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Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

15 second long cheer for Durant. Followed by a random boo of DeAndre Jordan

American war hero inspires USA Basketball

Army Major Scotty Smiley, who saved his unit in Iraq at the cost of his sight, spoke to Team USA about the meaning of selfless service.

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Team USA plays tonight in Oakland. That means Kyrie Irving will be there for the first time since this shot: es.pn/2atqDfM

Lue's bet on himself pays off

Jalen Rose and David Jacoby break down the details of Tyronn Lue's new contract and what his future with the Cavaliers could hold.

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Is Amar'e Stoudemire a Hall of Famer?

Amar'e Stoudemire put up great numbers for the Suns, but he could be remembered for his disappointing seasons with the Knicks. What are his Hall of Fame chances? Yes or no? (Insider)

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

So far ESPN Summer Forecast has projected the Nets to go 20-62 in 2016-17 while ESPN's Bradford Doolittle has them going 16-66 based on his statistical projection model. Brooklyn has been preaching patience as an organization since Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson took over. The rebuilding Nets figure to play hard for Atkinson on a nightly basis, but defense and overall talent are certainly question marks.

A butter sculpture of Cavs' logo

The 2016 Ohio State Fair displays sculptures made out of butter, including one designed to be the Cleveland Cavaliers logo.

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Anthony's town hall unites community

Carmelo Anthony's town hall brought athletes, teens and police together as the NBA All-Star continues to try to bridge the gap in broken communities. Melo's platform

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Why did Stoudemire retire as a Knick?

Ian Begley explains why Amar'e Stoudemire has decided to retire from the NBA after signing a contract with the Knicks.

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Amar'e throws it down ... with authority

Back in March of 2010, Amar'e Stoudemire had one impressive power dunk.

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