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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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The best Kobe death stares (0:53)
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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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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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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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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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Drummond joins in on the 22-pushup challenge (0:50)

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SportsCenter celebrates ‘Kobe Bryant Day’

SportsCenter looks back at some of Kobe Bryant's top career moments as Los Angeles declares August 24, 2016, ‘Kobe Bryant Day.'

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What led to the Lakers’ decline?

The First Take crew look back at Dr. Jerry Buss' passing and analyze whether they blame Jim Buss taking over basketball operations or Kobe Bryant's contract extension that caused the Lakers to eventually fall apart.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Wolves have signed Toure Murry and John Lucas III to bring them to camp and give both guards a shot at a roster spot, league sources say

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kelly Olynyk happy for Evan Turner but sad to see friend go. Why did they click? "His outlook on life was different than most people."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kelly Olynyk and Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca at Canobie Lake Park in New Hampshire today for annual Shamrock Foundation event.

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"He's never been on a team that even had a remote chance of winning an NBA title." —Jim Boeheim es.pn/2c522i2

Celebrating 'Kobe Bryant Day'

In honor of the city of Los Angeles declaring Aug. 24, 2016 'Kobe Bryant Day,' SportsCenter looks back at some of Kobe's top career moments.

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