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The Oklahoma City Thunder Were Wild, Loud, And Still Echoing

Bad luck, historically tough competition, and some stubborn personality kinks kept the Durant/Westbrook Thunder from being great, but they were always memorable.
Robert O'Connell
7.6.16
NBA Finals

How to Watch the Warriors: A Journey into Fandom and Across the Bay

A search of the one true Warriors experience during the NBA Finals included a public park with a Jumbotron, variously loathsome sports bars, semi-fancy restaurants, and Oracle Arena itself.
Tarin Towers
6.22.16
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The Third Best LeBron Block of the NBA Finals, Greeting Cards, and More: Corbin Smith's Highlights Review

A celebration of the third most amazing thing LeBron James did in the NBA Finals, Stephen Curry's shame, and a collection of NBA Finals–themed greeting cards for every occasion.
Corbin Smith
6.22.16
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Which Cleveland Cavalier Celebrated the Hardest? (Besides J.R. Smith): COOKIES 028 with Nick Catchdubs and Andrew Kuo

Nick Catchdubs of Fool's Gold Records and artist Andrew Kuo discuss the Cleveland Cavaliers' incredible Game 7 win, J.R. Smith's celebrations, the most colorful names in the NBA draft, and more.
VICE Sports
6.21.16
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How Much Are Teams Willing To Bet On Harrison Barnes?

Harrison Barnes has tantalizing talent, but he also just had a demoralizing NBA Playoffs. He's still going to get paid this offseason, but things have changed.
Michael Pina
6.21.16
NBA Finals

LeBron James, The NBA Finals, And The Business Of Astonishment

Since returning to Cleveland, LeBron James has largely failed to mesh with his hand-picked teammates. Then, when it mattered most, he made that all irrelevant.
Colin McGowan
6.20.16
NBA Finals

How LeBron James Rewrote History In The NBA Finals

Last year, LeBron James willed an undermanned Cavs team to two wins. This year, he helped his team past a historically great opponent. This is how history happens.
​Jared Dubin
6.20.16
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Five Big Questions For The Cavs And Warriors Heading Into Game 7

After a roller-coaster series, the NBA Finals will be decided by a climactic Game 7. What will we see from Steph Curry and LeBron James, and from Golden State and Cleveland?
Adam Mares
6.19.16
NBA Finals

Who Are The Golden State Warriors?: David Roth's Weak In Review

The Golden State Warriors have been as good as any team in the NBA's long history over the course of this season. But that was never going to be the whole story.
David Roth
6.17.16
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What the Warriors Are Missing Without Andrew Bogut

Andrew Bogut brings beef and low-key guile to both ends of the floor for Golden State. With him out for the rest of the NBA Finals, the Dubs will be a very different team.
Michael Pina
6.16.16
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LeBron James And Kyrie Irving Dominated The Warriors, And Now The Cavs Need An Encore

Cleveland avoided elimination behind strong Game 5 performances from their biggest stars. With Draymond Green back for Golden State, can they still dominate in Game 6?
Adam Mares
6.16.16
nba playoffs 2016

What Steve Kerr Learned from Getting Punched in the Face by Michael Jordan

When Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr smashed a whiteboard during the NBA Finals, it revealed the "feisty" perfectionism beneath his genial exterior—the same trait that once led to a fight with Chicago Bulls teammate Michael Jordan.
Roland Lazenby
6.15.16
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