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Osiris St. Brown's stock keeps rising

One of the hottest names from the Class of 2017 over the past few weeks, both on the field as well as in regard to his recruitment, has been Santa Ana (Calif.

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All-time #NBArank: Shaq at No. 9

The Diesel. The Big Aristotle. Superman. A man of many names, Shaquille O'Neal checks in on our all-time countdown. No. 9

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Magic chooses Kobe over Duncan (1:47)
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Magic: Durant could turn around the Lakers (1:37)
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Magic on final All-Star Game: I needed a pick me up (1:56)
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Magic Johnson's last All-Star Game (0:55)
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Broussard: Kobe, LeBron was the rivalry that wasn't (1:08)
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Extra play away from home can be fun

Road teams swept the NBA's three overtime games on Monday night. Elias Sports Bureau reports that tied a league record done five previous times. Monday's results:

  • Clippers 98-92 at Philadelphia
  • Trail Blazers 112-106 at Memphis
  • Magic 117-110 at Atlanta

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Herm Edwards crashes Magic's interview (0:51)
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These ballers get it done when it matters most (1:13)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Many players tell Kobe Bryant that they grew up watching him. Does the 37-year-old Los Angeles Lakers star remember which player told him that first? "That's been going on for like five years now," Bryant said with a laugh Monday after his team's 89-87 loss to the Indiana Pacers. "Now, Derek [Richardson], the official from tonight, he and I were kind of joking around, talking about how long we've been in the league. And then at the captain's meeting, I can't remember which player came up to the captain's meeting. I just remember what year he was born, because I asked him. I said, What year were you born?' He said '92. I just looked at Derek. I said, You see what I'm talking about? '92? He was four or five years old my first year in the league. It's not that they even grew up watching me. It's like they didn't even understand basketball when I was on TV playing. So I'm at that point. They grew up watching LeBron [James]. I'm, like, three generations removed."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel was glad to seal a 89-87 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday. "I'm not unhappy that's the last time I face Kobe [Bryant]," Vogel said. In his final game against the Pacers, Bryant scored 19 points on 6-of-25 shooting, but he hit four straight fourth quarter shots -- including three consecutive 3-pointers -- that gave the Lakers a late lead.

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Should Luke Walton pick the Lakers or Knicks? (2:20)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant signed his game-worn sneakers and gave them to Indiana Pacers star Paul George after the two faced off Monday night. The notoriously icy Bryant was asked if he was aware that he had so many admirers in the NBA, as many players are waiting for him after games to chat and/or sign memorabilia. "Honestly, we've always had a great relationship throughout my career," Bryant said. "I think it's been one of the best-kept secrets. I always tell them, 'I'm a nice guy, [but] don't tell anybody or you'll ruin my image.' But I've always had a great relationship with the guys. I think now it's just a little different because this is the last go-around. So it's like  things that they want signed or jerseys or shoes or things of that sort. They're just a little bit more open because this is the last time we'll be around each other."