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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)
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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)


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.


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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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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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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."


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.

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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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.

Curry hits Gobert with freeze ray

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


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).

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The impact of Trevor Ariza is glaring. In the 11 Rockets losses, he's shooting 31.9 percent from the field and 25 percent from three-point range. Ariza has a minus 9.9 in losses and a plus 9.6 in the box score in victories.

Dwyane Wade finishes with reverse jam

The Heat guard blew by a defender and threw down a reverse slam against the Celtics.


Pistons' Reggie Jackson fined $25K

The Pistons PG was fined $25K for directing inappropriate language toward a fan during the team's loss to the Thunder on Friday at Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena, the NBA announced today.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James on Kobe Bryant: "I always said my inspiration came from (Michael) Jordan, but I always thought Jordan was so out of this world that I could never get there. Kobe was someone that I just always kind of wanted to be like and play like."

Curry comes up clutch in the fourth

The Warriors led by 6 points to start the fourth quarter. When Stephen Curry checked back in at the 6-minute mark, Golden State trailed by 3. This is how they came back.


Metta World Peace on Kobe Bryant

The Lakers forward joined Jorge & Jen to tell his best Kobe Bryant stories ... including how an ever-studious Kobe learned Spanish just so he knew what the other players on the court were saying. Listen

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Where does Kobe fall all-time?

Should Kobe Bryant be considered a greater all-time player than Tim Duncan? Mike Greenberg: "Historically, I'd go Duncan."