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Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) reacts as Miami wins Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, May 26, in Chicago. Miami won 83-80.
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Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah runs off the court after the Bulls defeated the Atlanta Hawks at the end of Game 6 of their Eastern Conference semifinal round NBA playoff basketball game at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday, May 12, 2011. The Bulls defeated the Hawks 93-73 to win the series and face the Miami Heat in the conference finals.
ATLANTA - Derrick Rose simply had to run the show. The MVP had plenty of help in this one, and the Chicago Bulls are off to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since M.J. was at the controls.
Carlos Boozer scored 23 points and Rose doled out 12 assists, pushing Chicago out to a big lead in the first half that carried the Bulls past Atlanta 93-73 in the Eastern Conference semifinals Thursday night. They finished off the Hawks in six games. full story
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The Knicks' Carmelo Anthony drives to the basket past the Bucks' Carlos Delfino and John Salmons during the first half of the game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden Wednesday, Feb. 23, in New York City.
NEW YORK - Carmelo Anthony's debut on the big stage was a huge hit.
Anthony had 27 points and 10 rebounds, hitting a pair of clutch buckets down the stretch in front of a crowd that cheered his every move as New York beat the Milwaukee Bucks 114-108 on Wednesday night in his Knicks debut.
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Christian Eyenga, left, and Samardo Samuels react during the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Cleveland, Feb. 5. The Cavaliers lost their 24th consecutive game to set an NBA record.
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LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat falls to the floor after hitting his head during a game against the Detroit Pistons at American Airlines Arena on Jan. 28 in Miami, Florida.
LeBron is one tough dude. I wonder if the NBA needs to consider helmets for its players.
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Toronto Raptors Jerryd Bayless battles for the ball with Memphis Grizzlies Mike Conley (top) during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Toronto, Jan. 24, 2011.
I love the placement of the ball in this frame.
When I saw this top image in today's feed of images I immediately thought of Miami Heat's LeBron James' pre-game ritual.
So when are you going to step it up a notch LeBron?
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An Indonesian supporter pours powder over his head during the final match of AFF Suzuki Cup soccer between Indonesia and Malaysia at Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Dec. 29.
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Miami Heat forward LeBron James tosses chalk into the air, his pregame ritual, before the Heat faced the Charlotte Bobcats in their NBA preseason game in Miami, Fla. Oct. 18.
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, drives to the the basket past Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol during the first half of a NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010.
Continuing my theme of posting basketball shots of players looking like they have extra limbs...
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Cleveland Cavaliers fans hold signs for LeBron James before a NBA basketball game in Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 2, 2010, where he played for seven years before leaving to play for the Miami Heat. Extra security, hostile fans and plenty of jeers will greet James as he returns to Cleveland to face his former team for the first time since taking his talents to South Beach to join the Miami Heat.