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Thomas calls for more attention for Baton Rouge

Former LSU star and NBA player Tyrus Thomas answered tough questions when racial unrest hit Baton Rouge. Now he's frustrated that fewer people seem to care about the historic flooding that's hit his hometown.

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Nasty NBA crossovers (0:47)
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Is Westbrook the next in the Kobe/MJ lineage? (1:39)
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Stephen A. to KD: Westbrook's commercial is a slap in the face! (1:27)
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Bosh says he is ready for return (1:20)
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Bradley gets an early exit in Knockout (0:25)
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Predicting 2017's most likely new NBA All-Stars

Will Karl-Anthony Towns or Kristaps Porzingis vault into All-Star status? Is this the year for DeAndre Jordan? Kevin Pelton ranks the 10 most likely first-time selections for 2017.

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NBA players don't hold back vs. kids (1:23)
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Mock Draft 1.0: Debut for loaded 2017 class

Chad Ford debuts his NBA mock draft for 2017, with top prospects heading to the Celtics, Sixers and Lakers. Check out where the next generation of stars is likely to land.

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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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Joel Embiid swats little kid's shot away (0:18)
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Wade: The problem goes way back (1:33)
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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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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony is still pretty popular among the younger generation. Anthony ranked tied for second in a rookie survey from NBA.com that posed the following question: "Who is your favorite player in the league?" Anthony, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook all received 9.4 percent of the vote. Kevin Durant (29.7 percent) was the runaway winner. Stephen Curry surprisingly finished outside of the Top 10.

Stephen A. to KD: 'Westbrook’s commercial is a slap in the face!'

Stephen A. Smith thinks Russell Westbrook's not-so-subtle Jordan commercial was a direct slap in the face to Kevin Durant.

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"I've been gone ... but now I'm back." Chris Bosh says he's ramping up his workouts after blood clot complications: es.pn/2bOwCaI

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Back in his native Kamloops, British Columbia, Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk has been honored with an art rendition on a fence outside the Thompson Rivers University Gym. File under: The Fence is Real (via @KamThisWeek)

Who might make All-Star debut in 2017?

From Karl-Anthony Towns to Kristaps Porzingis, Kevin Pelton ranks the 10 most likely first-time All-Star selections for 2017. Top picks (Insider)

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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Los Angeles Lakers announced Monday that they have signed former Notre Dame standout forward Zach Auguste, increasing the Lakers' training camp roster to 16. The 6-foot-10 Auguste played for the Lakers' 2016 Summer League team in Las Vegas, averaging 5.3 points and 4.0 rebounds in four games.

Bradley gets an early exit in Knockout

Celtics G Avery Bradley plays a game of Knockout with a couple of young fans and immediately gets eliminated.

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Chicago violence a disease of hopelessness

In the wake of Dwyane Wade's cousin -- Nykea Aldridge -- recently being shot and killed in Chicago, Scoop Jackson weighs in on the epidemic of violence in the city.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley wants to be Defensive Player of the Year.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Jennings shared his thoughts about the value of winning an NBA title - and performing on the league's biggest stage - in building a player's legacy when he tweeted that he'd sign up for Robert Horry's career over Reggie Miller's. "A lot of people don't think winning is important," Jennings tweeted over the weekend. This may be in reference to DeAndre Jordan saying an Olympic gold medal is "above" an NBA title." Jennings certainly brings up an interesting point in a debate that will likely continue for years to come. On the Knicks, Jennings added, "Winning a ring in NYC will be the biggest thing since the Lakers won in 00. But bigger!" New York last won a title in 1973.