LeBron gives Celtics fan a thrillLeBron James greets a Special Olympics athlete who was honored at halftime of the Cavs-Celtics game.

Aaron Miller, who has a rare form of cerebral palsy called spastic hemiplegia that stems from a severe stroke he suffered at birth, was being honored by the Celtics during a timeout in a December 2015 game against the Cavaliers. James looked up at the video board to Cheap Blank Hockey Jerseys see the story of how Miller overcame his health hurdles to win MVP in a local basketball tournament associated with the Special Olympics. James then noticed the teenager’s footwear.

James later gave Miller his game-worn sneakers and posted a photo of the moment they met on his Instagram account, where the image has garnered nearly 400,000 likes.

Miller, who has dealt with paralysis in the right side of his body, blurred vision and limited brain functionality, will graduate high school in June and enroll in Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts, in the fall, where he plans to study sports management and help out the basketball team.

The Raptors have harped on their uncharacteristic turnovers during the series — particularly in Game 4 — after ranking 4th in the NBA this season in protecting the ball. They have turned the ball over at a higher rate than any team in the postseason. With 5:19 before halftime, the Raptors have squandered only two possessions. They lead 41-35.

DeMar DeRozan scored 13 points in the first quarter, but the rest of the Raptors Cheap Custom NFL Jerseys combined for just 10 on 5-for-12 shooting, allowing the Wizards to take a one-point lead heading into the second quarter. DeRozan has scored at least 35 points in two of the past three games.

Mel Kiper Jr. says the Broncos would be most likely to trade down in the draft with the Bills as a potential partner. (0:38)

The 2018 NFL draft is almost here, and NFL Nation reporters are making one prediction for every team.

Shocking, right? As much as general manager Brandon Beane has stressed that he’s keeping an open mind with the No. 12 pick, the likelihood still seems that Buffalo will either trade up to select a quarterback or take one at 12th overall. Owners Terry and Kim Pegula have joined Beane and coach Sean McDermott on trips to meet with quarterbacks, and it is clear a huge investment in one is forthcoming. — Mike Rodak

NFL Draft QB comparisons: Best- and worst-case scenarios for top passers

Evaluating and drafting quarterbacks is the hardest job NFL decision-makers have, as there are many factors to consider as reasons why a QB might succeed or fail. NFL teams do a ton of research on the top passers, including film study, on-field workouts, athletic testing, whiteboard quizzing and thorough character and background checks.

But at the end of the day, NFL teams are trying to determine the upside and downside of each passer in an effort to make the best guess at who will be successful. One way to do that is through pro player comparisons.

It might take Mayfield multiple years to feel comfortable (like it did for Keenum), but it’s hard to imagine him not succeeding in the NFL.

The most pro-ready QB in this class from a mechanics, footwork and mental-processing standpoint, Rosen can step into an NFL offense tomorrow and become an adequate starter.

Rosen needs to continue to improve his downfield and perimeter ball placement, but the real question teams have is whether he can adapt to the NFL lifestyle. For some, that’s a non-issue. As for the others, Rosen will look to prove them wrong and become a 10-year starter like Ryan.

Kansas City gets a soft middle, but the schedule revs up again late with the Rams in Mexico City and the Raiders games bookending matchups with the Ravens, Chargers and Seahawks (in Seattle). The Chiefs face a daunting task as they go for their fourth consecutive playoff trip.

The Falcons begin by having to endure the Eagles celebrating their Super Bowl 52 victory in the Week 1 NFL season opener. Of the three 2017 playoff teams from the NFC South, Atlanta draws a slate worse than that of Carolina and New Orleans. The Panthers and Saint also happen to be the Falcons’ first two home opponents, in Weeks 2 and 3.

That means the Falcons will have three division road games in their final six games, including Thanksgiving against the Saints. Also in the mix for Atlanta is at Pittsburgh in October and at Green Bay in December. The Falcons truly will need to rise up in order to avoid a delayed playoff drop-off.

The NFC North collectively has it rough, but the Vikings’ schedule stands out as the worst as they reload with Kirk Cousins at quarterback. The 49ers at home and the Packers on the road form a tricky Week 1-2 punch, but it doesn’t even compare to visiting the Rams on a Thursday night in Week 4 before traveling to Philadelphia in Week 5.

Minnesota draws New Orleans at home in prime time in Week 8, and Cheap Authentic NHL Jerseys the Vikings also have to play at the Patriots and Seahawks back-to-back to begin December. The Vikings are still strong NFC North Cheap Blank Hockey Jerseys favorites, but little will come easy in their quest to repeat as division champs.