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Which Kobe was better: No. 8 or No. 24?

If you could have only one -- No. 8 Kobe or No. 24 Kobe -- which would it be? Kevin Pelton settles the great debate.

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SportsCenter celebrates 'Kobe Bryant Day' (2:27)
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Projected W-L record for all 30 teams

How many games will the Warriors win with Kevin Durant? Which teams will jump from the lottery to the playoffs? Kevin Pelton uses real plus-minus to project the 2016-17 records for every team.

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Kobe receives warm City Hall welcome (0:30)
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When was the day the Lakers fell apart? (2:08)
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Usher recalls triumphant Cavaliers win (1:48)
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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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His & Hers rips Harden's new shoes (1:40)
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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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Usher wary of Warriors' stars coexisting (0:56)
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Boeheim on Carmelo: 'He's unlikely to win an NBA title' (0:53)
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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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On this date: Happy birthday, Reggie Miller! (0:50)
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Butler claims he'd be better in the NFL than Thomas and Brown (2:33)
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James: To 'own a team would be awesome' (0:51)
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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Happy Kobe Bryant Day from LA City Hall.

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

Kobe on which number he'll retire. He laughed and said whichever number is chosen "it'll be pretty hard for someone else to wear the other"

Kobe receives warm welcome at City Hall

Kobe Bryant and his family arrive at Los Angeles' City Hall Council meeting to a crowd full of supporters on 'Kobe Bryant Day.'

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Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Kobe posing with his family, City Council members and his Kobe Bryant Day plaque.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Clipper Darrell just popped up from the crowd and yelled, "I love you, Kobe!" Then he proceeded to start a "Kobe Bryant" chant.

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Council member says the lasting lesson from Kobe is "Keep shooting." #KobeDay

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Kobe Bryant and his daughters listen to the accolades on #KobeDay

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Kobe Bryant addressing Lakers fans in the crowd at LA City Hall: "We only play for one thing in this city, and that's championships."

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Lakers fans and City Council members singing "Happy Birthday" to Kobe, who celebrated his 38th birthday yesterday.

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

This is amazing. Fans in LA City Council chamber just sang Happy Birthday to Kobe. There are crying babies & 30 politicians wanting to speak

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Kobe Bryant watches highlights from his final game shown at LA city council.

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

"M-V-P" chant broke out in council chambers. That has to be a first. #KobeDay

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Kobe Bryant and his family arriving at LA City Hall's council meeting to "Kobe!" chants.

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J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, wearing a purple tie, on hand for City Council proceedings on #KobeDay

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Before the Kobe ceremony it's time for the always entertaining public comment portion of the show here in council chambers.