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Coloradan Derrick White becomes an NBA champion for the first time

Derrick White hosts basketball camp in Parker
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Coloradan Derrick White is an NBA champion for the first time in his professional basketball career. The veteran's Celtics defeated the Dallas Mavericks 106-88 on Monday night in Game 5 in Boston and won the NBA Finals series 3-1.

2024 NBA Finals - Game Five
Derrick White of the Boston Celtics reacts after a three point basket against the Dallas Mavericks during the first quarter of Game Five of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 17, 2024 in Boston. Adam Glanzman / Getty Images

White was a star on the court at Legend High School in Parker, played for the Colorado Buffaloes and his family lives in Colorado. He said in a visit to the school last year that he plans to return to the Centennial State when his pro career is over.

"(Colorado) means a lot to me," White said during a ceremony where the school adorned him the first member of their hall of fame.

White has what CBS Sports calls a "do-it-all skillset" and just turned in his best season of his career, which started in 2017 after White left the Colorado Buffaloes to go pro. White is eligible for a contract extension with the Celtics worth $126 million over four years.

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