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#NBAFrontOffice: Boston's next move

The Boston Celtics are a good team with plenty of assets but lack a franchise player to put them over the hump. The #NBAFrontOffice examines how Boston can find a way to contend in the East.

LeBron questionable for Team USA (1:44)
Kobe undecided on retirement timeline (1:55)

NBA Lockdown: Beck on labor peace, more

Nick Friedell and Dave McMenamin chat with Bleacher Report's Howard Beck about his optimism for labor peace in the near future, how basketball is covered and much more.

Brandon Armstrong's Kobe Bryant impersonation (0:37)
House of shoes (0:45)
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.

Becky Hammon ring of honor induction (1:51)
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.


Hey MJ, What are thoooose?

Coming at Michael Jordan -- he of 29 shoes bearing his name -- about his kicks is never a good idea. This kid learned that after trying to shoe-check MJ at his own camp. MJ vs. camper

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LeBron's Olympic gameplan on hold

After spending five of his summers playing for Team USA, Brian Windhorst expects LeBron James to delay his decision to play in the 2016 Olympics until the very last moment.


Kobe: This could be my last season

"I try to strip it down to the simplest form. Either I like playing some more or I don't. But I think that decision needs to be made after the season. It's hard to make a decision like that before the season." (via Yahoo! Sports)

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Raptors debut northern-themed look

Uni Watch's Paul Lukas says that the Raptors' new uniforms are a small upgrade over the team's previous set, and look better and better if you compare them to what the Clippers and Hawks recently unveiled. See their grade

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When a walk-in closet just won't work

LaMarcus Aldridge just built a house in Dallas with a "massive" closet -- but it wasn't big enough for his shoes. So what's a guy with more than 150 pairs to do? "I'm in the process of building a separate house behind my house just for shoes, like a showroom," Aldridge told Slam Magazine.

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'Kobe' goes 1-on-4

NBA player impersonator Brandon Armstrong debuted Kobe Bryant yesterday on SportsNation. What does Kobe think? Mamba tweeted today: "This is hilarious!"


Brace yourselves for NBA extensions

The 2012 draft class, now eligible for early extensions to kick in after 2015-16, has more leverage than any group of 1st-round picks since the NBA instituted rookie-scale salaries, writes Grantland's Zach Lowe. The specifics

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Swaggy P's arm for more than buckets

Last year, Swaggy P (Nick Young) took to Twitter to explain why his shooting arm remained tattoo-free, saying: "No tats on the right arm Strictly for buckets." Not anymore. Young has some new ink. We found Tupac

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LeBron's Olympic commitment questioned

LeBron James will attend Monday's mini-camp meeting, Yahoo! Sports says, but will leave early, missing workouts to attend an annual event put on by his foundation. As Team USA executive director Jerry Colangelo told the Northeast Ohio Media Group: "One thing I need to find out: is he desirous, is he committed. I don't know that right now."

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LaMarcus Aldridge to SLAM: "I'm in the process of building a separate house behind my house just for my shoes...like a showroom."