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NBA Draft 2014: Start Time, Live Stream, TV Info

Jun 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; A general view as NBA commissioner David Stern (right) , deputy commissioner Adam Silver (left) and former NBA player Hakeem Olajuwon speak on stage after the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; A general view as NBA commissioner David Stern (right) , deputy commissioner Adam Silver (left) and former NBA player Hakeem Olajuwon speak on stage after the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The 2014 NBA Draft is today,¬†and it’s an¬†exciting time to be an NBA fan. Leading up to the NBA Draft, there’s a constant stream of trade rumors and predictions about what team will pick which prospect. On the day of the Draft, several trades occur, sometimes between many teams and sometimes involving big-name NBA players. Some teams make questionable picks, and some teams end up making a pick for another team, because they plan on trading that pick away.

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Complete 2014 NBA Draft Order

Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Get excited NBA fans, because the NBA Draft is today! The NBA Draft Lottery occurred on May 20th, and the Cleveland Cavaliers won the number one overall pick.

The NBA Draft is the only professional draft that takes place all in one day. There are two rounds and a total of 60 picks in the NBA Draft. NBA teams take turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players, along with other eligible players such as international players.

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NBA Finals: Thoughts on the San Antonio Spurs Winning

Jun 15, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs pose for a photo with the Larry O'Brien trophy after the game against the Miami Heat in game five of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center. The Spurs defeated the Heat 104-87 to win the NBA Finals. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 15, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs pose for a photo with the Larry O’Brien trophy after the game against the Miami Heat in game five of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center. The Spurs defeated the Heat 104-87 to win the NBA Finals. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Revenge? No. Redemption? Yes.

The San Antonio Spurs are NBA champions. They beat the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals in five games, after coming so close to winning last year. The Spurs’ mistakes from last year didn’t come back to haunt them. Instead, it motivated them to get back the Finals this season and win.

The Spurs were the best team in the NBA this year. Key word: TEAM. The Spurs deserved to win the NBA title, because they play the right way and with the right principles. They play for each other, they play selflessly, and they make sacrifices for their teammates.

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2014 NBA Finals Prediction

Game 1 of the NBA Finals is tonight, and here’s my quick prediction on who will win the NBA title in 2014:

The San Antonio Spurs are a well-oiled machine, and they have home-court advantage this time around. The Heat have struggled on the road, and it’s incredibly hard for an NBA team to win a championship, let alone three in a row. The Spurs are great at finding a team’s weakness and taking advantage of it.

Manu Ginobili is stepping up, Tony Parker will be ready, and Tim Duncan will lead the Spurs to the NBA title that they let slip away last year. This is what the Spurs have prepared for all season, and they will do everything they can to rectify last year’s mistakes and win a championship this year.

Prediction: Spurs in 7

GSW: Harrison Barnes’ Veteran Demeanor

Apr 26, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) pumps his fist after the Warriors made a basket against the Denver Nuggets in the third quarter during game three of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Nuggets 110-108. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 26, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) pumps his fist after the Warriors made a basket against the Denver Nuggets in the third quarter during game three of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Nuggets 110-108. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Before the 2012 NBA Draft, some NBA analysts thought that Harrison Barnes would in fact be a better pro player than he was a college player at the University of North Carolina. They believed that he wasn’t able to showcase his true talents in North Carolina’s system, so in the NBA, he could play in a system that better suited his talents. Barnes played alongside three other lottery picks at UNC, Tyler Zeller, John Henson, and Kendall Marshall, and, because of that, he had to adjust his game.

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GSW: Game 4: The Night That Stephen Curry Officially Became A Superstar

April 28, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after making a basket against the Denver Nuggets during the third quarter in game four of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Nuggets 115-101. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

April 28, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after making a basket against the Denver Nuggets during the third quarter in game four of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Nuggets 115-101. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Stephen Curry entered the 2012-2013 season as the only player in NBA history with career percentages of at least .470 from the field, .440 from three-point range, and .900 from the foul line. He was the runner-up for the 2009-2010 NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He was a First Team All-Rookie selection. He won the Taco Bell Skills Challenge at the NBA All-Star Weekend in 2011. He was a Gold Medalist at the 2010 FIBA World Championships in Turkey. He has had a 54-point game. He made the most three-point field goals (272) in a single season in NBA history. Yet, for some baffling reason, Steph Curry has not been recognized as a superstar. Until last night.

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