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Lakers ready to 'turn the page'

Los Angeles might be ready to move on, but would Kobe Bryant consider playing elsewhere? Baxter Holmes can't imagine it: "He can't envision playing with any other team, wearing any other jersey than the purple and gold."


Kobe, Lakers ready to pass torch?

Ramona Shelburne on free-agent targets: "You want to know if the Lakers will be your team one day. ... That was one of the main issues when Dwight Howard was here. He essentially said to the Lakers, 'When is the transfer of power going to happen?'"


Warriors, Rockets planes grounded

A computer glitch grounded both team planes this morning and it's unclear how long the delay will last. The teams were scheduled to fly out of Oakland today, in advance of Game 3 in Houston on Saturday.


Ian Begley @IanBegley

ESPN's Chad Ford noted on Lottery night that the #Knicks are high on Justise Winslow. Worth noting that Winslow could shift Melo back to PF.

Sport Science: Steph Curry's shot

The Warriors star has one of the quickest releases Sport Science has analyzed -- ever.


SportsCenter Not Top 10

Happy birthday, Novak Djokovic. Your gift? An appearance on this week's worst plays.


Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

Two thoughts on Kupchak's statement about this being Kobe's last year. 1. That's not for Mitch to say. Until Kobe says it, it's open ended

Little Cavs fan big on introductions

It started with a viewing of a phone video. OK, a lot of viewings. Then 4-year-old Anthony Kocmit did his own rendition of the Cavaliers pregame show and it reached Facebook, Browns CB Joe Haden and, eventually, LeBron James.


Kobe's final season with Lakers?

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak says he hasn't had discussions with Kobe Bryant about playing with L.A. beyond this season, which is the last on his contract. Bryant will be 37 when the season begins and played just 35 games last season. Kobe's uncertain future


ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Hawks can't afford to lose Game 2 tonight... LeBron James' teams after going up 2-0 in best-of-7 series: 14 series wins, 0 losses

History doesn't repeat for Smith

History tells us we won't see J.R. Smith be hot from long range in Game 2 tonight. Including the playoffs, Smith has four games this season when he's made at least eight 3-pointers. In the following games, he's a combined 5-for-21 from beyond the arc.

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Road rules: LeBron James

Brian Windhorst writes: "With the Cavs' win at Philips Arena this week, James' teams have now won a road game in 21 consecutive series. That streak, which covers victories in 12 opposing arenas and five seasons, is second all-time to Jordan’s incredible run of 24 consecutive series with a road win." LBJ's road warrior ways

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Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

Lakers GM on Kobe playing beyond 2015-16 season: "There have been no discussions about anything going forward. I don't think there will be."

Thibodeau's tumultuous times

Tom Thibodeau may not be back with the Bulls despite five very successful seasons as head coach. Nick Friedell looks at how and when things may have gone wrong. Thibodeau timeline

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Kupchak: Lakers will use No. 2 pick

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak told Colin Cowherd: "Clearly, at the top of the draft at this time, there are two bigs, and we have the second pick." Who the Lakers take depends on who is available, likely either Karl-Anthony Towns or Jahlil Okafor.

Kyrie questionable for Game 2

Dave McMenamin says while Kyrie Irving has yet to miss a game in the playoffs with a knee injury, the Cavaliers are making plans to play Game 2 against the Hawks without their star point guard.


Warriors one of the best ever

One simple rating system ranks this year's Warriors team as the 4th-best in NBA history. There's a familiar face at the top of the list. 538: Jordan's Bulls dominate

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