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Booker scores 70 in Boston, but Celtics outlast Suns 130-120
Devin Booker scores 70 points but Suns fall to Celtics 130-120; 6th different NBA player to hit 70
Lakers honor Shaq with high-flying statue outside arena
The Lakers have honored Shaquille O'Neal with a bronze statue of the Hall of Fame center who helped them to three consecutive NBA titles in better days
Bill Paxton's cause of death revealed
The "GMA" team of insiders analyzes some of the biggest stories trending this morning.
One reunion alley-oop can't heal Westbrook-Durant split
NEW ORLEANS -- Some 45 minutes before showtime, 11 Western Conference All-Stars warmed up on one end of the floor, while Russell Westbrook stood alone on the other side, shooting free throws. Westbrook has always despised crowds, deliberately standing in place to wait for media to move out of the
LeBron: The Sequel
This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Feb. 27 Entertainment Issue. "When LeBron was playing with the Heat, they went to Cleveland, and he wanted to spend the night. They don't do overnights. Teams just don't. So now [coach Erik] Spoelstra has to text [president Pat] Riley and say, 'What do I do
Magic Johnson on fixing Lakers: Want Kobe Bryant to 'be a part of it'
Magic Johnson , who was hired earlier this month as an adviser to Los Angeles Lakers president and co-owner Jeanie Buss as she evaluates the direction of the franchise, said Tuesday on ESPN's First Take that he would try to get Kobe Bryant to join him in the front office if his role evolves
Jeremy Lin is still a symbol for whatever we want him to be
Depending on whom you ask, Jeremy Lin is either too weak or incredibly strong. Aggressive or soft. Dynamic or one-dimensional. He's brash. He's overrated. He's back (no, really, for good this time). He's bombastic. He's humble. He's entertaining. Five years after infusing Madison Square Garden with
As Johnson joins the Lakers, what changes for the franchise?
THE CALL CAME in from a number Magic Johnson didn't recognize, so he sent it to voicemail. He'd been in meetings all morning with his new, old team. In the first few hours since the team announced Magic had been hired as a special advisor to Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss, he'd met with her, the
Phil Jackson on column about Carmelo Anthony: 'You don't change the spot on a leopard'
Phil Jackson took another public shot at New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony when he referenced a column published on Bleacher Report that was critical of Anthony in a tweet on Tuesday. The column Jackson references details the Anthony-Jackson dynamic and questions Anthony's desire by concluding
The Best From Our Archives Living Legends 0 0 Living Legends Ramona Shelburne on Seth Wickersham on Wright Thompson on Mamba Out? You'd think after the career Kobe has had, he'd just ride off into the sunset. But really, he's just getting started. Black Mamba may be out of the NBA, but not the