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Whom do you love? When it comes to the NBA, it appears fans now prefer LeBron James. Yes, according to the latest ESPN Sports Poll, the Miami Heat star -- he of the ill-received "The Decision," but also of the last two MVPs and NBA championships -- took first for the first time in four years, named a favorite by 12.9 percent of fans. Among others, he bested fellow multiple champion Kobe Bryant (12.5 percent). Rounding out the top five: Kevin Durant (3.6), Derrick Rose (2.8) and Dwyane Wade (2.6). Who are your favorites? Make your picks from this list of stars!

Your favorite NBA players

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony

New York Knicks

Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh

Miami Heat

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry

Golden State Warriors

Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan

San Antonio Spurs

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

Oklahoma City Thunder

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett

Brooklyn Nets

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin

Los Angeles Clippers

James Harden

James Harden

Houston Rockets

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard

Houston Rockets

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James

LeBron James

Miami Heat

Kevin Love

Kevin Love

Minnesota Timberwolves

Steve Nash

Steve Nash

Los Angeles Lakers

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki

Dallas Mavericks

Tony Parker

Tony Parker

San Antonio Spurs

Chris Paul

Chris Paul

Los Angeles Clippers

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce

Brooklyn Nets

Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph

Memphis Grizzlies

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo

Boston Celtics

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose

Chicago Bulls

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade

Miami Heat

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook

Oklahoma City Thunder

Deron Williams

Deron Williams

Brooklyn Nets

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NBA Free Agency

The NBA's free-agency period is underway, and although deals cannot be made official until July 10 there's already been plenty of wheeling and dealing. Which teams have helped themselves and which have flopped this offseason? Tell us what you think. Vote now!

  • What do you think of the Warriors signing Andre Iguodala (a reported 4 years, $48 million)?

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      74%
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      26%

    Discuss (Total votes: 55,408)

  • Which team will benefit more from players acquired in the three-team Eric Bledsoe deal?

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      49%
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      51%

    Discuss (Total votes: 91,717)

  • Who would get the best of the three-team Tyreke Evans deal?

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      14%
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      75%
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      11%

    Discuss (Total votes: 5,886)

  • Have the Clippers done enough this offseason to make a serious push for an NBA championship next season? (Added: Rivers, Redick, Dudley // Lost: Bledsoe, Butler)

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      43%
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      57%

    Discuss (Total votes: 17,738)

  • How worried should the Thunder be after losing Kevin Martin in free agency?

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      23%
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      56%
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      21%

    Discuss (Total votes: 17,190)

  • What do you think of the Pacers re-signing David West to a three-year, $36 million deal?

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      86%
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      14%

    Discuss (Total votes: 16,903)

  • Which New York team is better set up to win the Atlantic Division next season?

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      16%
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      84%

    Discuss (Total votes: 16,798)

  • Danny Ainge said the Celtics are not trying to trade Rajon Rondo. What should the Celtics do with Rondo?

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      47%
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      53%

    Discuss (Total votes: 49,330)

  • Which center would you rather take a risk on?

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      60%
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      40%

    Discuss (Total votes: 28,951)

  • Which offer was better for Kyle Korver?

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      27%
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      73%

    Discuss (Total votes: 17,153)

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Celtics-Nets blockbuster trade

In shedding themselves of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry, the Celtics will acquire enough draft picks to make things interesting for several years starting in 2014. But what does that leave for 2013? With a potential starting lineup of Rajon Rondo (who by the way is likely to miss significant time with his ACL injury), Avery Bradley, Jeff Green, Gerald Wallace and Brandon Bass, Celtics fans are gearing up for what could be a lost season. In Brooklyn, it's quite the opposite. The addition of the former Celtics trio makes for an intriguing 2013, but is it enough for the Nets to contend in the Eastern Conference?

Which team's fans should be more excited after the Celtics-Nets trade?

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    63%
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    37%

Discuss (Total votes: 85,363)

  • How much better does the addition of Paul Piece, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry make the Nets?

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      39%
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      54%
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      7%

    Discuss (Total votes: 93,424)

  • How far will the Nets go next season?

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      6%
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      20%
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      44%
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      23%
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      7%

    Discuss (Total votes: 160,650)

  • Should the Celtics waive Gerald Wallace under the "stretch" provision to break up his contract over the next seven seasons?

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      76%
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      24%

    Discuss (Total votes: 17,911)

  • The last time the Celtics missed the playoffs they had a 24-58 record. How many games will the Celtics win next season?

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      17%
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      51%
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      32%

    Discuss (Total votes: 18,611)

  • Kevin Garnett (age 37, 50,000+ minutes) missed 14 games this season. How many will he miss next season with the Nets?

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      37%
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      53%
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      10%

    Discuss (Total votes: 17,802)

  • Should the Celtics tank the 2013-14 season to put themselves in better position for the 2014 draft?

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      64%
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      36%

    Discuss (Total votes: 77,551)

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With free agency period set to begin July 1, teams are taking a good look at their rosters and deciding which players should be kept and which should be dealt. The NBA 5-on-5 crew analyzed some of the most notable names on the market and debated who will be packing their bags this summer. What's your take? Vote below and join the conversation.


Trade or keep: Eric Bledsoe?

2012-13 stats: 8.5 PPG, 3.1 APG, 3.0 RPG

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What should the Clippers do with Eric Bledsoe?

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    62%
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    38%

Discuss (Total votes: 16,469)


Trade or keep: Garnett and/or Pierce?

Garnett 2012-13 stats: 14.8 PPG, 7.8 RPG
Pierce 2012-13 stats: 18.6 PPG, 4.8 APG, 6.3 RPG

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What should the Cletics do with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce?

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    11%
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    3%
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    72%
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    14%

Discuss (Total votes: 7,225)


Trade or keep: Luol Deng?

2012-13 stats: 16.5 PPG, 3.0 APG, 6.3 RPG

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What should the Bulls do with Luol Deng?

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    39%
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    61%

Discuss (Total votes: 16,366)


Trade or keep: DeAndre Jordan?

2012-13 stats: 8.8 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.4 BLKPG

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What should the Clippers do with DeAndre Jordan?

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    50%
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    50%

Discuss (Total votes: 16,001)


Trade or keep: Rajon Rondo?

2012-13 stats: 13.7 PPG, 11.1 APG, 5.6 RPG

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What should the Celtics do with Rajon Rondo?

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    39%
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    61%

Discuss (Total votes: 16,484)

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Doc Rivers headed to Clippers

The on-again, off-again talks between the Celtics and Clippers -- mostly related to Kevin Garnett, DeAndre Jordan, coach Doc Rivers and draft compensation -- have finally produced an outcome involving the last two. Rivers and his three-year, $21 million contract will cross the country in exchange for a first-round draft pick. Did the Celtics get enough in return for the seven-year coaching veteran with a championship and Coach of the Year award under his belt? Will Rivers finally get the Clippers to the NBA Finals?

  • Which team benefits the most from the Doc Rivers deal?

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      29%
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      71%

    Discuss (Total votes: 81,225)

  • What is the furthest Doc Rivers will take the Clippers?

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      8%
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      27%
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      38%
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      18%
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      9%

    Discuss (Total votes: 65,384)

  • The Celtics are trying to trade Paul Pierce for a first-round pick. Is Pierce worth the price?

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      46%
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      54%

    Discuss (Total votes: 21,901)

  • Which team would benefit most from a straight-up DeAndre Jordan-Kevin Garnett trade?

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      43%
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      39%
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      18%

    Discuss (Total votes: 27,457)

  • Which team will Kevin Garnett be playing for next season?

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      27%
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      43%
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      30%

    Discuss (Total votes: 20,153)

  • Should the NBA allow coaches and players to be traded together?

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      73%
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      27%

    Discuss (Total votes: 25,599)

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