It's not often that LeBron's team gets to play underdog, so Cavs GM David Griffin is going to milk it for all it's worth.
The Dark Souls series' impact on modern game design is a testament to its quality, with no small number of blockbuster and indie titles borrowing elements of FromSoftware's punishing action RPG franchise. The Japanese studio's decision to transpose the medieval fantasy aura of Souls onto a more overt horror-inspired canvas proved to be a masterstroke, as did bonding the game's claret-drenched buffet of Stoker-esque beasts and Lovecraftian monstrosities to a mutation of the typically defensive Souls combat where the hunted became, quite literally, the hunter. The resulting unholy matrimony of white-knuckle gameplay, oblique lore and gory visuals was an appropriate fit for the legions of eldritch nightmares lurking in Yharnam's ornate streets and cathedrals, with many deeming Bloodborne to be a superior experience to its spiritual predecessor.
Alex DeBrincat has been told more than once he's too small to succeed. With some extra motivation, DeBrincat exceeded his draft-year numbers by a wide margin in 2016-17 and on Saturday was named Canadian Hockey League player of the year after producing 65 goals and 127 points in 63 games with the Ontario Hockey League's Erie Otters. "Feels good, (but) coming into the season we had a bigger goal in mind," said DeBrincat.