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LeBron has a history of stepping up against the Celtics

LeBron James enters Game 7 having faced Boston 89 times, more than any other opponent. We've looked back at all those games to pick the 10 best.

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How this Game 7 would be LeBron James' best yet

LeBron James has many accomplishments in his career. A Game 7 win in Boston would be near the very top.

Oladipo: King James in Game 7 'unstoppable'

Victor Oladipo isn't betting against LeBron James, predicting Game 7 in Boston will be a "bloodbath."

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How it's going down: What LeBron needs to do to win Game 7

With the help of Second Spectrum, we look at how big the burden is that LeBron James has to carry for the Cavs to win Game 7 against the Celtics.

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LeBron comes up big in Game 7s

LeBron James is clutch in Game 7s in his career, averaging 34.9 points. Revisit how the King has fared in seven previous such instances.

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Stephen A. wants to see Celtics in Finals

Stephen A. Smith says that he doesn't want to see LeBron James and this Cavs team in the NBA Finals because it won't be a competitive matchup.

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Western Conference Final

Game 7: 9 p.m. ET, Monday

How the Warriors unleashed Klay Thompson

It's easy enough to say that the Warriors simply shot better in Game 6, but there was a bit more to it than just that.

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Warriors save themselves, extend thrilling series, give NBA two Game 7s

The Splash Brothers came through for the Warriors with their season on the line, and the fun in this series shall continue for one more day.

Eastern Conference finals

Cavaliers force Game 7

Is it greatness or is it magic? It's Year 15 of LeBron

LeBron James has made a habit of dominating playoff games at home, and Game 6 was no exception with the Cavaliers facing elimination.

LeBron’s Legend Didn’t Need Reinforcing, But He Did It Anyway

James’s playoff elimination game prowess was on full display Friday night.

NBA Draft

Why Luka Doncic could slide in the draft

Could the Slovenian superstar slip out of the top three? Our draft experts break down the latest intel.

Where will Doncic land in NBA Draft?

Jonathan Givony calls Slovenian prospect Luka Doncic "the best pure basketball player in the draft."

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Mock draft: Every likely pick with final order

The Suns have won the NBA draft lottery. Whom will they take, and where will the rest of the top prospects land?

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Powell: Thompson locks in, lifts Rockets

Can Rockets win Game 7 without Paul?

Who steps up for injured Love?

The King's quest

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For Maverick Carter, running King James' empire was always the game plan

Their goal: Get off the sports conveyor belt and build wealth, power and influence.

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How LeBron James ended up with Nike

Seven-figure checks were flying and at 18 years old, a young king had to make a huge decision.

If you don’t know these stories, you don’t know LeBron James

A look back at 13 amazing tales as LeBron James plays on during his 13th postseason.

The Undefeated on The Rockets

Hakeem Olajuwon's five most impressive Ramadan performances

The Hall of Famer played Jordan, Barkley, Robinson and Ewing while fasting, but how did he fare?

James Harden is 'strictly music'

Houston's in-house DJ TGray spins the beats for Harden and team before each home game.

World Fame 100

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From OKC to the Bay: How KD is building a Silicon Valley empire

Kevin Durant takes us inside his growing business empire, his Nike negotiations and whether he ultimately might end up in an owner's box.

2018 World Fame 100: Who reaches the pinnacle across sports?

To find the 100 most famous athletes in the world, we started with 600 of the biggest names in sports. Then we ranked them based on a formula of three fame factors.

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Kyle Korver's perseverance

The scariest three minutes in the NBA

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  • When The Dubs Hit The Turbo Button

    By the time opponents know what's hit them, it's already too late. This is how the Warriors crush -- and how the NBA fails to fight back.

Russell Westbrook's fashion

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  • 82 flavors of Russ: How to dress like OKC's MVP

    Russ does what he wants -- on and off the court. We tracked every outfit the NBA's biggest fashion star wore this season. But even if you think you can pull off Westbrook's look, it'll cost you.