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LeBron James is too old for the dunk contest? The King said it, but Marcellus Wiley is crying foul.

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Before and after their game Monday, the Atlanta Hawks and Minnesota Timberwolves traded barbs on Twitter via Spotify playlists.

Naturally, this started a trend, as LeBron James and Dwyane Wade made their own playlists for each other before the Miami Heat visited the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. And although these* were shared privately, our sources within the NBA leaked them to us.

Here they are:

*Note: Playlists might not be real.

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Kyrie Irving is already doing good things with the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers. But whatever, we knew that was coming.

This Nerf dunk, though?

IMPRESSIVE. I mean, it's Nerf, so who knows how high up that hoop is. Also, while the pass from teammate/fellow New Jerseyan (and Florida Gators guard) Eli Carter was sweet, poor friend/stranded defender Jux Jones had no chance on that 2-on-1.

Still, something tells us we might see something like this a time or two at the Q this year. Not with a Nerf ball, though. That would be illegal.

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2014-15 NBA schedule released

The 2014-15 NBA schedule is here, with some pretty sweet matchups highlighting the season's big days. The opening-night slate comprises Dallas Mavericks-San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets-Los Angeles Lakers. On Christmas, the Cleveland Cavaliers make their first trip to Miami since LeBron James left the Heat, while Western Conference titans Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs square off in Texas. It's all part of a regular season that promises to be compelling.

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Love to Cavs for Wiggins, more

It's official: Kevin Love is a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, joining LeBron James and Kyrie Irving on the new-look team. Meanwhile Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young will try to bring the Timberwolves back to the playoffs. There's no telling what could come of this -- Love is an excellent player, but Wiggins could end up being a superstar, and there's no guarantee whether James' second version of a big three will work out as well as the first.

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