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Walton blames self for Clippers' San Diego exit

Bill Walton has great stories to tell about San Diego, his beloved hometown. But his time there while playing for the Clippers -- "my greatest failure as a professional" -- didn't end well.

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Wade: The problem goes way back (1:33)
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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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Stephen A. Smith 'depressed' by thought of upcoming NBA season (1:03)
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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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Boeheim on Carmelo: 'He's unlikely to win an NBA title' (0:53)
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Usher wary of Warriors' stars coexisting (0:56)
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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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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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Stars headline 2017 NBA free agency

Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul highlight a dominant free agency class in the summer of 2017. Take a look at a few of their best highlights from this past season.

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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Los Angeles Lakers individual game tickets for the 2016-17 season will go on sale at noon PST Friday on the Lakers' official website, the team announced. Approximately 1,000 tickets are available for each of the Lakers' 41 home games, the team stated in a release.

NBA players putting opponents on a poster

Take a look at some of the most notable posterization dunks in NBA history.

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ESPN @espn

Not many remember it, but a 1948 exhibition between the Lakers and Harlem Globetrotters helped change hoops forever: es.pn/2blvhMf

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

How different would the perception of the 2014-15 Thunder (and Westbrook's role) be if the Pelicans had lost their finale to the Spurs?