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Lakers VP: Kobe could return for preseason

Lakers VP: Kobe could return for preseason

ESPN.com Updated Jul 18, 2013
The Los Angeles Lakers not only expect Kobe Bryant to be back by the start of the regular season but believe he could be back by the preseason.
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  • Thomas Robinson Erases Shot, Off To Good Start With Third NBA T…

    Thomas Robinson Erases Shot, Off To Good Start With Third NBA Team

    deadspin.com Jul 18, 2013
    Thomas Robinson, the No. 5 pick of the 2012 NBA Draft, is already with his third NBA team. But at least he's playing well for the Suns in Summer League, if obliterating this shot counts as "playing well." [NBA TV]Read more...
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  • Kings sign second-round pick McCallum

    Kings sign second-round pick McCallum

    nba.com Jul 18, 2013
    The Sacramento Kings have signed second-round draft pick Ray McCallum.
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  • Warriors sign guard Douglas

    Warriors sign guard Douglas

    nba.com Jul 18, 2013
    The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent guard Toney Douglas to a contract.
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  • Pierce ready to move on after 15 years with Celtics

    Pierce ready to move on after 15 years with Celtics

    CNNSI.com Jul 18, 2013
    Paul Pierce knew it was time to move on from Boston. But before Brooklyn became a reality, says Chris Mannix, Pierce had to sell Kevin Garnett on the idea. Here's how he did it.
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  • Video - Expressions of Faith 05:36

    Expressions of Faith

    Jul 18
    Draymond Green and Kevin Arnovitz discuss whether open expressions of faith are always appropriate in the locker room.
  • Video - The Impact Of Super-Teams 04:21

    The Impact Of Super-Teams

    Jul 18
    P.J. Carlesimo and Tom Penn discuss the impact of "super-teams" in the NBA.
  • Video - Kobe Bryant Ahead Of Schedule 02:52

    Kobe Bryant Ahead Of Schedule

    Jul 18
    Lakers vice president Jim Buss told NBA TV the team expects Kobe Bryant back by the start of the regular season.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA approves name change for Charlotte Bobcats

    Jul 18
    The Charlotte Hornets are back.
  • Sources: Miller clears waivers, free to sign

    Jul 18
    Former Miami Heat forward Mike Miller has cleared amnesty waivers and is now free to sign with any team, sources told ESPN.com.