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NBA Report: Can The Heat Get Their Groove Back?

Has one ever produced so much that resonated with so few? As statistics go, LeBron James’ 17 points, 10 assists, 10 rebounds, triple-double of a performance in Game 5 of the NBA Finals evoked memories of brilliance spanning from Michael Jordan to Magic Johnson.

Only, this is one of the ultra-rare instances where the numbers actually do lie. With all due respect to Scottie ’Yes I’m Trippin’ Pippen, who dared to somewhat favorably compare James to Jordan only days ago, we’re talking impact here. And, as such, James’ stat sheet domination rang totally hollow Thursday night.

Can you say just two fourth-quarter points in the series’ most pivotal game, and now none in the last five, clutch-time minutes of any of them? Now, ask yourself can you ever recall a big game where Jordan was less impactful, let alone one where he statistically dominated, then what James just labored through?

And still he can be, should be, King. Game 6 and 7, if need be, are slated for the friendly confines of South Beach, where Miami has lost only once this playoff season and has won by an average of 12 points.

“We’ve got two games left,” said James. “We’ll be better in Game 6 on Sunday. We’ve just got to push through it. At this point we honestly have no choice. We worked hard all year to get home-court advantage. So we have to take advantage of it.”

And as for his, own, personal late game shortcomings, James remains unfazed.

“The only thing that applies to me is a win,” he said. “A win or a loss; I could have made a couple more plays for my team. But at the end of the day, all it's about is a win or a loss. Triple double means absolutely nothing in a loss. I’m not putting any more pressure on myself… but come Sunday we absolutely will be ready to go.” --- Glenn Minnis

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Jordyn Woods' start to 2019 was relatively rough but things are starting to smooth out for the 21-year-old, according to The Blast. The media outlet reports that following her cheating scandal with NBA player Tristan Thompson and her appearance on the Facebook show, Red Table Talk, Woods received numerous deals from overseas businesses.

The Blast revealed that sources involved with the deals disclosed that Woods along with her "momager," Elizabeth Woods will leave for London at the end of the month to sign "several new deals." Many of the opportunities being offered to the California native revolve around the beauty industry, including a new line for her eyelash brand.

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Kyle Massey Denies Sexual Misconduct Allegations: Do Not 'Jump To Conclusions'

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"No child should ever be exposed to sexually explicit materials and I unequivocally and categorically deny any alleged misconduct," said Massey through his lawyer Lee Hutton in a statement to TMZ. He also urged the public "not to jump to conclusions based on the allegations alone but reserve judgment until the whole story comes to light, proving these allegations baseless.”

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Michael Jackson Artifacts Removed From World's Largest Children's Museum

Michael Jackson artifacts found in The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis have been removed. The Indiana museum is the largest children’s museum in the world.

According to the New York Daily News, the late-musician’s fedora and white gloves will be removed from the American Pop exhibit, while a signed poster will be removed from the The Power of Children display in response to the aftermath of the HBO documentary, Leaving Neverland. The four-part doc spotlights two men who allege in graphic detail that they were sexually abused by Jackson when they were children through the musician’s grooming techniques.

"As the world’s largest children’s museum, we are very sensitive to our audience," said the museum in a statement. "In an excess of caution, and in response to the controversy over the HBO film called Leaving Neverland, which directly involved allegations of abuse against children, we removed those objects while we carefully consider the situation more fully."

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