Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-Entertainment-Report for Wednesday, June 7

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-Entertainment-Report for Wednesday, June 7

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Prep-Entertainment-Report for June 7

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NBA FINALS - RATINGS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Few people like watching a dramatic show if they already know how it's going to turn out. And that's the problem that ABC has as the NBA Finals unfold. So far, the Golden State Warriors have dominated, grabbing a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series against the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers. Unless the Cavs start making a series of it with a game three win, ABC will see its audience evaporate, despite the series posting its best ratings through the first two games since 1998.

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CHARLES BARKLEY - HOCKEY

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Charles Barkley always seems to have a knack for saying things that get under people's skin. He's doing it again -- by taking sides against his own sport. Barkley used a day off from the NBA Finals to crash the Stanley Cup Finals in Nashville, Tennessee. And these days, it seems he can't stop talking pucks. He says he loves hockey -- and even says he's more excited about the Cup finals than the NBA playoffs. Barkley's attendance in Nashville for game two of the Cup finals came at the request of NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. Barkley says he's no new convert to the sport -- saying he's been following it since back when the World Hockey Association played its games in Birmingham, Alabama. …

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