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TrueHoop Presents: How the NBA schedule is breaking its players

More injuries. Lower quality of play. Fewer dunks, for crying out loud! Slogging through 82 games in the NBA is anything but faaaantastic.

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All-Time #NBArank countdown: Air Jordan soars above all

The rings. The dunks. The shoes. The GOAT. There's only one Michael Jordan. And after 99 legends of the game graced our list, His Airness has risen as the undisputed champ of All-Time #NBArank.

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Star turn: Kyrie Irving shines brightest

In a matchup billed as Kobe Bryant versus LeBron James, it was young Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving who stole the show, Dave McMenamin writes.

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Chalk: Complete list of Feb. 11 NBA lines

The Westgate SuperBook presents the lines for both NBA games on Thursday, Feb. 11 -- the final day of games before the All-Star break.

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Kobe's memorable moments in Cleveland (0:47)
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Chauncey Billups was immortalized in Pistons lore as his No. 1 jersey was raised to the rafters on Wednesday. [Credit: Carlos Osorio/AP Photo]

ICYMI: LeBron's pass hits Russell in the groin

LeBron James fired a pass to the sidelines, and D'Angelo Russell was in the exact wrong place at the exact wrong time.

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DeRozan: 'Pretty tough' to take him from Toronto

In an interview that will air on Saturday night's "Meet The All-Stars" show on ESPN Radio at 5:30 PM, DeMar DeRozan told Marc Stein: "My whole mindset has always been this is home for me. I never think otherwise unless it's brought up to me, or you see things, or people ask you about certain things."

What is the Warriors' Achilles' heel?

Tom Penn says it's "really, really tough to see," but the Warriors do struggle with turnovers at times.

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TBT: Kevin Hart outduels Mone Davis

Little League World Series star Davis got a nice crossover against Hart in last year's NBA Celebrity All-Star Game, but it was the comedian who earned MVP honors.

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82 games in 169 days just isn't working

The NBA's 82-game schedule is cruel, unrelenting, back-breaking, knee-busting and illogical. Fatigue robs the NBA of dunks, robs the league of its best players and makes teams play worse. Eliminate back-to-backs

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Donovan thinking of Monty Williams' family

Thunder coach Billy Donovan said Monty Williams' wife Ingrid, who died Tuesday night in a car crash, was an "incredible mother."

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NBA Hall of Famer vs. Super Bowl Champ

Magic Johnson and Peyton Manning faced off in a game of Egg Russian Roulette, and what's better than two legends smashing raw eggs on their heads? So weird, so awesome

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ICYMI: Rondo goes behind the back twice

Doing it once to set up a dunk? Pretty cool. Twice? Well, that's what makes him Rajon Rondo.

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Globetrotters dunk on everyone at ESPN

Bob Ley has the nickname of "The General" and the Harlem Globetrotters treated him like a Washington General.

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Heat make spot-on 'Martin' intro spoof

The Miami Heat might not be having a noteworthy season on the court (they are currently boasting a 29-24 record), but that doesn't mean this video spoof of the iconic intro for the '90s sitcom "Martin" is any less awesome. Chris Bosh for the win.

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What's hardest about Kobe's final year?

"That we suck."

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Scuffle breaks out on Suns' bench

Archie Goodwin and Markieff Morris had to be separated during a loss to the Warriors.

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Animated look at the MVP race

While the NBA is filled with stars, Marc Stein wonders if there really is more than one candidate for MVP at the All-Star break.

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Thunder coach Billy Donovan on the team playing a game tonight with heavy hearts: "The harsh reality is we have a game to play. We've got to go out there and do the best job we can. And that's really all there is. It doesn't mean that we're not hurting as an organization, as a team, as a coaching staff, but we're called to have to play tonight, so we have to go out and play tonight."

Warriors historically great at the break

The last four teams that went into the All-Star break with a winning percentage at or over .875 won the championship.

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Cap leap = quiet NBA trade deadline?

With gigantic increases coming to the NBA salary cap, Tom Penn sees a change in the value of multi-year contracts resulting in a quieter than normal trade market.

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Towns throws down the hammer ... twice

When Karl-Anthony Towns is coming down the lane, you should probably get out of the way.

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

A heartbroken Kevin Durant only talked for a few seconds today about the tragic death of assistant coach Monty Williams wife before breaking down and having to excuse himself.

Bickerstaff calls Rockets 'broken team'

Rockets interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said after a loss at Portland on Wednesday night that the team can't win in its current collective mindset. Story

Beverley out of All-Star Skills Challenge

Rockets PG Patrick Beverley will not defend his Skills Challenge title this weekend at the NBA All-Star game, per ESPN's Calvin Watkins and a Yahoo! Sports report. According to a source, he re-injured a sprained left ankle after the Rockets 116-103 loss to Portland on Wednesday.

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Sudeikis: Kevin Hart better not yell at me

Jason Sudeikis is ready for the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, but not if team captain Hart goes after him. Says Sudeikis: "If you're gonna yell at me, stand on something [so you can say it to my face]."

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Mike & Mike debate Melo's playoff future

Mike Golic doesn't believe Carmelo Anthony will ever win another playoff series in a Knicks uniform, but Mike Greenberg disagrees -- especially if Tom Thibodeau is behind the bench.

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Steph Curry 3-pointer = dancing time

Andre Iguodala does a lot of dancing.

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