LeBron vs. Steph! See Stars Get Into NBA Finals Spirit with the Championship Trophy

With LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers facing off against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors — for an unprecedented fourth consecutive time — during game one of the NBA Finals Thursday night, celebs are spending time with the Larry O'Brien trophy before it's presented to this year's champs

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Mack Wilds_1
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Mack Wilds — who starred in the iconic HBO show, The Wire, as well as the 90210 reboot — gets up close and personal with the NBA hardware.

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This Is Us and Black Panther star Sterling K. Brown poses with the NBA trophy. Last year, Brown picked the Cavs to win the championship, and though he was wrong then, he might be right this time!

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Liam Payne_1
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Former One Direction band member Liam Payne cheeses with the trophy.

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Carla Hall and Michael Symon
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Carla Hall and Michael Symon of The Chew strike a pose with the shiny hardware — if Curry and the Warriors win the series, it will be their third championship in four years

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J Balvin
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Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin looks excited to get his hands on the trophy! If the Cavs and LeBron James win the series, it will be the second championship in the franchise's history, and the fourth for James (he won two with the Miami Heat and one with Cleveland).

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Ethan Slater
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SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical actor, Ethan Slater, cradles the trophy like a baby — it's worthy of that TLC.

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Ryan Destiny
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Star actress Ryan Destiny is all smiles with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy, named for a former NBA commissioner.

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Nastia Liukin
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The trophy looks massive in the hands of American gymnast Nastia Liukin, who is a noted Boston Celtics fan.

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Danielle Herrington_2
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Sports Illustrated model Danielle Herrington poses with the trophy, far away from the beaches she normally takes photos on!

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