How DTC Brand Cuts Clothing Became the Breakout Hit for Players in the NBA ‘Bubble’

For Cuts Clothing—a maker of T-shirts, polos and sweatshirts—the bubble created by the National Basketball Association in Orlando for the league’s playoffs proved to be the ideal environment for the brand to spread the gospel about the quality of its clothing.

Heading into the tournament, the likes of Pat Connaughton of the Milwaukee Bucks and C.J. McCollum of the Portland Trailblazers were already fans of the direct-to-consumer retailer, according to Steven Borrelli, the founder and CEO of Cuts.

“It really just blossomed from those initial guys,” Borrelli said. “The nature of it, where they are not at home and they don’t have their full closets, Cuts became a real necessity more than just a want. And we were [able] to execute on that for them.”

By the time the L.A. Lakers were crowned champions, dozens of players were wearing and being photographed in Cuts’ signature shirts and face masks, Borrelli

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NBA considering baseball-style series, MLK Day start for next season (report)

Now that the 2019-20 NBA season has, finally, officially ended, the focus is immediately turning to the 2020-21 season, which probably won’t involve any “2020” at all.



An empty TD Garden after a Celtics game


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An empty TD Garden after a Celtics game

John Hollinger, former writer-turned NBA executive with the Memphis Grizzlies-turned writer again has an interesting look at the timeframe for the offseason and upcoming season. There is, of course, the matter of getting the league’s finances in order, which will include new collectively bargained salary cap numbers announced sometime early next month

It also includes creating a schedule for next season. With a regular season bubble likely off the table, the league is going to look into games in home arenas. Whether that includes fans is still to be determined, but the NBA is determined to get the full 82 games played in an effort to recoup COVID-19 losses. They

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LeBron James wins his fourth NBA championship, leading the Lakers to their 17th in blowout fashion

The coronation came in the second quarter.



a man standing in front of a crowd: Game 6 of the NBA Finals was a slam dunk for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)


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Game 6 of the NBA Finals was a slam dunk for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Lakers outscored the Miami Heat by 20 points in the second stanza to take a 28-point halftime lead en route to a 106-93 win that secured the franchise’s record-tying 17th NBA championship.

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In his record-setting 260th playoff game, LeBron James became the first player to lead three different teams to a title, logging 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in 41 minutes on his way to a fourth ring. He was also named Finals MVP for the fourth time unanimously. Only Michael Jordan has more with six.

“We just want our respect,” James said after accepting the trophy on the postgame

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LeBron James wins fourth NBA title in a blowout

The coronation came in the second quarter.

The Los Angeles Lakers outscored the Miami Heat by 20 points in the second stanza to take a 28-point halftime lead en route to a 106-93 win that secured the franchise’s record-tying 17th NBA championship.

[Yahoo Store: Get your Los Angeles Lakers championship gear right here!]

In his record-setting 260th playoff game, LeBron James became the first player to lead three different teams to a title, logging 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in 41 minutes on his way to a fourth ring. He was also named Finals MVP for the fourth time unanimously. Only Michael Jordan has more with six.

“We just want our respect,” James said after accepting the trophy on the postgame broadcast. “Rob [Pelinka, the Lakers’ general manager] wants his respect. Coach [Frank] Vogel wants his respect. Our organization wants their respect. Lakers nation wants their respect.

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2020 NBA Finals: Lakers vs. Heat odds, picks, Game 6 predictions from proven model on 61-33 roll

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers take on Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat on Sunday evening. The two teams square off in Game 6 of the 2020 NBA Finals, with the Lakers leading the series by a 3-2 margin. The Heat project to be without Goran Dragic (foot), with the veteran guard listed as doubtful. Despite limping in Game 5, Anthony Davis (heel) is listed as probable for Los Angeles. 

Game 6 gets underway at 7:30 p.m. ET. William Hill lists Los Angeles as the six-point favorite in the latest Lakers vs. Heat odds. The over-under for total points is set at 214.5, down two points from the opening line. Before finalizing any Heat vs. Lakers picks for Game 6, be sure to see the NBA predictions from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and it’s already returned over $5,000

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2020 NBA Finals: Lakers vs. Heat odds, picks, Game 6 predictions from model on 61-33 roll

The Los Angeles Lakers will attempt to close out the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the 2020 NBA Finals on Sunday evening. On the back of Jimmy Butler, the Heat avoided elimination in a hard-fought, memorable Game 5 win on Friday to cut the Los Angeles series advantage to 3-2. For Game 6, Goran Dragic (foot) is listed as doubtful for the Heat, with Anthony Davis (heel) listed as probable for the Lakers. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m. ET inside the Orlando bubble. 

William Hill lists Los Angeles as the five-point favorite in the latest Lakers vs. Heat odds. The over-under for total points is set at 214.5, down two points from the opening line. Before finalizing any Heat vs. Lakers picks for Game 6, be sure to see the NBA predictions from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and it’s already

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Lakers-Heat NBA Finals betting odds: Expect LeBron James, Anthony Davis to lead L.A. to a title in style

This is somewhat premature, but in the past several days, 2021 championship odds have begun to circulate. Unsurprisingly, the Lakers are the early favorite, and with the 2020 championship now likely in hand, it’s never too early to start thinking about future profits. So here’s something to ruminate on as the Lakers fight to win their 17th championship: if LeBron James plays at this level next season (a big “if”), the Lakers will almost certainly be better next season than they are now. 

Unlike most of their fellow contenders, there is a good chance they’ll be able to use the full Mid-Level exception in free agency. Given the lack of cap space around the league, that should net them a quality starter. Almost all of their leftover salary is expiring, so if they want to package a few players with either Kyle Kuzma or some draft picks, they could add

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2020 NBA Finals: Lakers vs. Heat odds, picks, Game 5 predictions from model on 61-33 roll

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat face off in Game 5 of the 2020 NBA Finals on Friday evening. The Lakers, leading 3-1 in the series, will look to claim a championship with a victory, while the Heat are looking to avoid elimination. Goran Dragic (foot) is listed as doubtful to play for Miami. Bam Adebayo has been removed from Miami’s injury report after returning from a neck injury in Game 4. 

Tip-off is at 9 p.m. ET in Orlando. William Hill lists Los Angeles as a seven-point favorite in the latest Lakers vs. Heat odds. The over-under, or total number of points expected, is 216. Before finalizing any Heat vs. Lakers picks for Game 5, be sure to see the NBA predictions from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and it’s already returned over $5,000 in profit on its

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2020 NBA Finals: Lakers vs. Heat odds, picks, Game 4 predictions from model on 61-33 roll

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat face off in a pivotal Game 4 matchup on Tuesday evening. The Lakers won the first two games of the 2020 NBA Finals, with the Heat bouncing back with a Game 3 victory on Sunday evening. Bam Adebayo (neck) is officially listed as questionable for the Heat, with Goran Dragic (foot) listed as doubtful.

Tip-off is at 9 p.m. ET inside the Orlando bubble. William Hill lists Los Angeles as a 7.5-point favorite, while the over-under, or total number of points expected, is 218.5 in the latest Lakers vs. Heat odds. Before making any Heat vs. Lakers picks for Game 4, be sure to see the NBA predictions from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and it’s already returned over $5,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks this season. It entered the 2020

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2020 NBA Finals: Lakers vs. Heat odds, picks, Game 3 predictions from proven model on 61-33 roll

Game 3 of the 2020 NBA Finals arrives on Sunday evening, with the Los Angeles Lakers squaring off against the Miami Heat. The Lakers lead the series by a 2-0 margin after a 10-point win on Friday, with the Heat aiming to avoid a disastrous 3-0 start on the league’s biggest stage. Miami may be forced to play without key pieces, however, as Goran Dragic (foot) and Bam Adebayo (neck) are listed as doubtful to play. 

Tip-off for Game 3 of Heat vs. Lakers is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Los Angeles is a 9.5-point favorite in the latest Lakers vs. Heat odds from William Hill, while the over-under, or total number of points expected, is 219.5. Before you make any Heat vs. Lakers picks for Game 3, be sure to see the NBA predictions from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times,

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