Colin Kaepernick, quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, kneels during the national anthem before Thursday night's game in San Diego. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Calls Colin Kaepernick's Concerns 'Very Admirable'

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The NBA is relocating the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, N.C., because of a state law that limits civil rights protections for LGBT people. Bruce Yeung/Getty Images hide caption

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Kevin Durant (left) will leave the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors and guard Stephen Curry (far right). The Warriors ended the Thunder's season in May. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James celebrates with teammates after winning Game 7 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Cavaliers' Historic Win Was Just What This Fan Needed

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The Canton Charge play against the Iowa Energy in Canton, Ohio, on Feb. 16. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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Playing For A Chance: The Promise And Pain Of The NBA's Minor League

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Onaje X. O. Woodbine's book, Black Gods of the Asphalt, has also been adapted into a play by the same name. He appears here on that play's set at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. Brendan C. Hall/Courtesy of DeChant-Hughes & Associates hide caption

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'Black Gods Of The Asphalt' Takes Basketball Beyond The Court

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John Holland, No. 10 of the D-League's Canton Charge, looks to pass the ball against the Sioux Falls Skyforce at Canton Memorial Civic Center on Jan. 23, in Canton, Ohio. The 19 teams of the D-League — the NBA's development league — crisscross the country in a grueling, 50-game season. Matt Durisko/NBAE/Getty Images hide caption

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In Basketball's D-League, Player Takes Long Shot At NBA Dream

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The Canton Charge, in yellow, play against the Idaho Stampede at the NBA D-League Showcase at the Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz, Calif., on Jan. 6. Talia Herman for NPR hide caption

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For Some NBA Hopefuls, A Timeout In Basketball's Lesser-Known League

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