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By opting out of his contract and becoming a free agent, LeBron James can maximize both his earnings and his leverage.
The NBA Draft was mostly a non-event, devoid of the usual chaos that has become its trademark. The chaos returns next week, when the free-agent negotiating period begins on Wednesday.
Phil Jackson put down a bold foundation for the Knicks on Thursday night, but how long will it take to build?
Draft Buzz: Ken Berger has the latest pre-draft rumblings. The Celtics are being aggressive in trying to move up in the draft.
The Celtics, Knicks and Lakers could be in play for Sacramento Kings All-Star DeMarcus Cousins
Amid "internal debate" on whether to use or trade the No. 4 pick, Phil Jackson has some key decisions to make beginning Thursday night -- which is why James Dolan is paying him $60 million.
Will Kevin Love skip town? Will David Blatt be back? The Cavs, already favored to win the 2016 NBA title, have a big offseason in store.
Stephen Curry leads the Warriors past the Cavaliers in Game 6 for the franchise's first NBA championship since 1975.
Even LeBron James -- despite sometimes superhuman efforts -- couldn't carry the undermanned Cavaliers to an NBA title. Now, he'll have the summer to consider this run and what lies ahead.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- After another heroic Finals performance, this one in defeat, LeBron James saw fit to remind everyone, "I'm the best basketball player in the world." Why'd he do that?

Before joining, Ken Berger covered the NBA for Newsday. The Long Island, N.Y., native has also worked for the Associated Press and can be seen on SportsNet New York. Catch Ken every Saturday, when he hosts Eye on Basketball from 6-8 p.m. ET on
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