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Rick Barry #24 of the Golden State Warriors voted one of the Fifty Greatest Players poses for a portrait shooting his patented underhand foulshot in a gym in 1996. (Photo by Ron Modra/ NBAE/ Getty Images)

7 Pieces Of Warriors Gear That Prove You’re A Real Member Of Dub Nation

Do you feel surrounded by imposters? People who have no business doing it are claiming to be original Dub Nation members who have been there through it all? Sure, there’s room for everyone on the bandwagon, but the front seats are reserved for those of us who have suffered.

06/03/2015

Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors is injured in the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets during game five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 27, 2015 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Warriors Say Thompson Is Cleared To Play In NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors say starting guard Klay Thompson will return to the starting lineup for Thursday’s opener of the NBA Finals after clearing the National Basketball Association’s concussion protocol.

06/02/2015

Anderson Varejao #17 and J.R. Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrate on the bench against the Atlanta Hawks in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 26, 2015 in Cleveland,Ohio. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

5 Cavs Players Not Named LeBron James That Warriors Fans Should Worry About

This NBA Finals series has been billed as LeBron James Vs. Stephen Curry, but the league’s most popular players might not be the ones who decide which team will hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy later this month. Warriors fans know about Harrison Barnes, Leandro Barbosa, Festus Ezeli and the other Warriors capable of stepping up an carrying the team when Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are off. But who, other than King James, can the Cavs count on to hit the clutch shot? Here are five names you need to know.

06/02/2015

Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors dunks against the Houston Rockets in Game One of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 19, 2015 at Oracle Arena in Oakland. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Courtside Seats To NBA Finals Game 1 At Oracle Arena Will Cost You $9,000 Or More

As anticipation builds for the start of the NBA Finals on Thursday, ticket prices for Game 1 at Oracle Arena are surging. A StubHub rep says you’d need to shell out $700 for the “cheap” tickets.

06/02/2015

Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors is injured in the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets during game five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 27, 2015 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Klay Can’t Play: Thompson’s Status For Finals In Question Following Concussion Diagnosis

Warriors Guard Klay Thompson has been diagnosed with a concussion and won’t be able to step on the court again until he passes the NBA’s required tests.

05/29/2015

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots against the Golden State Warriors at The Quicken Loans Arena on February 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

5 Reasons Even Basketball Haters Should Care About The NBA Finals

If you’ve completely skipped the season to this point, here’s why you should tune in now to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors battle for basketball supremacy.

05/28/2015

Stephen Curry #30. Draymond Green #23, David Lee #10, Shaun Livingston #34, Andre Iguodala #9 and the Golden State Warriors celebrate the Warriors 104-90 victory against the Houston Rockets during game five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 27, 2015 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Warriors Reach NBA Finals For First Time Since 1975

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets 104-90 in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals Wednesday night, advancing to their first NBA Finals since 1975.

05/27/2015

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors  (Jesse D. Garrabrant/ Ronald Martinez/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bring On LeBron? Oddsmakers, ‘DubNation’ Confident The Warriors Will Close Out Rockets Wednesday

The Warriors will earn a trip to the NBA Finals Wednesday night. At least that’s what Las Vegas bookies are betting on.

05/27/2015

LeBron James #23 and Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers look on in the third quarter against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 26, 2015 in Cleveland. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Cavaliers Advance To NBA Finals, To Face Winner Of Warriors / Rockets Series

LeBron James scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving returned after missing two games and the Cleveland Cavaliers reserved a spot in the NBA Finals with a 118-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night to win the Eastern Conference title.

05/26/2015

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