Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson tops Google’s most searched athletes of 2018

In a year that featured LeBron James’ move to the Lakers, the Philadelphia Eagles’ first Super Bowl win, Serena Williams fighting with an official and multiple Olympic records being set, the United States’ most Googled athlete of 2018 was … Tristan Thompson?

Thompson’s Cleveland Cavaliers are an abysmal 6-21 through their first 27 games without LeBron, but it isn’t the power forward’s play that got him all that attention this year. 

It was the Kardashian Effect. 

Thompson’s relationship with Khloé Kardashian sent him skyrocketing into the spotlight after the couple announced they were expecting a baby — and after it was revealed that the NBA player had been consistently cheating on his pregnant partner

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An alternative look at the beauty of the NBA Finals

The third straight NBA Finals matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors is underway. Most basketball fans knew this series was inevitable, with some even saying the monotony is boring — but really, the beauty of this championship is just hidden in the details.

To break up the inevitable repetition of Cavs-Warriors Part III, photographers have been capturing some unexpected shots of different facets of the games — from brightly-lit dunks under strobe lights to quieter moments with the players before tip-off.

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