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Do the Warriors need Kevin Durant?

KD's importance is now a paramount question in Golden State. Can it win without him?

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Stephen A.: 'KD is gone' after this year

Stephen A. Smith explains that Kevin Durant was planning on leaving the Warriors well before his altercation with Draymond Green.

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Lakers cook up more than 'instant oatmeal' in win

Los Angeles has come a long way since its opening night loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

LeBron drops 44, moves to fifth all time in scoring

LeBron James dominates in the Lakers' win over the Blazers, pouring in 44 points and passing Wilt Chamberlain for fifth on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

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Boom Shakalaka

NBA All-Stars rocking the rim

The Greek Freak throws down the right-handed hammer

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George shakes the earth with emphatic dunk

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Coming together

Which NBA chemistry experiments are working, and which aren't?

The Lakers are starting to find calm within the chaos, while the Sixers and Wolves have brand-new concerns. Who's acing and who's failing their chemistry exams?

Tyson Chandler contemplated Warriors before choosing Lakers

When it came down to a choice between Golden State and Los Angeles, the former Defensive Player of the Year could see himself only in a Lakers uniform.

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