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That time KG made Doc cancel practice

Furious about being out of the lineup, Kevin Garnett defied then-Celtics coach Doc Rivers so many times, Rivers chose to cancel practice rather than deal with KG. Leon Powe remembers thinking: "'What is he doing?' That's what we were saying. And at that point you start wondering: Is KG maybe a little crazy after all?" Now a mentor

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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers coach Byron Scott says he hasn't considered reducing Kobe Byrant's role or minutes.

Kobe Bryant's new reality

He deflected criticism after tying a career-worst shooting night Tuesday. But Baxter Holmes writes that any excuse seems off the mark, just like many of Bryant's shots. A new low

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Is Ben Simmons the next NBA superstar?

Chad Ford says the LSU freshman has special qualities. "I think what scouts love the most is how Simmons plays the game. He plays with a calm demeanor that belies the fact that he's 19 years old." Future NBA cornerstone (Insider)

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Towns among top DFS plays

Joe Kaiser includes Karl-Anthony Towns in his top recommendations for Wednesday night as the Timberwolves host the Hawks. He sees Towns bouncing back from a subpar game on Monday. Best buys (Insider)

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Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Walton says the Warriors are at a point in the season where they'll look at back to backs and consider resting guys at the end of the road trip. Something to consider for those on 70+ win watch

Rapper Jadakiss dishes out NBA top five

The MVP of raspy rhymes was in Bristol, Connecticut promoting his new album, "Top 5 Dead Or Alive" so, naturally, SportsNation asked him to share his all-time NBA starting lineup. Magic at point

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Sixers could pass Bucs with streak

The 76ers' active 25-game losing streak is one short of the benchmark in both the NBA and NFL. The Buccaneers infamously lost the first 26 games of the franchise's existence. Longest losing streaks in sports

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Kobe: Lakers have big problems

After the Lakers' 34-point loss to Golden State, Bryant said, "I could've scored 80 ... wouldn't have made a damn difference." He became the first player this season with 4 or fewer points on 14 or more field goal attempts. Entire team is frustrated

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ICYMI: Curry crosses up Clarkson

Stephen Curry used a pick and this really slick behind-the-back dribble to send Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson flying.


Stephen A.: 'Kobe should retire right now'

Said First Take's Stephen A. Smith: "It is a damn shame that Kobe has to go out this way, but it is over. They [the Lakers franchise] neglected Kobe Bryant, left him to hang out and dry."


What is Walton's value to Warriors?

The Warriors are currently 16-0 under interim coach Luke Walton. Dan Le Batard is pretty sure they'd have the same record even with a crash-test dummy as coach.


LeBron James: 'I feel great'

Despite needing an anti-inflammatory injecting during training camp, the Cavs star says he feels better now than even at this point last year: "I feel better in the mornings, I feel better throughout the games, I feel better throughout the day."

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From The Mag: The cruel tutelage of KG

The decision to entrust the mentorship of No. 1 pick Karl-Anthony Towns to a player prone to diatribes, outbursts and head-banging pregame rituals is, as Jackie MacMullan puts it, a compelling and sizable gamble. Yelling and screaming

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden has produced 26 assists with 14 turnovers the last three games. Harden also has 10 steals during the same time span.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwight Howard is going to be the Grand Marshall in Houston's Thanksgiving Day parade on Thursday.


Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James has taken to curling the tips of the ends of his mustache as we reach the final days of "Movember" - raising awareness for men's prostate health. Says he's shaving it off come December 1 though.

ICYMI: Warriors make history with easy win

The defending champion Warriors set the record for best start in NBA history at 16-0 as Stephen Curry had 24 points and nine assists in a 111-77 rout of the Lakers.


Steph spins and of course it goes in

Stephen Curry was letting the ball roll but picked it up quickly and put a turning move on D'Angelo Russell before making a smooth layup.


Lakers' defenses make it easy for Curry

Stephen Curry has many dazzling moves, but he didn't need any here: The Lakers left a clear path to the basket for him.