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Paul George, Bill Simmons Star in 'Mean Tweets' with Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel’s latest NBA installment of "Mean Tweets" aired Sunday night, and, as usual, no prisoners were taken.<p>Paul George, Bill Simmons and Chris Paul were among the players and media personalities who kindly took the time to read some of the meanest messages they've ever received over social …

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Biggest Needs for San Antonio Spurs During 2014 Offseason

The San Antonio Spurs can officially put those 2013 nightmares to rest. After claiming the franchise's fifth title since 1999, this summer's first order of business will be enjoying perhaps its sweetest championship yet.<p>Then it will get down to business.<p>San Antonio owns the 30th selection in this …

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Biggest Needs for Miami Heat During 2014 Offseason

The Miami Heat's season didn't end as hoped.<p>After waltzing its way into the NBA Finals, Miami was unceremoniously dethroned in five games by the San Antonio Spurs. San Antonio won each of its victories by at least 15 points, sending a message to the two-times defending champs in the process.<p>Now …

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With Traditional Powers Struggling, What's Next for the NBA?

Over the years, the NBA has been defined by its superstars and the bitter rivalries they produce.<p>As of 2010, the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls combined for 20 of the previous 30 championships. Each dynasty was defined by its superstar leader, and each small-market contender …

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Ray Allen to consider retirement

Miami guard Ray Allen will mull his options and make a decision about his future.<p><b>More Offseason Analysis: Coaching changes, news | Free Agency | Draft</b><p>…

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Tim Duncan's Kids Pay Their Dad Compliments During Championship Press Conference

Tim Duncan had quite the Father's Day on Sunday. Not only did he help the San Antonio Spurs win their fifth NBA title, but he also received some unexpected compliments from his kids during the postgame press conference.<p>One reporter decided to change things up by asking Duncan's son and daughter …

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Game 5 NBA Finals 2014: Heat vs. Spurs Series Proves San Antonio Among Best Ever

Coming into the 2014 NBA Finals, many of the storylines centered on LeBron James’ quest to cement himself among the all-time greats. Leaving the NBA Finals, there was absolutely zero doubt that the historically better team led by the historically excellent centerpiece was the true champion.<p>The San …

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What's next for the San Antonio Spurs?

The Spurs captured their fifth NBA title. What's next for San Antonio?<p>The San Antonio Spurs stunned the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Playoffs on their way to their fifth title as a franchise. The team's stalwart players in Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker played beautiful basketball while …

LeBron's future coming up fast

SAN ANTONIO -- At least there is no more wait-and-see for LeBron James.<p>As miserable as it was for James to suffer a one-sided NBA Finals defeat to …

Chris Bosh Thinks Miami Heat Big 3 Will Stay Together for 2014-15 Season

Fans and NBA executives are curious about the future of the Miami Heat’s Big Three leading up to the 2014 offseason. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh can all exercise early termination options to become free agents, but the tallest member of the trio is confident Miami’s core will remain …

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Heat's Shane Battier: 'We were exposed'

Miami forward Shane Battier said that Miami's defense just couldn't contend with the Spurs' offense.<p><b>More NBA Finals: San Antonio wins title, beats</b> …

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NBA Rumors: Latest Chatter Surrounding Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Garnett and More

With a new NBA champion crowned, the league's top storylines will focus on the upcoming NBA draft and July's free-agency period.<p>The 2014 NBA draft conversation has centered on three elite prospects and the debate as to which one will go No. 1 overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 26. However, …

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What's next for the Miami Heat?

The Miami Heat are in for a reboot even if LeBron James and the Big Three decide to return this summer.<p>The end of the Miami Heat's season saw them break against the San Antonio Spurs. The Big Three era led by LeBron James was riding on an axle ready to break, but the Spurs' domination to win the …

Spurs Championship Shirt Mocks LeBron James' 'Not 1, Not 2...' Speech

It's the speech that just keeps on giving.<p>When LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh joined together in Miami back in 2010, championships were the expectation. After four years together, the Big Three have gone 2-2 in NBA Finals.<p>It may not be four championships, but it's still a pretty …

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Where do the Spurs go from here?

San Antonio won its fifth title of the Tim Duncan-Greg Popovich era. What's next?<p><b>More Offseason Analysis: Coaching changes, news | Free Agency | Draft</b><p>…

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NBA Stars Read More Mean Tweets (VIDEO)

Last year, the people over at Jimmy Kimmel Live released an NBA edition of “Mean Tweets,” in which celebrities read out the offensive and rude tweets …

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Report: Andrew Wiggins Would Be 'Excited' to Play for Philadelphia 76ers

Now that the San Antonio Spurs have been crowned champions for the fifth time, focus around the league will shift to the 2014 NBA draft.<p>Kansas’s standout freshman Andrew Wiggins is a surefire top-three pick, and according to a report from Yahoo! Sports’ Marc J. Spears, he wouldn’t mind suiting up …

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Photo: 2014 San Antonio Spurs NBA championship gear

Photo of 2014 San Antonio Spurs NBA championship gear. The Spurs just won the title in five games, beating the Heat tonight.

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Skolnick: What's Next for Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat?

The Miami Heat fell short of their aspirations for a three-peat in losing to the San Antonio Spurs in five games in the 2014 NBA Finals. The future of the Big Three, particularly what to do with Dwyane Wade, remains the central focus of the Heat's offseason, one of many question marks team …

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Why Shaun Livingston and Brooklyn Nets Must Stay Together This Offseason

Under head coach Jason Kidd, Shaun Livingston was given the opportunity to showcase his gift and impact the organization.<p>The 6'7" point guard delivered this season by outplaying Brooklyn's floor general—Deron Williams—at times. Livingston was a versatile role player for the Nets who developed into …

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Why Lance Stephenson Is NBA's Most Complicated Free Agent

Lance Stephenson couldn't get a rise out of LeBron James in the Eastern Conference Finals, but as the Indiana Pacers' 23-year-old shooting guard prepares to hit free agency this summer, expect him to elevate the blood pressure of plenty of curious, but cautious, suitors.<p>Though Stephenson's free …

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Ray Allen mulling retirement after NBA Finals loss

The Miami Heat veteran will take a few days to determine whether his playing career is done with.<p>Miami Heat guard Ray Allen wants to take a few days to consider his future, but it will also take at least that long to clear his head following his team's loss to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA …

Blaming LeBron James for Miami Heat NBA Finals Loss Misses the Mark

Trolls come, but they never go—a life lesson LeBron James has learned time after time during his 11-year career, and one he's being schooled in again following the Miami Heat's 2014 NBA Finals collapse.<p>Trawling for ways to discredit James' accolades and fluid legacy has become common practice. …

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Bill Russell on Tim Duncan's place among bigs: 'Right up there at the top'

After winning his fifth title, Tim Duncan got quite a compliment from Hall of Famer Bill Russell.<p>Tim Duncan is now the first player to win an NBA …

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NBA Trade Rumors: Latest on Kevin Love, Iman Shumpert and Carlos Boozer

This offseason promises to be one of the NBA's most active of the last few years.<p>Here's a little sampling of what you can look forward two over the coming months: LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony's possible free agency, the 2014 NBA draft—which features such a deep talent pool that everybody's …

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Why Noah Vonleh Could Sneak into Top 3 Picks of 2014 NBA Draft

As the 2014 NBA draft draws nearer, Noah Vonleh's stock climbs ever higher.<p>The 18-year-old colossus barely spent any time at Indiana, but scouts and executives can't get enough of him. They're attracted to his size, intrigued by his skills and enamored with his future.<p>So enamored, in fact, that …

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Kawhi Leonard averaged 17.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.2 blocks in the #NBAFinals, shooting 61.2 percent from the field and 57.9 percent from behind the 3-point line.

NBA Finals 2014: Spurs NBA championship parade details

The city of San Antonio will celebrate their NBA championship with the Spurs once again.<p>The city of San Antonio will be celebrating the Spurs' incredible NBA title run Wednesday, starting at 7 p.m. ET on the River Walk, according to the team website.<p>The river parade will begin at 6 p.m. at the …

P.J. Hairston: Scouting Profile for Charlotte Hornets' Draft Day Acquisition

<b>Drafted by:</b> Miami Heat, No. 26 overall<p><b>Traded to:</b> Charlotte Hornets for Shabazz Napier and No. 55 pick<p><b>Team:</b> Texas Legends (D-League)<p><b>Height/Weight</b><b>:</b> 6'5", 229 lbs<p><b>Age:</b> 21 years old<p><b>Projected NBA Position:</b> Shooting Guard<p><b>Pro Comparison:</b> Caron Butler<p><b>Twitter Handle:</b> @Mr_Hairston15<p>Although off-the-court …

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Elfrid Payton: Scouting Profile for Orlando Magic's Draft Day Acquisition

<b>Drafted by:</b> Philadelphia 76ers, No. 10 overall pick<p><b>Traded to:</b> Orlando Magic for Dario Saric and 2015 second-round pick<p><b>School:</b> Louisiana-Lafayette<p><b>Height/Weight</b><b>:</b> 6'4", 185 lbs<p><b>Age:</b> 20 years old<p><b>Projected NBA Position:</b> Point Guard<p><b>Pro Comparison:</b> Rajon Rondo<p><b>Twitter Handle:</b> @e___payton<p>Elfrid Payton used …

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