• In this Feb. 27, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) shoots the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game, in New Orleans. Towns has been tabbed to be the face of 2K's mobile companion application to NBA 2K17 video game, which is set to launch on Sept. 8.
The reigning rookie of the year will be the icon cover athlete for MyNBA2K17, the latest in a series of high-profile endorsements for Towns.  (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)

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  • United States' Carmelo Anthony (15) falls over Spain's Felipe Reyes (9) as Spain's Ricky Rubio (79) grabs a loose ball during a men's semifinal round basketball game at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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