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After Star Turn in NBA Finals, Spurs' Kawhi Leonard Faces True Test of Talents

Sorry to be the voice of reason, possible hater and rain cloud on the San Antonio Spurs' victory parade Wednesday, but it's important to maintain perspective when it comes to this Kawhi Leonard coronation.<p>First, a quick reality check on what just happened:<p>Leonard's NBA Finals MVP performance was …

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Breaking Down How NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard Shined for San Antonio Spurs

The NBA Finals MVP is an individual award, and Kawhi Leonard had a wonderful series as an individual. He guarded LeBron James, the toughest offensive player in the league; he displayed a newfound sense of offensive creativity, attacking the rim and knocking down threes; he rebounded the basketball …

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Spurs had the most efficient offense in NBA Finals since at least 1978

Research shows the Spurs had the highest mark of points scored per 100 possessions in the history of modern basketball.<p><b>More postseason coverage:</b> …

Is Jabari Parker Worth the No. 1 Overall Pick in the 2014 NBA Draft?

Based on the prospects likely to be considered for that No. 1 overall pick, the eventual lottery-winning general manager will have to decide which drafting approach to take: swing for the fences or play it safe.<p>Duke's Jabari Parker just declared himself eligible for the 2014 NBA draft, where he's …

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The 2014 NBA Champion @atlhawks?

Here's Who Would Win the 2014 NBA Playoffs If It Was Decided by Twitter Mentions

Who's going to win the 2014 NBA title? If it went off Twitter mentions, the Miami Heat would complete their three-peat.<p>Twitter put together an NBA playoff bracket based off of mentions since the start of the season, and the results had the Miami Heat beating the Houston Rockets in the …

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Is Nick Young 'Kobe Lite' at a Dollar Store Price?

Nick ‘Swaggy P’ Young blazed an erratic orbit over the past six seasons with three NBA teams. The Los Angeles Lakers offered him a minimum salary contract this summer, hoping to capture lightning in a bottle at a dollar-store price.<p>First, it’s worth noting that Young’s a local product. The pride of …

Paul Pierce's 3-Pointer Gets the Ultimate 'Shooter's Bounce'

Basketball players sometimes get lucky with what they call a "shooter's bounce," where a shot takes a bounce or two before falling through.<p>Paul Pierce, however, got the ultimate "shooter's bounce" on this shot against the Pacers, and his teammates look pretty excited about it. The ball bounces on …

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