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Starting fights and crushing grandmas at bingo: The Steven Adams story

Oklahoma City's big man isn't intimidated by superstars, thrown elbows or disgusting foods.

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The 16 things you missed in a ridiculous Thunder-Spurs ending (1:35)
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Thunder, KD resilient in Game 2 win (1:07)
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Thunder win on bizarre final sequence (0:59)
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Spurs react to wild, controversial Game 2 finish (1:39)
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We expected better: Top 25 of unfulfilled potential

ESPN.com presents the top 25 cases of unfulfilled potential in sports history. Some of the athletes who made the list squandered their prodigious talent; others were slowed or stopped by injury. All left us wanting more.

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Thompson demoralizing Hawks on glass ... again

Offense isn't Tristan Thompson's calling card. But just as he did in last season's playoffs against the Hawks, he is giving the Cavaliers extra offensive possessions with his rebounding.

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LeBron shrugs at Hawks' lack of defense (0:15)
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Kawhi scores reverse with opposite hand (0:16)
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Stephen A.: Heat are automatic title contenders with Durant (1:55)
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Parker goes no-look on insane assist (0:11)
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Windhorst: LeBron's "Space Jam" plans for down the road (0:40)
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LeBron pinpoints this pass to Jefferson for the dunk (0:18)
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#NBArank best playoff Vines compilation (5:50)
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Kevin Durant is the NBA's next villain (2:15)
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Haywood: No Steph, no problem for Klay (0:45)
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LeBron gets and-1 opportunity, flexes in celebration (0:15)
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Henderson and Varejao ejected after tempers flare (1:09)
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Young fan crashes Hornets-Heat game (0:19)
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Jemele is not getting too hyped over the Raptors (1:42)
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Larry Bird is the loneliest man in Toronto (0:21)
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Drake fired up after Raptors' 3-pointer (0:19)
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Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

"I'm not sure what a superstar is. Because sometimes that could mean the guy with all the endorsements. Draymond doesn't have all the endorsements yet. The way I would phrase it, instead of superstar. Is he a top 10 player in the NBA? In Draymond's case, 100 percent. And I think if you asked all the coaches in the league, they would agree with me on that. He's a top 10 player."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Prior to the start of the 2016-17 regular season, the Lakers plan to hold training camp in El Segundo, Calif., where their practice facility is located. Last year, the Lakers held training camp in Hawaii.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The 2016 NBA Draft Lottery will be held two weeks from today in New York City. For the third straight year, Los Angeles Lakers spokesman John Black says that he will represent the team in the drawing room, where 14 pingpong balls will decide the lottery's order, but Black adds that no decision has yet been finalized about who will represent the team on stage for the nationally-televised announcement of the lottery order, as ex-Lakers coach Byron Scott did last year. This year, the Lakers have a 55.8 percent chance of keeping their top-three protected first-round pick, which falls to the Philadelphia 76ers if it falls outside the first three slots.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Varejao says his takedown of Gerald Henderson was accidental

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

J.R. Smith's flagrant-1 foul call from Game 1 of the CLE-ATL series for hitting Paul Millsap in the face with a elbow stands, per the NBA.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Dellavedova on Ty Lue as a coach: "I don't think I've ever really seen him lose his cool. I mean, he'll get on guys and things like that. He's very even-keeled and keeps his composure and I think as a team you can feel that and he's been doing a really good job."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Today is Tyronn Lue's 39th birthday. The Cavs blasted Stevie Wonder's "Happy birthday" over the speaker system in the gym to honor him.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyronn Lue on LeBron attempting just one free throw in Game 1 vs. ATL: "He attacked and he got hit a few times. He didn't get the call, but we can't harbor on that, we just got to continue to play, continue to be aggressive and continue to attack and I think he'll get those calls."

The Could-Have-Beens

ESPN presents the top 25 cases of unfulfilled potential in sports history. Some of the athletes who made the list squandered their prodigious talent; others were slowed or stopped by injury. All left us wanting more. Unfulfilled potential

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