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Here's Stephen A. Smith making horrible NBA Finals predictions

smithThe NBA Finals between the Cavaliers and Warriors won’t begin until Thursday (the first day of June!) and could stretch as far as June 18 if it goes a full seven games. For anyone who accuses the NFL of being a 12-month season, just look at the NBA. The draft is a week after the finals end! Training camps open in late September!

I digress. This isn’t a rant about the league schedule. Rather, let’s just take a moment to talk about those finals. The only thing with a greater certainty going into the playoffs than the likelihood of these two teams meeting for a third year in a row was the probability that ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith will be wrong when picking the winner.

He had the Warriors winning last year (whoops!) and the Cavs two years ago (whoops again!).

But his history goes far deeper than just Cavs/Warriors. Please enjoy this amazing video compilation of Smith incorrectly predicting the winner of every NBA Finals since 2011.

Twins pitcher Trevor May is writing about his Tommy John rehab

mayRemember Trevor May?

You probably should since the Twins pitcher, who tore his UCL in spring training and underwent Tommy John surgery, figured to be a prominent member of a thin bullpen this season or a candidate to join the rotation. In the midst of Minnesota’s 25-18 start and generally serviceable work from the pitching staff, though, we haven’t heard May’s name come up much.

Going forward, though, you can expect to hear more of May — directly from him, in fact. May started writing about his recovery and how he’s coping with the injury for MLB Trade Rumors. His first entry was Thursday — describing how having to undergo Tommy John surgery is awful, but he’s trying to make the most of the situation.

Writes May: “I can't live my dream on the field this year, but I can still live it off the field. … I'm a professional baseball player rehabbing his elbow, a partnered Twitch Streamer, a DJ, a Social Media connoisseur, an E-Sports Entrepreneur, a gaming tournament organizer and commentator, and obviously an exceptional writer. I am Trevor May, and this is my year after Tommy John surgery.”

Indeed, May has always had eclectic tastes and strikes me as someone who thinks deeply about life far beyond baseball. It should be interesting to follow him through the highs and lows of his journey to return from the torn elbow ligament — a process that typically takes at least a calendar year and would put him on pace to return in 2018.

TV Listings

Local Schedule

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  • Canterbury Park live racing

    12:45 pm

  • Tampa Bay at Twins

    1:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Orlando City at Minnesota United FC

    7 pm on Ch. 29, 1500-AM

  • Kansas City at Saints

    7:05 pm on 105.1-FM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    12:45 pm

  • Tampa Bay at Twins

    1:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Kansas City at Saints

    5:05 pm on 1220-AM

  • San Antonio at Lynx

    6 pm on FSN, 106.1-FM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    12:45 pm

  • Houston at Twins

    1:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Saints at Cleburne

    7:05 pm on 1220-AM

  • Saints at Cleburne

    7:05 pm on 1220-AM

  • Houston at Twins

    7:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Houston at Twins

    12:10 pm on MLBN, 96.3-FM

  • Saints at Cleburne

    7:05 pm on 1220-AM

  • Saints at Cleburne

    7:05 pm on 1220-AM

  • Twins at L.A. Angels

    9:07 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Saints at Salina

    3 pm on 1220-AM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    6:30 pm

  • Twins at L.A. Angels

    9:07 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Saints at Salina

    12 pm on 105.1-FM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    12:45 pm

  • Minnesota United FC at Sporting K.C.

    4 pm on ESPN, 1500-AM

Today's Scoreboard

  • Oakland

    NY Yankees

     

    - F

    2

    3

  • Texas

    Toronto

     

    - F

    1

    3

  • Detroit

    Chicago White Sox

     

    - F

    0

    3

  • Tampa Bay

    Minnesota

     

    - F

    3

    5

  • Seattle

    Boston

     

    - F

    0

    6

  • Cincinnati

    Philadelphia

     

    - F

    3

    4

  • San Diego

    Washington

     

    - F

    0

    3

  • Kansas City

    Cleveland

     

    - F

    5

    2

  • LA Angels

    Miami

     

    - F

    5

    2

  • Arizona

    Milwaukee

     

    - F

    1

    6

  • Detroit

    Chicago White Sox

     

    - Top 6th

    1

    0

  • Baltimore

    Houston

     

    - Bot 1st

    0

    1

  • Chicago Cubs

    LA Dodgers

     

    - Bot 1st

    0

    0

  • NY Mets

    Pittsburgh

     

    - Top 1st

    1

    0

  • St. Louis

    Colorado

    8:10 PM

  • Atlanta

    San Francisco

    9:05 PM

No NFL games today

No NBA games today

No NHL games today

  • Portland

    Seattle

     

    - F

    0

    1

  • D.C.

    Vancouver

     

    - H

    0

    0

  • New England

    New York

    6:30 PM

  • Sporting Kansas City

    Colorado

    7:00 PM

  • Philadelphia

    Real Salt Lake

    7:00 PM

  • Orlando City SC

    Minnesota

    7:00 PM

  • Los Angeles

    San Jose

    9:00 PM