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TrueHoop Presents: How Stephen Curry got the best worst ankles in sports

Thanks to an unorthodox performance director and a strict training regimen, the injuries that cursed the start of Steph Curry's NBA career turned into his greatest blessing.

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Al Horford is a Hawk in flight

The Atlanta Hawks center would value an NBA title slightly more than an Olympic gold medal.

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Final seconds, who's taking the shot? You or Steph? (1:32)
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Uni Watch: History of NBA All-Star design

Friday Flashback: NBA All-Star Game design has bounced all over the place, like a Larry Bird shot in a game of H-O-R-S-E. Paul Lukas explores the history of the showcase game's uniforms.

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Kobe Bryant's All-Star accomplishments (2:35)
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30 for 30 Shorts: Friedman's Shoes (11:56)
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Best Dunks of the Season (So Far) (1:59)
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All-Time #NBArank countdown: Air Jordan soars above all

The rings. The dunks. The shoes. The GOAT. There's only one Michael Jordan. And after 99 legends of the game graced our list, His Airness has risen as the undisputed champ of All-Time #NBArank.

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Trade talk: Predicting biggest trades in West

Will the Clippers move Blake Griffin? What about the Rockets and Dwight Howard? Our experts break down potential deals in the Western Conference heading toward the NBA trade deadline.

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Is the NBA schedule doing harm to players?

Deputy editor Ty Wenger is joined by ESPN NBA writers Tom Haberstroh and Kevin Arnovitz to discuss Haberstroh's latest piece, "THE CRUEL, UNRELENTING, BACK-BREAKING, KNEE-BUSTING ANTI-LOGIC OF THE NBA SCHEDULE." Excerpts are read by deputy editor Otto Strong.

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Young: Heavy hearts in OKC

Playing a game offered an emotional escape for the Thunder and Pelicans as both teams were reeling from the death of Monty Williams' wife, Ingrid, Royce Young writes.

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Best dunks of the season (so far)

It's All-Star Weekend, the unofficial midpoint to the NBA season. So who broke rims so far and who got broke?

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Kobe Bryant's All-Star mixtape

20 NBA seasons. 18 All-Star selections. 1 mixtape.

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Jabari Parker bags himself a unicorn

The Buck tracked down Kristaps Porzingis, much to the Latvian's chagrin.

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Watch out, Jabari Parker's healthy

And rims are scared of a healthy Jabari Parker.

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Big trade rumors as deadline approaches

Sage Steele and Stephen A. Smith talk potential NBA trades, and they share their thoughts on Kevin Love and Carmelo Anthony.

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Jordan's Jordans Through The Years

From the inaugural pair through his last stand with the Wizards, Michael Jordan wore some great-looking shoes. Best of Air Jordans

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Karl-Anthony's town: Population 2-on-0

If there's no one to stop the break, KAT will break the rim.

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Kevin Hart comes out of retirement

Celebrity basketball retirement, that is. He tried to get out, but the game pulled him back in.

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Defense isn't the main priority

All-Star Weekend is for entertainment. Andrew Wiggins is for dunking. This is Wiggins dunking.

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Most Times Leading All-Star Voting Since Fan Voting Began in 1975 Michael Jordan 9 Kobe Bryant 4 Vince Carter 4 Julius Erving 4

Clarkson hits LaVine down field for slam

It's the Rising Stars Challenge, but Jordan Clarkson showed off some Pro Bowl skills with this full-court alley-oop.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Best known for his defensive tenacity, Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart didn't get much of a chance to showcase his strengths during Friday's Rising Stars Challenge. Defense took a back seat as Smart and the U.S. posted a 157-154 triumph over the World at All-Star weekend in Toronto. Smart hit his first shot  a 3-pointer  just 30 seconds into the game, but went scoreless the rest of the way. Smart started for US and added four rebounds and five assists over 21:40.

Canada wins Celebrity Game

Drake coached Team Canada to a 74-64 win over Team USA in the 2016 All-Star Celebrity Game.

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Who takes the final shot: You or Steph?

About half the players questioned would rather have Steph Curry -- and not themselves -- taking a last-second shot. And then there's Westbrook.

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Drummond prefers dance interviews

Kevin Hart tried to give his coach's interview. Andre Drummond prefers a dance interview.

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#SquadGoals: Steph, Ayesha and FLOTUS

When Stephen and Ayesha Curry visited the White House, they sang a song about bananas with the First Lady. 'Ba-ba-ba-banana'

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Bat flips = free food and drinks

Nik Stauskas interviewed Jose Bautista on the benefits of his signature bat-flip and how to bring that swagger to the Sixers.

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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan here in Toronto (pic via Vanessa Bryant's Instagram: @vanessabryant):

LaVine, USA win Rising Stars Challenge

Zach LaVine scored 30 points and was named MVP in USA's 157-154 win over World in the Rising Stars Challenge.

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Zach LaVine wins MVP honors

The Minnesota sophomore took home the top award at the Rising Stars challenge, posting 30 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists on 13-for-20 shooting. His teammate Andrew Wiggins won the award last season.

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U.S. Team wins Rising Stars Challenge

Zach LaVine, Emmanuel Mudiay and Kristaps Porzingis shared game-high honors with 30 points and Andrew Wiggins was not far behind as U.S. defeated World 157-154.

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Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

Jabari Parker put the game away with a nice two-handed flush over Kristaps Porzingis as the USA takes the game over the World, 157-154. Zach Lavine, Emannuel Mudiay and Porzingis each had 30.

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Zach LaVine scored 30 to lead USA in 157-154 win in Rising Stars Challenge Tomorrow, LaVine will defend his Slam Dunk Contest title