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Michael Jordan hit a buzzer-beater in a shootout with Jimmy Butler
Michael Jordan, of course, is a Chicago Bulls legend.Jimmy Butler isn't one -- yet -- but he's an All-Star and, arguably, the new face of the franchise.So what better idea than to have the two of them face off in a shootout at Michael Jordan's ...

Five Instagram images you might have missed
This week we learned that college rivalries never die (even in marriage), Dikembe and Hakeem still got it, and that you should never give up on your dreams, even if someone will pay you only $12 to live them. Don't forget to follow @espn on ...

Ronda Rousey pays tribute to 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper, dedicates match to him
Ronda Rousey has plenty on her mind heading into her match with Bethe Correia.But she took a moment to reflect on the death of wrestling icon "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, who died on Friday of a heart attack at age 61, in a poignant Instagram post moments ...

Fisherman reels in 1,368-pound giant blue marlin
When it comes to fishing there are impressive catches, and then there is this insane, freakishly large, gigantic specimen. Behold the Shaquille O'Neal of blue marlins:This beauty weighed in at a whopping 1,368 pounds. Marlin? More like a ...

Sculptor creates larger-than-life Peyton Manning chocolate statue
What's better than a five-time league MVP Peyton Manning? A Peyton Manning made of chocolate, naturally.Its creator, Tim King, is a professional sculptor from Longmont, Colorado. He's sculpted all sorts of things, including a Christmas ornament for ...

The feud continues: Shaq eviscerates Pippen on his podcast, calling him a 'bum' and saying 'those are Mike's six rings'
A week ago, Shaquille O'Neal and Scottie Pippen got into an Instagram feud over the former's suggestion that an all-time Los Angeles Lakers lineup would beat that of the Chicago Bulls ... by 50.On Tuesday, Shaq talked about it on his podcast, The ...

Report: Former NBA All-Star Vin Baker working to become Starbucks manager
The story of Vin Baker can be seen as a sad one: A former big man for the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics and other teams -- he of four straight All-Star appearances and one 20-and-10 season -- fell into alcoholism and ended up losing nearly ...

Larry Bird says Michael Jordan would 'kill' him in one-on-one today
Today in Hypothetical NBA Debates: Larry Bird vs. Michael Jordan in one-on-one!No, we're not asking who'd win a battle in their primes, nor a real-life version of those Bird-Jordan McDonald's commercials. We're talking about a question posed to the ...

Bol Bol -- the 6-foot-10, 15-year-old son of Manute Bol -- has guard-like skills
Though never an All-Star, the late Manute Bol was an NBA legend, known for his incredible height (7-foot-7) and shot-blocking prowess (he averaged a stunning 5.0 per game as a rookie).His son, Bol Bol, a 6-foot-10 (or is it 6-foot-11?) big man from ...

Jordan Spieth turns 22, but still beyond his years
On Monday, Jordan Spieth turned the ripe old age of 22. And with two majors already in his trophy case, sometimes it's hard to remember he isn't a seasoned professional. His mom Chris wished him a happy birthday on Twitter with a photo of him and ...

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