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27mBaxter Holmes

Larry Bird: 'I knew I wasn't going to last long'

The Celtics legend, who turns 60 on Wednesday, reflects on his 13-year NBA career, his legendary shooting, whether he still takes on younger players in practice, and more.

Is Westbrook a lock for MVP? (1:39)
Cavs-Knicks meet Wednesday in wake of Phil's 'posse' comments (0:52)
Are Klay, KD more vital to Warriors than Steph? (1:52)
Should Klay have gone for more points? (1:03)
Michael A. Fletcher

A president in oils and rhymes

From painters to rappers, artists have found unprecedented inspiration in President Obama.

Klay says he could have scored 80 (0:33)
Curry tries to cool off Thompson (0:18)
LeBron shaken up after highlight-reel dunk (0:37)
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1dJackie MacMullan

Marcus Smart's promise to the kids

The Celtics' third-year guard is devoted to understanding the challenges of pediatric cancer after losing a brother and young friend to the disease.


Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

Klay Thompson showing his arm isn't fatigued with that 60-point performance against Indiana Pacers and decides to switch up his sport Tuesday after practice.


Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN sources say Mavericks center Andrew Bogut has been diagnosed with a minor bone bruise in his right knee and could be back in two weeks.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

God Shammgod puts Harrison Barnes and the Mavs' rookie wings through ballhandling drills. Shamgood, the New York playground legend and Providence star, is in his first season as a Mavs player development coach.


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas did not practice Tuesday in Orlando. Thomas suffered a pulled groin late in the first half of Monday's loss in Houston. The Celtics recalled rookie guard Demetrius Jackson from the D-League for depth.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle was displeased with the Mavs' effort after reviewing film of the Mavs' loss to the Hornets: "Why we fell into that, I'm not sure. Maybe we were resting on the laurels of our one-game winning streak."

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said the team would welcome Donatas Motiejunas back with open arms.


J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Doc Rivers on the Clippers' unheralded offseason "acquisition"


Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Tony Parker (left knee contusion) is out for Tuesday's matchup at Minnesota. He originally suffered the injury in the opener at Golden State and keeps aggravating it.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite the drama with Donatas Motiejunas, Mike D'Antoni and James Harden said they would welcome him back.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Zach Randolph has rejoined the Grizzlies and is expected to play tonight against the 76ers. Randolph, Memphis' sixth man and emotional leader, missed the last seven games while on personal leaving following the death of his mother, Mae.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony's averaging career-lows - or near career-lows -- in minutes, usage, field goal attempts per game and turnovers. His 3 game-sealing shots have drawn attention, but Anthony's also been comfortable deferring to teammates:

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

Richaun Holmes w/ a nice touch on floaters last night for Sixers. I continue to enjoy the Jamal Murray experience.