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Tilman Fertitta, seen here at a television premier last year in Universal City, Calif. A native Texan, Fertitta owns the Houston-based restaurant chain Landry's, Inc. And now he is set to own the Houston Rockets, too. Michael Boardman/Getty Images hide caption

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How The NBA Has Used Social Media To Move The Ball On Issues

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James celebrates his three-point basket during the second half of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics on Thursday in Boston. The points made James the NBA's all-time leading playoffs scorer. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Quinn Cook No.15 of the East Team drives to the basket during the NBA D-League All-Star Game as part of 2017 All-Star Weekend at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Feb. 18, 2017. Chris Marion/NBAE/Getty Images hide caption

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is one of many NBA figures who's recent comments have veered into current politics. Nick Wass/AP hide caption

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With Politics, NBA Speaks Its Mind

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Craig Sager, on the sidelines of the 2016 NBA Finals. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images hide caption

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Craig Sager, Sideline Sage Of Hoops And Suits, Dies At 65

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Thousands will watch the action as two teams duel with their fantasy characters and large swords during the League of Legends World Championship Finals in Los Angeles this weekend. Viewers will watch on large screens like they did during Paris Game Week. Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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E-Sports Athletes Command The Game Just As Much As NBA Stars

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Colin Kaepernick, quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, kneels during the national anthem before Thursday night's game in San Diego. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Calls Colin Kaepernick's Concerns 'Very Admirable'

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The NBA is relocating the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, N.C., because of a state law that limits civil rights protections for LGBT people. Bruce Yeung/Getty Images hide caption

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Kevin Durant (left) will leave the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors and guard Stephen Curry (far right). The Warriors ended the Thunder's season in May. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James celebrates with teammates after winning Game 7 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Cavaliers' Historic Win Was Just What This Fan Needed

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The Canton Charge play against the Iowa Energy in Canton, Ohio, on Feb. 16. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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Playing For A Chance: The Promise And Pain Of The NBA's Minor League

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