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Anthony has become the unlikely face of Team USA

As the U.S. men's basketball team readies for the Olympics, Carmelo Anthony has become the reluctant leader of Team USA and could go down as the most accomplished in U.S. men's hoops history.

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Carmelo Anthony not impressed by Team USA sing-along

Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler began a rousing rendition of Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles" on a Team USA flight, much to the chagrin of Carmelo Anthony.

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Sources: Boozer nearing deal with Chinese team

Because the Chinese season typically ends in February or March, Carlos Boozer should have the opportunity to sign with an NBA contender for the stretch run ‎should he play well abroad.

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Summer Forecast looks bleak for Rose and Rondo

Will the Knicks and Bulls regret their offseason point guard additions? Our ESPN Forecast panel unveils its early projection for worst newcomer.

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ESPN The Magazine's Ultimate Standings grades organizations on everything from ticket prices and stadium experience to the talent on the field, court or rink. How does your favorite NBA team stack up? Vote now!

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Collins twins, Wise on issues raised at DNC

Andy Katz and Rick Klein discuss the DNC, Michael Jordan's words on social activism and the NBA moving the All-Star Game from Charlotte with former NBA twins Jason and Jarron Collins as well as Mike Wise of The Undefeated.

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Durant feels the love in his Oracle debut

Kevin Durant made his Oracle Arena debut as a member of the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday while playing for USA Basketball in an Olympic tuneup. The newly minted Warrior is quickly making himself at home.

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Will the Magic's latest reset work?

Orlando's first attempt at rebuilding didn't go as planned, and now the Magic are hoping their latest plan has them on the rocky road to becoming an Eastern Conference contender.

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USA Basketball: Complete coverage

Some of the NBA's best are headed to Rio in search of a third straight gold medal. As Coach K & Co. take on the world, we're tracking all things Team USA hoops.

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But the possibility of a return to the Cavs exists for Dahntay Jones, sources say, provided he clears waivers

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The Cavs waived Dahntay Jones because his $1.6 million salary would have become guaranteed Monday for the entire 2016-17 season. BUT ...

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League sources confirm to @espn that former NBA All-Star Carlos Boozer is nearing agreement on a deal to play for China's Guandong Tigers

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Dahntay Jones played in only one regular-season game for the Cavs in 2015-16 ... but he did appear in 15 playoff games

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The reigning NBA champions Cleveland Cavaliers just announced the release of veteran swingman Dahntay Jones

Watch: The Basketball Tournament

Patrick O'Bryant helped guide Bradley to the Sweet 16 in 2006. And now he's starting for Always a Brave as the team plays Team Colorado for a spot in the finals for a shot at $2M. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Jalen & Jacoby: LeBron James' special pizza

Behold a pizza order that has to be seen to be believed.

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How the McCollum brothers got in TBT

Blazers guard C.J. McCollum jokes that he thought The Basketball Tournament was too good to be true. The semifinals are on ESPN at 5 and 7 p.m. ET.

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The origins of The Basketball Tournament

Jon Mugar (founder and CEO of TBT) had a goal of a $50,000,000 prize for this event. It's an outrageous number, but this event has already come a long way from its inception.

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Carmelo doesn't care for your singing

Or at least the singing of his Olympic teammates. When Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler channeled their inner Vanessa Carlton, Carmelo Anthony wasn't having it. Melo not impressed

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Wade already showing leadership

Brian Windhorst explains why Wade said Chicago is Jimmy Butler's team.

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Monty Williams: 'Quitting is not an option'

Williams discussed his wife's death and his desire to return to coaching with Hannah Storm.

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USA's interchangeable parts

Mark Schwarz explains the good problem that Team USA faces heading into the Olympics.

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