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TrueHoop Presents: Talk of Kobe-for-LeBron trade happened in 2007

It's the ultimate what-if scenario. According to multiple sources, the Lakers once contacted the Cavs about possibly trading Kobe Bryant for LeBron James.

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All-Time #NBArank: Magical player at No. 4

Our countdown of the NBA's all-time greatest players has reached the top five. Coming in at No. 4 is Magic Johnson, who redefined the point guard position while winning five championships in Los Angeles.

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3hRobert Sanchez

TrueHoop Presents: Jahlil Okafor opens up

For the first time ever, the 76ers rookie discusses his run-ins with the law and growing up in the NBA spotlight. Can he put this season's troubles behind him and focus on the game?

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Owens: The Hall of Fame process is flawed (1:04)
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Zach Slone's 'special moment' (2:35)
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Heat frustrated enough to trade Whiteside? (1:21)
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Uni Watch: Rams redesign contest results

Uni Watch asked readers to put their own twist on the Rams' design for their return to Los Angeles. Here are the best submissions, along with some, er, interesting takes that missed the mark.

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Warriors already in a playoff crucible

Teams have begun adjusting defensively against the Golden State Warriors, but that might just be making them stronger.

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Daniel Bryan on concussions: You have a responsibility to yourself (4:23)
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O'Neil: Despite big win, Kansas has tough road ahead

Kansas earned a gritty win over West Virginia and grabbed a share of first place in the Big 12. But the Jayhawks' road to a 12th straight conference title is full of obstacles.

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3hDavid Schoenfield

The best players on really terrible teams

Jason Castro, Jose Fernandez and Darwin Barney are three players who had great seasons for losing teams over the past several years.

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5hJeff Legwold

Broncos' defense is 'in the argument' as best ever

The Broncos faced down all sorts of comers this season, and a Super Bowl triumph put a cap on their case to be among the top defenses in NFL history.

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Peyton's message to the team
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Broncos RB C.J. Anderson detailed Peyton Manning's advice prior to the Super Bowl.

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Huni on food, family and being bronze

The biggest difference between Germany and Los Angeles? The food. At least, that's what Immortals top laner Heo "Huni" Seung-hoon says. His take

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The Kobe-for-LeBron trade that never was

Brian Windhorst looks back to 2007, when the Lakers called the Cavaliers to inquire about a Kobe Bryant-for-LeBron James trade.

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All-Time #NBArank: Magic Johnson at No. 4
NBA 

Magic is the only player in NBA Finals history with multiple triple-doubles in series-clinching games. No. 4

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BREAKING NEWS: Lisa Borders named new WNBA President.

Real X Games: All-urban freeski
X Games 

Real Ski, the first all-urban, all-video X Games freeski contest, starts today. Meet the contenders. Photos

Clayton Vila
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Anderson: Wade Phillips is best dancer
NFL 

After seeing Phillips dance with Flo Rida at the Broncos' Super Bowl after party, running back C.J. Anderson said Phillips is the best dancer on the coaching staff.

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Revised college hoops picks
NCAAM 

Our experts were mixed before the season. Some liked Kansas. Others liked North Carolina. Where do they stand now? Well, they definitely like Buddy Hield. Picks

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NCAAM 

Obama congratulates Broncos on win
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President Barack Obama called Broncos coach Gary Kubiak and LB DeMarcus Ware to congratulate them on their Super Bowl 50 victory, telling them their defense was as good as he's seen since the '85 Bears.

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Bowen: What it's like to get cut in the NFL
NFL 

It's that time of year: NFL veterans are finding themselves out of a job. When Matt Bowen got cut, unemployment found him at the local gym, with the "moms who drove minivans and yoked-up guys walking around with protein shakes." Boxes and uncertainty

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Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Senators defenseman Dion Phaneuf meets with the media for the first time following his trade from Toronto: "There are a lot of thoughts that do go through your mind when you get a (trade) call... I wish everyone there the best in Toronto. I'm excited about this new part of my career. I'm excited to be a part of this team and that starts tonight."

TrueHoop: 2007 Kobe-for-LeBron talk revealed
NBA 

It's the ultimate what-if scenario. According to multiple sources, the Lakers once contacted the Cavs about a possible Kobe-for-LeBron swap. A moment in time

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SportsCenter anchors vs. Globetrotters
NBA 

The SC anchors challenged the Harlem Globetrotters to a shooting contest. The winner probably won't surprise you.

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Predicting the next 25 Super Bowls
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It's 2035, the Super Bowl is being played in London and the Giants edge the Patriots by 1 point as Benjamin Brady loses when sister Vivian Brady boots the winning 55-yard field goal -- then announces her engagement to Jets QB Marshall Manning. Predictions

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Owens: 'Hall of Fame process is flawed'
NFL 

Terrell Owens told Skip Bayless he couldn't care less that he didn't get into the Hall of Fame.

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Mike & Mike dislike Cam's 'loser' comment
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Said Mike Golic of Cam Newton's "sore loser" comment: "You don't have to like losing, but you can handle it like a professional."

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ICYMI: Porzingis with majestic throwdown
NBA 

Kristaps Porzingis had Jared Dudley looking the completely wrong way, and then jammed it over Marcin Gortat.

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Will Ferrell: Mourinho firing was my fault
Soccer 

Comedian, actor ... the reason Jose Mourinho was sacked at Chelsea? That's the way Will Ferrell's telling it. Started with a joke

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Soccer 

Roy Williams collapses, helped to locker room

The UNC coach fell in the huddle during Tuesday's 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 vertigo but was doing OK.

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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Talks between the Orioles and free agent pitcher Yovani Gallardo about a three-year contract are gaining momentum, says a baseball source. The two sides still have to make some "tweaks" to push the deal across the finish line, the source said. The Orioles would surrender a first-round draft pick if they sign Gallardo, who received a qualifying offer from the Rangers in November.

Jason Sobel Senior Writer 

There are some big names in this week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am -- and not just the golfers. Here are some of the notable pro-am teams: --Jerry Kelly/Aaron Rodgers --Jordan Spieth/Jake Owen --Steve Stricker/Toby Keith --Justin Rose/Justin Timberlake --Dustin Johnson/Wayne Gretzky --Luke Donald/Steve Young --Bubba Watson/Mark Wahlberg --Kevin Streelman/Larry Fitzgerald --D.A. Points/Bill Murray --Matt Bettencourt/Jim Harbaugh --Jason Dufner/Josh Donaldson --Jason Bohn/Condoleezza Rice

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All-Time #NBArank: Chamberlain at No. 5
NBA 

Wilt The Stilt kicks off the top 5 of the NBA's best ever. No. 5

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NBA 

Uni Watch: Rams redesign contest results
NFL 

Uni Watch asked readers to put their own twist on the Rams' design for their return to L.A. Here are the best submissions, along with some, uh, interesting takes that missed the mark. Uni Watch

Alex Rocklein
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