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For her third birthday, Riley Curry -- daughter of NBA MVP Stephen Curry-slash-probable most famous person related to basketball -- melted hearts and servers by breaking out The Whip and the Nae Nae.

Well, Leah Still -- ESPYS Jimmy V award honoree and daughter of Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still -- was not about to stand by silently.


In the paraphrased words of Billy Zane, it's a dance-off!

Now, we're not experts so we can't possibly pick a winner. But watch this space; this challenge might escalate.

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David Lee is a popular figure in the Bay Area.

He didn't play the biggest role in the Golden State Warriors' 2014-15 title run. But after his arrival in 2010, the forward was hugely important in restoring respectability to the moribund franchise. And hey, according to Steve Kerr he paid for the team's post-championship trip to Las Vegas.

So is it any wonder that, after news broke of his trade to the Boston Celtics, Lee was met with much love from teammates, including this heartwarming tweet from Stephen Curry? Wait a second, is Steph trolling the 32-year-old?

Yes, Curry included video of him blocking the 6-foot-9 forward when the latter was a member of the New York Knicks. The title of the video on YouTube? "Stephen Curry blocks David Lee and David Lee cries about it"!

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That is ... fantastic. You know what they say: A lighthearted trolling is the sign of a strong friendship.

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Magic Johnson knows a thing or two about coming up big in the NBA Finals, winning five championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and, in 2012, ranking sixth all time on ESPN Insider's list of best Finals performances for his showing in 1987.

Which leads us to this tweet from Wednesday:

This isn't crazy. Through three games, James is averaging 41.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 8.3 assists in 47.3 minutes. He's shooting only 40.2 percent from the field, but with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love out it's hard to fault James for taking a lot of shots even as the Golden State Warriors' defense keys on him (oh, and the Cleveland Cavaliers lead the series 2-1).

In other words, if he keeps this up, he could challenge Michael Jordan's 1998 (No. 2 on our list), MJ's 1997 (No. 4) and former Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade's 2006 (No. 1).

Magic didn't let that tweet stand alone; he continued to talk up LeBron, and directly referenced James' field goal attempts (35.7 per game in the series).

Magic also gave a shoutout to the breakout star of the NBA Finals, and to Cleveland's overall team effort ...

... but he was not so kind to the Warriors, particularly NBA MVP Stephen Curry and defensive anchor Draymond Green:

One thing that's inarguable, and that no one is complaining about: the level of drama in this series.

H/T Sporting News

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CurryAP Photo/Ben Margot

Stephen Curry is the 2015 NBA MVP. He has favored to be an NBA champion. And yet, he's 6-foot-3, 190 pounds and plays a position that doesn't often dominate games.

What's behind his effectiveness? One of the reasons is his prodigious shooting ability. The son of great NBA marksman Dell Curry put up a 48.7 field-goal percentage/44.3 3-point percentage/91.4 free-throw percentage line this season, while attempting 17, eight and four per game, respectively.

All of this got Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report to ask five of the NBA's greatest shooters ever -- Steve Nash, Rick Barry, Kiki Vandeweghe, Chuck Person and Dana Barros -- where the man some call "Chef" ranks among the league's greatest long-range cooks.

According to Nash, Vandeweghe, Person and Barros: He's probably No. 1.

Barros: "You could make a case for him as the best ever. You'd have a harder time making the case against him."

Person: "I don't think there's ever been anybody better."

Vandeweghe, on Curry's 2014-15 season in particular: "Comparing year to year, people at their peak, I've never seen anyone better."

And Nash: "Truly, from the eye test, he's the greatest there's ever been."

They went into a lot more detail about what makes Curry truly special; check out the full piece here.

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Dell and Stephen CurryElsa/Getty Images

The 2015 NBA MVP, Stephen Curry, is really good at basketball. Tell us something we don't know.

So it shouldn't come as a big surprise that he was a baller back in middle school as well. In Lee Jenkins' Sports Illustrated profile on the NBA superstar, Dell Curry (Stephen's father) reveals that he had to excuse himself from his son's eighth-grade basketball game in which he dropped 63 points. Why? Simply because Steph was making the other team look foolish:

"All these people were coming in to see what was going on, and there was so much commotion, it seemed like he was never going to stop," former NBA marksman Dell Curry recalls. "I had to get out of there. I felt bad for the other team. I couldn't watch what he was doing to those kids."

At least his eighth-grade foes can sleep easy knowing it wasn't them, it was Steph Curry.

Check out the full profile for more stories about the baby-faced assassin.

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