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1dChris Forsberg

Banners are motivation as Celtics look to take next step

New Celtics forward Al Horford, and the rest of his teammates, are using the team's 17 championship banners as inspiration for the upcoming season.

LeBron looks ahead to final stage of career (0:36)
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23hDave McMenamin

Veteran Cavs don't view age as a problem

Age is just a number to the Cavs, who may have the oldest roster in the NBA but still have youth on their side when it comes to their top-end talent.

22hEthan Sherwood Strauss

Why Warriors want to win -- but not too much

Despite an unprecedented collection of talent, the Warriors are managing expectations and say another NBA single-season wins record is not the goal.

Curry schools teammate in practice (0:15)
Kerr starting from scratch with roster overhaul (1:54)
Can VR fix Andre Drummond's foul shooting? (2:14)
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1dBrian Windhorst

The melancholy end to the Big Three era in Miami

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh turned Miami into the center of the basketball universe. Six years later, the book on the Big Three closes just as abruptly and surprisingly as it opened.

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Marc J. Spears

Warriors say country overlooking Kaepernick's message

Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and others in Golden State understand Colin Kaepernick's protest and are considering "a unified gesture or stance" to bring more attention to social justice issues.

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Heat getting closure after 'impossible situation' with Bosh (1:52)


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah said he missed the past couple of days due to the birth of his daughter.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose shooting around after the second day of Knicks training camp:


Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Alvin Gentry says he's not set on starting a traditional center next to Anthony Davis each game this season. Could see AD start at the 5, depending on matchups, per Gentry.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

After consulting the wise @LarryCoon, @espn's new latest estimate for the Steph Curry max next summer is a five-year, $165 million deal.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron with the covered up look at practice. CLE will have its first of three two-a-days of training camp today.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

It's the preseason, but the Knicks are already in midseason form when it comes to complaining about calls. Plenty of chirping at refs in their scrimmage today.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rosters for Mavs' open scrimmage today:

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs rookie Kay Felder going through the same passing drills that old Cleveland backup PG Matthew Dellavedova used to do.


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Porzingis and Carmelo's side beat Rose and Noah's team in a scrimmage that was clinched by two Porzingis free throws (after fouls drawn by Porzingis, who was guarded by Maurice Ndour). Derrick Rose wasn't happy about losing the game on free throws.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's a look at the Knicks scrimmaging. Rose, Noah & Lee are in one side. Porzingis & Melo are on the other:

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah is participating in his first training camp practice as a Knick today. He was away Monday and Tuesday due to a personal matter.