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Doolittle: Most, least improved in NBA

The Nets are still woeful as they start the onerous task of climbing out of the hole they've dug over the last two seasons. On the flip side, there's a team on the west coast that's most improved. Full list (Insider)

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Thank you all very much for the affection and respect showed yesterday. Overwhelming and highly appreciated! #38

Vin Baker working at Starbucks

The former Bucks and Sonics All-Star big man, who fought alcoholism and lost nearly $100 million, is bouncing back, and wants people to learn from his journey. Baker's biggest rebound

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Does LeBron have all the answers?

LeBron James hosted a Q&A on Twitter on Tuesday in which he explained why he's scared of Ronda Rousey and listed his best friends in the NBA. However, he was a little evasive about the idea of him doing "Space Jam 2." What about Kobe?

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Shaq calls Pippen 'bum' and a lot more

The Shaquille O'Neal-Scottie Pippen feud shows no signs of stopping, as the former star big man launched a torrent of trash talk Pippen's way on Tuesday. Shaq: Scottie not in scouting report

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LeBron on Space Jam 2: 'Maybe'

In a Twitter Q&A, LeBron James was asked "are you doing Space Jam 2??" And the NBA star, who recently signed a deal with Warner Bros., tweeted: "Maybe.......Guess we'll just have to wait and see. #LooneyToonsRock" Warner Bros. filed for three new Space Jam trademarks last month.

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Warriors' Kerr to undergo back surgery

Steve Kerr will undergo the surgery today for a herniated disk, according to CSN Bay Area. The defending champions open training camp in late September.

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Wisconsin approves new Bucks arena

The Wisconsin state assembly agreed to spend $250M in tax payer money on a new arena. Team owner Peter Feigin said in a statement that the deal will allow the Bucks to remain in Wisconsin.

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Carlos Boozer drawing interest

The free-agent forward is reportedly being looked at by the Knicks, Rockets and Mavericks. Boozer, 33, may need to agree to a veteran's minimum contract to continue his NBA career. NBA rumor roundup

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Agent Zero: I got banned from the fair

Well, he wasn't actually banned from the Orange County fair: Since Gilbert Arenas won a stuffed animal on each basketball game, he wasn't allowed to play anymore. Instant Awesome

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The Most Adorable Social Media Battle

A week after Riley Curry broke out The Whip and The Nae Nae, Leah Still fired back with her own version ... and a dance-off challenge. Watch

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Under-the-radar 2016 free agents

There are some low-key players that will be free agents in 2016 who could be in for big paydays if they perform well this season. Chief among them? Guards Harrison Barnes and Jordan Clarkson, says Kevin Pelton. Full list (Insider)

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Manute Bol's son can ball like a guard

Bol Bol is 6-foot-10 and 15 years old, but he isn't just a rim protector -- as his latest mixtape filled with jumpers, 3's and coast-to-coast buckets shows. Watch

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Kobe calls out Carli Lloyd Twitter troll

If you come at USWNT hero Carli Lloyd on Twitter, you better get ready to be owned by one of the NBA's biggest stars/U.S. soccer fans. Bryant sticks up for Lloyd

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Bird: MJ would kill me now

Pacers president Larry Bird told "The Dan Patrick Show" that Michael Jordan would beat him if they played 1-on-1 now: "I'm 40 pounds more than I was when I played, I'm broken down. I really don't care like I used to." Bird speaks out

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