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NBA FINALS

THE SERIES' KEY PLAYER

BY CHRIS MANNIX

P. 44

THE NEW ERA

THUNDER VS. HEAT

BY IAN THOMSEN

P. 40

LeBron James goes for his first ring in his third trip to the Finals

PHOTOON THE COVER: PHOTOGRAPH BY GREG NELSON PHOTO