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    A Magical And Ridiculous History Of The Based God Curse

    You think: "it won't happen to me" ...UNTIL IT DOES.

    Now if you are unfamiliar with the coveted twitter subculture known as "basketball twitter" you may not know who this gem of a man is.

    Twitter: @LILBTHEBASEDGOD

    This is Lil B The Based God. He is a rapper (among other things) who puts curses on people if they disrespect him.

    One would think that based on Lil B's illustrious Twitter bio, he'd be too busy to put curses on people but BOY IS THAT WRONG.

    It all started when Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant made the dire mistake of criticizing Lil B's music.

    LITTLE DID HE REALIZE that Lil B controls the internet.

    KEVIN DURANT WILL NEVER WIN THE TITLE AFTER HE SAID "LIL B" IS A WACK RAPPER, "THE BASEDGODS CURSE" #THEBASEDGODSCURSE ON DURANT - Lil B

    Now, if you're paying attention, Lil B tweeted this in 2011. Take a guess at what happened to Kevin Durant in the 2012 NBA Finals.

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    Spoiler alert: HE LOST.

    Oh but that's not all. To add insult to injury, Lil B dedicated a diss track at Durant.

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    Somewhere along the way, Lil B decided to lift the curse.

    I WANNA SAY THAT "THE BASEDGODS" CURSE IS GONE FROM KEVIN DURANT THE THUNDER ARE FREE NOW TO WIN FUTURE GAMES, U CANT WIN HATING - Lil B

    BUT THEN CHANGED HIS MIND.

    AND FUCK KEVIN DURANT LIL B FOR LIFE - Lil B

    Now this may all seem like silly internet banter, HOWEVER, Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder have NOT in fact won any titles since the curse was initiated.

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    Former Oklahoma City Thunder guard, James Harden, thought he'd escape the curse by signing with the Houston Rockets.

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    Silly Harden. You can't just travel to another state and not expect the Lil B curse to follow you. Lil B WARNED Harden to stop stealing his dance moves.

    Go warriors @warriors and let James harden no he doing the Lil B cooking dance if he doing that flickin wrist or whipping he mark - Lil B

    This is the Lil B dance move in question.

    And here is James Harden blatantly copying said dance move.

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    Sadly, Harden did not listen.

    People that steal from Lil B will pay now or later all you have to do is pay respect to the original and the leader blind ones will - Lil B

    And because of the curse, THIS is what happened to Harden on the Houston Rocket's final possession last night.

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    This should be official logo of #BasedGodCurse

    You should have taken the Based God's curse seriously, Harden.

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    Fearing Lil B's wrath, other NBA team are taking drastic measures to ensure their team's safety.

    Dear @LILBTHEBASEDGOD: We're not like the others. Please show mercy and spare us #THEBASEDGODSCURSE. 🙏 Sincerely, The Hawks

    Our own Lindsey Adler reached out to Lil B for comment. (Yes, we here at Buzzfeed are on TEXTING TERMS with the Based God, nbd).

    But just know, Lil B is only here to protect the honesty and integrity of the NBA.

    LIL B is here to keep honesty and integrity in the NBA and other sports and protect people who care @NBA @ESPNNBA @NBAcom @NBATV - Lil B

    THIS JUST IN: James Harden may be safe from the curse after all.

    And please remember James harden has not been cursed like Kevin durant james was warned. Just waiting for harden to speak on dance - Lil B

    Take this as a warning, pro basketballers of the world.

    First Durant, now Harden. #BasedGodCurse