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Thomas is against describing athletes as ‘beasts’

Isiah Thomas explains how describing athletes as “beasts” and “animals” is dehumanizing and used to be a fireable offense, but is now considered a compliment.

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

10 minutes between the "Jazz acquire Kendall Marshall" and "Jazz waive Kendall Marshall" emails. Think that's a new record.

Rondo never feared losing endorsements over speaking out

Bulls G Rajon Rondo tells the First Take crew that he never feared losing endorsement deals as a consequence of speaking out on social issues and thinks more athletes should speak up.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson says his biggest mistake as president of the Knicks was turning down the chance to trade for Jae Crowder in the deal that sent Ray Felton and Tyson Chandler to Dallas in the summer of 2014. "I liked Crowder but I thought he wouldn't get much of a chance to play behind Carmelo, so I took the pick which turned out to be Cleanthony Early," Jackson said in an interview conducted after the season that was published Friday by Today's Fastbreak. Crowder would have been a phenomenal fit for the Knicks, so this misstep certainly hurt the franchise. As a reporter, I appreciate Phil's candor here.

Carmelo goes shopping in custom robe

La La Anthony pokes fun at husband Carmelo for going shopping with a custom-made robe on.

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