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July 31, 2007, is a very significant day in the the long and storied career of NBA superstar Kevin Garnett. See what went down with the Big Ticket on this date 8 years ago in Friday’s edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

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Elhassan: The most NBA-ready rookies

Karl-Anthony Towns looks like he should be a solid starter with a superstar ceiling, according to Amin Elhassan's Readiness scale. D’Angelo Russell and Emmanuel Mudiay, though, aren't quite ready yet. Who's ready? (Insider)

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Kings to add Lieberman as assistant

The Kings are reportedly adding Nancy Lieberman as an assistant coach. The 57-year-old Hall of Famer would become the NBA's second female assistant coach, joining Becky Hammon of the Spurs.

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Why NBA's free agency spendfest erupted

This summer sparked an NBA feeding frenzy of epic proportions, with teams tossing around eight-figure contracts like parade confetti. Front offices managed to commit over $2 billion in future player salaries in just 10 days. But why? A dollar now = 58 cents later

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Hawks' rookie is money from half court

Second-round pick Marcus Eriksson faces an uphill battle to make the Atlanta roster, but if the Hawks need someone to make a last-second half-court shot, they might want to keep him around.

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Hawks' Mike Scott arrested

The Hawks forward was arrested Thursday morning in Banks County, Georgia and faces felony drug charges for felony possession of marijuana and possession of a Schedule I drug. No comment from Hawks

Gilbert Arenas: LeBron not No. 1 option

The former NBA player said on Instagram: "he lacks #selfishness so he will always need a go to guy like [Dwyane] wade was or kyrie [Irving].. he lacks what [Michael] jordan and kobe [Bryant] were..great 1 on 1 players... he needs a pure scorer beside him."

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Historic hoop sells for big money

The backboard, hoop, net and stand that was the recipient of Michael Jordan's last shot with the Chicago Bulls sold for $41,825 at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago on Thursday night. 'Thrilla in Manila' boots, too

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From 97 to the final four

Earlier this month, 97 teams started The Basketball Tournament, a single-elimination, winner-take-all competition with a million-dollar prize. Now, four teams remain, featuring a veritable basketball "Where Are They Now?"

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