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1hBrian 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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High-flying alley-oops are even more fun in triple-OT (0:28)
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How to look like Odell Beckham on the basketball court (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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Ben Simmons leaves defenders no chance of stopping him (0:28)
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11hRobert 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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Randle amused at his missed dunk (0:18)
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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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5hPaul 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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4hKeith 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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11hPeter 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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13hJeff 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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30 for 30 Shorts: Friedman's Shoes (11:56)
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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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Love done for night with shoulder injury
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Kevin Love will miss the rest of the game after hurting his left shoulder late in the first half. It's the same shoulder that caused him to miss most of last season's playoffs.

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Win and a loss for Hornets

Charlotte cruised to a 117-95 win in Indiana, but lost forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a dislocated right shoulder -- the same shoulder he injured in the preseason that kept him out until Jan. 29.

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South Carolina slips by Simmons, LSU

The Gamecocks' 94-83 home win puts them in a three-way tie for first in the SEC with Kentucky and LSU. Sindarius Thornwell (24 points) paced four South Carolina players in double digits, while LSU star Ben Simmons racked up 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Box score

Cavs lead by 17 at halftime

Kobe Bryant is just 2-for-9 from the field in his final visit to Cleveland, as his Lakers have fallen in a 64-47 halftime hole. LeBron James leads all players with 17 points and 7 assists. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Spurs are about to steal this one it appears.

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Waiting on word from the Cavs on Kevin Love, who appeared to have tweaked his L shoulder before retreating to the locker room.

Favors can't do it alone

Derrick Favors had 20 points on 8-for-12 shooting in the first half, but his Jazz trail the Pelicans 47-45 at the break. Utah players other than Favors combined to shoot just 7-for-25 (28.0%). Follow live

Hawks lead Bulls at half

Chicago shot 51.2% to Atlanta's 42.9%, but the Hawks have a five-point halftime lead thanks to seven 3-pointers. Follow live

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Watch: No. 14 Iowa State vs. Texas Tech
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The Cyclones look to keep pace in the Big 12 when they pay a visit to Lubbock. Texas Tech has lost eight of its last 10 games. Live on ESPNU & WatchESPN

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LeBron passes Pierce ... for now

LeBron James entered the night 7 points behind Paul Pierce on the NBA's career scoring list. James has 14 tonight while Pierce, playing for the Clippers in Boston, has just 6, putting James ahead by 1 with both players still in progress.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics say Kelly Olynyk has a bruised right shoulder and will not return vs. the Clippers.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk, who retreated to the locker room with a team doctor late in the first half, is not on the bench to start the second half. Fellow big man Amir Johnson is wearing a wrap around his back and did not start the second half with Boston going small with Marcus Smart playing alongside Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder, and Jared Sullinger.

Frazier's oop helps Tulane prevail in 3OT
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Melvin Frazier went over a defender to finish an alley-oop and put Tulane up for good in its 100-92 win over East Carolina in triple overtime.

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Alabama holds on to knock off Texas A&M

Anthony Collins -- a 93 percent foul shooter on the season -- missed a pair of free throws with two seconds remaining with the 15th-ranked Aggies trailing by one as the Crimson Tide hung on for a 63-62 victory. Alabama scored its fourth win over a ranked team, its most in a season since 2003-04. Box score

Top 10 NBA Players of all time

If you're a big man, you'll like SportsCenter's list. Guards? Probably not.

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Crazy eights pacing Hornets

Eight different Hornets players have scored at least 8 points -- led by Kemba Walker's 18 -- as they've opened up an 89-70 lead over the Pacers heading to the fourth quarter in Indiana. Follow live

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics 71, Clippers 64 (half): For the second time in as many home games, Boston put up 70+ first-half points. Boston shot 53.5 percent from the floor and 44.4 percent beyond the 3-point ac. Marcus Smart and Isaiah Thomas with 13 points apiece to lead five Celtics in double figures for scoring. Clippers shot 57.1 percent overall and 60 percent beyond 3-point arc.

Magic leading Spurs after 3

Orlando outscored San Antonio 28-17 in the third quarter, taking a 12-point lead into the fourth. Evan Fournier has a game-high 23 points on 8-for-12 shooting. Follow live

Fan invents new free throw technique
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Say hello to the recliner free throw, started by this Kansas State fan.

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs honor Kobe Bryant.

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Ben Simmons plays through the whistle
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The dunk didn't count, but that didn't stop LSU's star from treating the fans.

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