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NBA Finals Preview: Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Golden State Warriors will face off with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2014 NBA Finals (Photo: Instagram)

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The matchup for the 2015 NBA finals is set, and it’s not surprising given the talent on both teams. Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors handled the Houston Rockets to move on to their first NBA finals since 1975. The Warriors finals berth comes a day after the Cleveland Cavaliers swept the Atlanta Hawks.

Both the Cavaliers and Warriors share several similarities. Each team has a long history of losing: Cavaliers have never won a NBA championship while the Warriors won three but two were while they were still the Philadelphia Warriors. The Warriors have more of a storied history than the Cavaliers with such greats as Rick Barry and Chris Mullins. The most recent generation of basketball fans, knows the Warriors for the Baron Davis lead squad that upset the top-seeded Dallas Mavericks in the 2007 NBA playoffs.

Photos: GQ and Lebron James Celebrate All-Star Style on Valentine’s Day

Lebron James in town for All-Star Weekend in New York (Photo: Getty for GQ)

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By Chris Robinson

Pre-game festivities as Cleveland Cavaliers’ All-Star power forward and four-time league MVP Lebron James and GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson celebrate All-Star weekend in style on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 20 Exchange Place in New York City.

The evening featured a special live jam session from Grammy Award-winning artists The Roots and guest performances by Nas, The Lox and Raekwon.

Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls host the defending champion San Antonio Spurs on TNT

Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls are 27-16 this NBA season (Photo: Hookem3434)

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By Chris Robinson 

While the Chicago Bulls are definitely in the thick of the playoff hunt in the Eastern Conference with a 27-16 record, the team’s point guard Derrick Rose doesn’t seem too pleased these days.

Following a 108-94 loss to Cleveland earlier this week, Rose had the following to say.

Byron Scott labels the Los Angeles Lakers ‘soft’ following blowout loss to the Clippers

Chris Paul driving vs. Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

Given their 11-25 record this 2014-2015 NBA season, it’s not surprising to expect some frustration coming from the Los Angeles Lakers’ organization.

On Wednesday night the Lakers suffered a one-sided 114-89 loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Clippers, marking their fifth straight defeat to their hometown rival.

Rajon Rondo getting into form as the Mavericks beat the Lakers; eyes Jan. 2 return to Boston

Rajon Rondo has been adjusting to life as a member of the Dallas Mavericks (Photo: Hookem3434)

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By Kyle Hutchison

Following the big trade that sent Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics to the Dallas Mavericks, all eyes have been on the All Star point guard.

Rondo was traded to Dallas in exchange for small forward Jae Crowder, power forward Brandan Wright, point guard Jameer Nelson, a 2015 1st round pick and a 2016 2nd round pick.

Top 10 Plays during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas

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The NBA season may be over, as the San Antonio Spurs collected another championship, yet the next season for the league is already underway with Summe League in Las Vegas. Check out the video for some highlights from the Thomas & Mack Center.

King James Returns to His Throne

Lebron James is heading back to Cleveland (Photo: Instagram)

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Like Odysseus returning home to Crete in Homer’s epic The Odyssey, LeBron James returned home to Cleveland on Friday afternoon, agreeing to a 2-year, $42.1 million dollar deal. What does this mean for the NBA?

One story that is universally loved in every sport; redemption.

LeBron James went from being one of the most well-liked players in the NBA to one of the most reviled after the now infamous “The Decision” telecast on ESPN prior to his departure to the Miami Heat.

Kobe Bryant says he’s not alright with Tim Duncan possibly passing him with 6 rings

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VIDEO: Paul George drops 37 points as the Pacers hold off the Miami Heat 93-90 in game 5

All-access video from the Bankers Life Fieldhouse as Paul George drops 37 points and grabs 6 rebounds as the Indiana Pacers defeat the Miami Heat 93-90 in game 5 of their Eastern Conference Finals showdown. Miami now leads the series 3 games to 2.

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VIDEO: Serge Ibaka returns with 15 points and 7 rebouds; Thunder defeat San Antonio 106-97 in game 3

Updates from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, as the hometown Thunder win game 3 over the visiting San Antonio Spurs by way of 106-97 score. Injured big man Serge Ibaka started the game for the Thunder and chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Check out the image below for more.

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Mark Cuban takes to Twitter and apologizes to Trayvon Martin’s family

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban recently caused a stir and grabbed numerous headlines following an interview he conducted with Inc. Magazine that highlighted his thoughts on racism and bigotry, amongst other topics. In the wake of Cuban’s remarks, he has since taken to Twitter to apologize to Trayvon Martin’s family.  Click  the image below to see what Cuban had to say…

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VIDEO: Magic Johnson fires back at Donald Sterling

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You had to figure Magic Johnson wouldn’t hold his tongue too long after Donald Sterling’s recent verbal barrage against him. Check out the clip from TMZ.com of Magic calling in to state his side of the story.

Daniel ‘Boobie’ Gibson showed Keyshia Cole love over Mother’s Day weekend

Click on the images below to check out the message from NBA star Daniel ‘Boobie’ Gibson to his wife Keyshia Cole over Mother’s Day Weekend.

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Photos: Miami defeats Brooklyn 102-96 to take 3-1 series lead; Lebron ties playoff best with 49 points

On Monday night, the Miami Heat defeated the Brooklyn Nets 102-96 to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Lebron James tied his playoff career high with 49 points on 16 of 24 shooting from the field. Game 5 takes place on Wednesday night in Miami, as the defending champs will look to close it out.

Click on the image below for a closer look. All images courtesy of Instagram.com

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Less than two weeks removed from his victory over Marcos Maidana, five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather was spotted sitting courtside inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Click on the flick below for a closer look…

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VIDEO: Indiana Pacers take 2-1 series lead over Wizards with 85-63 game 3 victory [Highlights]

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Highlights from the Verizon Center, in Washington, D.C. as the Indiana Pacers take a 2-1 series lead over the Washington Wizards after a 85-63 Game 3 victory in their matchup in the second round of the playoffs.

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Photos: Dwyane Wade proposes to Gabrielle Union; ring said to be worth nearly one million dollars

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As seen in an update to his personal Instagram account on Saturday, Dec. 21, NBA star Dwyane Wade  recently proposed to his girlfriend Gabrielle Union.

Updating his 2-million plus followers of the news, Wade was happy with the answer he received.

Click on the thumbnail for a close-up of the ring Wade purchased.

Derrick Rose suffers another setback; right knee injury against the Blazers sees him leave game early

Derrick Rose leaving his game against the Portland Blazers early (Photo: Twitter - iropp)

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By Chris Robinson

According to a report from Matt Moore of CBSSports.com on Friday night, Nov. 22, NBA star guard Derrick Rose once again suffered a knee injury.

The incident happened when the Bulls point guard was visiting for a game against the Portland Trailblazers.

The injury actually occurred on the opposite leg from the one in which Rose tore his ACL in April of 2012. That injury caused Rose to miss the remainder of the playoff season as well as the entire 2012-2013 season.

On Friday night, there was no contact with Rose, as he simply saw it buckle underneath him as he was running underneath the basket.

Kobe Bryant continues pushing towards recovery and speaks on his latest training efforts

Kobe Bryant with Jerry West (Photo: Instagram.com)

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According to a report from CaliVix.com, Los Angeles Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant is beginning to step up his workout routine.

Despite not providing fans or insider with a timetable on his return, Bryant did express optimism towards his comeback.

Bryant suffered a torn Achiles this past April and has been working towards recovery.

“I feel pretty good, I’m stepping it up,” Bryant claimed. “I’m looking forward to practice and seeing what I can do from a conditioning standpoint, rev it up a little bit.”