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All-Time #NBArank: Shaquille O'Neal hits the countdown at No. 9

The Diesel. The Big Aristotle. Superman. A man of many names, Shaquille O'Neal checks in at No. 9 in our All-Time #NBArank countdown. Follow along as we continue to unveil Nos. 10-6 on today's list.

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Why do the Kings reportedly want to fire Karl? (1:29)
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Joe Johnson beats the buzzer ... again

It has been a rough season for the Nets, but they still know who to go to when the game is on the line -- the most prolific buzzer-beater maker.

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NBA trade talk: Predicting biggest trades in East

Could the Bucks move Jabari Parker? What about the Nets and Brook Lopez? Our experts break down the most interesting storylines in the Eastern Conference heading into the NBA trade deadline.

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Unstoppable Warriors vs. unstoppable KD

When two immense hoop forces collided, excellence ensued. Still, Kevin Durant (40 points) couldn't lift the Thunder past a Warriors team lacking its usual Splash Bros. 3-point success.

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Holmes: Lone Star farewell for Kobe Bryant

The Lakers' star exited the San Antonio floor for the last time, saluting a long history battling a franchise that gave him his most worthy challenges, Baxter Holmes writes.

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Magic: Durant could be Lakers' solution

NBA legend Magic Johnson tells First Take that he would recruit Kevin Durant "hard," because he could be the one guy that could turn things around for the Lakers.

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Lowe: Fifth-Annual Luke Walton All-Stars

Aka, a who's who of non-serious NBA players that somehow are getting some serious minutes. Lineup

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Deadline PG swaps yield mixed results

At last year's trade deadline, four frontline point guards, including Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas, were moved in a flurry of deals. Brian Windhorst chronicles how the trades happened and the effects on teams and players. Deadline Decisions

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Isola: Players put a premium on winning

Frank Isola believes that upcoming free agents -- like Kevin Durant -- nowadays care more about winning, which means no one's going to want to join the Knicks.

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KAT pounces for big slam

Karl-Anthony Towns faked the handoff and instead took it in himself for a massive dunk.

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Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Luol Deng is under the weather and missed shootaround today, but is a gametime decision for tonight against San Antonio. Hassan Whiteside (ankle) participated in shootaround and will be reevaluated again pregame tonight.

Magic Johnson's last All-Star Game

On this date 24 years ago, Johnson won the NBA All-Star Game MVP. SportsCenter remembers his final All-Star Game.

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All-Time #NBArank: Hakeem at No. 10

It's time to kick off the top 10 with one of the most imposing forces the game has ever seen: Hakeem Olajuwon. No. 10

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Ranking Air Jordans

As all the sneakerheads know, the Air Jordan XXX drops Friday. What better time to look back at all 29 looks of past Jordan kicks? Full ranking

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Watch: Magic Johnson on SportsCenter

On this date 24 years ago, Magic won the NBA All-Star Game MVP. Today, he's joining Hannah Storm on SC. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Kobe can still elevate ... sort of

This wasn't exactly the form that won Kobe Bryant a dunk contest title, but it counts for two points just the same.

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Westbrook crashes Durant's interview

Kevin Durant was talking about his experience taking pictures at Super Bowl 50. Russell Westbrook was unimpressed.

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ICYMI: Drummond drills one from 3/4 court

Free throws might befuddle the Pistons' Andre Drummond, but three-quarter-court shots are his thing.

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Herm Edwards crashes Magic's interview

Because what's a Magic Johnson interview if Herm Edwards doesn't appear?

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Don't worry guys, my ankles are okay. Just need a little ice 😜😜. Good play by Jonson.

Joe Johnson redefines 'ankle breaker'

There are ankle breakers, and then there is Johnson doing this to Denver's Jusuf Nurkic.

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NBA greats debate all-time greats

Who's in Chris Bosh's all-time NBA top five? "No. 1? I have to say Jordan. No. 2 is Kareem. No. 3 is Magic. Uh, shoot, man. I'd probably go Bill Russell No. 4. Man, this is so hard." Who made the cut?

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Devin Harris is out tonight against the Jazz, the ninth straight game he will miss due to a sprained left great big toe. Coach Rick Carlisle said the team is optimistic that Harris will be ready to return at the end of the All-Star break.

Rondo to LeBron for the slam

Rajon Rondo set up LeBron James for a breakaway dunk with a perfect outlet pass. One problem: They don't play for the same team.

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On this date 24 years ago, three months after testing positive for HIV, Magic Johnson returned for the NBA All-Star Game -- and won MVP. [Credit: Jon Soohoo/NBAE]

Johnson wins it, Prokhorov goes bonkers

Joe Johnson banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to down the Nuggets, much to the delight of Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov.

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Kings ready to move on from Karl

Marc Stein reports the Kings are planning on firing coach George Karl, saying on SportsCenter: "Since they lost Friday night in Brooklyn this has been seen as an inevitability."

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Jackson: It was time to make a change

Knicks president Phil Jackson said of Derek Fisher, who was fired Monday: "I think he was a dedicated worker. Some of that onus is on the players."

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