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Lakers guard Kobe Bryant goes up for a dunk during a game against Utah last Friday.  The Lakers have looked better the past couple games but Dwight Howard still may bolt after the season if coach Mike D’Antoni remains with the team. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

MAHONEY: D’Antoni, Howard rift could lead to Howard’s departure

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant goes up for a dunk during a game against Utah last Friday.  The Lakers have looked better the past couple games but Dwight Howard still may bolt after the season if coach Mike D’Antoni remains with the team. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
MAHONEY: D’Antoni, Howard rift could lead to Howard’s departure

Jeff Green dunks over Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap during Wednesday’s Celtics-Jazz game. Boston won 98-93. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Watch Green’s amazing dunk 

Jeff Green dunks over Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap during Wednesday’s Celtics-Jazz game. Boston won 98-93. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
VIDEO: Watch Green’s amazing dunk 

Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal throws down a monsterous dunk during a 2000 game against the Jazz. (John W. McDonough/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of Shaquille O’Neal

Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal throws down a monsterous dunk during a 2000 game against the Jazz. (John W. McDonough/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Shaquille O’Neal

Legendary Jazz forward Karl Malone slams home a dunk during a 1988 game against the Rockets. Malone, the NBA’s second all-time leading scorer, turns 49 on Tuesday. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Karl Malone

Legendary Jazz forward Karl Malone slams home a dunk during a 1988 game against the Rockets. Malone, the NBA’s second all-time leading scorer, turns 49 on Tuesday. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Karl Malone

"Pistol" Pete Maravich, one of the most exciting players in basketball history, would’ve turned 65 on Friday. The LSU graduate remains the all-time leading scorer in Division 1 history with 3,367 points, an average of 44 points per game. He was also a five-time NBA all-star and a member of the league’s 50th anniversary team. (James Drake/SI)

SI VAULT: Pete Maravich discusses life as college hoops’ top player (12.1.69)

"Pistol" Pete Maravich, one of the most exciting players in basketball history, would’ve turned 65 on Friday. The LSU graduate remains the all-time leading scorer in Division 1 history with 3,367 points, an average of 44 points per game. He was also a five-time NBA all-star and a member of the league’s 50th anniversary team. (James Drake/SI)
SI VAULT: Pete Maravich discusses life as college hoops’ top player (12.1.69)

On this day in 1998, Michael Jordan coverted this game-winning shot against Utah to lead the Bulls to their third straight title and sixth in eight years. This would be Jordan’s final game as a member of the Bulls. (Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Michael Jordan’s Hall of Fame Career
SI VAULT: Jordan breaks Utah’s heart, Bulls win title (6.22.98)

On this day in 1998, Michael Jordan coverted this game-winning shot against Utah to lead the Bulls to their third straight title and sixth in eight years. This would be Jordan’s final game as a member of the Bulls. (Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Michael Jordan’s Hall of Fame CareerSI VAULT: Jordan breaks Utah’s heart, Bulls win title (6.22.98)

Mark Bryant accidentally steps on the face of John Stockton during a 1991 Blazers-Jazz playoff game. The Spurs have been stepping all over Utah in their first-round series, taking a 2-0 lead with a 113-83 victory on Wednesday. (John W. McDonough/SI) 

DOLLINGER: Spurs depth too much for Jazz to handle
GALLERY: John Stockton’s Hall of Fame Career

Mark Bryant accidentally steps on the face of John Stockton during a 1991 Blazers-Jazz playoff game. The Spurs have been stepping all over Utah in their first-round series, taking a 2-0 lead with a 113-83 victory on Wednesday. (John W. McDonough/SI) 
DOLLINGER: Spurs depth too much for Jazz to handleGALLERY: John Stockton’s Hall of Fame Career

Michael Jordan makes the game-winning shot during Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals. This would be Jordan’s final play in a Chicago uniform. (Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images)

SI VAULT: Jordan breaks Utah’s heart with last-second jumper (6.22.98)

Michael Jordan makes the game-winning shot during Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals. This would be Jordan’s final play in a Chicago uniform. (Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images)
SI VAULT: Jordan breaks Utah’s heart with last-second jumper (6.22.98)

John Stockton, the NBA’s all-time leader in steals, seems to be everywhere on the court at once (especially when SI photo editors work their magic). (Trent Nelson)

GALLERY: John Stockton’s Hall of Fame career

John Stockton, the NBA’s all-time leader in steals, seems to be everywhere on the court at once (especially when SI photo editors work their magic). (Trent Nelson)
GALLERY: John Stockton’s Hall of Fame career