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ICYMI: Shaq gives Stephen A. a kiss

Stephen A. Smith was just trying to get through his SportsCenter hit. Shaquille O'Neal just wanted to make it memorable.

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LeBron: Never tell me the odds

Per Westgate Super Book, Golden State is a 5.5-point favorite to win Thursday's Game 1 and approximately a 2-to-1 favorite to win the series. LeBron James said: "Not my concern. I don't get involved in all of that -- underdog, overdog, whatever the case may be. It's stupidity."

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Riley Curry denies dad a kiss

The MVP was triumphant in Game 7 of the conference finals, but Steph Curry couldn't get a kiss from daughter Riley after the game.

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Durant starts thinking about free agency

Thunder forward Kevin Durant has started to think about his pending free agency, telling ESPN's Chris Broussard on Tuesday morning that he has several decisions to make and will sit down with those close to him to decide what he wants to do. Story

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1️⃣ The Return: On Dec. 20, Kyrie Irving came back from a broken kneecap suffered in the 2015 Finals. Smiles all around. #CavsSeasonInADay [Jason Miller/Getty]

Splash Bros. find new ways to surprise us

The 73-win Warriors reaching the NBA Finals shouldn't defy expectations. And yet Golden State's wild playoff ride has done so, making the latest Oracle celebration the sweetest yet. Keeps us on our toes

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