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Kevin Durant to the Wizards is just a rumor (3:37)
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Twitter beef between Green and Whiteside signals changing NBA (5:05)
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Russell starstruck of Kobe? (1:24)
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Did LeBron have enough help to win Finals? (3:08)
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Ford: Simmons to Sixers in 2016 Mock 1.0

Philly uses its two projected top-four picks to grab Ben Simmons and Jamal Murray in Chad Ford's first 2016 mock draft.

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Andre Iguodala, hometown hero (1:39)
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Van Gundy: Duncan would make great NBA coach (1:04)
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John Wall - Backpacks for back home (1:18)
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Uni Watch: Which cities' teams look marvelous?

Of the 20 cities with three or more major pro sports teams, which has the best-dressed batch? Uni Watch crunches the numbers to determine the best-looking sports cities. No. 1 on the list might leave you thinking, "How do you like them apples?"

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Paul still has soft spot for New Orleans

Chris Paul reflects on his days playing for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit, saying the city's residents are "relentlessly strong-willed people" who "made me feel like part of the city."

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Thunder leading for Durant's future

ESPN's Royce Young believes the Thunder are the leader in the clubhouse: "It's really not about what the Thunder have done, it's about what the next team can give him."

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Harbaugh starstruck by MJ's call

Need evidence that Michael Jordan still carries weight in today's sports world? Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh was in shock when he got a call from Jordan in July. 'The real Michael Jordan?'

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Kobe facing retirement speculation

Bryant has said he'll wait until the end of the season to make any decisions about his future. Lakers co-owner Jim Buss, though, is nothing if not prepared, telling the LA Times: "We're going to approach it like it is [his final season], but that doesn't mean it is." 'It's his decision'

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'Miami Vice'-themed unis for Heat?

Heat owner Micky Arison offered fans a chance to sound off on a Crockett & Tubbs-inspired uniform design. Could these be in the Heat's future? Check it out

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Windhorst: Kyrie could return earlier

ESPN's Brian Windhorst refutes the report that Kyrie Irving may be out until January: "I would be surprised if he was out that long."

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Dawkins' larger than life personality

Former teammate Jim Spanarkel shared a story of the late Darryl Dawkins: “I remember one night, first time he broke a backboard and I remember going back to the locker room because there was a delay. I remember him yelling that he broke a backboard and that he wanted to renegotiate his contract because he could break a backboard." Always had a smile

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Heat owner Micky Arison posted these "Miami Vice"-style uniform renderings from users and asked fans if they'd like to see the jerseys as actual alternates. What do you think? (via @mickyarison)

Hurricane Katrina upended NBA landscape

J.A. Adande attempts to reduce a complicated history to its purest elements: Because of Katrina, a team from Charlotte that moved to New Orleans that came to Oklahoma City paved the way for the relocation of the team from Seattle. A phenomenon

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Dawkins brought smiles to all

Doug Collins told ESPN's Johnette Howard about the late Darryl Dawkins: "The world could be crashing down around him, and there was never a day when I didn't see him with a smile on his face." Memories of 'Chocolate Thunder'

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Former Ole Miss star signs with Kings

Marshall Henderson, who went undrafted in 2014 after averaging 19 points per game in his final season with the Rebels, has signed a deal to go to training camp with Sacramento, according to Yahoo Sports.

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Report: Irving may be out until January

Kyrie Irving may not be ready for opening night for the Cavaliers, and he could be unavailable until January according to a Cleveland Plain Dealer report. Irving is recovering from a fractured left kneecap suffered in the first game of Cleveland's NBA Finals loss to Golden State.

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2015 FIBA Americas preview

Fresh off their win at the Tuto Marchand Cup, Andrew Wiggins and Canada will look to qualify for the Olympics for the first time since 2000 at the FIBA Americas tournament, tipping off next week in Mexico.

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Bulls' Rose denies claims from lawsuit

Derrick Rose in a statement on a lawsuit accusing him of sexual misconduct: "I am just focusing on staying healthy and getting ready for the season, I am not going to comment other than to say: I know the truth, and am confident I will be proven innocent." Story

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Woman files lawsuit against Derrick Rose

A lawyer for Rose said a lawsuit filed recently accusing Rose of sexual misconduct is "outrageous" and "we have complete confidence that the case will be dismissed." The suit was filed by an unidentified woman who said she dated Rose from 2011 to 2013. (via TMZ Sports) Story

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Paying Their Respects To Darryl Dawkins

NBA stars past and present, including Allen Iverson, Shaquille O'Neal and many more, took the news of Darryl Dawkins' death hard. Social media outpouring

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I love that Darryl Dawkins' greatest dunk name is exactly 140 characters. Rest In Peace, Chocolate Thunder

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Darryl Dawkins dies at age 58

He was dubbed "Chocolate Thunder" for his backboard-shattering dunks during his 14-year NBA career, mostly with the Sixers and Nets. His family said in a statement that he died of a heart attack. Story

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