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13hPablo S. Torre

TrueHoop Presents: How Stephen Curry got the best worst ankles in sports

Thanks to an unorthodox performance director and a strict training regimen, the injuries that cursed the start of Steph Curry's NBA career turned into his greatest blessing.

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When Curry sinks a 3-pointer... you dance! (0:26)
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LeBron, Cleveland fans thank Kobe (0:46)
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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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Able to leap tall buildings... and throw down vicious alley-oops (0:53)
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Ben Simmons leaves defenders no chance of stopping him (0:28)
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Jordan posterizes Smart on alley-oop (0:31)
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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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Leonard's crossover leads to game winner (0:34)
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Towns throws down the hammer... Twice! (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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Bizarre ending cheats Boise State of a win (1:26)
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8hPaul 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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Randle amused at his missed dunk (0:18)
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Owens: The Hall of Fame process is flawed (1:04)
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Kobe opens up about relationship with LeBron (1:49)
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Green: Obama's 'heart over height' reference 'special' (1:34)
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Dustin Brown's ridiculous, behind-the-back winner (0:23)
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17hJeff 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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Brewers Association to Peyton: go craft

After the Super Bowl, Peyton Manning said he was drinking Budweiser. A craft beer company reached out to the Broncos QB with a different offer. Your move, Budweiser

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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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Brown's insane, behind-the-back winner
Tennis 

Dustin Brown deserved more than one point for this shot.

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Bizarre ending costs Boise State a win

The Broncos looked to have broken a tie with Colorado at the buzzer with a crazy, off-balance 3-pointer. However, the officials called it off after a review.

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Vintage Vinsanity in Brooklyn
NBA 

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

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DeAndre Jordan adds to poster collection
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Marcus Smart was the latest opponent to end up on the wrong end of a Lob City classic.

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All-Time #NBArank: Jordan at No. 1
NBA 

It's no surprise that MJ tops the list. Jordan is the only player to win an NBA title, NCAA title and multiple Olympic Gold Medals. No. 1

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NBA 

Football player hits 3-point conversion
NCAAM 

Will this be Boise State kicker Dan Goodale's most memorable field goal ever?

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Leonard clutch, Payton not quite
NBA 

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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Simmons shows why he's projected No. 1
NCAAM 

LSU's Ben Simmons flashed his speed and hops as he finished this dunk through contact.

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DeRozan slams over Shabazz
NBA 

Why is DeMar DeRozan an All-Star? Dunks like this help tell the story.

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NFL players who need a change of scenery
NFL 

To get his career back in order, Robert Griffin III will be best served in another city where the focus won't be as intense as Washington. 32 who need fresh start

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Towns throws down the hammer ... twice
NBA 

When Karl-Anthony Towns is coming down the lane, you should probably get out of the way.

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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

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Can LeBron catch MJ?
NBA 

J.A. Adande doesn't think so: "It's impossible, because even if LeBron wins five more championships he won't be able to erase his four NBA Finals losses." More experts chime in

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NBA 

Law: 2016 ranking of MLB farm systems

The Braves jumped into the No. 1 spot despite not having even a top-5 farm system last year, according to Keith Law's rankings, while last year's best farm system (Cubs) slipped a couple of spots. Rankings (Insider)

What you looking at, Sully?
NBA 

During a timeout late in the first half, Celtics big man Jared Sullinger decided to take a peek into the Clippers' huddle.

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Pierce's long shot doesn't count
NBA 

Paul Pierce drained this jumper from three-quarters court -- but just after the buzzer. Too bad, because the Clippers could've used those 3 points in an OT loss.

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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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NBA 

What's hardest about Kobe's final year?
NBA 

"That we suck."

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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

What does Kobe Bryant dislike about his farewell tour? "Well, that we suck," the Los Angeles Lakers icon said of his 11-44 team. "That's tough. All joking aside, just being able to say thank you to the fans, it's hard for me to express how much the fans have meant to me, it really is. It's been such a driving force to come into places, these hostile environments and be booed and be the enemy, that stuff drove me for so many years and it's very hard for me to be able to put into words how much I appreciated that. The best I can do is to go out and play, even though physically I feel like crap, and say thank you as much as I can to them. I really appreciate the opportunity to be able to do that."

Trail Blazers fend off Rockets comeback

Portland led by as many as 21 in the third and as few as 5 in the fourth, but hung on 116-103 thanks to Damian Lillard's 31-point performance. Box score