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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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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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Jamal Crawford's long and winding road

The NBA's only three-time Sixth Man of the Year didn't last this long by avoiding bad decisions, but by learning from them.

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The best Kobe death stares (0:53)
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Granderson: Melo is one of the greatest players of all time (1:41)
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LeBron's past requires him to support Durant's move (1:02)
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Butler claims he'd be better in the NFL than Thomas and Brown (2:33)
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On this date: Happy birthday, Wilt Chamberlain! (0:34)
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James: To 'own a team would be awesome' (0:51)
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Paul Pogba meets James Harden

Rockets guard James Harden stopped by Old Trafford for Paul Pogba's Man U debut and left with a signed jersey.

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Kellerman: If Durant had more Westbrook in him he would be a champion (2:05)
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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Yi Jianlian's one-year Laker deal indeed carries a cap number of $8 million but Yi must earn $6.8 mil through "likely bonuses," sources say

The best Kobe death stares

Kobe Bryant was feared for many reasons on the court, but being on the receiving end of one of The Black Mamba's legendary death stares ranks above all.

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Nets selling 'BROOKLIN' and 'BROOK-Linsanity' T-shirts

The Brooklyn Nets are trying to capitalize on Jeremy Lin's popularity with some creative new T-shirts available via their online store. Back in NY

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38 of Kobe’s best quotes on his 38th birthday

In honor of Kobe Bryant's birthday today, here are some of Mamba's best lines. He said what?

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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Los Angeles Lakers formally announced Tuesday that they've signed rookie forward Brandon Ingram, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

With Durant leaving to the Warriors, KD's Southern Cuisine in OKC will be renamed Legacy Grill