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WAY OF WADE: Eddie Maisonet with a strong, deep consideration of the problem with Dywane Wade.

LE BON FILS: On Boris Diaw, who joins his mother as a basketball champion.

LIFT THE CAP: Interesting thought experiment from Zach Lowe on what would happen if the NBA did away with the cap on individual player salaries.

SURPRISE! Vegas lists the Heat as the 2015 championship favorites.

LOVE AND HATE IN THE HEAT ERA: Andrew Sharp on whether LeBron critics or defenders are more insufferable at this point.

REVENGE OF MANU: Rob Mahoney on Manu's redemption.

STERLING V. STERLING: A primer on the trust law that will determine whether Shelly Sterling was legally able to sell the Clippers.

LOVE AFFAIR: Do the Celtics really have the best package in Kevin Love bidding?

ROCKET DREAMS: Houston is framing this offseason as another huge one, talking about LeBron, Melo and Bosh.

SCOUTING REPORT! Up now: Elfrid Payton, the draft's biggest sleeper. Speaking of which, Chad Ford's latest mock has Payton going No. 8 to Sacramento. Meanwhile, here's SB Nation's updated Big Board.

AH, DRAFT SEASON: Why did one report disagree with all of the others about Joel Embiid's physical?

WHIMSY: I can tell I'm getting old because I never fail to crack the heck up by the Brian Williams rap videos. The latest one: "Baby Got Back."

Happy Wednesday. See you next time.

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