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Charlotte Hornets guard Muggsy Bogues (works his way around New York Knicks guard Chris Childs in the first half of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs on April 24, 1997. Bill Kostroun/AP hide caption

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Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has taken indefinite leave from the team for making racially charged comments about Luol Deng when the team pursued the free agent this year. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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LeBron James and the Miami Heat couldn't handle the heat in San Antonio, as Tim Duncan and the Spurs took the first game of the 2014 NBA Finals. The air conditioning in the Spurs arena didn't work during the game. Chris Covatta/Getty Images hide caption

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Shelly Sterling (top right), wife of embattled L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, watches Friday's Game 3 of the Clippers playoff series. The NBA says that if Donald Sterling is forced out, his wife cannot keep the team, either. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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L.A. Clippers forward Blake Griffin shoots in the lane during his team's win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 Saturday night. The Clippers won 126-121. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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Former and current NBA players (from left) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Roger Mason, along with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and the Lakers' Steve Nash and former Laker and Clipper Norm Nixon, welcome the NBA's ban of Clippers owner Donald Sterling Tuesday. Noel Vasquez/Getty Images hide caption

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announces a lifetime ban and a $2.5 million fine for Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling Tuesday. Silver said the league verified an audio recording of Sterling making racist remarks. Elsa/Getty Images hide caption

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In a protest against comments attributed to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the team's players wore their red warm-up shirts inside out to hide the team's logo. The NBA is still working to confirm Sterling made the controversial statements. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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An October 2013 photo shows Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, and V. Stiviano, left. A recording released Friday includes racist comments allegedly made by Sterling as the couple argued. The NBA is investigating the claim. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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What a difference a win makes: The 76ers' (top, from left) Michael Carter-Williams, Hollis Thompson and Henry Sims celebrate Saturday's win with teammate Nerlens Noel (in suit), ending a 26-game losing streak. Below, the trio after another loss Thursday. top: AP; bottom: Scott Halleran-Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, right, is out for the season after injuring his right knee Friday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Rose missed all of last season with an injury to his left knee. Don Ryan/AP hide caption

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