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2hBrian Windhorst

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

It's the ultimate what-if scenario. Per multiple sources, the Lakers once contacted the Cavs about possibly trading Kobe Bryant for LeBron James. (Watch Lakers-Cavs live on ESPN/WatchESPN.)

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Kobe opens up about relationship with LeBron (1:49)
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LeBron's pass hits Russell in the groin (0:42)
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How to look like Odell Beckham on the basketball court (0:31)
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Leonard's crossover leads to game winner (0:34)
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5-on-5: Can LeBron catch Jordan?

He landed at No. 3 on our #NBArank countdown, but could LeBron James catch Michael Jordan? Our experts discuss the greatness that made Air Jordan the greatest player of all time.

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High-flying alley-oops are even more fun in triple-OT (0:28)
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Marquette needs 2OT to hand Providence third straight loss (0:31)
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Ben Simmons leaves defenders no chance of stopping him (0:28)
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15hRobert 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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Zach Slone's 'special moment' (2:35)
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Randle amused at his missed dunk (0:18)
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6hPaul Lukas

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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Owens: The Hall of Fame process is flawed (1:04)
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Denver players feel the love from fans at the parade (2:13)
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5hKeith Law

Law: 2016 ranking of all 30 farm systems

Keith Law ranks the MLB farm systems heading into the 2016 season, with the rebuilding Braves (including offseason acquisition Dansby Swanson) leaping to No. 1 and the Angels falling to last.

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Daniel Bryan on concussions: You have a responsibility to yourself (4:23)
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Green: Obama's 'heart over height' reference 'special' (1:34)
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12hPeter Bodo

Bodo: The jam Roger Federer finds himself in

There's no denying Roger Federer finds himself in uncharted territory after undergoing knee surgery, which makes us wonder: Is this the final act of an astonishing career?

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14hJeff 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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VOTE: X Games Real Ski 2016

X Games Real Ski Backcountry returns for its third year. This time around, the Fan Favorite winner will be decided in a one-round, winner-take-all cage match. Watch the videos below and vote for your pick.

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LeBron stars in Kobe's Cleveland farewell
NBA 

LeBron James finished with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Cavaliers to a 120-111 win over the Lakers. Kobe Bryant had 17 points on 5-for-16 shooting in his final visit to Cleveland. Box score

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No. 21 Baylor snaps two-game skid
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Al Freeman scored 21 points and Taurean Prince added 18 to lead an 82-72 win over Kansas State. The Bears went 29-of-30 from the free throw line. Box score

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NCAAM 

Thomas sends Celtics to overtime

Isaiah Thomas has 34 points and made a jumper with 5.8 seconds left to force overtime against the Clippers. Chris Paul (31 pts) had a shot to win it at the buzzer, but missed. Follow live

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Baldwin skies for slam in transition
NCAAM 

Wade Baldwin IV got loose in transition and threw down a one-handed slam as Vanderbilt continues to cruise at home.

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Kobe's clutch 3 lights up fourth quarter
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Kobe Bryant drained a three and drew the foul in the fourth quarter bringing the Lakers deficit to 13 against the Cavaliers.

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Leonard clutch, Payton not quite
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The Spurs beat the Magic thanks to Kawhi Leonard's jumper with 0.9 seconds left, but nearly let Elfrid Payton tie it up at the buzzer.

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Balanced Hawks blow past Bulls

Nine different Atlanta players scored in double figures as the Hawks picked up a 113-90 win in Chicago, handing the Bulls their fourth consecutive loss. Box score

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Marquette knocks off Providence in 2OT
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Ben Bentil dropped 42 points, but it wasn't enough as the 20th-ranked Friars lost their third straight game.

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Pistons honor Chauncey Billups
NBA 

The 2004 NBA Finals MVP had his No. 1 jersey retired and raised to the rafters during halftime of the Pistons game against the Nuggets.

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Nuggets spoil big night in Detroit

With the Pistons retiring Chauncey Billups' number, it was one of Billups' other former teams coming out on top. The Nuggets outscored the Pistons 51-39 after halftime to earn a 103-92 win. Box score

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Warriors hit the magic number

Golden State has won 98 straight games when leading by 15 at any point, and a Stephen Curry 3-pointer in the second quarter gave the Warriors a 51-35 lead over the Suns. Curry has 18 points to lead all scorers. Follow live

Vintage Vinsanity in Brooklyn
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The dunk contest is coming up soon, so maybe Vince Carter was feeling nostalgic.

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Rondo goes behind the back twice
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Doing it once to set up a dunk? Pretty cool. Twice? Well, that's what makes him Rajon Rondo.

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LeBron's pass hits Russell in the groin
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LeBron James fired a pass to the sidelines, and D'Angelo Russell was in the exact wrong place at the exact wrong time.

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Kyrie, LeBron leading Cavs
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Kyrie Irving and LeBron James have combined for 53 points, giving the Cavaliers a 93-74 lead over the Lakers heading to the fourth quarter. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Bulls give up 38 in third quarter

The Hawks have opened up a 91-73 lead over the Bulls, thanks to a 38-point third quarter. Atlanta is a scorching 12-for-23 from 3-point range tonight. Follow live

Prince is on fire
NCAAM 

Baylor's Taurean Prince has only missed one of the 10 field goals and free throws he's taken tonight -- and this 3-pointer wasn't one of them.

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NCAAM 

Grizzlies power past Nets

Playing without Marc Gasol, Memphis used a 39-point third quarter to pick up a 109-90 win in Brooklyn, snapping a two-game skid. Box score

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets' Joe Johnson's consecutive games with a field goal streak has come to an end at 937 -- it was the longest active streak in the NBA.

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LeBron James just fired a two-handed pass that hit DAngelo Russell directly in the groin. DAngelo is down, surrounded by his teammates.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Providence coach Ed Cooley was worried about his team's psyche coming into this one. Now may be at Red Alert level. Friars lose at Marquette and now face Georgetown back home -- where they are 1-4 in last five at The Dunk. Ed Cooley did masterful job hiding deficiencies early, but lack of talent around Dunn and Bentil evident now.

Marquette hands Providence another loss
NCAAM 

The Golden Eagles took down the 20th-ranked Friars 96-91 in double overtime despite a career-high 42 points from Ben Bentil. Providence has lost 4 of 5 and dropped to a tie for 6th in the Big East. Box score

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Acy volleyball swats Okafor's shot
NBA 

If this basketball thing doesn't work out, Quincy Acy might have a future as an Olympic volleyball player.

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Gregg Popovich declined to speak about the passing of Monty Williams' wife. He was definitely emotional; tears in his eyes that he had just wiped away seconds before.