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The Last Word - NBA Finals Wrap Up, AD to LA, Starting 5 Under 25

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By Jordan Daly
An NBA Podcast with Jordan Daly, Michael White, and Stacey Collier.

Jordan is an experienced NBA writer featured in USA Today SMG's Celtics Wire, FanSided's Hoops Habit, Sports Illustrated, SB Nation, and Bleacher Report. He is also the founder and CEO of HoopLifeTV. Follow him on Twitter @JordanDalyNBA.

Michael is a proud U.S. Army veteran and an editor for HoopLifeTV. He also Co-Hosts the "Here's the Deal" Podcast. Follow him on twitter @Mike_WhiteJr!

Stacey is an editor for HoopLifeTV and Rare Radar. He is also a middle school teacher, basketball coach, and rapper.
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