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3 Days After Refusing to Help LeBron James, Billionaire Mark Cuban’s Curiosity About Game 7 May Land Many in Trouble

Published 05/29/2023, 11:15 PM EDT

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It seems like the fans won’t be witnessing NBA history. Tasked with surviving the haunting TD Garden crowd, the Miami Heat responded viciously. Jimmy Butler and Co mauled the Boston Celtics, who came to the cusp of beating 0-150 odds. While either fan base goes through a dance of emotions, the Dallas Mavericks‘ Mark Cuban is citing some curious thoughts. While his franchise is making headlines for denying LeBron James crucial help, he asked the fans an interesting question.

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The Heat will face the Denver Nuggets, who swept the Los Angeles Lakers in the Conference Finals, on the grand stage – the NBA Finals. The series will begin Thursday.

Mark Cuban dwells on curious thoughts while watching the Heat-Celtics saga


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Only days ago, Cuban and the Mavericks stole the headlines. The impending decision of Kyrie Irving has the Laker Nation on the edge of their seats. For most of this season, they hoped and prayed for a James-KAI reunion. However, Cuban has plans to spoil their beautiful imaginations. He has reportedly agreed to Irving’s $198 million price tag to keep him in Dallas. If true, LeBron James and the Lakers will have to pay substantially more to lure the eight-time All-Star.

In other news, it seems Cuban might be looking to bust the NBA audience itself after hindering the Lakers’ potential off-season move. Watching the Miami Heat-Boston Celtics series, a thought struck the billionaire’s mind. “Got a personal question for everyone watching heats vs celts right now. Who is watching on a pirated stream. I’m curious how prevalent it is,” he ‘curiously’ asked the fans.


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Pirated streaming is an illegal offense in most jurisdictions. It refers to the sharing of copyrighted works without having the proper permissions. In terms of the NBA, it would mean any fan watching the thrilling playoff action on an illegal streaming platform as opposed to the official NBA platform.

Of course, fans could get in trouble if the authorities catch them in the act. However, despite it being illegal, pirated streaming is spreading like wildfire. There are thousands of websites that stream not just NBA games, but even movies and TV shows which normally a viewer would have to pay for.

Jimmy Butler and the Heat destroy the Boston Celtics

“I don’t know how we’re gonna get this done. But we’re gonna go up there and get it done,” were the words of Erik Spoelstra after a gut-wrenching Game 6 loss. Well, tonight, his Heat army did not fail to uphold his daunting claim.

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They manhandled the Celtics in their own backyard. Jimmy Butler, who insisted everything would be ‘okay’, lived up to his confidence. He went off for 28 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals in a do-or-die Game 7. Caleb Martin continued his hot streak, scoring 26 points to go with 10 rebounds. Bam Adebayo and Duncan Robinson also chipped in with valuable contributions.

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The Celtics on the other hand didn’t seem prepared for the lights. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown combined for only 33 points in the 103-84 loss. No Celtic could cross the 20-point threshold.


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The Finals are now set. In a matter of days, a tough, resilient Miami Heat will take on the underestimated Denver Nuggets. Who comes out on top? Let us know your picks in the comments below!



Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Having composed close to 2000 articles, he aspires to manage his own team one day and is pursuing a top-tier college-level management program specializing in sports. Anuj's love for basketball blossomed after he started following the NBA a few years ago, and he decided to merge his writing skills with his understanding of this thrilling game.

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