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Not Into Basketball? Here's The Music Fan's Guide To The NBA Finals

The series starts tonight.

After seven months of regular season games and now the playoffs, the NBA season is reaching its final leg tonight, when the NBA Finals tip off at 9 p.m.

The match-up pits the Western Conference champs, the Golden State Warriors, against the Eastern Conference champs, the Cleveland Cavaliers. The series is best out of seven, so whoever wins four games first will be this year's champion.

Let's face it the NBA Finals are the biggest thing going on in sports right now, and are sure to show up all over your social media feeds over the next couple of weeks.

If you don't know much about these teams or the players, though, don't worry: Not only do you not have to in order to watch and enjoy the games, but we've also laid out a few fun facts about them for you to help distinguish and choose sides.

So, who you got?

  • The Golden State Warriors
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  • Are taking on the Cleveland Cavaliers
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  • The Warriors' best player is Steph Curry, who was the NBA MVP this year
  • And who has an unbearably cute 2-year-old daughter
  • The Cavs' best player is LeBron James, who was the NBA MVP two years ago and three years ago and five years ago and six years ago
  • And who has a 10-year-old son that's (surprise, surprise) very good at basketball
  • Both Steph and Bron have been shouted out by Drake
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  • Like when he rapped, "I'm on my King James sh-t, I'm tryna win here again/ A young n---a tryna win here again," on "5AM in Toronto"
  • And then, "I been Steph Curry with the shot/ Been cookin' with the sauce, chef, curry with the pot, boy," on "0 to 100"
  • And Drake and LeBron have laughed together
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  • While Drake has awed at Steph's skills
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  • Cavs' guard Iman Shumpert has been known to rap, including on his playoffs-inspired April track "The Offs"
  • Steph Curry was in this parody rap video in college, and he's much worse than Shump (sorry)
  • His Warriors teammate, Draymond Green, is slightly better
  • And last month Green was featured in a Beats by Dre commercial with some new Eminem music
  • The Warriors partied to Big Sean's "Blessings" on the team plane in February
  • But the Cavs' song of choice last week was Future's "F--k Up Some Commas"
  • The Cavs' Kyrie Irving dresses up as an old man named Unlce Drew in commercials for Pepsi
  • While Curry dresses up as an alternate version of himself, named Sebastian, in State Farm commercials
  • Cleveland native MGK is a big Cavs supporter and provided the intro song for the team in 2012-13
  • And then appeared with team owner Dan Gilbert at the NBA Draft Lottery in 2013, which the Cavs won
  • Mistah FAB sits courtside at most Warriors games
  • And E-40 remade his track "Choices (Yup)" about the team
  • Plus, Bay Area native and notorious curse-giver Lil B is a Warriors fan, and even tried out for their D-League team in 2012
  • No matter who you're rooting for, there should be a lot of this
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  • And a lot of this
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  • And that's a good thing
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