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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016, file photo, Memphis Grizzlies guard Vince Carter (15) reacts in the first half of an NBA basketball game against New Orleans, in Memphis, Tenn. Carter is no longer the NBA's highest flyer, though he's certainly not ready to be grounded. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Allen Crabbe (23) and Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen (9) collide in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

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Orlando Magic forward Jeff Green (34) dunks the ball in front of Sacramento Kings forward Matt Barnes (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)

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Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) shoots between Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) and forward Zach Randolph (50) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

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Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. (22) struggles to shoot between Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, left, forward Jarell Martin (1), and forward JaMychal Green (0)in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

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A banner printed with the names of the Pulse nightclub shooting victims and 49, the number of people who died in the shooting, is unveiled in the Amway Center during a tribute prior to an NBA basketball game between the Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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First responders hold a flag on the court as the national anthem is played during a tribute to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting prior to an NBA basketball game between the Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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In this photo taken March 25, 2016, Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) and Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) stand on the court during an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, in Washington. With only one ball on the court at any given time, Wall and Beal know they have to share it. Wall and Beal have to share the ball on last-second shots and the limelight in the backcourt as the Washington Wizards are trying to get back to the playoffs. Wall is healthy again after having surgery on each knee, and Beal is fresh off signing a $128 million, five-year contract that ranked among the richest in the NBA this offseason. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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FILE - In this June 23, 2016, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, left, congratulates Dragan Bender, of Croatia, after Bender was selected fourth overall by the Phoenix Suns during the NBA basketball draft, in New York. The NBA begins its season Tuesday night, Oct. 25, 2016, with international players making up one-quarter of the league. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

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Cavaliers forward LeBron James is looking for a seventh straight trip to the NBA Finals and hoping to build a dynasty in Cleveland. The NBA season tips off Tuesday night. (Associated Press Photographs)

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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2015, file photo, Kristen Ledlow, right, hugs Mo'ne Davis as they are announced before the NBA All-Star celebrity basketball game in New York. Ledlow said on social media Oct. 23, 2016, that she was robbed at gunpoint. Ledlow is the host of "NBA Inside Stuff" on NBA TV. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

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Former NBA player Julius Erving, left, in stripes, and Georgetown men’s basketball coach John Thompson III, center listen to former Philadelphia 76er Allen Iverson during a news conference Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Philadelphia. Iverson officially retired from the NBA, ending a 15-year career during which he won the 2001 MVP award and four scoring titles. Iverson retired in Philadelphia where he had his greatest successes and led the franchise to the 2001 NBA finals. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) **FILE**

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New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis, right, grabs a rebound away from Orlando Magic's Serge Ibaka (7) as teammate Omer Asik, left, comes in to help during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Michael Jordan - His biography on the NBA website states: "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." Jordan was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was considered instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s. Jordan joined the NBA's Chicago Bulls in 1984 as the third overall draft pick. He quickly emerged as a league star, entertaining crowds with his prolific scoring. His leaping ability, demonstrated by performing slam dunks from the free throw line in slam dunk contests, earned him the nicknames "Air Jordan" and "His Airness". He also gained a reputation for being one of the best defensive players in basketball. In 1991, he won his first NBA championship with the Bulls, and followed that achievement with titles in1992 and 1993, securing a "three-peat". Although Jordan abruptly retired from basketball before the beginning of the 199394 NBA season to pursue a career in baseball, he returned to the Bulls in March 1995 and led them to three additional championships in 1996, 1997, and 1998, as well as a then-record 72 regular-season wins in the 199596 NBA season. Jordan retired for a second time in January 1999, but returned for two more NBA seasons from 2001 to 2003 as a member of the Wizards. Jordan's individual accolades and accomplishments include five Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, ten All-NBA First Team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honors, fourteen NBA All-Star Game appearances, three All-Star Game MVP Awards, ten scoring titles, three steals titles, six NBA Finals MVP Awards, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. Among his numerous accomplishments, Jordan holds the NBA records for highest career regular season scoring average (30.12 points per game) and highest career playoff scoring average (33.45 points per game). In 1999, he was named the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN, and was second to Bab

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Minnesota Timberwolves Karl-Anthony Towns (32) looks too shoot over the defense of Miami Heat Derrick Williams (22) during the third quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game , Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2016, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks' Michael Carter-Williams (5) drives past Atlanta Hawks' Dennis Schroder during an NBA basketball game in Milwaukee. The Chicago Bulls traded Tony Snell to Milwaukee on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in exchange for Michael Carter-Williams as the two Central Division foes swapped two guards going into their fourth NBA seasons.(AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File)

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ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, OCT. 15-16 - FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2016, file photo, Golden State Warriors assistant coach Mike Brown, right, laughs with coach Steve Kerr during the third quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

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FILE- In this Oct. 8, 2016. file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) laughs with guard Toney Douglas (15) during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Cleveland. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and James are openly expressing their optimism for the NBA and its players being able to strike a new labor deal in the coming weeks. Either side can opt out of the current deal in December, and the sides are working to get something done before then.(AP Photo/David Dermer, File)

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Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, left, keeps the ball away from Maccabi Haifa forward Tony Mitchell during the first quarter of an NBA exhibition basketball game Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard plays in the first half of an NBA basketball preseason game Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)