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Many in Miami rooted against LeBron James last weekend, the basketball star that left the city to play for his hometown team two years ago. But Nicole Waters, a Cleveland-native who works in Coral Gables was ecstatic. It was a championship fifty years in the making, but she couldn't celebrate until the final seconds ticked off the clock.

“We’re down to ten seconds and we’re certainly ahead at this time and my niece calls me,” she said. “She’s like we won! we won! I say, Elaina hang up the phone, we have not won yet. I’ll call you back when we hear the buzzer.”

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Former Miami Heat player James Jones is now with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but that’s just where he works.

For Jones, Miami will always be home.

On Tuesday morning he kicked off his annual Crew 22 Summer Camp, now in its fifth year. The camp is organized through the James Jones Legacy Foundation and it’s a family affair.

Jones’ parents were on hand to help coach students in kickball and basketball skirmishes.

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While the Miami Heat dribbles an orange basketball up and down the court, the South Florida Gold will dribble a red, white and blue ball.

The Gold is a professional basketball team owned by the American Basketball Association. The team started playing last year and will call Boynton Beach home this November. Mayor Jerry Taylor hopes the team will benefit the city's economy, the Sun Sentinel reports.

Kevin Durant's Emotional NBA MVP Acceptance Speech

May 9, 2014

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In accepting his first MVP award, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant made a point of sharing the honor with those who made it possible.

In a soul-baring speech that lasted more than 25 minutes, Durant fought back tears several times while thanking each of his teammates, the coaches, support staff and team executives, and finally his family.

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The squiggly line seemed to show up out of nowhere.

It happened at the Greensboro Coliseum on Sunday, March 17th.

Confetti was falling. Hurricanes were celebrating. The University of Miami had made history by winning the first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in school history. Jeannine Edwards, an ESPN reporter, was standing by with second-year UM coach Jim Larranaga.

And then, the name graphic.

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Florida International University basketball coach Richard Pitino calls it the “one-day plan.” It is not a complicated thing.