Ideas To Turn The 2016 NBA Finals Into A Date Night


So if you're not the ideal girlfriend whose into sports, you've probably been feeling some type of way since the NBA Playoffs. Ladies, admit it! Your boyfriend or husband has been in front of that television every night since April watching the NBA Playoffs. Rather than a date night on the town or cuddling at home, you've been replaced with your man watching other sweaty guys on the court for 48 minutes. Well, here's the good news: the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers isn't going to last too too long but while the playoffs are on you can make the finals most of your time and be creative with your better half. Turn the NBA Finals into a date night? After all, we learned one thing from LeBron James when he bolted the Cavaliers in 2010 to win NBA Championships with the Miami Heat: "If you can't beat em, join em."

Before transforming the Finals into a day night, there are a few things that you should know. We turned to basketball expert and CBS radio host, Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson who proposed 5 ways to be prepared for the 2016 NBA Finals. Robinson is also a contributor at VIBE while hosting his hit radio show, "Brown and Scoop." Check out his ideas to get you through the finals while making your love last through the season.

● Do You Know Anybody Else On The Court Besides Steph Curry and LeBron James?

The Golden State Warriors' Starting 5 are below:

#30 Stephen Curry

#11 - Klay Thompson

#40 - Harrison Barnes

#23 - Draymond Green

#12 - Andrew Bogut

Cleveland Cavaliers' Starting 5 are:


#2 - Kyrie Irving

#5 - J.R. Smith

#23 - LeBron James

#0 - Kevin Love

#13 - Tristan Thompson

● Know The NBA Finals Schedule.

Why not kick start it with some lamb chops and asparagus for game 1? How cool would it be to build dinner, wine, candles around it? Turn your phones off and let social media breathe for a little while while enjoying the game. It's a best four out of seven series, so start it off right. The series is at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland for games 3 and 4 on Wednesday June 8 and Friday June 10, both at 9 PM ET.


The remaining schedule looks like this:

Game 5 - June 13, Cavaliers at Warriors, 9 PM Game 6 - June 16, Warriors at Cavaliers, 9 PM Game 7 - June 19, Cavaliers at Warriors, 8 PM

● This is a Rematch from Last Season's NBA Finals.
Steph Curry won the hearts of everybody with his great play. Not to mention, he has a cute daughter, Riley Curry and his gorgeous wife, Ayesha Curry on his arm. The Warriors won 73 games in the regular season, an NBA best, but have won with the contribution of Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala.

● The city of Cleveland Has Not Won a Championship since 1964

The last time the city of Cleveland has won a championship on any level, it was in the NFL. The Cleveland Browns won the NFL Championship, that was before they switched the name to the Super Bowl.

13 of the 30 current NBA teams have never won and NBA Championship. The Cavs are one of those teams. That non-championship list includes the Charlotte Hornets, New Orleans Pelicans, Los Angeles
Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Brooklyn Nets, Indiana Pacers, Utah Jazz, Toronto Raptors,
Phoenix Suns, Memphis Grizzlies, Denver Nuggets and the Orlando Magic.

● The Cavs Have a Lot to Prove in this Finals series.
The Cavs were up 2-1 before the series shifted and the Golden State Warriors won the whole shebang. Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert were hurt during the series.

LeBron James is from nearby Akron, Ohio. LeBron James has appeared in seven straight NBA Finals as a member of the Cavs and Miami Heat.

● Coaching

Both the Cavs and the Warriros were coached by two different head coaches throughout the season. The Warriors with Luke Walton and Steve Kerr and the Cavaliers with David Blatt and Tyronn Lue.

● Extra Credit: The Wild Thing
Golden State Warriors center Anderson Varejao is the first player to ever play for both Finals teams in the same season. Varejao played for the Cavaliers until February. After being traded and bought out of his contract, he ended up signing with the Warriors.