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Which NBA player had the best kicks in the first week of the season?

7:46 AM ETNick DePaulaESPN In the first week alone, the NBA hardwood is looking more colorful than at any time in the league's 73-season history, thanks to new anything-goes color rules for sneakers.With a lack of restrictions across...

Dennis Smith and Luka Doncic show Dallas a sign of the future

DALLAS -- "Welcome to the Future," read the slogan on the blue T-shirts waiting for fans at the American Airlines Center on Saturday night.The Dallas Mavericks certainly envision their home opener as a sign of things to come...

Melo relives last major scuffle 12 years ago

LOS ANGELES -- Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul and Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo and forward Brandon Ingram could receive multiple-game suspensions and fines for their involvement in an altercation during Saturday night's game.The last major fight...

The numbers agree — Melo and the Rockets are an odd fit

This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's NBA Preview Issue. Subscribe today!Last season's Houston Rockets came within one Chris Paul hamstring (well, and 27 straight missed 3s) of toppling Golden State and going to the NBA Finals. It...

0-2 Bulls lament late-game execution vs. Pistons

1:51 AM ETMalika AndrewsESPN CHICAGO -- The Bulls were one stop and one basket away from winning their home opener, but they didn't get either.Instead, Detroit Pistons guard Ish Smith slid by Zach LaVine and split two Bulls...

LeBron's L.A. coronation interrupted by the reality of conflict and challenges

LOS ANGELES -- "Laker fans, the wait is over."So said Ice Cube as he concluded the opening invocation that greeted fans on the video screen as they filed in from the buzzy concourse into the bowl at Staples...

Knicks' Knox helped off court with ankle sprain

NEW YORK -- Knicks rookie Kevin Knox was forced to leave in the first quarter of Saturday's 103-101 loss to the Boston Celtics because of a sprained left ankle.X-rays for Knox were negative, and head coach David Fizdale...

NBA vet Reed is 1st pick in G League draft

NEW YORK -- Willie Reed was the No. 1 pick Saturday in the G League draft, his rights going to the Salt Lake City Stars.The 28-year-old Reed has spent parts of three seasons in the NBA, appearing in...

Nuggets' Barton sidelined with right hip injury

Denver Nuggets shooting guard Will Barton suffered a right hip injury in Saturday night's 119-91 win against the Phoenix Suns.Barton scored on a reverse layup with just under nine minutes left in the third quarter and immediately went...

Kyrie says he once considered joining Knicks

NEW YORK -- All-Star guard Kyrie Irving said that before he committed to re-signing with the Boston Celtics, he strongly considered the New York Knicks as a potential free-agent destination.Knicks rookie Kevin Knox had to be helped off...