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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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Onaje X. O. Woodbine's book, Black Gods of the Asphalt, has also been adapted into a play by the same name. He appears here on that play's set at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. Brendan C. Hall/Courtesy of DeChant-Hughes & Associates hide caption

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'Black Gods Of The Asphalt' Takes Basketball Beyond The Court

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John Holland, No. 10 of the D-League's Canton Charge, looks to pass the ball against the Sioux Falls Skyforce at Canton Memorial Civic Center on Jan. 23, in Canton, Ohio. The 19 teams of the D-League — the NBA's development league — crisscross the country in a grueling, 50-game season. Matt Durisko/NBAE/Getty Images hide caption

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In Basketball's D-League, Player Takes Long Shot At NBA Dream

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The Canton Charge, in yellow, play against the Idaho Stampede at the NBA D-League Showcase at the Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz, Calif., on Jan. 6. Talia Herman for NPR hide caption

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For Some NBA Hopefuls, A Timeout In Basketball's Lesser-Known League

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NBA Dares To Speak Out On Gun Violence

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Dear NBA: Why So Many Games?

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