Baxter Holmes

@BaxterHolmes

Covering @Lakers/@NBA for @ESPNNBA. Former stops: @bostonglobe (Celtics beat writer), @latimes (many things). Oklahoman, @UofOklahoma. Proud Native American.

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ESPN asked which team will win the NBA Finals. The results:

Sonny McLean's, also known as the Boston embassy of Los Angeles, is more packed than I've ever seen it.

Four papers in Washington state noted that OKC is Finals-bound on A1, including the Seattle Times:

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Check out what fans were holding up behind New Jersey's bench at last night's game

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Another nice Stanley Cup wrap-around special section in today's .

The final issue of the

My Oklahoman friend's shirt says it best.

Making s'mores

As for that last Dodgers-related tweet, there will be more of them for the next few days. I' m filling in from here.

Drinking farewell to the family vacation with the city's namesake cocktail: a Manhattan.

I have spent so much money here.

This is Porto Regina Import Co., my favorite place to buy coffee, of which I drink enough annually to drown a village.

Walking in to watch the 4th & final Holmes brother pick up a college degree. Am rather proud.

The view from this bar ain't bad.

Old Overholt, also known as Doc Holliday's drink of choice. He's my huckleberry.

Brooklyn

Reggie Evans getting a lot of media love tonight.

A friend snapped this pic of me on press row last night. I'm working, really.

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FedEx Forum -- every seat is covered with a white shirt and a yellow "growl towel."

So, Penny Hardaway has a barber shop