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15mDave McMenamin

An oral history of the swat that changed Cleveland history

Equal parts superhuman athleticism and out-of-this-world precision, LeBron James' Game 7 chase-down block was the stuff of legend. Here's what was racing through the minds of everyone involved.

Tougher shot, Steph's 37-footer or Kyrie's 3 to win Game 7? (1:25)
DeAndre Jordan inspired by Von Miller (0:30)
Lakers GM says team needs help everywhere (1:00)
Greeny: If LeBron acted like a Messi or Ronaldo, we'd destroy him (1:28)
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3dChad Ford

Top 5 prospects for stellar 2017 NBA draft

Who are the best NBA prospects in the 2017 draft class? Chad Ford gives his top five and previews the big storylines to watch for next year.

Kupchak impressed with Ingram's competitive drive (2:03)
Durant's free agency decision all about timing (2:13)
Rose to Chicago: 'Thank you' for trading me (0:18)
Warning: Don't get in Ben Simmons' way (0:37)
'The Dikembe Mutombo song' will make your day (2:25)
Nichols: NBA must address one-and-done (2:17)
Whiteside: It's about 'finding the best situation for myself' (2:07)
How would Durant look on the Warriors? (0:45)
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Silver joins NBA, WNBA at NYC Pride Parade

Former pro players Jason Collins and Sue Wick, along with NBA commissioner Adam Silver and WNBA president Lisa Borders, served as representatives on the leagues' parade float.

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3dMichael C. Wright

Spurs to bring aboard Ryan Arcidiacono

The Spurs, who had just one draft pick this year, have agreed to a two-year deal with Final Four standout Ryan Arcidiacono of Villanova.

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P. Gasol picks Spanish team over Zika concerns

Pau Gasol says he is willing to go to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games, noting that his commitment to the Spanish national team is greater than his fears about the Zika virus.

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3dJohn Cregan

Cregan: Fantasy winners, losers from 2016 NBA draft

John Cregan breaks down the biggest winners and losers from a fantasy perspective based on Thursday's NBA draft. He sees Brandon Ingram thriving as a rookie in Los Angeles.

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Chad Ford's Top 100 NBA Draft prospects

The names at the top have been set in stone for a while now, but where does everyone else slot in? Our resident guru ranks the top 100 prospects for the 2016 NBA Draft.


Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Worth noting that Forman did say that Bulls think "very highly" of E'Twaun Moore. Out of all Bulls' free agents, Moore is most likely the one to re-sign but Bulls will have competition.

Team USA's starting five in Rio?

The roster is set. The Olympics are weeks away. Who should America unleash on the world? Vote

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony thinks the Derrick Rose trade makes the Knicks a place for top free agents to consider this summer: "As far as (Rose) being healthy and me being healthy coming back into this season, Kristaps having a year under his belt, I think it does make it a destination spot for a lot of people to see the pieces that we have to try to create something."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Team USA fielding questions from kids at a USA basketball clinic in Harlem.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Team USA surprised a group of young children from the USA Basketball Youth Clinic in Harlem. The kids didn't know they were going to share the room with the best players in the world. Great moment.


Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach K surprises kids at a USA basketball clinic in Harlem by unveiling Team USA.


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

USA men's national basketball team introduced in Harlem, NY

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach K talking to kids at a USA Basketball youth clinic in Harlem before introducing the Olympic team.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony agreed with Phil Jackson's assessment that Anthony's been 're-invigorated' by the Derrick Rose trade. Anthony said the moved showed him that the club is trying to win now, rather than rebuild.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony was asked if he's "reinvigorated" as Phil Jackson has said. "Phil said I'm reinvigorated?" Anthony asked with a smile and chuckle. "I'm reinvigorated." Anthony does seem genuinely excited about the Derrick Rose trade and recent direction of Knicks but knows there's still more pieces that need to be added.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony says he's spoken to Kevin Durant about the Knicks and free agency. And Melo adds on the Derrick Rose trade: "I like it. I like it a lot... I'm a big fan of Rose."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony on the Derrick Rose trade: "I like that a lot."

Lakers seek big men in free agency

GM Mitch Kupchak says while the Lakers want to develop their frontcourt talent, they are also aggressively seeking better overall talent.


Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony says he has spoken to team doctors concerning the Zika virus before deciding to play for Team USA in Brazil.

Timberlake makes Memphis' pitch to Conley

With a little help from nine-time Grammy winner Justin Timberlake, the Grizzlies show Mike Conley why he should stay in Memphis. Recruiting pitch

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Tre Demps, son of Pelicans GM Dell Demps, will play for the Chicago Bulls in summer league, his management firm, Priority Sports, announced. The younger Demps, an undrafted free agent, averaged 15.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists a game as a senior at Northwestern this past season.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie of the Year odds (via @BovadaLV) not particularly bullish on Boston's Jaylen Brown.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Carmelo Anthony tells ESPN that his recruitment of Kevin Durant has already begun, saying: "We've been together. We've been talking."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

2014 2nd-round pick Louis Layberie will play for the Knicks' Summer League team. Others on the roster include Ron Baker, Marshall Plumlee, Marvelle Harris and JP Tokoto, according to reports. Also, Souleyman Diabate, a 6-0 guard from the Ivory Coast, will play for the club in Summer League. The first summer league practice is scheduled for Wednesday.

Harden dunks on kid at basketball camp

James Harden was a big hit with campers after slamming on one of their own. Watch it

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