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NBA Finals: Championship series of the National Basketball Association (NBA)
The NBA Finals is the annual championship series of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Eastern and Western conference champions play a best-of-seven game series to determine the league champion. The team that wins the series is awarded the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy, which replaced the Walter A. Brown Trophy in 1983.

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Vanessa Bryant congratulates Los Angeles Lakers after NBA Championship victory [Video]

Vanessa Bryant congratulates Los Angeles Lakers after NBA Championship victory

Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa led congratulations for the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night after the late sportsman's former team beat Miami Heat to take home the NBA Championship title

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Lakers knew they 'had to win NBA title for Kobe' - Morris [Video]

Lakers knew they 'had to win NBA title for Kobe' - Morris

The Los Angeles Lakers dedicate their NBA Finals victory to the late Kobe Bryant

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Fans celebrate Lakers' NBA championship [Video]

Fans celebrate Lakers' NBA championship

Fans crowded into the streets outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles onSunday night, after the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat 106-93 onSunday night to win the NBA Finals in six games...

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Lakers fans go wild after NBA championship win [Video]

Lakers fans go wild after NBA championship win

LeBron James capped another illustrious title run as the Los Angeles Lakers earned their record-tying 17th championship at the NBA Finals on Sunday night near Orlando. Gloria Tso reports.

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Jimmy Butler Leads Heat to Game 3 Win Over Lakers in NBA Finals [Video]

Jimmy Butler Leads Heat to Game 3 Win Over Lakers in NBA Finals

Sunday's game saw Butler finish with 40 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists.

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LeBron 'humbled' after he & Davis compared with Bryant & O'Neal [Video]

LeBron 'humbled' after he & Davis compared with Bryant & O'Neal

LeBron James and Anthony Davis become the first LA Lakers duo since Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal in 2002 to score more than a combined 60 points in an NBA Finals game.

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