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8mDave McMenamin

An oral history of the swat that changed Cleveland history

Equal parts superhuman athleticism and out-of-this-world precision, LeBron James' Game 7 chase-down block was the stuff of legend. Here's what was racing through the minds of everyone involved.

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Tougher shot, Steph's 37-footer or Kyrie's 3 to win Game 7? (1:25)
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DeAndre Jordan inspired by Von Miller (0:30)
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USA basketball team surprises kids at camp (0:53)
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Lakers GM says team needs help everywhere (1:00)
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Greeny: If LeBron acted like a Messi or Ronaldo, we'd destroy him (1:28)
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3dChad Ford

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.

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Kupchak impressed with Ingram's competitive drive (2:03)
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Durant's free agency decision all about timing (2:13)
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Rose to Chicago: 'Thank you' for trading me (0:18)
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Warning: Don't get in Ben Simmons' way (0:37)
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'The Dikembe Mutombo song' will make your day (2:25)
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Nichols: NBA must address one-and-done (2:17)
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Whiteside: It's about 'finding the best situation for myself' (2:07)
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How would Durant look on the Warriors? (0:45)
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Silver joins NBA, WNBA at NYC Pride Parade

Former pro players Jason Collins and Sue Wick, along with NBA commissioner Adam Silver and WNBA president Lisa Borders, served as representatives on the leagues' parade float.

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3dMichael C. Wright

Spurs to bring aboard Ryan Arcidiacono

The Spurs, who had just one draft pick this year, have agreed to a two-year deal with Final Four standout Ryan Arcidiacono of Villanova.

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3dJohn Cregan

Cregan: Fantasy winners, losers from 2016 NBA draft

John Cregan breaks down the biggest winners and losers from a fantasy perspective based on Thursday's NBA draft. He sees Brandon Ingram thriving as a rookie in Los Angeles.

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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.

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When LeBron changed the Cavs' history

Equal parts superhuman athleticism and out-of-this-world precision, LeBron James' Game 7 chase-down block was the stuff of legend. Oral history

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Kyrie or Steph take year's toughest shot?

Was Kyrie Irving's three-pointer that won Game 7 for the Cavs more difficult than Steph Curry's 37-foot jumper during the regular season? The answer is more intricate than you think.

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Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Wilt Chamberlain's headband from 1971 is being sold in SCP Auction's sale in August. Estimate is $4,000 to $6,000

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN sources say Pau Gasol, as expected, officially notified the Bulls today that he's declining his 2016-17 option and going to free agency

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Durant didn't want to divulge which teams he'd be meeting with in free agency. On the Knicks, he said, "'Obviously they have a good team now with D-Rose and Melo and Porzingis so I will talk to my team and we will figure things out."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Durant doesn't want to talk in-depth about his free agency at this USA basketball clinic. But when asked about the Knicks' addition of Derrick Rose, he said, "Derrick Rose is a great player... We'll see after I leave here (about whether he will meet with the Knicks)." KD added "Melo is my friend" when asked about Carmelo Anthony being in his ear.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

According to a source the Houston Rockets are looking at the following high-level free agents: Al Horford, Kevin Durant, Hassan Whiteside and Ryan Anderson. The team's search to upgrading the roster will be wide and not just strictly with these four players.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Worth noting that Forman did say that Bulls think "very highly" of E'Twaun Moore. Out of all Bulls' free agents, Moore is most likely the one to re-sign but Bulls will have competition.

Team USA's starting five in Rio?

The roster is set. The Olympics are weeks away. Who should America unleash on the world? Vote

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony thinks the Derrick Rose trade makes the Knicks a place for top free agents to consider this summer: "As far as (Rose) being healthy and me being healthy coming back into this season, Kristaps having a year under his belt, I think it does make it a destination spot for a lot of people to see the pieces that we have to try to create something."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Team USA fielding questions from kids at a USA basketball clinic in Harlem.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Team USA surprised a group of young children from the USA Basketball Youth Clinic in Harlem. The kids didn't know they were going to share the room with the best players in the world. Great moment.

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach K surprises kids at a USA basketball clinic in Harlem by unveiling Team USA.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

USA men's national basketball team introduced in Harlem, NY

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach K talking to kids at a USA Basketball youth clinic in Harlem before introducing the Olympic team.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony agreed with Phil Jackson's assessment that Anthony's been 're-invigorated' by the Derrick Rose trade. Anthony said the moved showed him that the club is trying to win now, rather than rebuild.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony was asked if he's "reinvigorated" as Phil Jackson has said. "Phil said I'm reinvigorated?" Anthony asked with a smile and chuckle. "I'm reinvigorated." Anthony does seem genuinely excited about the Derrick Rose trade and recent direction of Knicks but knows there's still more pieces that need to be added.