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Embiid's full-court game-tying shot amazingly rims out

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Bam Adebayo flushes dunk on Patty Mills

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LAKERS

Will AD's time off affect him in the playoffs?

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REACTION TO DEREK CHAUVIN VERDICT

Backing up their pledges: Which leagues have followed through since George Floyd's murder

Leagues pledged to stand with pro and amateur athletes since the murder of George Floyd. After former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on Tuesday, we look at the leagues' actions and inactions -- and the work that still needs to be done.

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Chauvin verdict reaction: The sports world responds on social media

A jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all charges in the death of George Floyd. Here's how athletes reacted.

THE CHRIS PAUL EFFECT

LEGITIMATE TITLE CONTENDERS

How Chris Paul has pushed the Suns to be legitimate title contenders

The future Hall of Famer's leadership and playmaking were all over Phoenix's statement win over the Bucks.

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PORTLAND'S SUPERSTAR

Why CJ McCollum is the most underappreciated superstar in the NBA

There's a reason CJ McCollum is still in Portland after eight years of near All-Star-level play. A small-market team and a mid-major star: There's no more perfect union in the NBA. But the question remains: Is that enough?

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CJ McCollum's history of clutch moments

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Basketball: A Love Story

  • Basketball: A Love Story
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    Director Dan Klores creates a vibrant mosaic of basketball by exploring the complex nature of love as it relates to the game. Stream 62 short stories on the NBA, ABA, college hoops, the women's game, international basketball, and socio-cultural issues told by 165 legends.