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The Phil Files: Turning to the future

In Part 6 of our series, Phil Jackson begins to size up the draft and free-agent classes for help in righting the Knicks' ship.

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Duncan and Pop aren't going anywhere (1:07)
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Q&A: Hollins on Nets' offseason, outlook

Lionel Hollins discusses the Nets' new additions, the loss of Deron Williams and what he expects this season in Brooklyn.

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Becky Hammon ring of honor induction (1:51)
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LeBron's questionable Twitter Q&A (3:59)
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MJ backboard, Mantle card sold at auction

The backboard, hoop, net and stand that was the recipient of Michael Jordan's last shot with the Chicago Bulls sold for $41,825 by Heritage Auctions at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

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Bird: Jordan would kill me in one-on-one right now (4:28)
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The man behind the all those great NBA impersonations (7:24)

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Jackson maintaining Knicks optimism

In the midst of the worst Knicks season ever, Phil Jackson remained optimistic about the future: "There are many examples of a team that went from sh-- to Shinola in a short few years. Like the Celtics when they added Larry Bird, or the Magic when Shaq and Penny Hardaway got there. So there are plenty of reasons for Knick fans to keep the faith." The Phil Files

Harden, an expensive shoe salesman

According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, adidas has made a 13-year, $200M offer to James Harden, whose Nike deal recently expired. Nike has until the end of next week to match the deal. Adidas needs a splash

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Jordan has ice water in his veins

Michael Jordan, the king in the clutch during his NBA career, drained another buzzer-beater to beat Jimmy Butler in a shooting contest at Jordan's camp. Yes, he's still got it.

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Hammon honored in New York

Becky Hammon was inducted into the New York Liberty's Ring of Honor at halftime of today's game. The Spurs' assistant said: "I knew when I arrived that this city would either make or break me, and you guys made me."

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@luoldeng9

An experience I'll cherish for life. Proud and humbled to represent Team Africa. It was incredible to share the court with 2 of the 3 pioneers that paved the way for Africans. The third pioneer was honored by the trophy name, The Manute Bol MVP Award. #NBAAfricaGame #TeamAfrica #TeamWorld #GrowtheGame

High stakes lead to high stress

When $1 million is on the line, things are bound to get chippy. That's exactly what happened late in Overseas Elite's win over Team 23 at The Basketball Tournament.

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Overseas Elite cashes in domestically

One million dollars for 40 minutes of work? Not bad if you can get it. And that's exactly what Overseas Elite did, holding on to beat Team 23 by two points to win the winner-take-all event The Basketball Tournament.

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Andrews shows off athleticism

Zack Andrews and Team 23 didn't win the $1 million at The Basketball Tournament, but the 6-foot-10 big man might have a future in gymnastics if this move after a foul is any indication.

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Overseas Elite wins $1 million

Team 23 had a chance to tie in the final seconds, but couldn't get a shot off, and Overseas Elite wins The Basketball Tournament and the $1 million prize, 67-65.

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Overseas Elite pulling away

The squad led by Errick McCollum, brother of Blazers guard C.J. McCollum, has opened up a 5-point lead with under 2 minutes left in the $1-million, winner-take-all championship game of The Basketball Tournament. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Andrews will not be denied

After getting stopped the first time, Zach Andrews threw down a powerful one-handed jam in the second half against Overseas Elite in The Basketball Tournament's $1 million winner-take-all championship on ESPN.

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Kennedy's million-dollar slam?

Overseas Elite forward DJ Kennedy threw down this easy slam in the finals of The Basketball Tournament, and his squad currently leads the million-dollar, winner-take-all game midway through the second half on ESPN.

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Watch: Finals of $1 million Tournament

It started with 97 teams. Now The Basketball Tournament is down to Overseas Elite and Team 23, one of which will walk away with $1 million. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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