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Monday night – in Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference – The Miami Heat took a 99-76 point victory over the Indiana Pacers, advancing them to the NBA Finals for a third consecutive year.

The Heat will be facing a head-to-head matchup with the San Antonio Spurs, who swept the Memphis Grizzles in the western conference, making a pristine triumph to their first return back to the Finals since 2007.

So who’s gonna win it all, and have the losers left with mental anguish, as they kiss their beautiful ass championship rings goodbye?

Well, no prediction from us! Come Thursday Game 1, all we know is, this will be more than just a game on the court, it’ll be the introduction to a battle between warriors on opposing sides.

Being who we are – GlobalGrind and don’t forget it, baby – we couldn’t help but wonder how these warriors of basketball looked when they were a bit younger.

Yep, even as far back as high school. Who doesn’t love a good throwback?

No, I’m not talking about the jerseys…like forreal, don’t you wish you could flashback to before Miami’s Chris “Birdman” Andersen had his mohawk and copious tattoos? Or don’t you want to see if San Antonio’s Tim Duncan was the same skyscraper he is today?

That’s rhetorical, because we know you do!

Check out the now and then basketball pics down below.

LeBron James 

Dwyane Wade


Chris Bosh

Chris “Birdman” Andersen


Tim Duncan

Manu Ginobili

Tony Parker