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Cavaliers forward LeBron James urges on the crowd during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Cleveland. The Cavs lead the series 2-1 and host Game 4 Thursday night. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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With 2-1 Finals Lead, What's LeBron James' Secret Motivation?

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Matthew Dellavedova (right) of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball against Jeff Teague of the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference finals last month. Jason Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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"Hot Rod" Hundley (right) does postgame commentary with Ron Boone after the Utah Jazz-Seattle SuperSonics game on May 5, 2000, in Salt Lake City. Douglas C. Pizac/AP hide caption

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Remembering Legendary NBA Announcer 'Hot Rod' Hundley

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Earl Lloyd, who became the first black player to play in the NBA in 1950, died Thursday at 86. He's seen here (center) being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame's Honors Ring in 2003. Jim Bourg/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Phoenix Suns forward Marcus Morris, left, congratulates his twin brother, Markieff, after he scored against the Sacramento Kings during the fourth quarter of a game on April 16, 2014. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Phoenix Suns' Two Sets Of Brothers Redefine Sibling Rivalry

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Friday, DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings reminded sports journalist Clay Travis that his five-year guarantee — that Cousins would be arrested — had expired. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images hide caption

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Antoine Walker took a lot of 3-point shots during his NBA career, despite hitting them at a subpar rate. He also went bankrupt two years after retiring, despite collecting $110 million in salary during his playing career. Jim Bourg/Reuters/Corbis hide caption

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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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Lakers May Be Losing Games, But They're Still Winning Latino Fans

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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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New Players In The NBA: Big Data, User-Controlled Jumbotrons

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