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The sports world reacts as Kobe Bryant is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame

Basketball legends and teams shared their support for the new Hall of Famer.

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Vanessa: 'I love you forever and always, Kobe Bean Bryant'

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TOP HEADLINES

GARNETT WELCOMED TO THE HALL

KG thanks the Timberwolves, Celtics during HOF speech

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KG recalls the pickup game with Pippen that proved he could jump to the NBA

NBA PLAYOFFS COUNTDOWN

WHO'S IN, WHO'S OUT?

What's at stake on final day of the NBA season?

Here's what's ahead for each team leading up to 2020-21 season finale.

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NBA playoff watch: Sixers nab East's top seed; Wizards clinch play-in spot

The Wizards stayed alive for the No. 9 seed out East, while Philly clinched home-court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs.

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NBA SCOREBOARD

SATURDAY GAMES

RIM PROTECTION IN TWO ACTS

HIGHS AND LOWS IN THE PAINT

Tacko ends up on the wrong side of this dunk

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Noel invites the Hornets to his block party

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RECOGNITION FOR WESTBROOK

Westbrook honored in pregame for breaking triple-double record

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ASSESSING THEIR CHANCES

ODDS YOUR TEAM CAN WIN IT ALL

Can the 76ers make it past the Nets and out of the East?

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NBA insiders: What are the odds the Lakers and Celtics make it out of the play-in?

Our NBA insiders analyze how each play-in team either makes the playoffs or finds itself on the outside looking in.

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'He's a hooper's hooper'

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.