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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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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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Spartans gets a dunk that should have never happened (0:29)
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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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Duke's Allen gets flagrant for intentional trip (0:39)
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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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SVP Best Available Video: Daniel Bryan (0:42)
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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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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
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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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Tyronn Lue tells story of swatting Kobe

"Long story short is, it was a game point and [Bryant] drove baseline and I was at the elbow. ... And I went down the lane and I pinned his dunk against the glass. ... We came down, Devean George made a layup for game and Brian Shaw went, 'Ahhh, he blocked you!' He went crazy. Kobe wanted to fight me at first and then, second, he wanted to play one-on-one after practice." 'Unbelievable' competitor

UNC's Johnson throws down with authority
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Not sure what got Brice Johnson mad, but he took it out on the rim.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 29, Jazz 21 after a quarter. Dallas is 6-of-12 from 3-point range and 0-of-2 inside the arc. Chandler Parsons has a game-high nine points. Deron Williams has eight points against his former team.

Kansas beats WVU, creates Big 12 logjam
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The Jayhawks took down the Mountaineers 75-65 to move into a three-way tie with Oklahoma and West Virginia at 8-3 in the conference. Perry Ellis topped all scorers with 21 points. Box score

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Michigan State-Purdue headed to OT
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Purdue's Caleb Swanigan's jumper tied the score at 72 with just over a minute left, and now the Big Ten battle is headed to overtime.

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Watch: Georgia (13-8) at No. 22 Kentucky (17-6)

Kentucky could be without Alex Poythress (right knee) when its hosts Georgia, which hasnt won a game at Rupp Arena since 2009. The Wildcats are looking to improve to 8-3 vs. SEC opponents while winning their sixth straight home game over the Bulldogs. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are shooting 1-for-10 from beyond the arc and Washington is shooting 10-for-12 thus far. Not a great start for interim coach Kurt Rambis. NY down 11 with one minute to play in the first half.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart took an elbow to the nose from teammate Evan Turner while chasing a rebound. He needed a minute to collect himself, but the team says Smart is available to return.

Creighton leading No. 5 Xavier at half

Maurice Watson Jr. has 10 points and 5 assists, and Isaiah Zierden is 3-for-5 from 3-point range, as the Bluejays lead the Musketeers 37-27 at halftime. Xavier is shooting just 32.4%, including 1-for-12 from long range. Follow live

Michigan State-Purdue down to the wire
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The Spartans overcame a 16-point halftime deficit and are in a tight one with the Boilermakers in a key Big Ten battle with less than two minutes remaining. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Rodriguez's tip-in wins it for Miami
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5-foot-11 PG Angel Rodriguez went among the trees to get No. 12 Miami a comeback victory over Pitt.

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Boston College eyeing UNC stunner

Eli Carter's 17 points have allowed the Eagles to build a 37-31 lead over the Tar Heels at halftime. UNC leads the ACC, while BC is in last at 0-10. Box score

Extra passing leads to Spartans bucket
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Michigan State has surged ahead of Purdue in the second half, thanks in part to plays such as Kenny Goins' layup after some stellar passing.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin McHale said he was stunned to find out he was fired after 11 games. "Yes. Yeah I was," McHale said on TNT Tuesday night. "I kind of went in and I had said we had a rough camp, a lot of guys injured. Dwight couldn't do back-to-back practices and was not going to be able to do back-to-back games until December."

Another classic Pop interview moment

Always his eloquent self, Gregg Popovich when asked for his impressions of the first quarter: "We're behind and they're ahead." When asked how that happened, he added: "They scored more than we did."

Virginia finds way to easy alley-oop
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London Perrantes connected with Darius Thompson on a wide-open alley-oop as the Cavaliers are routing Virginia Tech late in the first half.

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Heat lead Spurs by 4 after 1

Dwyane Wade was a perfect 3-for-3 from the field in the first quarter, helping Miami take a 24-20 lead over visiting San Antonio. The Spurs shot a dismal 25.9%, including missing all 3 of their 3-point attempts. Follow live

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson said on MSG Network that there is a 'very slim' chance that the Knicks make a trade before the Feb. 18 deadline , but they're trying.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks are down 14 at the end of the first quarter. Through 12 minutes, Kurt Rambis hasn't impacted the defense as he'd hoped. Washington is shooting 65 percent from the floor.