May 13, 2010
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Mike Brown out, John Calipari in?

If the Cavs are going to keep LeBron James, they may have to be willing to make drastic moves. Make no mistake about it, the first foot out the door should the Cavaliers lose Game 6 won't be wearing Nike. Maybe you didn't notice, but that wasn't the grim reaper sitting behind Cleveland's bench during Boston's stunning 32-point Game 5 victory on Tuesday. That was John Calipari, the Kentucky coach and LeBron's BFF who will surface as the front-runner to take over the Cavs if and when Brown fails to reach the NBA Finals. You can even throw Phil Jackson, Pat Riley, Larry Brown and Jeff Van Gundy into the mix because the coach goes before a two-time MVP walks. Every time. (New York Daily News) Comment

Why voter changed to Cushing

With Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer Ed Bouchette changing his re-vote to Brian Cushing, a valid question is why. Interestingly, and somewhat inexplicably, one reporter (Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) changed his vote from Byrd to Cushing. I reached out to Bouchette to see what was behind his 'outside the box' vote but he didn't elaborate beyond "they asked me to re-vote and I re-voted." I'm guessing it may have been some form of protest over having a re-vote in the first place. And I'm guessing his inbox is full of emails like mine asking the same question. Not that his was a swing vote or anything - it was just something that stuck out in the tally. (Houston Texans Examiner) Comment

Eddie Vedder chimes in on LeBron

Eddie Vedder showed again how interested an NBA fan he is. [Vedder] was in Cleveland last night fronting Pearl Jam's sold-out show. And in between growling out a few hits, he gave Cavalier fans worried about the possible exodus of Ohio savior LeBron James to Brooklyn another foam finger to chew on. As an Associated Press writer tweeted: "Eddie Vedder to Cleveland fans: 'Don't let Jay-Z steal your superstar. We're from Seattle, they stole our whole team.'" (Seattle Weekly) Comment

Must-See Photo
Must-See Photo

Giants quarterback Eli Manning (left) and Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez attended the send-off ceremony for the 2014 Super Bowl Bid at New Meadowlands Stadium. The NFL's owners will vote May 25 to decide between N.J., Tampa and Miami.

Must-See Video

Brian Cushing, who was suspended four games for violating the NFL's drug policy, retained his title as the AP's 2009 Defensive Rookie Of The Year on Wednesday.

Game To Watch

Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 6: Cavs at Celtics, 8 p.m. (Boston leads series, 3-2)

This Day in Sports
SI Vault: Dennis Rodman
  • 1958 -- Stan Musial became the 8th player in major league history to get 3,000 hits.
  • 1961 -- Former NBA player Dennis Rodman was born. Other birthdays today: NBA guard Mike Bibby (1978) and MLB pitcher Barry Zito (1979).
  • 1989 -- Wayne Gretzky hosted "Saturday Night Live."

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