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Sports Roundup: LA Kings, Spurs vs Heat and more

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Ben Smith #28 of the Chicago Blackhawks checks Willie Mitchell #33 of the Los Angeles Kings during Game Seven of the Western Conference Final in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center on June 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

A pair of basketball heavyweights meet up for a championship rematch, happy anniversary Yasiel Puig, and hockey in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Kings host the New York Rangers in game one of the Stanley Cup final tonight in Staples Center. Both teams have had quite the long winding road to get here haven't they?

It's the first L.A./NY championship series in NHL history and the first in any sport since the Dodgers/Yankees in 1981. Do you think this is the dream match-up for the sport has been waiting for?

Many have said that the two best NHL teams already played when the Kings beat Chicago. 

Tomorrow is the start of the NBA Finals in San Antonio between the Spurs and back to back champs Miami Heat. It's a rematch of last year's final and there are story lines galore. Which ones jump out to you? The Spurs are pretty much a homegrown group, primarily developed through shrewd drafts. The Heat on the other hand are the biggest example of free spending, free agency at it's best. Do you think some fans will back a team for what it represents?

Yesterday marked one calendar year since the arrival of Yasiel Puig to the Los Angeles Dodgers.  

One can argue that Mike Trout of the Angels is the best all-around player in the game or Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers is the best hitter, but if there's a a most fascinating/exciting...it's Puig.

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