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Pelton: Lakers can become great after Kobe

Kevin Pelton breaks down the Lakers' tricky path to future title contention, including how they should handle D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and 2016 free agency.

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Warriors survive Jazz rally to reach 19-0

Golden State relied on the grace of Stephen Curry and the hustle of Draymond Green to overcome its biggest challenge yet and extend perfection for another game.

How the Jazz almost stopped the Warriors (2:10)
13hNick Friedell

Bulls' Joakim Noah getting his 'swag' back

Jimmy Butler believes a frustrating season might be turning around for Joakim Noah, who had another encouraging performance Monday against the Spurs.

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NBA Power Rankings: Warriors take win streak on the road

A seven-game road trip could spell doom for Golden State's streak, Paul George & Co. are hitting their stride in Indy and Kobe's farewell tour officially begins. Marc Stein is taking stock of all 30 teams in the NBA.

Spurs as quiet as a mouse (1:37)


dwyanewade @dwyanewade

For 13 years he has pushed me to be great. just simply because he's great. Thank you @kobebryant for setting the bar high for 2 guards in this era. if not for you others or myself wouldn't have had anything real to shoot for. Your message back to me after I broke your nose in an Allstar game let me know what kinda competitor you were and it let me know I was in trouble the next time we faced each other. which was 5 days later haha.. #Afriend #Vino #Mambaout

KD blasts media for Kobe treatment

Kevin Durant said he's "disappointed" with how the media has treated the struggling Kobe Bryant: "You guys treated one of our legends like s---, and I didn't really like it."


Kobe Bryant's career in photos

Bryant was a fresh-faced kid when the Lakers acquired him on draft day in 1996. Twenty years later, he's a superstar with a swan song. Photos

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ICYMI: Curry hits Gobert with freeze ray

Stephen Curry iced Jazz C Rudy Gobert with the little hesitation to get the wide-open layup.


Shooting free throws, Rick Barry-style

Charleston's Canyon Barry, son of NBA legend Rick Barry, shoots free throws underhanded like his dad did, and there's something to be said for the granny-style shot: Barry leads the Cougars in free-throw percentage.


Worth paying top dollar to see Kobe?

Michael Smith says no way, because if he goes to a game now, "I'm not going to see Kobe as I remember him. There's YouTube for that."


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources tell ESPN that the Nets have been gauging trade interest in Bojan Bogdanovic.

Is the 76ers 'process' working?

Chad Ford writes: "Three years into 'the process,' the Sixers don't have much to show for their losses. By now, the hope was to have drafted at least two cornerstones to build around." Experts on Sixers (Insider)

Floyd Mayweather attends D-League game

It was not the boxing star's usual night out, but Mayweather was in attendance to support Jordan Crawford -- and he also got to see Jimmer Fredette drop 37. Liked what he saw

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LeBron reflects on Kobe's career

When asked about his most memorable game with the retiring Lakers legend, the Cavs star cited the 2008 Olympic Gold Medal game: "They went zone on us and we needed to make a big bucket. We swung it around the horn, Kobe caught it on the left wing and shot a 3 with no thought about it." Full Q&A

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Warriors' Walton wins Coach of the Month

Golden State interim coach Luke Walton has led the defending champions to the best start in NBA history at 19-0 while filling in for Steve Kerr (back surgery). Cleveland's David Blatt won Eastern Conference Coach of the Month.


ICYMI: Luc Mbah a Moute's perfect pass

The Clippers forward had almost zero room to work in, but found teammate DeAndre Jordan to deliver this gem of a play: A behind-the-back pass capped off with a dunk.


Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Kobe Bryant has told people/teams he does not want a farewell gift tour on the road. Wants to be treated the same way.

Lebron regrets not meeting Kobe in Finals

"I didn't hold up my end of the bargain in 2009 for the fans, for us, to meet in the Finals. ... I know the world wanted to see it. I wanted it, we wanted it, he held up his end and I didn't hold up my end, and I hate that. I hate that that didn't happen."

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony is still under the weather but expects to play tomorrow vs. Philadelphia. He missed Sunday's game due to illness.

Free throw woes? Just dab

DeAndre Jordan tied for the second-most free throw attempts in a game at 34 on Monday (he missed 22). And while you can't complain forever, you can always dab.


ICYMI: How not to rebound feat. Harden

Rockets star James Harden had no interest in collecting this rebound, sliding away as the ball came off the rim.


Rasheed Wallace shows ball don't lie

Former NBA player Rasheed Wallace can still hoop. Don't believe him? He drains two jumpers -- simultaneously.


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DeAndre Jordan tied Wilt Chamberlain last night for most missed free throws in a game in NBA history (22). Clippers still won by 15.

Lowe: The Knicks' bright future

The arrival of Kristaps Porzingis has changed a lot for the Knicks, and Zach Lowe wonders if the combination of a "veteran star beloved among his peers, a budding phenom, [and] a competent supporting cast" can elevate New York. Long-term buzz

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Best chance for Sixers to get a win?

The 76ers are 0-18, one loss from the worst start to a season in NBA history. They host the Lakers tonight -- and BPI gives them a 53.3% chance to win the game. It's the only game they're favored in the rest of the season.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden has responded after a slow start. He's second in the NBA with a 29.8 scoring average. Harden is carrying a heavy load in fixing his game. He's fifth in the league with 89.9 touches per game which is more than Russell Westbrook (89.6) and Stephen Curry (88.6).