LeBron James remained the world’s best player in 2017, and his Cleveland Cavaliers were a major part of the NBA in 2017. (Sergio Estrada/USA TODAY)

The NBA found itself at the center of several facets of a highly eventful 2017, both in terms of events on the court and what its stars were doing off of it.

From the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers making it to a third straight NBA Finals, to Russell Westbrook becoming a one-man wrecking crew and winning the league’s MVP award, to the influx of future stars in what looks to be a very impressive draft class, to players being more willing than ever to speak their minds on social issues, the NBA found the spotlight in ways it rarely has before. So, with the year at its end, the latest episode of “Posting Up” dives into what made this calendar year for the NBA so unique.

Host Tim Bontemps dove into the past 12 months with a series of veteran NBA reporters: ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Ian Begley, The Athletic’s Anthony Slater, MassLive.com’s Jay King, Fred Katz from the Norman Transcript, Bill Oram from the Southern California News Group, and Sam Amick from USA Today.

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