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The first time D-Wade faced Kobe

It was his first season in the NBA, and Dwyane Wade doubts he was even on Kobe Bryant's radar, which made the pure joy of scoring on him that much more special.

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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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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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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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Daugherty: 'Black cloud hangs over Dwight'

Dwight Howard's career hasn't been the same since the big man left Orlando and Brad Daugherty can find only one common denominator to explain why that is.

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Frustrating season for Harden

The Rockets season isn't going the way anyone imagined, but James Harden is optimistic for the season half.

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#SquadGoals: Steph, Ayesha and FLOTUS

When Stephen and Ayesha Curry visited the White House, they sang a song about bananas with the First Lady. 'Ba-ba-ba-banana'

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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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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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LaMarcus Aldridge on his first All-Star Game as a member of the Spurs.

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Will Barton: Kobe is 'best player ever'

The Nuggets forward said that "every time [Kobe Bryant] steps on the court, something legendary happens." (Video by Adam Reisinger)

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J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Allen Iverson, amid a stage of Hall of Famers and the newest nominees: "I feel like somebody."

Uni Watch: History of NBA All-Star design

The design of the NBA All-Star Game uniforms has bounced all over the place, like a Larry Bird shot in a game of H-O-R-S-E. Uni Watch

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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

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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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