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All-Time #NBArank: Should Larry Legend outrank Russ, Diesel, Duncan and The Dream?

As our countdown enters the top 10, we are left with the best of the best. What jumps out in Nos. 10-6? Big men and championship rings abound.

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Kansas tops WVU to keep pace in Big 12 race

The Jayhawks stayed a step ahead of the Mountaineers throughout to secure a home victory and pull into a three-way tie for the lead with WVU and Oklahoma in the Big 12.

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Watch live: Georgia-Kentucky on ESPN

The Wildcats look to extend a 33-game home winning streak as they host the Bulldogs at Rupp Arena. Watch the game live on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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Now THAT's how you convert a lob (0:11)
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Roy Williams collapses in the huddle (0:53)
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Magic's top five Lakers (1:00)
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Newton: Emotions took over (0:39)
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Twitter battle: @Yankees vs. @Cubs (1:13)
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Purdue survives Michigan State rally for OT win (1:46)
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Watson doesn't need a putter to make this shot (0:20)
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Melo on Fisher: We were all surprised (1:17)
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High schooler with Down syndrome swishes 3-pointer (0:49)
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Tip-in wins it for Miami (1:05)
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For the love of Hendu

The infectious spirit of the late, great Dave Henderson lives on through those who attend the A's and Mariners fantasy experiences he created.

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30 for 30 Shorts: Friedman's Shoes (11:56)
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Herm Edwards crashes Magic's interview (0:51)
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Instant Awesome: Big Air ramp dwarfs Fenway's Green Monster

It takes a lot to make Fenway Park's famed Green Monster look small. The historic ballpark will play host to a ski/snowboarding event with a 140-foot high ramp and, as you'll see, there's a new monster in Boston this week.

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Pitino: I would do anything to have players in tournament (1:48)
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Hurricanes heave it up at the buzzer (0:42)

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Creighton upsets No. 5 Xavier

Maurice Watson Jr. poured in a game-high 32 points as the Bluejays cruised 70-56 at home and handed the Musketeers just their third loss this season. Box score

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Flagrant foul penalty 2 for Hassan Whiteside. He's been ejected for swinging elbow on Boban Marjanovic. Leads to unprecedented 7-point possession for Spurs.

Hassan Whiteside ejected

The Heat center was called for a flagrant foul 2 for elbowing Spurs big man Boban Marjanovic with 9:35 left in the fourth quarter. Whiteside finished with 14 points and 6 rebounds, as the Heat trail by 11.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A strong late comeback for the Knicks: Kristaps Porzingis blocks John Wall on one end and Arron Afflalo converts a layup while being fouled on the other. New York has a chance to cut the lead to two with 44 seconds to play.

UNC escapes BC's upset bid
NCAAM 

The 9th-ranked Tar Heels came back from a halftime deficit to grab the 68-65 win over the Eagles, who fell to 0-11 in the ACC. UNC coach Roy Williams left the game after collapsing due to vertigo, but is doing OK, a school spokesman said. Box score

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Trend continues for the Heat, who are shooting 57.7 percent through three quarters but trail the Spurs 85-75. The big difference? Spurs covert 13 Heat turnovers into 20 points.

Highlights: Purdue tops Michigan St. in OT
NCAAM 

Michigan State erased a 17-point deficit, but it was not enough as Purdue held on for an 82-81 overtime win.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks have fallen behind by four with 5:46 to play and Kristaps Porzingis, who had 14 points in the 3rd quarter, is set to check in. It will be interesting to see how often Porzingis is involved down the stretch. There were games under Derek Fisher when he didn't get many touches late in the fourth quarter.

Kentucky running past Georgia at Rupp
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Tyler Ulis helped Kentucky close the half on a 14-2 run over the final four minutes as the No. 22 Wildcats lead the Bulldogs 42-24 at the break. (Live on ESPN)

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Say no to the 'Yes!' chant?

Daniel Bryan's iconic "Yes!" chant wasn't designed to be a crowd favorite at first: "I did it to annoy people ... but it really turned the other way and it propelled my career forward."

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

LaMarcus Aldridge's 20-point performance thus far marks the 10th consecutive game he's put up 20 against the Miami Heat. According to Elias Sports Bureau, just two other active players have had double-digit streaks of games where they scored at least 20 against the Heat. Dirk Nowitzki has done it 14 times straight from 2005 to 2012, and Kevin Durant has 11 consecutive games of at least 20 against the Heat from 2009 to 2014.

No. 1 Villanova cruising past DePaul

The Wildcats are showing no jitters in their first game as the No. 1 team in the country, leading DePaul by more than 20 early in the second half. Follow live

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucks 93, Celtics 74 (end 3rd) Celtics were due for a dud, but not sure they could stop Greg Monroe (27 points) if they were clicking. Bucks doubled up Boston in third quarter (40-20) and lead by 19 heading to final frame.

Knicks erase 13-point halftime deficit

New York trailed by 13 at the break but is now tied with Washington heading to the fourth quarter. If the Knicks win, it'd be their largest halftime deficit overcome since April 16, 2014. Follow live

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Perfect offense, not-so-perfect finish
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You almost had it, Jalen Hudson.

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Roy Williams collapses, helped to locker room

The North Carolina coach fell in the huddle during the game against Boston College but was able to walk off the court and was helped back to the locker room. The school later said he was suffering from dizziness but was doing OK.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Quite a sequence for Kristaps Porzingis: He converts a tomahawk dunk over Martin Gortat, a bank shot in the post and a left-handed runner early in the third quarter to cut Washington's lead to five.

Daniel Bryan's lasting legacy

David Shoemaker on the former WWE champ, who retired in grand fashion Monday: "Bryan helped usher in a new generation of WWE, and his retirement was in many ways an altruistic gesture, a refusal to put himself before the business." "Yes! Yes! Yes!"

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Watch: Daniel Bryan on SportsCenter

The former WWE champion talks with Jonathan Coachman for his first interview since officially announcing his retirement. Live on ESPNews, WatchESPN

Aldridge's good start good for Spurs

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 16 points in the first half, tied for his second-best first half of the season. The Spurs entered the night 18-1 when Aldridge scores more than 10 in the first half. Follow live

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Purdue outlasts Michigan State in OT

Rapheal Davis' free throw with less than 5 seconds left was the difference as the No. 18 Boilermakers beat the No. 8 Spartans 82-81 despite blowing a 16-point halftime lead. Box score

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Eagles fly high in Chestnut Hill
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Eli Carter's precise lob from near half court was nice, but Garland Owens' finish on the alley-oop was better.

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

The San Antonio Spurs shot 25.9 percent in the opening quarter, yet head into halftime up 54-47 over the Miami Heat. LaMarcus Aldridge leads the way with 16 points and three rebounds. Danny Green has 11 points and five boards, while Kawhi Leonard has chipped in eight points.

Rough start to Rambis era in New York

The Knicks allowed 63 points in the first half against the Wizards, tied for the most they've allowed before halftime this season. Follow live

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