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Steph Curry, Steve Nash and the NBA’s fun factor

Warriors vs. Rockets is a celebration of the NBA's new normal: A frenzied, rapid-fire style of basketball.

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Eastern Conference Finals

Celtics up on Cavs 3-2

Facing elimination, LeBron finds comfort in a book

Up against elimination for the second time this postseason, the three-time NBA champion told ESPN about the lessons he has learned from reading "The Alchemist."

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Celtics push Cavs to the brink as Jayson Tatum, defense spark Game 5 rout

Tatum stole the show and Boston's defense stymied LeBron in the second half. Now the Celtics have a chance to end King James' Eastern Conference reign.

NBA Draft

Why Luka Doncic could slide in the draft

Could the Slovenian superstar slip out of the top three? Our draft experts break down the latest intel.

Where will Doncic land in NBA Draft?

Jonathan Givony calls Slovenian prospect Luka Doncic "the best pure basketball player in the draft."

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Mock draft: Every likely pick with final order

The Suns have won the NBA draft lottery. Whom will they take, and where will the rest of the top prospects land?

Western Conference Finals

Rockets even series at 2-2

Offensive juggernaut? Mental toughness secures Game 4

Houston faced a double-digit deficit not once, but twice, in the most feared arena this postseason. But defense and composure were the key ingredients to a pivotal Game 4.

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Houston took the Warriors' best punch -- and survived

The Rockets were twice able to fend off the league’s best offense and in doing so, injected new life into the Western Conference Finals.

The Undefeated on The Rockets

Hakeem Olajuwon's five most impressive Ramadan performances

The Hall of Famer played Jordan, Barkley, Robinson and Ewing while fasting, but how did he fare?

James Harden is 'strictly music'

Houston's in-house DJ TGray spins the beats for Harden and team before each home game.

The King's quest

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Latest milestone makes LeBron reflective

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How LeBron James ended up with Nike

Seven-figure checks were flying and at 18 years old, a young king had to make a huge decision.

If you don’t know these stories, you don’t know LeBron James

A look back at 13 amazing tales as LeBron James plays on during his 13th postseason.

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Powell: What happened to Warriors in 4th quarter?

Turning Point: Rockets flip switch in Game 4

The Starters: Will Kawhi Leonard sign max deal with Spurs?

World Fame 100

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From OKC to the Bay: How KD is building a Silicon Valley empire

Kevin Durant takes us inside his growing business empire, his Nike negotiations and whether he ultimately might end up in an owner's box.

2018 World Fame 100: Who reaches the pinnacle across sports?

To find the 100 most famous athletes in the world, we started with 600 of the biggest names in sports. Then we ranked them based on a formula of three fame factors.

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The scariest three minutes in the NBA

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  • When The Dubs Hit The Turbo Button

    By the time opponents know what's hit them, it's already too late. This is how the Warriors crush -- and how the NBA fails to fight back.

Russell Westbrook's fashion

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  • 82 flavors of Russ: How to dress like OKC's MVP

    Russ does what he wants -- on and off the court. We tracked every outfit the NBA's biggest fashion star wore this season. But even if you think you can pull off Westbrook's look, it'll cost you.

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