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Kobe was a star among stars

Kobe Bryant has been selected to the All-Star team 17 times in his career, behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (19) for the most in NBA history. He's also tied with Karl Malone for the most 1st-team All-NBA selections (11).

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Kobe's place in history

When he retires at the end of the season, Kobe Bryant will be third on the NBA's all-time scoring list, behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone. Bryant is currently 17th in career games played, and needs to play just 44 more to move up to 11th.

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Kobe: This is my final season

In a first-person piece on the Players' Tribune, Kobe Bryant announced that this will be his final season, writing: "This season is all I have left to give." Story

Jackson takes one to the house

It had been more than four years since UCLA has allowed a punt return for a TD, but USC's Adoree' Jackson ended that streak with one 42-yard scamper. GameDay final

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USC coaching search isn't quite over yet

Clay Helton passed the latest round of the USC head coaching survivor test by beating UCLA, but there are still some who would prefer a big-time name.

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Clippers hold off Timberwolves

Blake Griffin finished with 26 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists to lead the Clippers to a 107-99 win over the visiting Timberwolves. L.A. has won 2 straight for the first time since opening 4-0. Box score

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Pac-12 playoff push done?

There's an outside chance that Stanford can make the playoff but the Cardinal will need a pretty good amount of help to make the top four. Could USC crash the party? Path to the playoff


Monmouth's bench does handstand for 3

Micah Seaborn's shot was nice. But the celebration from a couple of teammates was must-see.


Monmouth knocks off USC, bench parties

Micah Seaborn helped seal the Hawks' win with this hoop as the Trojans suffered their second loss of the season 83-73. Monmouth's bench was enjoying every moment of it.

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Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett meet again

There won't be too many more showdowns for the former Celtics and Nets teammates, who'll get together again when Pierce's Clippers host Garnett's Timberwolves this afternoon. Both team are 8-8 on the season. Follow live

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Monmouth's Jones posterizes defender

Deon Jones right went over USC player to throw down a vicious one-handed dunk.The Hawks hold a slim lead on ESPN2.

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The trial-and-error process at the starting small forward spot for the Clippers continues on Sunday vs. Minnesota. Veteran Luc-Mbah-a-Moute will start. Doc Rivers says that defense is paramount on Sunday, which is what informed his decision.


Bench stealing the show on ESPN2

Monmouth is in position to knock off USC and the Hawks bench is living it up. After a handstand to celebrate an earlier 3-pointer, the sideline broke out a surfer for this triple.

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Metrics not kind to Russell

Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell is one of many high-profile rookies with a dismal real plus-minus rating one month into the season. But Steve Ilardi notes that's typical. Rookies' real plus-minus (Insider)

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Early Pac-12 title game stat watch: Stanford leads the conference in 3rd down efficiency (55%), while USC leads the league in 3rd down efficiency defense (34%). The Cardinal finished with their best mark in that regard since 2010, when Andrew Luck led the team to a nation-best 57% clip. That's another indicator of just how good Kevin Hogan has been this year, and his hot streak started in the Cardinal's 41-31 win over the Trojans in week 3.


Monmouth adds to lead vs. USC to end half

Micah Seaborn nailed a reverse layup to bring the first 20 minutes to a close as Monmouth has built a 38-29 lead over USC on ESPN2. The Hawks' Justin Robinson leads all scorers with 10 points.