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It’s the 2017 NBA Playoffs. The Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs in the final seconds of overtime of an extremely important Game 5. Needing a bucket, Houston’s James Harden stares down the defending Manu Ginobili. This is a pretty cool matchup.

The teams are neighbors trying to reignite a rivalry that’s gone kinda dormant. And the players have more in common than you may remember, but some key distinctions that brought them to this point. Before we watch how James vs. Manu plays out, let’s rewind!