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The on-court rivalry was in full swing last week as the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs battled for the NBA championship.

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Tim Duncan LeBron James Adidas Nike Dwyane Wade Li-Ning Tony Parker Peak

Tim Duncan (No. 21) and LeBron James (6) sporting Adidas and Nike, respectively, while Dwyane Wade (3) has made the case for Li-Ning and Tony Parker (9) for Peak.

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The on-court rivalry was in full swing last week as the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs battled for the NBA championship and for bragging rights as a pro team dynasty. But another high-stakes game was also playing out — the one between global athletic giants. While Nike and Adidas have long dominated the sport, Chinese brands have gotten a share of the limelight during the series. Tim Duncan (No. 21) and LeBron James (6) have sported Adidas and Nike, respectively, while Dwyane Wade (3) has made the case for Li-Ning and Tony Parker (9) for Peak.

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