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Greek Freak electrifies with other-worldy dunk.

Giannis Antetokounmpo announces his presence with a steal capped off by a sensational windmill slam.

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Gallinari scores amazing left-handed shot in midair.

Nikola Jokic throws a lob to a cutting Danilo Gallinari who has his right arm held, but is still able to flip the ball in with his other hand.

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Kobe has no interest in Lakers' front office role.

Kobe Bryant says he's always a phone call away for Magic Johnson and Lakers GM Rob Pelinka, but would rather do more creative things with his time rather than day-to-day operations.

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Kobe calls minimized schedule 'a viable option'

Kobe Bryant joins SC6 to discuss how he conserved energy during his career and understands the frustrations fans have for buying tickets to games where stars sit out.

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Harden razzles and dazzles.

James Harden tricks up his defender with a slick between-the-legs, behind-the-back move and drives for a first-quarter layup against the Pelicans.

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Lakers' Shaq statue perfectly captures his signature dunk.

The newest addition to Staples Center brings back memories of Shaquille O'Neal's dominant throwdowns.

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Kobe calls Shaq 'most dominant player' he's seen.

Kobe Bryant talks about what was most impressive about Shaquille O'Neal and tells a funny Shaq story.

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Jefferson hammers home alley-oop over Kaminsky.

LeBron James lobs it up for Richard Jefferson for the powerful alley-oop throwdown.

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Spurs put away Grizzlies.

LaMarcus Aldridge scores 23 points and the Spurs defeat the Grizzlies to win their third straight game.

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Barnes comes up big on offense, then defense in win.

Harrison Barnes hits the go-ahead shot for the Mavericks and then steals the ball from Blake Griffin to help get Dallas the victory.

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O'Quinn slams it home over two Blazers.

Kyle O'Quinn drives the lane and hammers it home with two Blazers players in his path.

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Chriss posterizes Acy on mammoth alley-oop finish.

Tyler Ulis lets Marquese Chriss take over on the emphatic alley-oop posterization dunk.

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Russell Westbrook is a stat-stuffing machine.

Tom Haberstroh goes inside the numbers to reveal how Russell Westbrook's season triple-double may come without even having to play the fourth quarter.

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Stephen A. denies LaVar got the best of him.

Stephen A. Smith dismisses the notion that he met his match in LaVar Ball and also offers an insider's view as to why the Lakers are so interested in Lonzo Ball.

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LaVar Ball makes Stephen A. apoplectic.

LaVar Ball's appearance on First Take brings plenty of fireworks and somehow ends with an invitation for pancakes.

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How the scene has changed.

Tom Haberstroh examines how social media and technology are helping players increase their success in today's game.

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