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Doolittle: Kentucky's stretch of NBA dominance

Former Kentucky players like Anthony Davis and John Wall are projected by Bradford Doolittle to have the best collective season by a school's alum in NBA history -- even better than UCLA.

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Baron Davis, ex-All-Star, attempting comeback

Two-time All-Star Baron Davis, out of basketball since suffering a serious knee injury in 2012, said Tuesday he will attempt an NBA comeback.

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Poignant speech shows rare side of Iverson

A touching speech by the former Philadelphia 76ers star at the NBPA Players Awards outshines his infamous 2002 practice rant, writes ESPN's Johnette Howard.

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Kobe calls out Carli Lloyd Twitter troll

If you come at USWNT hero Carli Lloyd on Twitter, you better get ready to be owned by one of the NBA's biggest stars/U.S. soccer fans. Bryant sticks up for Lloyd

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Gilbert Arenas: I got banned from the fair

Based on this photo Arenas posted to Instagram, it looks like the offense was an excess of prizes won at the basketball hoops of the Orange County fair. Instant Awesome

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The Most Adorable Social Media Battle

A week after Riley Curry broke out The Whip and The Nae Nae, Leah Still fired back with her own version ... and a dance-off challenge. Watch

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Bird: MJ would kill me now

Pacers president Larry Bird told "The Dan Patrick Show" that Michael Jordan would beat him if they played 1-on-1 now: "I'm 40 pounds more than I was when I played, I'm broken down. I really don't care like I used to." Bird speaks out

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Larkin responds to Jackson's jab

In Part 5 of The Phil Files, Phil Jackson said of then-Knicks PG Shane Larkin: "Unfortunately, Shane hasn't grown any since the start of the season." Larkin responded on Twitter: "couldn't grow in an offense I wasn't comfortable in. All good. No shade. Glad I'm across the river now. Wish them luck." The Phil Files

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One of the most HUMBLE people I've met...who truly backs up his words w action. Thx @damianlillard @dame_lillard for being such a great supporter of @SpecialOlympics ????????????

Jackson tuning out criticism

Phil Jackson told Charley Rosen of the media criticism he faced in his first season running the Knicks: "As I've said before, the media can do and say whatever they please. It's easy for me to ignore them because I'm doing the job that I've been hired to do." The Phil Files

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Swaggy P Shuts Down Drew League Game

Nick Young's right arm is strictly for buckets. Want proof? This sweet move and buzzer-beater that ended a Drew League game.

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Grading the Cavs-Blazers trade

Kevin Pelton gives Cleveland high marks for moving Mike Miller and Brendan Haywood. But he also likes that Portland was able to essentially get a "couple of second-round picks for free." Trade grades

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

Makes good sense for Dellavedova to play out next season on qualifying offer with Cavs so far into luxury tax and reluctant to spend further

Dellavedova, Cavaliers reach deal

Matthew Dellavedova will return to Cleveland on a 1-year deal worth about $1.2 million, a source told ESPN's Dave McMenamin. The second-year guard averaged 31.7 minutes and 7.5 points per game in the Finals.

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Dave McMenamin @mcten

Matthew Dellavedova will return to the Cavs on a one-year deal worth approximately $1.2 million, source w/ knowledge of the deal tells ESPN

Chris Forsberg @ESPNForsberg

The Celtics now have 11 players making less than $3.5 million next season. Competition at camp should be fun with people competing for jobs.

Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

Trades of Shabazz Napier and Zoran Dragic could save Heat around $11 million in salary & tax depending on various factors.

Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

Miami Heat have traded Zoran Dragic & a 2nd round pick to Boston for a heavily-protected 2nd round pick. Move could save Heat $6 million

Cavs-Blazers trade strictly financial

Brian Windhorst: "Neither Mike Miller or Brendan Haywood are going to play. This trade didn't involve anything of any players who are going to be on the court for Portland or Cleveland this year."

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NBA coaches return to college ranks

Many coaches have tried to make the jump from college to the NBA. The results have been mixed. But this year, a group of coaches are reversing the trend. Back to school

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