Philadelphia 76ers forward JaKarr Sampson congratulates guard K.J. McDaniels during the fourth quarter of Wednesday's NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Hannah Foslien/AP hide caption

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The Los Angeles Lakers sport "Los Lakers" jerseys each March, for "Noche Latina" games. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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This sample image from Second Spectrum shows the company's data visualizations for the NBA. They crunch game data — past and present — to show live statistics and information during games. Courtesy of Second Spectrum hide caption

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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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