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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson shoots the ball against Chicago Bulls forward Justin Holiday (7) and guard Zach LaVine (8) during Monday night's game. Thompson broke the NBA's single-game record for 3-pointers. Mike DiNovo/USA Today Sports hide caption

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Elgin Baylor stands next to a statue honoring the Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers players, outside Staples Center in Los Angeles on April 6. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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Elgin Baylor's 'Hang Time' Addresses Racism And His Basketball Career

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Quinn Cook No.15 of the East Team drives to the basket during the NBA D-League All-Star Game as part of 2017 All-Star Weekend at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Feb. 18, 2017. Chris Marion/NBAE/Getty Images hide caption

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is one of many NBA figures who's recent comments have veered into current politics. Nick Wass/AP hide caption

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With Politics, NBA Speaks Its Mind

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Craig Sager, on the sidelines of the 2016 NBA Finals. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images hide caption

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Craig Sager, Sideline Sage Of Hoops And Suits, Dies At 65

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The U.S. men's and women's basketball teams will reportedly stay on the Silver Cloud cruise ship rather than the athletes village during the Olympic Games that start in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. The cruise ship is shown here on Monday at Rio's Maua Pier. Vanderlei Almeida /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers goes up for a shot Monday night in front of James Michael McAdoo of the Golden State Warriors in the first half in Game 5 of the 2016 NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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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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