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Our experts' picks for MVP and Finals winners

We polled the experts on the ESPN Forecast panel for their predictions heading into the 2021-22 NBA season.

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NBA PREDICTIONS

Why our West forecast has the Lakers and Clippers headed in opposite directions

Are the Lakers locks for the No. 1 seed? Are the Clippers headed for the play-in? Our NBA Summer Forecast continues with win-loss projections for every West team.

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Win-loss records for Nets, Bucks and every East team

Our NBA Summer Forecast kicks off with records and standings predictions for the East.

NBA OFFSEASON

The biggest deals, and what matters most during NBA free agency

Kevin Pelton is weighing in on all the latest offseason deals, including Aaron Gordon's extension with the Nuggets.

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MELO'S UNTOLD JOURNEY

Carmelo opens up about joining Lakers: 'Now I have to win'

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Carmelo Anthony on how the walk to a new school showed him the difference between Black and white Baltimore

In Bolton Hill, there was room to breathe - and the best Halloween candy

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BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME

Who's next? Predicting which NBA legends are headed to the Hall of Fame

Ginobili, Dirk, D-Wade, Vinsanity. Plenty of stars will hit the ballot in the next few years. Kevin Pelton examines which are most likely to join the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Basketball: A Love Story

  • Basketball: A Love Story
  • Stream the entire series on ESPN+

    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.