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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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NBA Dares To Speak Out On Gun Violence

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Dear NBA: Why So Many Games?

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Fans of the Memphis Grizzlies, seen here celebrating with Jeff Green, made only 2.47 grammar mistakes for every 100 words according to a new study. Frederick Breedon/Getty Images hide caption

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Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant stands on the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in early November. On Sunday, Bryant announced this season would be his last, in a poem posted online. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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