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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Klay Thompson, whose father Mychal played for the Lakers, is excited to be a part of Kobe Bryant's last All-Star Game.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Paul Millsap says he tries to block out the trade rumors surrounding the Hawks.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Isaiah Thomas has no intention of taking it easy on Kobe Bryant in Kobe's final All-Star Game.

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Steph's favorite Kobe moment

Kobe Bryant has had many great moments on the court, but the ultimate -- in Stephen Curry's mind -- is the time he scored 81 points.

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J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Allen Iverson: "I'm a product of Michael Jordan, Isiah Thomas, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley...all the guys that paved the way for us." But he said his number one inspiration was his mom.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

DeMar DeRozan gives a diplomatic answer when asked if Drake could play in the NBA.

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J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

2016 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame finalists announced today: Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Kevin Johnson, Tom Izzo, John McLendon, Eddie Sutton, Bo Ryan, Sheryl Swoopes, Robert Hughes, Muffet McGraw, Darrell Garretson, Lefty Driesell, Leita Andrews, 1954-58 Wayland Baptist U. team

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The last time they met, Kobe Bryant gave John Wall an open invitation to reach out whenever he wanted. Here's Wall on what that meant to him.

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The best Drake quiz you ever had

We all know Drake will be holding down his city of Toronto during the NBA's All-Star Weekend, but how well do you know his lyrics? Complete these NBA-inspired Drizzy lines and we'll see who's the real MVP. Take quiz

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Russell Westbrook on continuing Michael Jordan's legacy as the face of the Air Jordan XXX.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Anthony Davis: "Anytime I'm on the floor and Kobe's on the floor and he asks for the ball I'm giving it to him."

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Tyronn Lue shares a funny story of the first time Kobe Bryant played JR Rider 1-on-1 in practice.

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LeBron's admiration for Kobe

LeBron James says when Kobe Bryant succeeded out of high school, it gave him the confidence he needed as a kid.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

C.J. McCollum on Kobe essentially having two Hall of Fame careers in one.

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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Russell and Shaq

Farewell not sad for Kobe

Kobe Bryant feels honored to have played so long in the NBA: "Guys that I'm playing with that are tearing the league up that were like 4 for my first All-Star Game."

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Greeny: Dwight can only blame himself

Mike Greenberg believes Dwight Howard could have been an all-time great if he devoted himself to developing his offensive game.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

In Toronto with ESPN Radio, Kevin Durant addressed the possibility of signing a short-term contract this summer to, in essence, delay his free agency one year and put himself on the same track with teammate Russell Westbrook. "Actually that's probably one of the first times I've heard that one, but, no , I haven't really thought about it, man. I'm just, with [coming back from] injury and just getting back to playing again, I haven't thought about contracts or free agency or none of that stuff at all. ... I really haven't thought about that one. I guess I have to."

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Someone referenced Magic Johnson going one-on-one in the '92 All-Star Game. What about Kobe this year? "I think he's going to want to go one-on-one with everyone."

Klay Thompson: Warriors aim for 73 wins

While Thompson admitted "73 wins doesn't mean a thing without the ring," he confirmed the team is trying for the record. Chasing the Bulls

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Chris Bosh on why the 2003 draft class, of which he was a member, was special: "Having LeBron helps. Having Dwyane helps." He spoke to the continued excellence of the class by noting how they have adapted to new training and health regiments.

Odom greeted with cheers at Kanye event

Lamar Odom made his first public appearance since being hospitalized in October, attending Kanye West's Yeezy runway fashion show at Madison Square Garden.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Carmelo Anthony catches up with ESPN's Chauncey Billups at Media Day.

Surpassing Bulls still matters to Curry

Stephen Curry is not taking for granted the rare opportunity the Warriors have to break the Bulls' record mark of 72 wins.

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