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Durant's defection forcing Westbrook to decide OKC future now

Russell Westbrook's free agency is supposed to start in the summer of 2017, but he knows the Thunder need a long-term answer now.

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Why did Lue's deal take so long to get done? (1:26)
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Jordan not the same person who refused to take a stand in his 20s (1:45)
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Carmelo: MJ's timing was perfect (0:36)
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Blackistone on Jordan: Why not give BLM money? (1:41)
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How McCollum earned his four-year/$106 million extension (1:29)
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Thunder can now offer Westbrook max extension

The Thunder can now offer Russell Westbrook a maximum level extension with Dion Waiters agreeing in principle to a deal with the Heat.

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Durant's return to Oracle Arena marked by hindsight (2:08)
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NBA's best poster dunks (1:27)
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Drummond gets put on a poster twice (0:34)
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USA basketball using practice to build chemistry (1:54)
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Carmelo and Catchings on keeping the conversation open (1:07)
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Cousins focused on bringing home a gold medal (1:17)
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Durant takes court with new teammates (1:59)
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NBA within its right to pull ASG from Charlotte (1:08)
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George puts injury behind him in Team USA's win (1:08)
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How Team USA's turnaround began 10 years ago

Losing to Greece in 2006 was the biggest disappointment of coach Mike Krzyzewski's career. Now Team USA is looking for its 64th straight win in international play.

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USA Basketball: Complete coverage

Some of the NBA's best are headed to Rio in search of a third straight gold medal. As Coach K & Co. take on the world, we're tracking all things Team USA hoops.

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Barkley: Durant doesn't improve Warriors in all areas (1:46)
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My Wish: Steph Curry grants Ashley's selfless wish (6:59)
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Carmelo organizes conversation on social issues (0:55)
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Charles Barkley is a fan of McDonald's breakfast (0:46)
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Historic backboard breaking dunks (1:16)

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Lue's new deal puts him in good company

Tyronn Lue's five-year, $35 million contract extension puts him into a class with other NBA coaches who have won a title.

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Jim Brown applauds MJ's statement

Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown joins SportsCenter to offer his take on Michael Jordan's anti-violence statement.

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Carmelo: MJ's 'timing was perfect'

Carmelo Anthony calls Michael Jordan's contributions of a million dollars each to two organizations "very big on his behalf."

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Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Melo told The Undefeated on Michael Jordan's $2 million pledge: "That's big. Thats's MJ. That's Michael Jordan. As African-Americans, that's who we look up to. He's a great voice with a great platform. I'm just glad that he came out now and he used it at this time with everything going on."

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Melo: "To answer your question about the Michael Jordan thing it was brilliant and about time... He is our face."

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Carmelo Anthony, Tamika Catchings and spokesman from the LAPD, Brotherhood Crusade and Boys & Girls Clubs of LA taking part in press conference at "Leadership Together: A Conversation with our Sons & Daughters." Members of the USA Basketball men and women, police officers and about 80 kids took part in the event.

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Carmelo Anthony on Michael Jordan's statement today: "I thought it was brilliant...and about time that he stepped up."

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Carmelo Anthony addressing the media after leading a community meeting in South Los Angeles. "The youth really spoke out today," Anthony said.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Carmelo Anthony brought together the USA men's and women's national teams and community leaders for a conversation today in Los Angeles called, "Leadership Together: A Conversation with our Sons & Daughters."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Bucks center Larry Sanders posted Twitter polls asking which team would utilize his skills best. The Celtics led one of them.

What inspired Jordan to speak out?

The Undefeated editor-in-chief Kevin Merida explains why Michael Jordan decided to use his influence to get involved in social change.

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