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LeBron the activist vs. LeBron the athlete

James' outraged response to the horrific shooting of an infant in Cleveland suggested the game's biggest star might become its loudest activist. And then he went silent. Why?

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Warriors blow past Blazers in Game 2

The Warriors entered the fourth quarter down 11. Golden State won by 11 points. Simple math tells us all we need to know: The defending champs know how to finish.

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Green rattles the rim on forceful slam (0:15)
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Thompson's splash gives Warriors first lead of the game (0:21)
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Lowry's half-court heave forces OT, Toronto erupts (0:29)
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Wade capitalizes on DeRozan's turnover (0:32)
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Dragic nails falling 3-pointer (0:16)
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Heat survive the Raptors' shining moment

Kyle Lowry was good for a moment. The Heat's backcourt was better for the other 52 minutes and 59 seconds. Here's a look at how Miami won Game 1.

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Lillard drills a three at the buzzer (0:24)
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Green: Klay is an animal (1:22)
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What happened to the Trail Blazers in Game 2? (1:26)
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1 Big Thing: Spurs-Thunder ending complete in its failings (2:16)
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Thunder win on bizarre final sequence (0:59)
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Metta World Peace shares thoughts on Kobe's farewell tour (1:19)
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Spurs react to wild, controversial Game 2 finish (1:39)
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We expected better: Top 25 of unfulfilled potential

ESPN.com presents the top 25 cases of unfulfilled potential in sports history. Some of the athletes who made the list squandered their prodigious talent; others were slowed or stopped by injury. All left us wanting more.

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Thompson demoralizing Hawks on glass ... again

Offense isn't Tristan Thompson's calling card. But just as he did in last season's playoffs against the Hawks, he is giving the Cavaliers extra offensive possessions with his rebounding.

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LeBron shrugs at Hawks' lack of defense (0:15)
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Metta World Peace recounts Russell-Young incident (1:55)
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Windhorst: LeBron's "Space Jam" plans for down the road (0:40)
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#NBArank best playoff Vines compilation (5:50)

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Draymond dunks on two Trail Blazers

Steph Curry liked what he saw from Draymond Green on this drive.

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LeBron the activist vs. LeBron the athlete

LeBron James' outraged response to the horrific shooting of an infant in Cleveland suggested the game's biggest star might become its loudest activist. Then he went silent. Why? Waiting For LeBron

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An electrifying minute in Toronto

Kyle Lowry's half-court buzzer beater sent the Raptors to OT just a minute before Justin Smoak's walk-off home run for the Blue Jays.

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Barnes slips baseline for monster slam

Harrison Barnes beat Ed Davis to the rim on this powerful finish.

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Iguodala's fancy up-and-under layup

Golden State's Andre Iguodala avoided the block with a beautiful reverse against Portland.

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The Could-Have-Beens

ESPN presents the top 25 cases of unfulfilled potential in sports history. Some of the athletes who made the list squandered their prodigious talent; others were slowed or stopped by injury. All left us wanting more. Unfulfilled potential

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Kobe Bryant living that retired life

Even at Disneyland, Kobe was hit with "MVP!" chants.

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Lowry still puts up shots postgame

After a 3-for-13 shooting night in the Raptors' loss, Kyle Lowry stayed late to put in work in the gym.

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Thompson's splash gives Warriors 1st lead

Golden State trailed Portland by 11 entering the fourth quarter before taking its first lead of the game with less than six minutes to play on this Klay Thompson trey.

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The untold story of Steven Adams

The Thunder big man starts fights, eats pig testicles and has no problem crushing your grandma at bingo. Seven feet of not giving a crap

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What you missed in Thunder-Spurs ending

The finish to Game 1 in San Antonio was absolutely wild. Here are 16 things you might have missed.

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Metta recounts Russell-Young incident

Metta World Peace on the fallout between D'Angelo Russell and Nick Young: "The young players that's coming in to sports are so immature these days, so they make a lot of mistakes. You gotta always be there to pick them up."

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Whiteside rises over defender on alley-oop

Jonas Valanciunas will need to get more air if he wants to avoid being on the receiving end of another Hassan Whiteside dunk.

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Metta talks Kobe's farewell tour

Lakers veteran Metta World Peace shared the best and worst parts of Kobe Bryant's final season in L.A.

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SportsCenter @sportscenter

Warriors overcome their largest deficit entering the 4th quarter this season (11 Pts) to defeat Trail Blazers, 110-99.

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Still plenty of splash in the Splash Brothers! Klay Thompson has 26 3s in his past 4 games, shooting 52% from deep. es.pn/1NUAyYR

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Warriors rally to beat Trail Blazers 110-99 and take 2-0 lead: ViewFromVegas is they end up covering as 9-point home faves (stays under 212)