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05/14/2010 - 8:30am
Stephen A. Smith: Root for Celtics-Lakers

Sports columnist and radio host Stephen A. Smith joined the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk about the Celtics' victory over the Cavaliers and the future of LeBron James. Smith said James is about to become the biggest free agent in sports history, and the Celtics may have pushed him out of Cleveland. He said he thinks James ultimately will end up with the Knicks or Bulls.

 

"The Boston Celtics may very, very well be responsible for ruining an entire city in the United States of America, and that is Cleveland, Ohio," Smith said. "Because the residual effects of their defeat over the Cleveland Cavaliers will resonate far beyond last night and far beyond just beating a Cleveland Cavaliers team in these particular playoffs. This kind of resounding defeat ultimately, in my opinion, will be the straw that broke the camel's back, the thing that ultimately sends LeBron James packing his bags from Cleveland and moving...

05/14/2010 - 8:10am
Mashup: Jets struggle to sell seats

The New York Jets are coming off an impressive season that ended in the AFC championship game, and they have a new stadium to entice fans. However, the team reportedly has 10,000 personal seat licenses unsold, leading to speculation that some games may be blacked out in New York this season. Owner Woody Johnson is trying to calm fans' fears, but he isn't explaining how he plans to solve the problem. Get the details on that, plus read how Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing's press conference denial of PED use was not believable, and check out videos, trivia and more, at Friday's Morning Mashup.


05/14/2010 - 5:34am
Celtics-Magic conference finals schedule

The Celtics will travel to Orlando to open the Eastern Conference finals Sunday afternoon. Following Game 2 Tuesday night, the teams will take a few days off before resuming the series in Boston on the following Saturday and Monday nights. Rest up now, because after Game 1, all of the games are scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. You can listen to every game on WEEI. Here's the complete schedule:

 

Game 1: Sunday, May 16, at Orlando, 3:30 p.m. (ABC, WEEI)

Game 2: Tuesday, May 18, at Orlando, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN, WEEI)

Game 3: Saturday, May 22, at Boston, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN, WEEI)

Game 4: Monday, May 24, at Boston, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN, WEEI)

*Game 5: Wednesday, May 26, at Orlando, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN, WEEI)

*Game 6: Friday, May 28, at Boston, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN, WEEI)

*Game 7: Sunday, May 30, at Orlando, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN, WEEI)

* if necessary

 

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05/14/2010 - 2:09am
LeBron on elbow: 'It limited me some'

Following the Cavaliers' season-ending, 94-85 loss to the Celtics Thursday night at TD Garden, LeBron James spoke about his injured left elbow and impending free agency. James finished his team's Game 6 loss with 27 points, 19 rebounds, and 10 assists but also had nine turnovers.

 

"LIke I said, I make no excuses and I had opportunities to do things that I wanted to do, it just didn't fall for me," said James, who went 8-for-21 from the floor in 46 minutes. "I'm not using the elbow as an excuse. It limited me some. You hope to be 100 percent going into any series, but at this point of the season I don't know if there is anybody on both teams that's 100 percent."

 

When told it appeared as though the elbow limited his performance, James responded, "Well, I've got a lot of time to think about it now."

 

Besides the elbow, the other more most talked about subject when it came to...

05/13/2010 - 10:52pm
Powe: Celtics playing 'better' than 2008

 

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Leon Powe, a member of the Celtics' 2008 championship team, said that the 2010 Boston group is playing 'a bit better' than the team that he won a title with.

 

"They are playing as well as that team, a bit better," said Powe following Boston's Game 6 series-clinching win over Cleveland on Thursday. "They are clicking on all cylinders right now. First series against Miami, they did pretty well. The team [in 2008] needed seven games in the first round. This series they were great. They are locked into that championship defense that everyone is accustomed to."

 

And when Powe was asked what is the biggest difference between the 2008 and 2010 teams he was quick to answer.

 

"The growth of Rondo," said Powe. "He's the leader on the floor. Directing the offense, telling everybody where they need to go. He just did it all this series....

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