20 Questions: Golden State Warriors are hot, plus more from the NBA and MLB

Fans cheer as Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry yells after the Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Monday, May 30, 2016. AP Photo/Ben Margot

Need to catch up with what's happening in the world of sports and pop culture? Don't worry, I got you.

1. So, the Golden State Warriors rained 3s on the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference finals and sent them fishing early. Just like we knew they would the whole time. Right? ;-)

2. Oh, and the sweet irony of Stephen Curry getting the final laugh at Russell Westbrook's expense is one of the many reason's why I love this game. Do you think LeBron James should be a tad bit worried after the shots he hurled toward the two-time MVP?

3. I hated that the Golden State-OKC series had to end because we're all left wondering: will the NBA Finals, a rematch from a year ago, be able to top what we just witnessed? LeBron ... Steph, y'all better bring it! All of the pressure awaits.

4. With OKC blowing a 3-1 series lead, I guess this means that The Based God's curse on Kevin Durant is real after all. Confused about this reference? Get a quick history lesson.

5. To be honest, I'm not buying the idea that Durant is cursed -- but the conspiracy theory that the NBA is fixed does make me wonder. Draymond Green's non-suspension after a series of dirty plays, and an updated official NBA Facebook account with details for a Cavs-Warriors final, are eyebrow-raising incidents. Of course, NBA commissioner Adam Silver denied there's any truth to it, but are you convinced?

6. LeBron James is heading to the NBA Finals for the sixth consecutive time. Love him or hate him, you must respect the legacy he continues to build. But if he loses in the Finals for the fifth time, will it taint his legendary career?

7. While the Cavs patiently awaited their next opponent, how did they spend their downtime? Proving that NBA stars are just like us, they paid their respects to a beloved Game of Thrones character, of course.

8. Now that Durant and the Thunder were eliminated, the speculation about his future will go into overdrive. Do you predict he'll remain in OKC, or will he call a new city home next season?

9. Finally, now that the Finals are officially set, what's your prediction? I've got the Warriors in six.

10. Multitasking between the NBA and MLB can be a tough gig this early into baseball season, but if you're not paying attention, you're missing out on some unbelievable pitching. Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw had an insane performance in May. Per ESPN, he went "5-0 with an 0.91 ERA, with 65 strikeouts, two walks, 24 hits allowed and one home run allowed in 49 2/3 innings." Um, does he have a machine for an arm? These numbers seem humanly impossible.

11. Leave it to Alex Rodriguez's daughter Ella to endear him to critics and fans alike. Becoming an MLB All-Star or MVP seems out of reach for him this season, but what about Father of the Year? Yeah, Ella's heartwarming perspective of her dad may have given him a slight edge over everyone else.

12. Jennie Finch's historic debut as the first woman to manage a professional baseball team, by serving as guest manager for the Atlantic League's Bridgeport Bluefish, ended with a victory on Sunday. Do you think her success will open doors for more women to have a role in the dugout?

13. Who saw this coming? A struggling Cristiano Ronaldo came through with a clutch penalty kick to help give Real Madrid its 11th UEFA Champions League title. Well, Ronaldo himself saw it coming -- duh.

14. In addition to being crowned champion, Ronaldo made history as the first athlete to amass 200 million followers across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Are you among CR7's legions of superfans?

15. In the-other-football news, Ray Rice has received a new opportunity with the Baltimore Ravens. Last week, he returned to his old team to speak to rookies about the power of choices. ESPN analyst Jemele Hill supported Rice and his new endeavor. Do you agree with her stance?

16. Cam Newton's new Nickelodeon show "All in with Cam Newton" is set to debut June 3. Will you be tuning into this family-friendly show?

17. There are no co-champions in the Scripps National Spelling Bee! Well, technically there are, but only one champ received a shout-out from Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant. That's gotta be worth something, right?

18. Venus Williams has been a professional tennis player for more than 20 years. So why haven't people yet learned that the oldest Williams sister -- though more low-key than Serena -- is not to be messed with? Shame on this umpire for trying her.

19. Sigh. When will national WNBA headlines, such as this one in the New York Times, stop spreading messages of despair and choose ones of hope instead? The negative portrayal of the league only continues to feed unjust stereotypes, and the WNBA's pro players don't deserve that.

20. Have you been following the fallout of the sexual assault scandal at Baylor? Here's the latest on this horrid situation.

Shana Renee is the founder and editor-in-chief of All Sports Everything and a passionate New York Jets, Knicks and Yankees fan. Follow her sports talk on Twitter at @ItsShanaRenee.