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A New NBA Champion Will Emerge, No Matter How Things Shake Out
Last Word Staff - Jun 16, 2021

There will be a new NBA Champion this season, no matter which team hoists the Larry O’Brien trophy at season’s end. With NBA Finals usual suspects LeBron James and Stephen Curry out of the picture, the race to the top of the NBA is wide open. Between the teams remaining in the 2021 NBA Playoffs, […]

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Keith Watkins - Jun 14, 2021

Trae Young is not the hero we deserve, but the basketball villain we need. The Atlanta point guard has captured the minds of basketball fans worldwide with his rise to stardom in these playoffs. He’s embraced the villain role. He’s taken you on a polarising journey with him, holding your imagination as you watch him […]

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The Brooklyn Nets are the new NBA Title favorites.
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