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How Dream Teams led to superteams

Five years ago James Harden draped his arms around the shoulders of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant as they watched the 2012 Miami Heat celebrate their championship on the AmericanAirlines Arena floor. Despite the Finals loss, the future was bright in Oklahoma City. A few weeks later, the trio represented the Thunder as the only […]

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The Boston Celtics are set to sign free-agent guard Shane Larkin

The Boston Celtics will continue a feverish offseason roster overhaul by signing free-agent point guard Shane Larkin, according to a league source. Larkin, the No. 18 pick in the 2013 NBA draft, played 72 games with Saski Baskonia in Spain last season and averaged 13.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists per contest. He elected […]

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Kyrie Irving and Carmelo Anthony team up in pickup basketball game

During a recent pickup basketball game at UCLA, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony appeared to torch the competition by forming an unguardable one-two punch. In case you had any doubt that two scoring threats like Irving and Anthony could mesh well as teammates, they put that to rest […]

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Stephon Marbury to play one more, final year in China

2:30 PM ET Kevin WangESPN.com Former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury will continue his basketball career in China for one more season, playing for the same city that helped resurrect his career — only this time in a different jersey. After failing to reach an agreement this summer with the Beijing Ducks, where Marbury won three […]

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Jared Jeffries is all in on esports

Jared Jeffries, like Rick Fox years before him, took a risk on something new. The former NBA player and member of the Denver Nuggets’ front office was brought in as the president of Echo Fox, Rick Fox’s esports organization, on July 13. Since then, Jeffries has gone to Las Vegas for the Evolution Championship Series, […]

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Portland Trail Blazers trying to sell Carmelo Anthony on team

Two major pieces of the Portland Trail Blazers say they’ve reached out to Carmelo Anthony in an attempt to sell the New York Knicks star on their team. All-Star Damian Lillard and teammate CJ McCollum, speaking Wednesday at Lillard’s basketball camp in Beaverton, Oregon, said Anthony sounded intrigued by the idea. “He can help us […]