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New owner of the Los Angeles Clippers Steve Ballmer reacts to the fans after being introduced for the first time during Los Angeles Clippers Fan Festival at Staples Center on August 18, 2014.  (Source: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Steve Ballmer A Big Hit At Clippers Fan Rally

Sweating, clapping and shouting until he was nearly hoarse, Steve Ballmer introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally on Monday celebrating his new ownership of the NBA team.

08/19/2014

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Heat’s Oden Gunning For “The Other Trophy”

It’s become a tradition. When the Miami Heat win an Eastern Conference championship, managing general partner Micky Arison accepts the trophy and quickly hands it to someone who hasn’t experienced that moment before.

06/03/2014

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It Is A First Round To Savor In The NBA & NHL

There have never been more than five Game 7s in the entirety of an NBA postseason.

05/03/2014

LeBron James #6, Head Coach Erik Spoelstra and Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat poses for a portrait with the Larry O'Brien Trophy after defeating the San Antonio Spurs in Game Seven of the 2013 NBA Finals on June 20, 2013.  Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Vegas Odds: Miami Heat Favored To Win Third NBA Title

The odds are looking good that the Miami Heat will bring home a third NBA Championship.

CBS Miami–04/17/2014

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 20: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat poses for a portrait with the Larry O'Brien and the Finals MVP Trophy after defeating the San Antonio Spurs in Game Seven of the 2013 NBA Finals on June 20, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Column: James Carries Heat & NBA To New Levels

In the summer of 2010, NBA superstar LeBron James made “the decision” that re-shaped the game of basketball and angered millions of fans and media members. But three years later, it’s LeBron who has risen above it all to become the greatest player in his generation.

CBS Miami–06/21/2013

Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat

Heat Hope June 20 History Repeats Itself

June 20 holds a special place in Miami Heat history. It’s the anniversary of the team’s first NBA Championship and could become the date when the Big Three hoist a second straight title

CBS Miami–06/20/2013

Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat - Game Five

Heat & Spurs Battle For Legacies In Game 7

And then there was one. One game to decide the value of a year’s worth of work trying to become NBA champion. For one team, it’s one last shot at glory as the window is nearly closed on a historic run and for the other, immortality winning back-to-back championships.

CBS Miami–06/20/2013

Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs reacts on court during overtime in Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena June 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Miami defeated San Antonio 103-100 in overtime to even the best-of-seven championship series 3-3. (Photo by: Brendan SmialowskiAFP/Getty Images)

Spurs Had Title In Grasp Only To Collapse

Imagine being just seconds away from the pinnacle of your career only to watch it slip away for at least two more days. That’s what happened to the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday night as the team was less than 30 seconds away from becoming the 2013 NBA Champions.

CBS Miami–06/19/2013

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Odds Stacked Against Heat In Game 6

The Miami Heat dug themselves a hole when they allowed the San Antonio Spurs to go up 3-2 in the 2013 NBA Finals. Heading into Game 6, the Heat face long odds of just getting to Game 7, much less winning the NBA championship.

CBS Miami–06/18/2013

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Will The Heat Stand Up In Game 4?

Which Miami Heat team will show up in Texas for Game 4 of the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs? That’s the biggest mystery surrounding the game, scheduled to tip-off at 9 p.m. Eastern Time.

CBS Miami–06/13/2013

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