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22hBradford Doolittle

Most overrated NBA teams in the West?

How does our NBA Summer Forecast compare with statistical projections for every West team? Bradford Doolittle breaks down the most underrated and overrated team win totals.

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This is how you shut down a dunk contest (0:39)
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Durant feels the love in his Oracle debut

Kevin Durant made his Oracle Arena debut as a member of the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday while playing for USA Basketball in an Olympic tuneup. The newly minted Warrior is quickly making himself at home.

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Coach K: 'The welcoming for Kevin was fantastic' (1:01)
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7 Other times NBA ambition went wrong... (1:00)
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Wade makes appearance at Cubs-White Sox game (0:15)
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Vote now: How does your NBA team stack up?

ESPN The Magazine's Ultimate Standings grades organizations on everything from ticket prices and stadium experience to the talent on the field, court or rink. How does your favorite NBA team stack up? Vote now!

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2dZach Lowe

Will the Magic's latest reset work?

Orlando's first attempt at rebuilding didn't go as planned, and now the Magic are hoping their latest plan has them on the rocky road to becoming an Eastern Conference contender.

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Amar'e Stoudemire sure did like to dunk (1:47)
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Top dunks from the free throw line (1:24)
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Why has Team USA basketball been so good so far? (0:56)
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American war hero inspiring USA Basketball (4:24)
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Stoudemire's career full of highlight-reel moments (0:47)
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Russell Westbrook can do it alone (1:25)
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How much is Presti at fault for current state of Thunder? (1:38)
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Jordan not the same person who refused to take a stand in his 20s (1:45)
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Smith: Critics of MJ should look to white athletes too (1:09)
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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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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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6dBrian Windhorst

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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Dr. J: LaVine an all-time great dunker

Julius Erving says Zach LaVine, the two-time reigning NBA Slam Dunk champion, is already among the greatest dunkers of all time. Joining dunking royalty

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KD's debut in Oracle Arena was a slam dunk

It wasn't Kevin Durant's first time at Oracle, but it was his first time there since signing with the Warriors. He made himself right at home. 'I got jitters'

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwyane Wade gets a big ovation here at Wrigley. This is his first public appearance in Chicago as a Bull.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics formally announced their flurry of recent moves on Wednesday, signing Gerald Green and draft picks Jaylen Brown, Demetrius Jackson, and Ben Bentil, while re-signing center Tyler Zeller. Bentil, the 51st pick in the draft, will have a partially guaranteed deal and will compete for a final roster spot. In order to process the moves, the Celtics renounced their rights to Gigi Datome, who is currently playing overseas after spending part of the 2014-15 season with Boston.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki's deal is official. The Mavs announced that Nowitzki re-signed Wednesday.

Viral Vault: Lewis' awful national anthem

On January 21, 1993, track and field star Carl Lewis performed a terrible rendition of the national anthem, prompting Charley Steiner to call it Francis Scott off-key.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Official confirmation of the sad news Anderson Varejao must miss the Olympics in his native Brazil due to injury (back) is expected today

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Bulls' Cristiano Felicio has emerged as the strong favorite to replace Anderson Varejao on Brazil's Olympic roster, league sources say.