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Steph Curry and the end of the Warriors' underdog era

Stephen Curry's road to superstardom went from being underestimated at Davidson College to world champion and two-time MVP for the Golden State Warriors.

Is a banana boat super team realistic to imagine? (1:53)
Spears: Warriors are going 'all-in' for Durant (2:07)
The NBA's best 3-and-D free agents (1:25)
Stephen Jackson: Ibaka has no one to blame but himself (1:41)
Tougher shot, Steph's 37-footer or Kyrie's 3 to win Game 7? (1:25)
Spurs waiting on Duncan's contract decision (1:14)
How are cap figures affecting Durant's suitors? (2:26)
Who should start for Team USA? (1:19)
DeAndre Jordan inspired by Von Miller (0:30)
Greeny: If LeBron acted like a Messi or Ronaldo, we'd destroy him (1:28)
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Top 5 prospects for stellar 2017 NBA draft

Who are the best NBA prospects in the 2017 draft class? Chad Ford gives his top five and previews the big storylines to watch for next year.

Lakers GM says team needs help everywhere (1:00)
Kupchak impressed with Ingram's competitive drive (2:03)
Warning: Don't get in Ben Simmons' way (0:37)
'The Dikembe Mutombo song' will make your day (2:25)
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Chad Ford's Top 100 NBA draft prospects

The names at the top have been set in stone for a while now, but where does everyone else slot in? Our resident guru ranks the top 100 prospects for the 2016 NBA draft.


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Nike unveiling Olympic looks tonight. Here's the Olympic Kyrie 2 for Rio

The NBA's best 3-and-D free agents

Kevin Arnovitz identifies four NBA free agents who are effective 3-point shooters as well as lockdown defenders.


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Nike Olympic unveil in NYC tonight. Look like Scottie Pippen is a part of the plan

Six teams for Durant to consider

Who will give Kevin Durant the best chance to win a title? What about multiple titles? Kevin Pelton breaks it down. Insider

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Banana boat super team?

Michael Rapaport shared his thoughts on Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and LeBron James taking a vacation together again: "I don't know what [Carmelo Anthony's] doing riding around with these guys."


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Nike says Jordan brand is now worth $2.75 billion annually.

LeBron: 'I'm not Michael ... I am who I am'

LeBron James addressed comments made by Phil Jackson saying that he needs to play more like Michael Jordan -- by reminding everyone he's not Michael Jordan.


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek has a 'big supporter' in Carmelo Anthony. Anthony explains why here: "He came to see me work out a couple of times, which was surprising.... That was good feeling just to see the energy and vibe, it was a lot different," Anthony said Monday at the unveiling of the Team USA roster in Harlem. "For him to take that step and want to have that conversation with me, wanting to start off the relationship on the right foot, I accepted that. How we're going to play, we haven't discussed basketball... but I'm a big supporter.''

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Believe it or not, Harrison Barnes is one of the better max contract options for teams this summer.

Yeezy just jumped over Jumpman?

On Kanye West's birthday, ESPN's Scoop Jackson and Complex Magazine's Emily Oberg discuss Kanye's impact on shoe culture and whether he can surpass Michael Jordan's influence.


Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Warriors would have to shed Barnes if they're fortunate enough to win the Durant Sweepstakes; Barnes has made it clear he hopes to stay.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Sixers plan to be serious suitors for Golden State restricted free agent Harrison Barnes at the start of free agency, league sources say

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

For those wondering: Knicks Summer League games will be televised by MSG Network and will feature the commentary of the legendary Walt "Clyde" Frazier.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson was also emphatic that the team is not trading Brook Lopez: "No. Absolutely not. Have not talked about it."