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Ranking Air Jordans

As all the sneakerheads know, the Air Jordan XXX drops Friday. What better time to look back at all 29 looks of past Jordan kicks? Full ranking

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Watch: Magic Johnson on SportsCenter

On this date 24 years ago, Magic won the NBA All-Star Game MVP. Today, he's joining Hannah Storm on SC. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Kobe can still elevate ... sort of

This wasn't exactly the form that won Kobe Bryant a dunk contest title, but it counts for two points just the same.

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Westbrook crashes Durant's interview

Kevin Durant was talking about his experience taking pictures at Super Bowl 50. Russell Westbrook was unimpressed.

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ICYMI: Drummond drills one from 3/4 court

Free throws might befuddle the Pistons' Andre Drummond, but three-quarter-court shots are his thing.

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Herm Edwards crashes Magic's interview

Because what's a Magic Johnson interview if Herm Edwards doesn't appear?

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Jusuf Nurkic @nurkic23

Don't worry guys, my ankles are okay. Just need a little ice 😜😜. Good play by Jonson.

Joe Johnson redefines 'ankle breaker'

There are ankle breakers, and then there is Johnson doing this to Denver's Jusuf Nurkic.

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NBA greats debate all-time greats

Who's in Chris Bosh's all-time NBA top five? "No. 1? I have to say Jordan. No. 2 is Kareem. No. 3 is Magic. Uh, shoot, man. I'd probably go Bill Russell No. 4. Man, this is so hard." Who made the cut?

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Devin Harris is out tonight against the Jazz, the ninth straight game he will miss due to a sprained left great big toe. Coach Rick Carlisle said the team is optimistic that Harris will be ready to return at the end of the All-Star break.

Isola: Players put a premium on winning

Frank Isola believes that upcoming free agents -- like Kevin Durant -- nowadays care more about winning, which means no one's going to want to join the Knicks.

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Rondo to LeBron for the slam

Rajon Rondo set up LeBron James for a breakaway dunk with a perfect outlet pass. One problem: They don't play for the same team.

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Lowe: Fifth-Annual Luke Walton All-Stars

Aka, a who's who of non-serious NBA players that somehow are getting some serious minutes. Lineup

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On this date 24 years ago, three months after testing positive for HIV, Magic Johnson returned for the NBA All-Star Game -- and won MVP. [Credit: Jon Soohoo/NBAE]

Johnson wins it, Prokhorov goes bonkers

Joe Johnson banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to down the Nuggets, much to the delight of Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov.

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KAT pounces for big slam

Karl-Anthony Towns faked the handoff and instead took it in himself for a massive dunk.

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Kings ready to move on from Karl

Marc Stein reports the Kings are planning on firing coach George Karl, saying on SportsCenter: "Since they lost Friday night in Brooklyn this has been seen as an inevitability."

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Jackson: It was time to make a change

Knicks president Phil Jackson said of Derek Fisher, who was fired Monday: "I think he was a dedicated worker. Some of that onus is on the players."

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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel was glad to seal a 89-87 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday. "I'm not unhappy that's the last time I face Kobe [Bryant]," Vogel said. In his final game against the Pacers, Bryant scored 19 points on 6-of-25 shooting, but he hit four straight fourth quarter shots -- including three consecutive 3-pointers -- that gave the Lakers a late lead.

Kobe Bryant makes three late 3-pointers

Bryant only made 6 field goals vs. the Pacers tonight. But 3 of them came in just over a minute's time late in the fourth quarter.

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Should Walton pick the Lakers or Knicks?

Luke Walton, who led the Warriors to a record start when Steve Kerr was out, will be a hot coaching commodity this offseason. Antonio Davis says if Walton has to pick between New York and L.A., the choice is easy.

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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Does Kobe Bryant ever regret playing through so many injuries? "Oh, no. What could be better? I'm a guard that's playing in his 20th season," the Los Angeles Lakers icon said Monday. "That's crazy. What am I going to play 30 seasons if I didn't play [through injuries]? That's a long time, let alone to have certain nights where I move pretty damn well with the style of play that I played with. What more can I ask for? Twenty [years] is a long time."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant was asked if younger NBA players today are as competitive as their predecessors. "It's different. I don't think guys are as openly competitive as maybe they used to be," the Los Angeles Lakers star said. "It's hard to try to instill that into somebody and tell them to be competitive or have that sense or urgency or how much each possession means. It's hard to instill that in somebody. But that being said, they'll learn the hard way, because inevitably there will be a player that's extremely competitive, has a lot of skills and is going to keep beating everybody until they figure out how to be competitive. They'll learn one way or another."