Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and Michael Cooper all played in a pair of swept-out defeats in the finals with the Los Angeles Lakers.

James, most definitely, does not want to get swept in the NBA Finals for a second time.

But if it happens, at least he’ll be in elite company.

Should Cleveland lose Game 4 of this series Friday night and get swept by Golden State, James would be the fifth player to actually be on the floor for a pair of 4-0 defeats in the NBA Finals. James was on the Cleveland team that lost 4-0 to San Antonio in 2007 as well.

The other four guys to be twice-swept? They’re not bad.

It really depends on the coach, it depends on the team it depends on the player you’re talking to, she said. And we’ve learned over the years who are the good guys to have in the room. But don’t start tweeting at these reporters for that information, because you won’t get it. One of the jobs that we have is to keep all of this information to ourselves, she said. There’s a ton that goes into the job, and it isn’t just what you see on Sundays. However, it’s clearly an incredibly rewarding one, and it puts those that have it in a unique position.

Any time you get to go out and see the fellas, play with them, talk with them, be in the huddle and look at guys, and participate in drills, that’s what you play the game for ultimately, he said, via the Boston Globe. It was tough to watch it on the sidelines last year. To come out here and do little things, strap on the helmet, it put some perspective on how lucky you are to get to play the game. Last Friday, during Brady’s annual Best Buddies Football Challenge, Edelman could be seen hauling in a touchdown pass from the future Hall of Fame quarterback,

Whatever fate awaits Edelman, the Patriots bolstered their receiving corps this offseason, adding Jordan Matthews, Cordarrelle Patterson and rookie sixth-round pick Braxton Berrios, who join a depth chart that includes Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett, Malcolm Mitchell and Kenny Britt.

While Steratore is done with the NFL, it isn’t clear yet if he’ll continue to officiate NCAA basketball like his brother and cousin, or if he’ll stick to just his CBS job. But he’s the fourth referee to leave the job this offseason:

For better or worse, Steratore was one of the most recognizable officials in the NFL. With yet another veteran official gone, the NFL’s referee corps will look very different in 2018 and beyond.

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