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A playoff guide to each team's biggest drama

Originally Published: April 17, 2008
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

There's so much more than the Larry O'Brien Trophy at stake in the NBA playoffs.

There are jobs to be saved or lost, reputations to be created or extended. Someone will win the Tyronn Lue award for best contract earned in a single series. Someone will have a Nick Anderson moment, and the way we think of that player will be altered forever.

The great contradiction of the playoffs is that while the best team will win, the lasting memories will be of individuals. Last year's ...

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