Two of the best basketball players in the world, the New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony and Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, do battle in ESPN Insider's side-by-side analysis. Who's a better player?
Chris Palmer takes a look at how the dynamic duo of Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant might compare to Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant, should the Lakers acquire Howard.
Chris Palmer provides five candidates -- along with three long shots -- who could earn their first All-Star appearances this season. LaMarcus Aldridge and John Wall top the list.
For some NBA stars, like Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard, offseason improvement means a visit to Houston for footwork lessons from Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon.
The two best basketball players in the world, the Miami Heat's LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, do battle in ESPN Insider's side-by-side analysis.
From the November 30, 2009 issue of ESPN The Magazine: a feature on Los Angeles Clippers rookie PF Blake Griffin and his attempts to fit in with his teammates, including toting around a Dora the Explorer backpack and boxes of doughnuts.