The Latest: Steve Kerr thrilled Craig Sager covering Game 6
CLEVELAND (AP) The Latest on Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers (all times local):
Golden State coach Steve Kerr has an old teammate coming to be part of Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Turner Sports' Craig Sager was invited by ESPN to help with Thursday's broadcast on ABC. It's the first time Sager will work an NBA Finals game.
Sager and Kerr worked together for nearly a decade when Kerr was in broadcasting.
''I was excited,'' Kerr said. ''Having worked for TNT for eight years, Craig's a good friend and that was the one thing that we never got to do with TNT. We got to do the Final Four, got to do the playoffs all the way through the conference finals but never the NBA Finals. So I'm thrilled.''
Movie time. Nap time. Game time.
Showing no outward nervousness before the season's biggest game, LeBron James spent a few hours leading up to tip-off taking an afternoon nap - a ritual the Cavaliers superstar has followed for years. James is a notorious creature of habit and he wasn't going to alter his routine before Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
''I sleep, for the most part,'' he said at the morning shootaround when asked about his plans for the afternoon. ''I'll watch a movie at some point, but not watch all of it. But I sleep. I get a lot of sleep on a game day, and it goes by pretty fast.''
James wouldn't reveal his cinematic choice, but he's been fixated on ''The Godfather'' trilogy throughout the postseason, watching on team flights.
''Unfortunately, I've been with him about five times when he's watched it,'' cracked forward J.R. Smith.
James was mostly relaxed when he spoke to reporters Thursday until he was asked about the black T-shirts Cavs fans will be wearing as the team tries to force a Game 7.
''As long as everyone wear them, then it will be a cool look,'' James said. ''But listen, I've got a lot to worry about than some damn T-shirts going around the arena. I'm trying to be calm here. You guys trying to raise my blood pressure over some T-shirts.''