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Michael Jordan speaks out on shootings of African-Americans, police

Michael Jordan has pledged $1 million each to two groups working to build trust between police and their communities.

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Jordan not the same person who refused to take a stand in his 20s (1:45)
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Drummond gets put on a poster twice (0:34)
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USA basketball using practice to build chemistry (1:54)
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Cousins focused on bringing home a gold medal (1:17)
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Durant takes court with new teammates (1:59)
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NBA within its right to pull ASG from Charlotte (1:08)
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George puts injury behind him in Team USA's win (1:08)
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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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Barkley: Durant doesn't improve Warriors in all areas (1:46)
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My Wish: Steph Curry grants Ashley's selfless wish (6:59)
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Carmelo organizes conversation on social issues (0:55)
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Charles Barkley is a fan of McDonald's breakfast (0:46)
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Historic backboard breaking dunks (1:16)
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White Chocolate still making great passes at 40 (0:15)
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Isaiah Stokes shatters backboard during game

The younger brother of NBA forward Jarnell Stokes threw down a massive slam dunk during the final minute of an AAU game in Las Vegas, sending glass flying.

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Melo's veteran wisdom (1:44)
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Make the NBA fun again (6:04)

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

It appears Nets PG Jeremy Lin has applied for a trademark on the phrase "Brook-Lin" for apparel purposes, according to records. A fan applied for and then transferred the trademark to Lin after he signed with Brooklyn, according to fan site NetsDaily.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeremy Lin said on JJ Redick's podcast that he wouldn't even have considered the Nets if Kenny Atkinson wasn't there in place as head coach. Liked the fact that he and Atkinson were at the bottom together in New York and worked their way up.

Wilbon weighs in on MJ's statement

Michael Wilbon reacts to Michael Jordan's statement on police brutality and community relations: "The depth of [Jordan's] emotion ... is something that so many people in this country are feeling."

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Jordan releases anti-violence statement

Michael Jordan is pledging $1 million apiece to two organizations that he believes can help facilitate change. Full statement

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Jordan: "I can no longer stay silent"

Michael Jordan releases statement on police violence, pledges to make donations, and hopes to encourage change. Story

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Langston Galloway, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana native, said on a conference call with local media today that his family was thrilled when they learned he'd be playing closer to home. "They're definitely excited," he said. "When I first got a chance to tell my mom and dad and my wife's family, they all just started crying because it's a great opportunity to see me play as a professional back home. [There's] definitely excitement back home for me."

KD, Draymond get taste of life as villains

Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic share their thoughts on Kevin Durant and Draymond Green getting booed during a Team USA exhibition game.

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Bucci Mane @Buccigross

United States 106, China 57 Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson (USA): combined for 36 points (8-13 3-pt FG)

Drummond put on a poster -- twice

No sympathy for the NBA All-Star as Andre Drummond found himself of the wrong end of two posters in Drew League action thanks to Sek Henry and Darnell Shumpert.

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Cousins focused on bringing home gold

DeMarcus Cousins explains what it has been like playing with DeAndre Jordan and the rest of Team USA, as well as the difference playing for the U.S. and playing for the Kings.

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Worst sports uniforms in history

Take a look back at some of the most infamous uniforms worn in sports throughout the years, including the "leisure suit" uniform Chris Sale reportedly destroyed.

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Melo organizes conversation on social issues

Marc Stein provides details on the expected discussion at Monday's meeting in Los Angeles that was organized by Carmelo Anthony. The women's national team is also involved in the private meeting.

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