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LeBron James Turned Steph Curry Into a Villain

Before last night’s Game 6, a player hadn’t been ejected from an NBA Finals game in 20 years. The last was Sonics enforcer Frank Brickowski, tossed from Games 1 and 3 in 1996, victim of master instigator Dennis Rodman. Last night it was mild-mannered MVP Stephen Curry, who scored 30 points but picked up a sixth foul and hurled his mouthpiece in disgust—hitting a courtside fan—in the waning minutes. He was escorted to the locker room, accompanied by chants of “hey, hey, goodbye.” How did we get here?

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The NBA Finals and the Myth of Momentum

As great a player as he was—and he was indisputably one of the five best players in NBA history, don’t @ me—Magic Johnson is one seriously awful analyst. You can’t watch him on TV anymore thankfully, but you can certainly follow him on Twitter (@MagicJohnson) where he is a master of unintentional basketball comedy:

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