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NBA impersonator extraordinaire Brandon Armstrong has won scores of fans this summer with his crazy-good takes on LeBron James, James Harden, Kobe Bryant, Russell Westbrook and more. Westbrook even tweeted his support of Armstrong.

Well, it looks like the Oklahoma City Thunder guard isn't the only NBA player who likes Armstrong's work. On Wednesday, the former D-Leaguer dropped a Manu Ginobili impression:

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... and Ginobili responded:

Armstrong is quickly becoming the James Adomian (look him up, kids) of the NBA.

Can't wait to see what's next.

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The Los Angeles Clippers took down the San Antonio Spurs in a seven-game series that players sure loved.

But the Clippers weren't exactly favorites to advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs. In fact, before the series, coach Doc Rivers handed players one sheet of paper as motivation (read more about it here):

Yes, those are predictions from nationally known analysts, including many of ESPN's own.

Guess the Clippers might be paying attention to this page a little more closely than we thought ...

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2014-15 NBA schedule released

The 2014-15 NBA schedule is here, with some pretty sweet matchups highlighting the season's big days. The opening-night slate comprises Dallas Mavericks-San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets-Los Angeles Lakers. On Christmas, the Cleveland Cavaliers make their first trip to Miami since LeBron James left the Heat, while Western Conference titans Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs square off in Texas. It's all part of a regular season that promises to be compelling.

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  • If you were a Heat fan, how would you welcome LeBron James when the Cavaliers play in Miami on Dec. 25?

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  • Which player's return from injury in 2014-15 is more intriguing?

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  • What do you make of the NBA giving teams a full week off around the All-Star break?

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  • How many regular-season NBA games do you usually attend per year?

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Five weeks after the infamous "air conditioner game" -- you know the one -- the Spurs posted the following job to NBA.com:

Spurs JobCourtesy of NBA.com

What is a senior operations manager? Well, the job requires myriad duties. But one of them in particular stands out:


Spurs JobCourtesy of NBA.com

Yes, experience with HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) units is a must for this post. Now, one might think that this job is in direct reaction to the incredible outage in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. However, notice how it doesn't say the applicant must be experienced at keeping them running. Hmmmm ...


LeBron JamesAP Photo/Eric Gay
LeBron JamesSoobum Im/USA TODAY Sports
LeBron JamesAndy Lyons/Getty Images
SpursBob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports

Note: SportsNation does not actually believe the outage was a conspiracy.

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End of the Big Three in Miami?

The Miami Heat's Big Three set out for a three-peat this season. Instead, they got hammered by the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals, leading many to speculate that this might be the end of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all together in South Florida. Then again, there are some suggestions all three could stay -- and be joined by Carmelo Anthony. What do you expect to see?

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Where will LeBron James play next season?

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