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Klay blocks Holiday, finishes play with slam

Klay Thompson swats Jrue Holiday's 3-point attempt and takes it to the other end with a one-handed slam.

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Ball drops dime to Kuzma.

Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma run the pick-and-roll to perfection in the second quarter.

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Lonzo Ball is out here throwing Vegas-like passes. He grabbed a defensive rebound under the basket and immediately fired a rim-to-rim pass to a streaking Corey Brewer, who was blocked from behind on his dunk attempt. Later, Ball stole a pass on the far right corner by the sideline and in one motion flung a pass up and across the court to Brewer but couldn't get the ball ahead of Brewer resulting in a turnover. Still, these were the types of passes Ball delivered at the Las Vegas summer league where he was MVP and rebounded from a poor debut.

Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN Staff Writer

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Wise says Steph Curry is worthy of top-50 inclusion.

Mike Wise joins SportsCenter, where he explains the hardest part of removing 14 players from the Top 50 Players of All Time list.

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Kobe hangs with Neymar, PSG.

Kobe Bryant enjoys watching a Paris-Saint Germain F.C. practice.

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LeBron swats away Giannis' layup.

LeBron James turns away Giannis Antetokounmpo at the rim, as the Cavs spoil the Bucks' home opener.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo to ESPN when asked how he's improved the most in his five years in the league: "I think my mentality. The way I approach the game. The way I approach just a simple practice. That’s my mentality. I take this more serious. I’m not taking this for granted no more. I think my rookie I was just having fun. I was 18 and I was living the American dream. Now, I think it’s like, it’s time to like work hard and achieve goals and do whatever it takes for your team to win. So I think my mentality has changed since my rookie year."

Dave McMenamin, ESPN Staff Writer

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Stephen A. watched the Lakers in disbelief.

Stephen A. Smith says the Lakers are "not a very good team" and modifies his preseason win-loss prediction.

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Beverley welcomes Ball to the NBA.

The Clippers' Patrick Beverley exchanges words with the Lakers' rookie point guard throughout Ball's first NBA game.

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Chris Paul's Chapter 3

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Chris Paul's Chapter 3

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CP3 evolving style with All-Star pickup game.

Chris Paul understands that he's expected to shoot more in Houston so he courts some friends to get some work in.

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Ball happy his NBA journey keeps him in L.A.

Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball hopes his style of play fits into the Lakers' 'Showtime' mold.

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Griffin navigating challenges as Clips' leader.

Blake Griffin shares with Rachel Nichols how he's grown into a leadership role and speculates about LeBron James' upcoming free agency decision.

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Sixers trio injects promise to The Process.

Despite losing to the Wizards, Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz impress in their season debuts as the 76ers look to make the playoffs for the first time in six seasons.

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Hayward to fans: 'I'm gonna be all right.'

The Celtics introduce Hayward during starting lineups at TD Garden before showing a video message from the injured forward on the Jumbotron.

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Stephen A. clashes with 'Cleveland A.'

Stephen A. Smith does some pre-show preparation with his doppelganger, Jamie Foxx aka, "Cleveland A. Smith."

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