too — but that’s beside the point.

The Spurs could just as well win the next two games, move on this series, and pretend like it was never close at all. But the way Memphis won on Thursday, it feels like they are going to give the Spurs trouble for three or four more games, even if they ultimately lose.

It happened sort of how we expected. San Antonio has a wide range of contributors, but no one that could contain Zach Randolph on Thursday. He scored 21 points while Marc Gasol added 21 more. The slow-paced game came down to sparkling execution, and Memphis’ five turnovers and 51 percent shooting carried them while San Antonio just wasn’t as sharp. The other hero was Mike Conley, who lit up for 24 points.

Can the Grizzlies really expect to beat San Antonio? Well … probably not. But Baseball Jerseys Custom hey, if it’s going to happen, it has to start here. More likely, it feels like their best case scenario is to win the final two home games before falling in a Game 7 in San Antonio. The Spurs may Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike not have played poorly, but they certainly fell short of their exceptional expectations, and the level of play they consistently delivered throughout this season as they locked up the No. 2 seed.

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Jaguars’ Leonard Fournette runs like Tecmo Bowl Christian Okoye

At a NFL Combine-official weight of 240 pounds, Leonard Fournette resembles an intimidating linebacker. With 4.51 40-yard dash speed and an ability to break tackles, he could be a once-in-a-generation running back.

Watt doesn’t present the kind of DE/OLB flexibility some of his fellow prospects in the class of 2017 do, though he could be asked to move up to the line of scrimmage in stretches as a pro. With just one full season of college football under his belt, questions still remain about his ability to make a sustainable impact — especially against a higher level of competition.

Watt joins a linebacking corps that includes Ryan Shazier, James Harrison and Bud Dupree. The Steelers’ pass rush ranked ninth in 2016 with 38 sacks, and Watt should help bolster it.

And the nice thing is, the Watt brothers will get to spend Christmas Day together. The Steelers and Texans face off in Week 16 in Houston.

Howard is an athletic specimen with the physical tools to have a Cheap College Jerseys Rob Gronkowski- or Jimmy Graham-type impact from the tight end position. He is adept at catching passes over the middle, and has the size and speed to stretch the field vertically. Once he has the Cheap Ireland Soccer Jerseys ball in his hands, he has the agility to make defenders miss and rip off big gains downfield.

He’s even athletic enough to move the chains in unorthodox gadget plays. A recurring comparison is Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, and similarly, the Bucs will be able to deploy Howard in multiple positions in pre-snap formations.

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