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Basketball is 'not a part of life, it is life.'

Kobe Bryant describes his passion for basketball and its influence throughout the years with the Lakers.

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Kobe goes head to head with MJ.

On December 17, 1997, Kobe Bryant clashes with Michael Jordan in Chicago, dropping 33 points against MJ in a loss.

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LeBron explains 'equality' message on sneakers.

In D.C., LeBron James dons one white sneaker and one black sneaker with the word "equality" displayed. After the Cavaliers' win over the Wizards, James shares why he chose to wear the shoes.

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LeBron comes to play in D.C.

While you were watching NFL, LeBron James had himself a night against the Wizards, recording his 61st triple-double of 20 points, 15 assists and 12 rebounds in the Cavs' win.

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Sunday's top plays

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Oladipo soars over Crabbe for alley-oop.

Lance Stephenson lobs it up to Victor Oladipo for an alley-oop over Allen Crabbe.

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Oubre throws down alley-oop.

Mike Scott delivers a no-look pass to Kelly Oubre for an alley-oop dunk.

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Turning the page on Melo's time in NY.

For the first time as member of the Thunder, Carmelo Anthony returns to New York and receives a warm welcome from the MSG crowd.

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Spurs outscore Mavs in 4th quarter to close game.

The Spurs take over scoring 13-unaswered points in the final five minutes and defeat the Mavs.

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LeBron passes Bird for most triple-doubles.

With this rebound, LeBron James records a triple-double in the Cavaliers' victory over the Jazz, marking the 60th of his career and moving him up a spot on the all-time list.

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CP3 the floor general guiding Rockets to perfection.

Chris Paul's impact with the Rockets can't be questioned, as Houston is on a 13-0 run and undefeated with Paul on the court.

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Celebrating the '12 Plays of Christmas.'

From Dr. J and Michael Jordan to LeBron James, take a look back at a dozen of the biggest plays that have taken place on Christmas Day.

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How Joel Embiid is trolling the NBA

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  • The Greatest Story Ever Trolled

    Joel Embiid has turned the Sixers' famed process into performance art, and everyone is feeling merry and bright -- for now.

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NBA mock draft

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  • NBA mock draft: Best picks for Bulls, Cavs, 76ers and more

    How has our 2018 mock draft changed after six weeks of NBA action and illuminating matchups for some of the top prospects? Here's our new look at the full first and second rounds, including a shake-up in the top five.