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LeBron James during the 2013 NBA Finals (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Finals Format Changed To 2-2-1-1-1

The change will take effect with this season’s finals after it was approved during the preseason board of governors meetings.

10/23/2013

LeBron James (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Keidel: Is America Ready To Like LeBron James?

At a time when youngsters are force-fed the mantra that there are no losers, that the score is incidental and every team gets trophies, we have LeBron James as the global, athletic avatar.

06/24/2013

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Spoelstra Overcomes It All To Become A Champ Again

He’s never won NBA Coach of the Year, but Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra has had the last laugh as the leader of the back-to-back champions.

06/21/2013

(Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Role Players Swing Game For Heat

Coming into the deciding Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals, everyone knew what to expect from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, but it was the role players who would help swing the game for the Heat.

06/21/2013

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Wade Etches Name Into NBA History

The Miami Heat are NBA Champions for the third time in seven years and the one constant through all of that time has been superstar guard Dwyane Wade.

06/21/2013

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LeBron Wins 2nd Straight Finals MVP

He’s the most decorated player in the National Basketball Association and when it mattered most, LeBron James once again came through for the Miami Heat.

06/21/2013

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Miami Completes The Heat-Peat, 95-88

How do you follow up one of the greatest NBA Finals games in history? The Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs did just that Thursday night with the greatest spectacle in sports, a Game 7, winner-take-all game at the AmericanAirlines Arena.

06/21/2013

LeBron James speaks with reporters after Game 7 of the NBA Finals on June 20, 2013. The Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 to win the NBA title. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Classic NBA Finals Should Help Redefine ‘Greatness’ And ‘Legacy’

I doubt it will be the case, but this series should put all those outdated and nauseating LeBron James narratives out to pasture once and for all.

06/21/2013

Miami’s LeBron James and Dwyane Wade celebrate in the second half while taking on the San Antonio Spurs during Game 7 of the NBA Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena on June 20, 2013 in Miami. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Heat Gut It Out, Get It Done, Repeat As NBA Champions

LeBron James had 37 points and 12 rebounds and the Miami Heat repeated as champions with a 95-88 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.

06/21/2013

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Heat Hope June 20 History Repeats Itself

June 20 holds a special place in Miami Heat history. It’s the anniversary of the team’s first NBA Championship and could become the date when the Big Three hoist a second straight title

06/20/2013

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Heat Have Big Advantage In Game 7 Experience

Experience or youth? It’s often the difference between winning and losing in sports and Game 7 will feature plenty of both for the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat.

06/20/2013

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History Favors Home Team In Game 7s

The Miami Heat put together one of the best regular seasons in recent memory thanks in large part to a 27-game winning streak. But it also secured home-court advantage throughout the playoffs and that could be a deciding factor on where the Larry O’Brien trophy stays for the next year.

06/20/2013

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Heat & Spurs Battle For Legacies In Game 7

And then there was one. One game to decide the value of a year’s worth of work trying to become NBA champion. For one team, it’s one last shot at glory as the window is nearly closed on a historic run and for the other, immortality winning back-to-back championships.

06/20/2013

Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs plays defense on LeBron James of the Miami Heat during Game 3 of the NBA Finals. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

NBA Finals Game 7: Title, Legacies At Stake For Heat, Spurs

The truly memorable teams won the hard way, and that will be the case for the one celebrating at center court this time.

06/20/2013

Manu Ginobili (L) and LeBron James (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Epic Game 6 Of NBA Finals Filled With Greatness And Blunders

There are moments every once in a while that remind you why you sit in front of a television and watch all those games, and Tuesday night was one of them.

06/19/2013

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