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Carmelo Anthony is bringing discourse back

Carmelo Anthony can't pinpoint what pressed him into action, but the NBA star is now front and center of a national crisis, J.A. Adande writes. And we're all better for it.

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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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Collins: Came out to Clintons before SI article

NBA pioneer Jason Collins said Monday at the Democratic National Convention that he came out to the Clinton family before going public and that he is "forever grateful for their words of wisdom."

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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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Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Oklahoma is indeed one of 30 states in which Kevin Durant's Warriors jersey is the best selling NBA jersey this month at Fanatics.

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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Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Kevin Durant's Warriors jersey is the best selling NBA jersey in July based on sales by online retailer Fanatics.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets C Brook Lopez on vacation. Worth a watch for pure comedy.

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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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."