NBA: Kobe the king of global jersey sales, internet fans Kobe Bryant is the NBA's top international star according to global jersey sales figures released on Thursday by the league and internet interest as seen in the NBA's first social media awards. Thousands greet Thunder after NBA Finals loss Even after losing in the NBA Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder returned home to a heroes' welcome. Spanish ad during NBA Finals a first for broadcast TV A Hispanic first marked the recently concluded NBA finals won by the Miami Heat: A Spanish language ad aired on an English-language broadcasting network during the finals --a move that may signal a significant change in advertising approaches toward Latinos in the United States. How long will the Miami Heat's NBA reign last? After winning the NBA championship, LeBron James' Heat are arguably favorites to repeat next year — and the year after that, and the year after that... NBA Social Media Awards: Durant, Kobe, Lin Win Big Jeremy Lin, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant were among the big winners Wednesday night in the first-ever NBA Social Media Awards. Thunder, NBA Finals Closed Out Sooner Than They Should Have Been: A Fan's Outlook The Philadelphia 76ers played 13 out of 14 potential games in the NBA playoffs, with the Boston Celtics playing 20 out of a possible 21. Sixers fans like myself endured a rather long and often painful rollercoaster ride in the postseason, to say nothing of the Celtics - but it yielded long and thrilling battles for the rest of the country. James Wears Critics Down in NBA Finals: A Fan's Analysis The Philadelphia 76ers came very close to standing in LeBron James and the Miami Heat's way in the Eastern Conference Finals. But even Sixers fans like myself knew that if they faced the Heat, they would have long odds to win even one or two games. Yet a lot of NBA fans would have rooted for the Sixers because they faced the hated Heat and James - like they've rooted for all Miami opponents ... Miami Heat and Lebron James Win NBA Championship; What Comes Next? Lebron James lead the Miami Heat to their second NBA Championship Thursday night. The championship basketball game was played late into the evening, but ended with an overwhelming 121-106 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The win came as little surprise to many sports fans. After the Thunder's win in game one, Lebron and the Miami Heat took charge of the series and refused to give another ... LeBron James & NBA Champions The Miami Heat Celebrate Victory With Armand de Brignac Champagne LeBron James & NBA Champions The Miami Heat Celebrate Victory With Armand de Brignac Champagne Miami Heat Win NBA Championship: Fan Reaction When LeBron James exercised his right to align himself with a competent NBA team, his decision turned him into one of the most vilified athletes on the entire planet.
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