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Yea, I kind of got this.
Yea, I kind of got this.

So LeBron James didn't do much at the end of the 4th quarter again...because he had such an epic three-plus quarters that his services were no longer needed in a blowout win over the Celtics in the Gahden. So can we put to rest all this 'LeBron comes up short in the clutch' nonsense? Of course we can't. Links:

  • But yea, LeBron was brilliant last night, and literally almost won Game 6 by himself. Andrew Sharp feels lucky to have been watching. [SB Nation]
  • Recaps: [SB Nation | Daily Dime | SI | AP]
  • This Mike Wise column sums up Game 6 pretty well.
  • Tom Ziller looks at the "Power Within" King James. Spoiler alert: There's a lot of it. [SB Nation]
  • Adrian Wojnarowski on LeBron's "Bleep You" Game 6. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • A lot of people took notice that LeBron had a different look on his face last night. [Heat Index]
  • Jackie MacMullen writes that a hard-fought Celtics loss was fathomable in Game 6, but not the massacre that actually transpired. [ESPN Boston]
  • The end of Game 6 might have been a total bore if not for an incredible and inspiring show of support from the thousands that remained at Boston Garden to chant "Let's Go Celtics!" as both teams played out the string in the final minutes. [SB Nation | AP]
  • Bill Hanstock might be the only person who was (facetiously) not impressed with LeBron's game last night. [SB Nation]
  • If LeBron had a game of the ages, than Paul Pierce had pretty much the exact opposite. He'll need to bounce back big time in Miami to give the Celtics any shot of moving on to the NBA Finals. [ESPN Boston]
  • Not all that surprisingly, Game 6 of Heat-Celtics had the highest overnight rating in NBA history. [SB Nation]
  • Evidently Wikipedia has taken up breaking news before it's even happened.
  • BNIE has a great breakdown of the pending free agency fight for Deron Williams and how the Big 3 owners might go about securing his services.
  • The Wizards are hosting a draft party. You can RSVP here.
  • Video of Zach Leonsis's day in New York City at the NBA Draft Lottery. [WashingtonWizards.com]
  • Thomas Robinson hasn't conceded that Anthony Davis is the best player in the 2012 NBA Draft, even if everyone else has. [SB Nation | ESPN | SI | Charlotte Observer]
  • Oops, apparently Davis hasn't conceded it, either. [AP]
  • Except he might already be BFFs with Hornets coach Monty Williams. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Looks like both Robinson and Bradley Beal both measured out respectably at the 2012 NBA Draft Combine, but as expected both are on the shorter side for their respective positions.
  • Mike tells us what these combine measurements mean (and don't mean).
  • After picking Andre Drummond as the sixth-best prospect in our Community Draft Board, you guys went with the draft's No. 2 enigma as the No. 7 prospect.
  • Nice roundup of the Wizards' draft options, including some potential targets early in the second round. [NBA Draft Blog]
  • Andrew Sharp loved everything about Thunder-Spurs, especially Game 6. [SB Nation]
  • Stephen Jackson put it pretty succinctly when describing how the Thunder beat the Spurs. [Ball Don't Lie]
  • Awesome headline here from the Tri-City Herald in Kennewick, Wash. [SB Nation]
  • Great stuff on Kevin Durant from Michael Lee. [Wizards Insider]
  • Lee also got some face time with Beal and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at the draft combine. [Washington Post]
  • Here's more on Beal and his desire to minimize concerns over his height by becoming more of a combo guard. [Akron Beacon-Journal]
  • Good stuff from Sam Amick on the rapid ascension of Weber State guard Damian Lillard. [SI]
  • Here's some more notes on Day One of the combine from Chad Ford. [ESPN]
  • Could the Bobcats be shopping the No. 2 pick? [SB Nation | HoopsWorld]
  • Craig Stouffer up and proclaims Durant as the best basketball player the DMV has ever produced. I still think Elgin Baylor lays claim to that title, though if Durant's career keeps along its current arc it won't really be much of a question for long. [Washington Examiner]
  • Johnny Ludden thinks this is Durant's time. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Seattle Times columnist Steve Kelley likes watching the Thunder, but can't root for team owner Clay Bennett. [Seattle Times]
  • It sounds like Charles Barkley knows what "DMV" means in the D.C. area, but he sure isn't going to help Ernie Johnson (or viewers at home) figure it out. [D.C. Sports Bog]
  • Trevor Booker gives a quick update on his offseason thus far and takes part in a quick Q&A with the Wizards' team website.
  • Frank Hanrahan thinks Booker needs to work this offseason at improving his midrange jump shot and becoming an overall more consistent player. [CSN Washington]
  • Ben Standig sums up some Southeast Division-related hot stove rumors and has a draft profile of UConn wing Jeremy Lamb.
  • Mike Bianchi says the Magic need to make a serious hire at GM, not one that will make national headlines and increase TV exposure. [Orlando Sentinel]
  • Here's an insane suggestion that a trade involving Ty Lawson, Danilo Gallinari and Arron Afflalo for LeBron is somehow fair. [Denver Post]
  • Nice piece here on former Spur and D.C. native David Robinson. [Washington Times]
  • Jim Rome is weirded out by Jordan Crawford keeping his shoes on ice. [CBS Sports]
  • Highlights of the Bethesda Big Train 2012 Celebrity Softball Game, which pitted members of the D.C. sports media against D.C. athletes, including Shelvin Mack fouling a ball to a fan (7:30 mark). [D.C. Sports Bog]