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How Erik Spoelstra Became The Best Coach In The NBA

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  • adjecitve
  • One, or some, no matter which
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  • One (thing) of many; some

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  • To arrive at a place
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  • To reach a certain point or state

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  • Match between two teams

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  • Something given to enable a person to do something
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  • To make something better or less difficult

particular

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  • adjecitve
  • One specific (one)
  • Having firm ideas about what is desirable
  • Being special or more than is typical

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  • Person who is skilled at planning tactics

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  • To have an idea about something without certainty
  • To have an idea, opinion or belief about something

from

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  • Starting at a particular place, time or level

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  • Severe, deep sense of dislike or anger
  • An object that you hate
  • verb
  • To have a very strong feeling of dislike for

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  • adverb
  • No longer stylish (e.g. fashion)
  • Away from home, business, or the usual place
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  • noun
  • Act when a batter cannot continue playing
  • verb
  • To tell people a secret

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  • Concerning the mind

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  • Being important or special

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  • A order or request for action
  • The sound an animal makes, often when in danger
  • A correct prediction, e.g. a decision in a game
  • A short visit to a place or person
  • A decision by a referee or umpire in a game
  • verb
  • To make a request or order for action
  • (Animal) to make sounds to warn of danger
  • To announce the date of an election
  • To make a judgment about something
  • To give someone or something a name
  • To guess in advance the result or outcome
  • To visit a place or person for a short time
  • To phone someone
  • To speak, announce or shout in a loud voice

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  • conjunction
  • At or in the place which
  • In whatever place
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  • Word you use to ask the location of something

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  • conjunction
  • Used to refer to two or more things
  • Plus; in addition; on top of that
  • Used to introduce an action that follows another

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  • Beliefs and customs of a particular group

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  • Man; boy; any person

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  • noun
  • What happens to a person in life from chance; fate
  • A group of people seen together
  • Item for sale at an auction
  • Small area of land used for a purpose e.g. parking

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  • List of people's names who have some duty to do

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  • noun
  • A furnace to melt and shape metals with heat
  • verb
  • To create something by hammering hot metal
  • To form something new, such a relationship
  • To make a false copy to deceive others

professional

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  • adjecitve
  • Of jobs such as doctor, lawyer, accountant, etc.
  • Acting/done properly as a qualified person would
  • Getting paid for playing a sport/doing an activity
  • noun
  • Highly qualified person, e.g. lawyer or doctor
  • One who plays a sport or similar activity as a job

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  • number
  • 2

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most

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  • Very; extremely
  • Greatest possible degree
  • pronoun
  • Nearly all of something

feel

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  • To be aware of or experience an emotion, sensation
  • To sense through direct contact; touch

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  • A benefit or advantage
  • preposition
  • In addition; add
  • In addition to; Indicates a number above
  • Having a value greater than zero

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  • noun
  • Regular movement or rhythm (e.g. heart or music)
  • verb
  • To move in regular motions in order to push blood
  • To strike or hit repeatedly and with great force
  • To mix ingredients together with a fork or machine
  • To play a drum
  • To win against another person or team; defeat

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  • noun
  • Set of stories or articles on a particular subject
  • other
  • Number of things that happen one after another

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  • conjunction
  • Negative of 'if'

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  • noun
  • A dessert pear of an early green variety.

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  • adjecitve
  • Using very little time; moving far in little time
  • Learning and understanding rapidly and easily

already

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  • adverb
  • Having happened or been done before this time

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  • Outer edge of something circular
  • Outer part of a wheel of a vehicle
  • verb
  • To give something an outer edge, as specified

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  • Group of people working on a task together
  • Group of people playing a sport together

day

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  • noun
  • A period of 24 hours beginning at midnight
  • The period of time when it is light outside
  • Person's name

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  • adjecitve
  • Having no doubts about something
  • Have confidence in your own words or actions
  • Firmly established or held; being firm or stable
  • Being correct or true
  • adverb
  • What you say to agree willingly

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  • noun
  • An item to be discussed
  • Small spot or dot
  • Fact or detail
  • Feature of something
  • The size of the text on a page or screen
  • A certain time or stage in a process
  • Certain position in time or space
  • Idea or fact you try to convince people about
  • Measurement of scores in a game, sport
  • Sharp end of something, e.g. a pen or pin
  • verb
  • To face a certain direction, e.g. north
  • To indicate something with your finger to others

actually

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  • adverb
  • Used to add new (often different) information

ideal

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  • adjecitve
  • Exactly right; could not be better
  • Which is thought of as being perfect

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  • noun
  • State of anger, excitement, or arguing
  • Particular temperature at which to cook something
  • High temperature
  • One of series of races to find the finalists
  • Hot temperature, conditions, or weather
  • verb
  • To make hot or hotter

probably

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  • adverb
  • That is likely to happen or be true

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  • other
  • An ancient city in southeastern Iran; destroyed by an earthquake in

challenge

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  • noun
  • An activity you wish to try that may be hard to do
  • Act of formally inviting someone to compete
  • A question to determine correctness of something
  • verb
  • To formally invite someone to compete at something
  • To question the correctness of something

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  • Fact of increasing; amount something grows by
  • verb
  • To make or become larger in size or amount

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  • Established pattern or record
  • Study of past events as an academic subject

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  • To drink, smoke, eat or use something
  • To experience the effects of something
  • To organize an event, or join in an activity
  • To own, possess, or hold something
  • To cause to happen or produce a particular effect

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  • adjecitve
  • Most recent; the latest
  • The one before
  • adverb
  • Final; with nothing following; after all others
  • Most recent; the latest
  • determiner
  • The one at the end
  • verb
  • To remain or continue for a certain period of time

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  • adverb
  • Night following this day
  • noun
  • This evening; the night of today

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  • abbreviation
  • Timothy (especially in biblical references).

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boy

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  • noun
  • A young male person

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  • adjecitve
  • Having a small quantity, supply, or amount
  • Being unhappy or unpleasant in attitude
  • Not high; being near the ground, or bottom
  • (Of a voice, sound) being soft; quiet
  • noun
  • Situation of not having a lot of something

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  • noun
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To walk in shallow water

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  • pronoun
  • Something belonging to a male person

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  • preposition
  • As an employee of a certain company
  • Against something or someone
  • By using something as a means
  • Due to; because of
  • Including
  • Possessing as a feature
  • Related to
  • (Of the manner/attitude by which you do something)
  • Used to express that people or things are together

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  • All the humans, events, activities on the earth
  • Political division due to some kind of similarity

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  • noun
  • Part of the room in court where the judge sits
  • Long (wooden) seat 2 people often found in a park
  • Seating area for teams at a sports events
  • verb
  • To prevent a player from playing in a game

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  • (Of liquid) to fall in drops
  • noun
  • Tiny amount of liquid that falls from something
  • Sound made by drops of liquid falling

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  • noun
  • Vulgar term used as an intensifier
  • verb
  • (Vulgar) To have sex with someone

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  • verb
  • To be familiar with a person or place, thing
  • To feel sure or be convinced about something
  • To discover or be aware of something
  • To be able to distinguish
  • To have knowledge of things

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  • noun
  • Clothing designed for a purpose e.g. skiing
  • Damage from continual use over a long period
  • verb
  • To have clothes, glasses, shoes etc. on your body
  • To display an expression or emotion on the face
  • To become weaker or damaged from continued use

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  • adjecitve
  • Act of making a choice
  • verb
  • To leave property to someone after your death
  • To use mental effort to make something happen
  • To influence someone to do something
  • To make something happen by strongly wanting it

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  • adverb
  • Without question; beyond doubt

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  • Two of the same thing, e.g. socks
  • Two people viewed together for some reason; couple
  • verb
  • To put two things or people together

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  • preposition
  • Used to show the purpose, or need of something

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  • noun
  • Money given for education or research
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To admit an opinion is true but not fully agreeing
  • To give or let someone do what they want

necessarily

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  • adverb
  • In a way that is needed/required/is unavoidable

player

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  • Machine that plays recorded material
  • Person who plays a musical instrument
  • Person who plays games on devices
  • Person who plays sports

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  • noun
  • Speed at which music is played; tempo
  • Point as shown on a clock, e.g. 3 p.m
  • Number of hours, minutes needed to do something
  • Occasion when something happens
  • Period or occasion that something occurred
  • Period in history or the past
  • Something measured in minutes, hours, days, etc.
  • How long an event takes; duration
  • verb
  • To check speed at which music is performed
  • To choose a specific moment to do something
  • To measure how long an event takes, e.g. a race
  • To schedule something to occur at a specific moment

everybody

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  • pronoun
  • Every person; everyone

start

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  • noun
  • First time or place that a thing exists; beginning
  • First opportunity to achieve something, e.g. a job
  • Sudden action or movement because you are scared
  • other
  • Beginning of something in place or time
  • verb
  • To do, be or happen for the first time; begin
  • To turn something on

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  • other
  • Any of various swallows with squarish or slightly forked tail and long pointed wings; migrate around

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  • noun
  • Emerging new part of a plant
  • verb
  • To kick or throw a ball at a goal
  • To fire a gun; injure or kill someone with a gun
  • To (cause to) fly away forcefully
  • To use a camera to record a film/take a photograph

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  • noun
  • Issue or problems you are dealing with
  • What you ask about; issue
  • verb
  • To ask for or try to get information
  • To have or express concerns or uncertainty

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  • noun
  • Small change to attain a desired state or function
  • A change to make something function better

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  • pronoun
  • Not many, a small number

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  • adjecitve
  • Very; to a high level or degree
  • adverb
  • A lot; large amount; a high degree of
  • Nearly; basically
  • On many occasions; often
  • noun
  • A large amount; a great quantity

nba

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  • abbreviation
  • NBA is an acronym

scout

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  • verb
  • To watch or search for something or someone

field

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  • noun
  • Area of study, such as physics or biology
  • Piece of land used to grow crops/raise animals
  • Open area of land, especially without buildings
  • Grassed area where you play some sports
  • verb
  • To respond to something or answer a question
  • To catch or stop a ball during a game

playmaking

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  • noun
  • Act of leading the attacks in a game

stuff

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  • noun
  • Generic description for things, materials, objects
  • verb
  • To push material inside something, with force

those

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  • determiner
  • The people or things we are talking about
  • pronoun
  • The objects far from the speaker

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  • adverb
  • Although, despite the fact that

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  • adjecitve
  • Proper or appropriate; as is deserved
  • Doing or being what is right or fair
  • Legally correct; having enough evidence
  • adverb
  • Almost; nearly
  • Exactly at the time of
  • Exactly (the same as, like)

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  • noun
  • Account of the necessary facts and information
  • The telling of news in the media
  • Official statement about something
  • verb
  • To submit a report or bill to the government
  • To write in a newspaper or speak on a news program
  • To state something officially
  • To officially present yourself to an authority
  • To describe something by telling it to others

rhythm

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  • noun
  • Pattern of events, motions, or changes
  • A pattern of sound and beats in music

talk

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  • noun
  • Style of speaking
  • Discussion between two countries
  • Giving information in front of people; lecture
  • Saying things or ideas to someone with words
  • verb
  • To make a formal speech about something
  • To say things or ideas to someone with words

fit

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  • adjecitve
  • Good looking; physically attractive
  • Proper or acceptable; morally or socially correct
  • noun
  • Sudden loss of body control; attack (of crying)
  • verb
  • To install a machine, equipment etc.
  • To adjust or change to the right size or shape
  • To be the right size and shape that you want

little

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  • adjecitve
  • Being short in length of time
  • Not great in size, amount, or degree; small
  • Being very young or younger than others
  • adverb
  • By an amount or degree that is not very much
  • Not often; rarely
  • noun
  • A person's name

the

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US / ðə /

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  • article
  • Used to refer to something already mentioned
  • Used to show there is only one of something
  • determiner
  • Used to describe all of a family

highlight

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  • noun
  • Best or most interesting part of something
  • Spot or section lighter than the area around it
  • verb
  • To use chemicals to make some hair a lighter color
  • To make people aware of a problem, subject, issue
  • To focus particular attention on; draw attention
  • To use a pen to mark places of interest in a book

goal

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  • noun
  • Something you try to do or achieve; an aim
  • (Sports) net into which you put a ball to score
  • (Sports) act of scoring by putting a ball in a net

maintenance

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  • noun
  • Keeping (a machine) working by checking and fixing

less

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  • adjecitve
  • Smaller in amount or degree
  • adverb
  • To a smaller degree
  • noun
  • A smaller amount
  • preposition
  • With the subtraction of

realistic

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  • adjecitve
  • Looks or appears real; like things really are

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  • adjective
  • (of a colour, paint, or surface) dull and flat; without a shine.
  • noun
  • A matt paint or finish.
  • A sheet of cardboard placed on the back of a picture, either as a mount or to form a border.
  • verb
  • Give a matt appearance to (something)

play

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  • noun
  • Loose, free movement between two objects
  • Single action in a sports game
  • Performance in which people act in a theater
  • verb
  • To act as a character in a movie, or on stage
  • To perform music on an instrument
  • To use a device, e.g. a video game
  • To do something for enjoyment and fun
  • To do or perform a game or sport

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  • Complex and important
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  • Being broadcast as events happen, not recorded
  • Carrying electric current; able to give a shock
  • Glowing because burning; hot
  • Not yet killed (for food)
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  • Causing you to feel bored, annoyed or impatient

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  • To add pepper and salt to something
  • To prepare wood for use by allowing it to dry

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  • Typical or normal; usual; ordinary
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  • Total of numbers divided by the number of items
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  • To arrange or prepare something e.g. dinner
  • To get to (a place) on time
  • To gain the status of (teacher, lawyer, etc.)
  • To create something by putting things together
  • To earn a certain amount of money at a job
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  • Beyond the limits or edges of some place, thing
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  • number
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  • To become affected by illness or disease
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  • To be ready to; going to
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  • Being equal in status or kind to something else
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  • adverb
  • For example
  • preposition
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  • To want to
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  • The person or thing being talked about
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  • Used to reinforce adjectives and adverbs
  • To such a degree
  • conjunction
  • Used to connect a noun clause
  • Used to introduce an adverbial clause
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  • adjecitve
  • Used to refer to a particular amount, or number
  • Used to place emphasis on a particular quality
  • adverb
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  • Taking your attention; making you want to know
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  • To make someone want to know about something
  • To persuade to do, become involved with something

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  • noun
  • Symbols such as 1, 2, 56, 793
  • Particular song or dance performed during a show
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  • To put numbers on things
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  • Electric motor for starting an engine
  • First part of a big meal, e.g. soup or salad

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  • Very good; better than before
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  • Successful and well-admired person

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  • adjecitve
  • Being good at
  • Nasty; unkind
  • Not liking to spend money; cheap; stingy
  • noun
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example

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  • Thing, person which represents a category

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  • adjecitve
  • Responsible for doing something wrong

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  • Use of an object too often or too extensively
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  • To use something too often or too extensively

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  • Serving of food that is intended for one person
  • Part of something shared that belongs to a whole
  • verb
  • To separate something to divide among people

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  • exclamation
  • Another way of saying 'yes'

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  • adjecitve
  • Correct or true
  • The south side of you looking at the rising sun
  • adverb
  • Exactly in a place or time
  • Being appropriate for a particular event
  • In a straight or direct manner
  • noun
  • Something you are legally or morally allowed to do
  • Ideal of what is just and good
  • Political view based on conservatism
  • verb
  • To fix something previously wrong or unjust
  • To make upright, as a boat that has turned over

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  • Series of lectures held as an event
  • An association of US sports teams

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  • adjecitve
  • Having a positive amount of money
  • noun
  • System to buy something and pay for it later
  • Points earned instead of money
  • Quality of having a good reputation for a reason
  • Points earned towards a university degree
  • verb
  • To add a certain amount of money to a total
  • To recognize someone's achievements or help

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  • verb
  • To begin to be; grow to be; develop into
  • To be suitable for a particular job or role

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US / ˈfaɪnl /

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  • adjecitve
  • That will not be changed; permanent
  • Being the last thing in a series
  • noun
  • Last game in a series in a competition

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  • noun
  • Character played by an actor
  • Part you play in an activity; job; responsibility

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  • adverb
  • Possibly but not certainly; perhaps

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  • adverb
  • Word indicating the negative
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whole

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  • adjecitve
  • Complete or full; all of
  • Being in a good condition
  • noun
  • Complete amount or sum; total

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  • noun
  • Something you desire or wish for
  • State or condition of poverty
  • verb
  • To desire or wish for something; hope for a thing

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US / ɪk'spɪərɪəns /

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  • Thing a person has done or that happened to them
  • An event at which you learned something
  • Knowledge gained by living life, doing new things
  • verb
  • To gain knowledge by doing things

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  • At the present time or moment
  • Right away or in the next possible moment
  • Used to refer to something that just happened
  • Time between the present and a moment in the past
  • conjunction
  • Resulting from or because of something

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  • noun
  • Thin, flexible thread of metal
  • Thin string of metal used to carry electricity
  • Act of sending a message by telegraph
  • verb
  • To connect two or more things together with cable
  • To send money to someone electronically
  • To send or send word to by telegraph

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  • Having a great amount of intelligence or talent
  • Being very bright, like a diamond; shining

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  • A marked area of a baseball field
  • A container with four straight sides and a lid
  • Area of seating in a theater separated from others
  • A 4 sided container or shape printed on a page
  • Entire amount of something inside a container
  • verb
  • To strike someone on the side of the head
  • To pack an object in a six-sided container
  • To fight with gloved hands as a sport

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  • other
  • Used to indicate something imagined
  • Used to ask or request something politely
  • Verb used to indicate possibility, request etc.
  • Used to indicate a preference
  • Used to indicate a reaction
  • Indicates something that occurred repeatedly
  • Used to indicate willingness or ability to do

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  • conjunction
  • Used before you say something different, opposite

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  • noun
  • Degree of flexibility in something, a material
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  • To hand over or present something to someone
  • To cause someone to have or experience something

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  • adjecitve
  • Proper, appropriate or right
  • (Of an amount) enough; plenty
  • Excellent; high quality
  • Acting well or properly; of moral character
  • In a positive or happy emotional state
  • noun
  • Advantage or benefit

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  • noun
  • Very famous person, usually an entertainer
  • Someone who does something very well
  • Your horoscope
  • A bright planet of hot gas in the night sky
  • A 5-6 sided asterisk-shape
  • verb
  • To perform or play a main role in a movie, play
  • To do something very well
  • To mark with a 5-6 sided asterisk-shape

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  • noun
  • A metal container for storing food
  • other
  • Able to; have the skill to; have the time to
  • verb
  • To have permission to
  • To be possible to do
  • To preserve food by sealing it in a metal container

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US / ɔ:l /

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  • Completely; totally
  • determiner
  • Being every one of something
  • pronoun
  • 100% of something; the complete amount

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  • Every person; everybody

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  • Which person
  • Used to introduce information about people

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  • To establish e.g. a reputation, over time
  • To construct a house, office, factory

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  • Very very large

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  • Particular aspect of something being thought about
  • One of various choices that could be made
  • Particular existing condition or state
  • (Often long) distance or length of time
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  • Top ranked officer in the army

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  • Having an equal amount of space or time in between
  • Occurring or being done frequently
  • Being normal, usual, or average
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  • Customers who frequently visit a place
  • Soldier who has a permanent job in the army

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  • Introduction to Video Content
  • How Erik Spoelstra Became The Best Coach In The NBAThe Miami Heat have been garnering attention for their undrafted players, but this topic has become tiresome for some. However, what is more intriguing is the success of players like Kayla Martin, Gabe Vinson, and Duncan, who have made significant contributions to the team's deep rotation. Vinson has been averaging 17.7 points per game with a shooting percentage of 61%, while Martin has been averaging 19.3 points per game with a shooting percentage of 63%. This impressive feat of two bench players averaging over 15 points with a 60% field goal shooting percentage in the NBA finals has not been seen since D. Wade and Shaq accomplished it in 2006. Spoelstra, the Heat's coach, deserves credit for maximizing the potential of his roster and is widely regarded as the best coach in the NBA. His ability to get the most out of his players can perhaps be attributed to the mental challenges they face daily, similar to experiences recounted by player Duncan during his time at Duke University.
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  • Um, the thing with the Heat, you know, everyone's been going on about the undrafted players.
  • We've talked about it a little bit and it feels like it's become a little bit of a tiresome topic.
  • But what feels more interesting about them is with guys like, you know, with Kayla Martin and Gabe Vinson in particular, but I think Duncan probably fits into this.
  • There's a few other guys in the bench fit into this.
  • They were, because they were so deep and they're rotating, we talked a little bit about this with Legler.
  • Like they were going 10, 11 deep.
  • These guys were already, you know, they were so with Gabe Vinson, uh, with these two, there's actually a good stat from your boy, Matt Williams.
  • Um, Gabe Vinson is averaging 17.7 points a game, 61% shooting, Caleb 19.3 points a game, 63% shooting.
  • The last pair of teammates to average 15 plus 60% field goal shooting in the conference NBA finals were D. Wade and Shaq in 06. And these are the, these are, uh, two guys off the bench who were probably not necessarily like highlighted on the scouting report going into,
  • Uh, this series, much less going into Oh, they were definitely highlighted going into this series for sure.
  • Maybe not, you know, I mean, these guys have played a huge role in all the series.
  • Yeah.
  • I would say this, this, some of this is Spolstra.
  • I don't think there's any question that Spolstra right now is the number one coach in the NBA.
  • He's the best coach in the NBA.
  • Gets the most out of his roster.
  • And you know, it's, it's, I don't, I, again, I didn't live in the heat world, but I have to believe, and Duncan has, you know, talked about this a little bit with us, but like I have to believe it's similar to the experience I had at Duke,
  • Which is just basically every day is a mental challenge.
  • And I think in a regular season that can wear on you a little bit, um, where your energy is just not there.
  • You have bad days.
  • It's, it's, it's, it's in some ways it's, it's like being in the military, right?
  • And what that does though, is it forges you, it, it, it increases your mental toughness and that helps in the playoffs.
  • Um, Duncan, by the way, I give him a lot of credit, you know, cause he's, when you talk about depth, I think it's more like they're going to play the rotation and some guys are going in and out of the rotation.
  • I don't think it's necessarily that they have, they're this deep team that plays 10 or 11 guys.
  • It's like, no, your bench tonight, you know, Gabe Vincent, like you were a starter.
  • Now you're coming off the bench.
  • It's just, to me, it's just guys who are professionals and now are starring in their roles.
  • The playmaking last night from Duncan, uh, particularly the lob to Bam, um, just playing off the dribble, beating Grant Williams off the drip.
  • Like I, but I want to say real quick with Cuspo that the thing that the thing that makes him so good.
  • And, and we, we talked about this last week, game to game adjustments, in game adjustments, a history of accountability.
  • I think he's a brilliant tactician.
  • Uh, the, the example, you know, from game two is like, oh, we're just going to fuck with the rim of the rhythm of the game.
  • We're going to play man for a whole quarter.
  • We're going to play zone for a whole quarter.
  • We're going to play man for a whole quarter when play zone for like, it just fucks with you.
  • And like, he's willing to think a little bit outside the box.
  • And I hate we've overused it.
  • We all have.
  • And I'm, we're guilty of this, this heat culture thing.
  • I think in general, right?
  • If we're going to talk about what a coach has to do in the NBA, the accountability portion, like that starts, everybody wants to talk about culture, building culture, building culture.
  • Like, yeah.
  • Okay.
  • It's ideal if you have 15 guys that are wired like Tim Duncan or 15 guys that are wired like Steph Curry, that's not realistic.
  • That's not realistic.
  • So unless you have one of those guys, right?
  • The best player in the world at times, who's low maintenance, great teammate, humble, all that stuff, unless you have that, it has to start with the coach.
  • So this whole thing with heat culture or whatever the fuck you want to call it, it's because of Spoh.