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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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Kobe's memorable moments in Cleveland (0:47)
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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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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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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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43mKeith 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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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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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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10hJeff 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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Too much pressure on Denzel Valentine? (2:38)
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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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All-Time #NBARANK: Jordan at No. 1
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It's no big 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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Kobe on never playing LeBron in the Finals: "I wouldn't say it's 'weird' ... It's just the ebb and flows of the seasons"

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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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James comes into tonight's game vs LAL needing 8 points to pass Paul Pierce (26,166) for 15th all-time.

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

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Has anyone seen Andy Dalton's bags?
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Are you in the Dallas-Fort Worth area? If so, Andy Dalton needs your help. His bags fell off the bed of his truck and he's turned to Twitter for help. Less than helpful responses

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Roy Williams likely back at next practice

The North Carolina coach is expected to be at the team's next practice and game following a bout with vertigo that sidelined him for part of Tuesday's win at Boston College. The school told ESPN's Andy Katz the coach is "feeling much better."

ICYMI: This Warriors play was ridiculous
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Steph Curry did three amazing things on this play and none involved shooting a basketball.

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All-Time #NBArank: LeBron James at No. 3
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James will always be able to hold something over any other Hall of Famer that came before him: No one has ever had as much hype as he has had to live up to, and James has delivered on every last drop. No. 3

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Football player hits 3-point conversion
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Will this be Boise State kicker Dan Goodale's most memorable field goal ever?

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Kobe's memorable moments in Cleveland
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Kobe Bryant has a career's worth of memories from Cleveland, including when an 18-year-old Bryant won the dunk contest.

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Can LeBron catch MJ?
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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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Sudeikis' Celeb Game strategy: trash talk
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Jason Sudeikis is playing in this year's All-Star Celebrity Game (Friday, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN) and said on SportsNation: "I'm probably going to be the loudest, talking the most trash."

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Updated fantasy basketball rankings
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There's been a shift in Tom Carpenter's weekly NBA fantasy rankings. Injury-riddled Jimmy Butler, Marc Gasol and Tyreke Evans all dropped. New fantasy rankings

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What's next for Von Miller?
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Three of the past four years the Broncos have used the franchise tag on players they would later sign to long-term contracts. The reigning Super Bowl MVP fits the profile heading into this offseason.

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LeBron ranked ahead of too many legends?
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Was LeBron James ranked too high or has he earned his third place #NBArank? Amin Elhassan says: "He's ahead of a lot of guys who were incredibly, incredibly successful in their careers."

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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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Lillard added to USA Basketball pool
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Blazers guard Damian Lillard just missed the cut for the 2014 World Cup and wasn't among the initial 30 players named as potentials for the 2016 Olympics, but was added to the roster pool after telling Jerry Colangelo he wanted to remain involved in the program.

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Steph has the best worst ankles in sports
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Stephen Curry in 2012: "I feel like I've been doing nothing but rehabbing for two years. I feel like I'm never going to be able to play again." Stephen Curry in 2016: NBA MVP and world champion. How he fixed his glass ankles

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All-time greats get animated
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It's hard to capture the talents of some of the greatest players in NBA history using just words, so we turned to animators to showcase our Top 5. Check 'em out

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Twenty-three stats on No. 23
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When it comes to Michael Jordan there's always something more to behold. Check out a list of reasons why he's the No. 1 player in the #NBArank. 23 on 23

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Team USA still solid after losing players

ESPN's Julie Foudy says the younger USWNT is off to a great, fresh start.

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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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Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans promoted Amy Palcic to senior director of communications. She is the only woman in the top PR spot for the football side of an NFL team. With her promotion the city of Houston has two women in charge of PR departments for the city's major professional sports teams. The Rockets director of media and player relations is Tracey Hughes.