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NBA world takes to social media to mourn Nate Thurmond's passing

FILE - In this May 22, 2012, file photo, Golden State Warriors great Nate Thurmond waves during an announcement in San Francisco, that the NBA basketball team wants to return to San Francisco. Thurmond, a Hall of Fame center and longtime Golden State Warrior, died Saturday, July 16, 2016, after a short battle with leukemia, the team announced. He was 74. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

FILE - In this May 22, 2012, file photo, Golden State Warriors great Nate Thurmond waves during an announcement in San Francisco, that the NBA basketball team wants to return to San Francisco. Thurmond, a Hall of Fame center and longtime Golden State Warrior, died Saturday, July 16, 2016, after a short battle with leukemia, the team announced. He was 74. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers legend Nate Thurmond passed away Saturday morning at age 74, and news of the Hall of Famer's death reverberated deeply across the NBA.

"A giant of his era and one of the greatest players in the history of our game," NBA commissioner Adam Silver mourned.

"Damn man!" LeBron James tweeted. "R.I.P Akron's own Nate Thurmond. Knowing u played in the same rec league as me growing up gave me hope of making it out!"

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Here's how the Cavaliers, the Warriors and others in the NBA world and beyond paid tribute on social media: