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The NBA Finals were fun again, even if it took injuries to get us there

The NBA season is over and the Finals were spectacular fun.

Oh, not for the Warriors. Not for Kevin Durant or Klay Thompson. Not for Steph Curry, who was run ragged without half his Hampton buddies. Not for the tri-county area around San Francisco Bay, the only pocket of North America hoping to keep the O’Brien Trophy out of Canada.

But the rest of us? Thumbs up on the Finals.

Riveting drama. Wild storylines. Unlikely stars. Heroic performances. Great finishes. Anguishing images. These NBA Finals turned Durant into a sympathetic figure. Match that.

Dig down, and the NBA Finals were great theater for one fundamental reason.