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Kobe Bryant: Barely a top-100 player?

In the 41 games Bryant’s played over the last two seasons, he’s averaged 21.1 PPG while shooting under 38 percent. That’s the worst field goal percentage over any two-year stretch in the shot-clock era in which a player averaged at least 20 PPG.


Kobe comes in at No. 93 in NBA Rank

The project asks, "Which player will be better in 2015-16?" from both a quality and quantity standpoint. Kobe ranked 260th in Wins Above Replacement last season. Players ranked 91-100

30 for 30: Trojan War - Anything You Want (1:00)
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NHL season opens tonight! Picks, please

Our experts weigh in with their predictions for the 2015-16 NHL season. A lot of love for the Ducks and Capitals. Postseason, award picks

Kershaw gets Game 1 nod (2:26)
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Opening-day rosters for all 30 NHL teams

With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday night, the league has announced the opening-day rosters for all 30 teams.

Inside the NFL to L.A. relocation meetings (1:30)
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Pierce no longer in the top 100

Clippers newcomer Paul Pierce has been one of the best players in the NBA throughout his long career. Our latest edition of player rankings shows that his age and the rest of the league is catching up with him. #NBArank: Nos. 101-110

Tempers flare in preseason contest between Jazz and Lakers (0:58)
Trevor Booker punches Roy Hibbert (0:21)

Two Lakers just miss the top 100

In the latest edition of our NBA player rankings, two newcomers to Los Angeles made the cut. They might be disappointed to learn just how close they were to the top 100. #NBArank: Nos. 101-110


Booker ejected for swipe at Hibbert

Jazz F Trevor Booker (left) was ejected from Tuesday night's preseason game in Honolulu after he took a swing at Lakers C Roy Hibbert (far right). Booker first got into a tangle with Lakers F Julius Randle, and when Hibbert joined the fray, Booker threw a punch that missed. Said Hibbert: "I have everybody's back."

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Updated World Series odds

Via Westgate LV Superbook, here are the latest odds to win the World Series:

  • Blue Jays: 3-1
  • Royals: 4-1
  • Dodgers: 5-1
  • Cardinals: 6-1
  • Mets: 7-1

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Report: Griffin views the China trip as a positive experience

The Los Angeles Clippers leave for China on Wednesday and during the trip they will play two games against the Charlotte Hornets. While some in the Clippers organization may not want to make the trip, Blake Griffin is focusing on the positives of the experience.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Preseason final from Honolulu: Jazz 117, Lakers 114. Kobe Bryant: 13 points on 5-9 FGs in 21 min. Lou Williams leads LAL with 20 points. Utah's Alec Burks scores a game-high 27 points.