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Shirtless fan paints 'Trump Sucks' on his chest, storms court during NBA Finals

A shirtless man ran onto the floor during Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night with a political message scrawled across his chest.

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The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers were facing off in Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena when the man ran onto the court.

He interrupted the game just minutes into play, reported.

Security quickly tackled the man and escorted him off the court.

On his chest were the words "Trump Sucks." On his back were the words "LeBron 4 President," according to

The Warriors went on to win the match 108-87, giving them a 3-1 lead in the series.

Photos: 2016 NBA finals

Hawks bounced from playoffs

It’s over for the Atlanta Hawks.  Once again, it’s Lebron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers who did the honors.  Sunday afternoon inside Philips Arena, the Cavs held-on for the 100-99 decision in Game-4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, completing a sweep of the series.  Last season, the Cavs swept the Hawks in the conference finals round. 

Kevin Love led Cleveland with 27 points, while James nailed a big shot with 39.2 seconds to go to lead to the Cavs’ win.  The Hawks had one last chance with a jump ball with 2.8 seconds left.  The ball was tipped toward the sideline and picked-up by the Hawks’ Paul Millsap.  But his desperation shot bounced off the rim…it turns out, coming just after the buzzer.   

The Hawks now enter another off-season with many questions about their roster going forward.

Game Recap: Cavaliers complete sweep

Swept away – again.

The Hawks were eliminated from the NBA playoffs by the Cavaliers for a second straight season. They fell, as they have in all four games during the series, by a barrage of 3-pointers.

The Cavaliers clinched the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series, 4-0, with a 100-99 victory Sunday afternoon at Philips Arena.

The Cavaliers are now 7-0 when leading a series 3-0 – and three of those victories have come against the Hawks. They became the first team to sweep the first two rounds of the playoffs since the Spurs did it in 2012. Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer was an assistant on the San Antonio team.

The Hawks watched as the Cavaliers hit 16 3-pointers in the clincher, bringing their series total to 76. The Cavaliers had a player make at least seven 3-pointers in the past three games. Kevin Love hit eight Sunday on his way to a game-high 27 points.

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each added 21 points for the Cavaliers.

The Hawks were led by Dennis Schroder with 21 points and Paul Millsap with 19 points, 17 coming in the first half.

Schroder gave the Hawks a 97-96 lead on a layup with 1:31 left. James converted an in-close basket when Millsap was called for goaltending with 1:16 left. On the Hawks’ ensuing possession, Schroder had a layup attempt blocked by Tristan Thompson. James answered the defensive stop with a jump shot, near the end of the shot clock, with 39.2 seconds left.

Schroder scored on a layup with 34.4 seconds left to pull the Hawks to within the one-point final margin. After a James miss, Schroder raced down court with 12 seconds left. He appeared to be bumped by Thompson and eventually had the ball tied up with 2.8 seconds left. The Hawks could not get a shot off after the jump ball.

Game over. Season over.

The Hawks have lost 12 straight playoff and 11 straight overall games to the Cavaliers.

The Hawks led by as many as 12 points in the first half and took a 58-56 lead into intermission. The Cavaliers made their first five 3-pointers of the game and were 10 of 16 from beyond the arc and 10 of 26 from inside it through the first two quarters.

Millsap had 17 points, nine rebounds, two assists and a block in the first half for the Hawks.

WATCH: Pizza-loving woman chows down, steals spotlight on Hawks' kiss cam

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For some reason, kiss cam hijinks never seem to get old.

A woman at the Atlanta Hawks-Boston Celtics playoff game Tuesday night was dual-wielding pizza when the kiss cam focused in on the couple in front of her.

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She responded in the best way she knew how – by basically making out with the pizza.

Even if this is all staged, what does it matter? This is cheesiest way to deal with the kiss cam, and we love it.

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NBA commissioner: No plans to move All-Star game despite 'problematic' House Bill 2

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver called for changes to House Bill 2 -- now law in North Carolina -- but said there has been no discussion of moving the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina.

Silver called the law "problematic for the league," and said the NBA would work for change.

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The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce released this statement following Silver's remarks: 

We appreciate and are grateful for the NBA's decision to keep the All-Star Game in Charlotte. We recognize that they, and others, have an expectation that more work needs to be done. Therefore we continue to encourage our representative leadership at all levels to continue to engage in efforts to assure our citizens that they will have the ability to defend their rights related to discrimination in all forms.

The Charlotte Regional Visitor Authority told WSOC that $86 million is up in the air after HB2 was made law. About $60 million of that is from the All-Star Game.

The CRVA said seven events have been canceled, which lost $226,857.

The All-Star Game is set to tip-off at Time Warner Cable Arena next February and the CRVA estimates the event would pump up to $100 million into Charlotte's economy.

The league has expressed concerns after Gov. Pat McCrory passed the non-discrimination law last month.

The NBA has expressed concerns about the bill, which critics say unfairly limits LGBT rights.

The Charlotte mayor also released a statement on the NBA commissioner's remarks:

We appreciate the support of the NBA for its belief in the people of Charlotte and North Carolina. Charlotte shares the NBA’s commitment to equal rights for all and we look forward to working with the NBA and with all of our partners toward constructive change. The NBA and its fans should know that everybody is Always Welcome in Charlotte!  We are honored to host this exciting event, and working hand in hand with the NBA, we will do all we can to make this the most successful All-Star Game ever!

NBA statement regarding 2017 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte

“During a media availability earlier today following the NBA’s Board of Governors meeting, Commissioner Adam Silver clarified that the NBA remains deeply concerned about its ability to successfully host the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte, North Carolina, in light of recent legislation that discriminates against the LGBT community.  At no time did Adam affirm that the league would not move the All-Star Game; rather he stressed repeatedly that the legislation is problematic, that we feel it is best to engage with the community to work towards a solution, that change is needed and we are hopeful that it will occur.”

While the NBA said they are keeping the game in Charlotte for now, Cirque du Soleil announced it has canceled all shows in North Carolina due to HB2.

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Photos: Kobe Bryant scores 60 in final game

Celebrities, athletes reflect upon Kobe Bryant's career

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After 20 years, NBA superstar Kobe Bryant is set to play the final game of his career Wednesday night.

Known as the “Black Mamba,” Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers will face the Utah Jazz at home to finish the season.

After entering the NBA directly from high school, Bryant went on to become one of the league’s premier players, winning five championships, being an 18-time All-Star and ranking third for all-time scoring leader.

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Bryant announced his retirement plans in November 2015 via a poem entitled, “Dear Basketball.”

The accolades are already pouring in from fellow athletes and celebrities on social media.

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