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Trade grades: Who wins Sixers-Jazz deal?

Kevin Pelton grades Friday's deal that sent a point guard to Utah and a center and draft picks to Philly.

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Carmelo goes shopping in custom robe (0:19)
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Wade: The problem goes way back (1:33)
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Rondo never feared losing endorsements over speaking out (1:32)
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NBA players putting opponents on a poster (0:59)
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NBA draft 2017: Complete coverage

From prospect projections to the lottery and draft night, ESPN.com has complete coverage of the 2017 NBA draft.

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Riley Curry has the best playhouse in the land (0:52)
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Isiah Thomas: We have to shine the light on the positive (1:19)
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Jabari Parker comfortable speaking out (1:52)
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On this date: Happy birthday, James Harden! (1:02)
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Kobe Bryant Day inspires ESPN anchors (0:49)
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When was the day the Lakers fell apart? (2:08)
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Gordon Hayward: 'I'm definitely rooting for Team Liquid'

Gordon Hayward isn't just a small forward for the Utah Jazz -- he's also a League of Legends fan. Here's his podcast interview, plus ESPN's breakdown of Riot's controversial comments.

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Usher recalls triumphant Cavaliers win (1:48)
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Brewer proclaims Harden will play better defense next season (1:59)
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Boeheim on Carmelo: 'He's unlikely to win an NBA title' (0:53)
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Jamal Crawford's long and winding road

The NBA's only three-time Sixth Man of the Year didn't last this long -- through 16 seasons and 17 different head coaches -- by avoiding mistakes, but by learning from them.

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Ingram wears a suit playing basketball (0:40)
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Shenanigans ensue during Melo, Durant interviews (2:15)
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LeBron's past requires him to support Durant's move (1:02)

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Thomas is against describing athletes as ‘beasts’

Isiah Thomas explains how describing athletes as “beasts” and “animals” is dehumanizing and used to be a fireable offense, but is now considered a compliment.

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

10 minutes between the "Jazz acquire Kendall Marshall" and "Jazz waive Kendall Marshall" emails. Think that's a new record.

Rondo never feared losing endorsements over speaking out

Bulls G Rajon Rondo tells the First Take crew that he never feared losing endorsement deals as a consequence of speaking out on social issues and thinks more athletes should speak up.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson says his biggest mistake as president of the Knicks was turning down the chance to trade for Jae Crowder in the deal that sent Ray Felton and Tyson Chandler to Dallas in the summer of 2014. "I liked Crowder but I thought he wouldn't get much of a chance to play behind Carmelo, so I took the pick which turned out to be Cleanthony Early," Jackson said in an interview conducted after the season that was published Friday by Today's Fastbreak. Crowder would have been a phenomenal fit for the Knicks, so this misstep certainly hurt the franchise. As a reporter, I appreciate Phil's candor here.

Carmelo goes shopping in custom robe

La La Anthony pokes fun at husband Carmelo for going shopping with a custom-made robe on.

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