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Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

Warriors could have used Stephen Curry

Here is the opening to my Thursday column from the Warriors-Heat game: OAKLAND Pardon me for committing heresy on Wednesday. What was my heresy? I didn’t write about Colin Kaepernick’s Little League coach or Jim Harbaugh’s haircut or Jed York’s seventh-grade history teacher. In short, I didn’t write about 49ers’ stuff — and we’re getting pretty deep into 49er trivia these days as we search for story ideas. The Niners will play a game on Sunday in Atlanta but they… Read More »

Miami Heat in six

I’m picking the Heat in 6 games. I figure they’re too talented for the Mavericks. The Mavericks are great at zipping the ball around and finding the open shooter — lots of open 3-pointers for the Mavs. I think the Heat can stop that ball movement and I don’t think the Mavs can stop the Heat. I also think when the pressure is really on Dirk Novitski  feels the pressure. I don’t mean he crumbles. I just mean he feels… Read More »

Miami Heat not villains

I covered the Heat/Warriors game Friday night and I noticed how the crowd relentlessly booed LeBron James and generally hated the Heat. On the other hand, the game was a sellout. People think the Heat are villains but they’re eager to see them. I don’t think the Heat are villains. I think it’s cool putting those three stars together and I enjoyed watching them play. I wrote my Saturday column about the Heat. To read it click here.

LeBron James speaks before Warriors game

Here are selected pregame quotes from Heat coach Erik Spoelstra and LeBron James. I’ll be back at you later. Erik Spoelstra: It was everything coming down on us at once, not having success, all the media all the speculation, everything what we learned was we weren’t going to blame each other or point fingers. The only people we could really count on was ourselves and we were going to try to figure this out together. When you get through those… Read More »