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Boston Celtics v Miami Heat

MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 30: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks at his 2012 NBA Championship ring following a ceremony prior to the game against the Boston Celtics at American Airlines Arena on October 30, 2012 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Top 5 NBA stories of 2012

January 1, 1970

From LeBron James' victory parade to the soap opera that is Dwight Howard to the return of basketball to Brooklyn, there were a lot of major headlines that highlighted the NBA in 2012. But none topped a Cinderella-like story that grabbed everyone's attention from New York City to the Far East. Here are the best of the best from the NBA this year. – By Marc J. Spears


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