• Kawhi Leonard Shares Awesome Kobe Bryant Story After Winning All-Star Game MVP

    12 Up "Kawhi Leonard was the first winner of what is now coined the Kobe Bryant Award, which goes to the Most Valuable Player of the NBA All-Star Game on a yearly basis. Leonard excelled in the first game of this highly-competitive format, scoring 30 points on just 18 shots, and locking..." February 17

  • Winners And Losers From 2020 NBA All-Star Game

    Sportsnaut "The 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago was among the most memorable in recent league history. Saturday night’s events were something else. The game itself the following night did not disappoint in any way. While the early going lacked defense and intensity, the end of the..." February 17

  • Van Jones Says Dwyane Wade Was Courageous for Supporting Zaya

    TMZ "Van Jones says Dwyane Wade is setting a good example for other parents when it comes to his kid, Zaya ...  and he's sure more and more families will follow suit. We got the CNN host out in Chicago this weekend and asked him to weigh-in on Dwyane..." February 17

  • Kawhi Leonard shines. When he wants to

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kawhi Leonard spoke so softly during his on-court post-game interview, he was barely audible inside the arena. The crowd murmured, displeased not to hear the MVP of a thrilling All-Star game. Someone yelled for Leonard to speak up. Leonard just lets his game do the..." February 17

  • Kevin Garnett tells great story about how Tim Duncan trash talked

    Larry Brown Sports "Tim Duncan was known for being a relatively quiet and humble player, but that led to some unexpected — and humorous — trash talk. Kevin Garnett joined Showtime’s “All The Smoke” podcast hosted by Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson and talked about trash..." February 17

  • LeBron James and others praise Elam Ending format after thrilling All-Star game finish

    CBS Sports "Fans couldn't have asked for a better ending to the 2020 NBA All-Star Game. For the first time in years, the players involved seemed to truly care about the outcome of the game, and one of the biggest reasons for that appears to have been the new Elam Ending format. With a target score..." February 17

  • Ayesha Curry straddles husband Steph Curry in sexy vacation snap

    New York Post "NBA All-Star weekend looks a bit different for Steph Curry this year. The Warriors superstar, 31, who was sidelined in November with a hand injury, enjoyed some quality time with his longtime Valentine, wife Ayesha Curry. “Vacation vibes with my one..." February 17

  • Dwayne Wade Recalls Telling Gabrielle Union He’d Fathered A Child With Another Woman

    Total Pro Sports "Dwyane Wade has always been a open book to the public as he has been recently displaying by talking about his son Zion becoming transgender and changing his name to ‘Zara.’ The Miami Heat legend also has a son, Xavier, who he fathered with Aja Metoyerin in 2013, but it..." February 17

  • Cavs, John Beilein Considering A Split

    Forbes.com "As the NBA All-Star game reached its peak on Sunday night, John Beilein’s Cavaliers tenure hit its nadir. Both The Athletic and ESPN reported that Beilein’s future with the Cavs is uncertain during the game’s fourth quarter. The Athletic’s..." February 17

  • Fans Roast Chaka Khan's NBA All-Star Game National Anthem Performance

    Complex "Many of the pregame festivities that took place prior to the NBA All-Star Game earned rave (or at the least very positive) reviews, including Jennifer Hudson's Kobe tribute, and Dr. Dre's own Kobe tribute. Unfortunately (hey, we all have bad days), Chaka..." February 17

  • Kawhi Leonard named Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP

    The Score "Kawhi Leonard has been named the recipient of the 2020 NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant MVP award. Leonard scored 30 points for Team LeBron, helping his side win 157-155 over Team Giannis. The Los Angeles Clippers forward also recorded seven rebounds, four..." February 17

  • Damian Lillard is ready for the final playoff push: 'The urgency just has to be there'

    Yahoo! Sports "The 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend did not go as Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard had planned. He was going to participate in the three-point contest. He was going to get buckets and try to help Team LeBron get the win against Team Giannis in..." February 17

  • 3 More Changes NBA Should Make to All-Star Game Format

    12 Up "The new NBA All-Star Game format was a huge success. The changes created a competitive environment in the fourth quarter that had never been seen before in the event. Yet, a few more changes could be made to enhance what was already a solid idea. As with all new concepts,..." February 17

  • Bulls used All-Star weekend to continue seeking input on likely changes

    NBC Sports Chicago "When Michael Reinsdorf takes center court late Sunday night, the Bulls president and chief operating officer won’t just be ceremoniously ending his All-Star game hosting duties for the United Center and city of Chicago. He’ll be taking center stage after doing plenty of..." February 17

  • Kim and Kanye Courtside for Kobe Bryant Tribute at NBA All-Star Game

    TMZ "The Kobe Bryant tributes were AMAZING at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night ... and some of the biggest stars in the world were front and center for all of the emotional moments. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West sat courtside at the United Center in Chicago --..." February 17

  • NBA All-Star Jersey Numbers Honor Kobe & Gigi Bryant

    Heavy "The NBA All-Star Game jerseys are just one of the many ways the league is honoring the late Kobe Bryant along with his daughter Gigi Bryant. Team Giannis is wearing No. 24 as a nod to Kobe’s Lakers jersey number while Team LeBron’s players all have No. 2 which was..." February 17

  • Former NBA player Dwight Buycks signs with Olympiacos

    Sportando "Former NBA guard Dwight Buycks has signed a contract with Olympiacos through the end of the 2020-21 season, the EuroLeague team announced. " February 17

  • Dr Dre's Tribute to Kobe Bryant May Be the Best One Yet

    12 Up "On Sunday, Dr. Dre released his own rendition in honoring the life and career of the late Kobe Bryant. Dre's two-minute video features computer-generated graphics and highlights of Bryant's most iconic moments on the basketball court. " February 16

  • NBA All-Star Jersey Numbers Honor Kobe & Gigi Bryant

    Heavy "The NBA All-Star Game jerseys are just one of the many ways the league is honoring the late Kobe Bryant along with his daughter Gigi Bryant. Team Giannis is wearing No. 24 as a nod to Kobe’s Lakers jersey number while Team LeBron’s players all have No. 2 which was Gigi’s..." February 16

  • Former Wizard Marcin Gortat announces retirement

    NBC Sports "Long-time NBA veteran, and former Wizard, Marcin Gortat is retiring from the NBA, the center announced in a video via the Polish news station TVP. At 35-years old, the big man had been out of the league this season following spending 2018-19 with the Los Angeles Clippers. In the..." February 16

  • Frustrated in San Antonio, DeMarre Carroll is hopeful for a new Opportunity to arise

    Yardbarker "Spurs forward DeMarre Carroll, is making no secret of his frustration with his role in San Antonio, per the San Antonio Express-News’ Tom Orsborn. He has 15 straight DNP-CDs and counting, Carroll agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract with San Antonio..." February 16

  • Coach Of The Year Favorites

    Hoops Rumors "This season, the Coach of the Year race appears to have plenty of intriguing candidates. With the All-Star break upon us, we at Hoops Rumors deemed it a good time to reflect on where things stand currently. Mike Budenholzer is leading the 46-8 Bucks towards potentially..." February 16

  • NBA veered from rules to determine Dunk Contest champion

    USA Today "Amid the controversial yet inconsequential finish of the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest, the league veered from the rules to determine Saturday’s winner. Instead of letting the judges vote for either Orlando’s Aaron Gordon or Miami’s Derrick Jones Jr. after the first..." February 16

  • Orlando Police send funny tweet over Aaron Gordon Dunk Contest robbery

    Larry Brown Sports "Most fans agree that Aaron Gordon got a raw deal in Saturday’s NBA Dunk Contest, losing to Derrick Jones Jr despite dunking over Tacko Fall in his final dunk of the night. " February 16

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo speaks honest truth about Stephen Curry’s injury

    Clutch Points "Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo kept it real when asked about the extended absence of Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who broke his right hand on Oct. 30. Antetokounmpo admitted that Curry’s absence has benefited the other..." February 16

  • Anthony Davis On Kawhi Leonard Not Joining Lakers: “I Think He Just Made The League Interesting.

    Fadeaway World "After a very good summer, the Los Angeles Lakers are currently the best team in the Western Conference, boasting a terrific 41-12 record. Anthony Davis, LeBron James and the rest of the squad are doing a terrific job this season, but this could have been a lot bigger if they landed the biggest..." February 16

  • Derrick Jones Jr challenges Aaron Gordon to Dunk Contest rematch

    Larry Brown Sports "Derrick Jones Jr may be one of the only people who believes Derrick Jones Jr deserved to win the Dunk Contest on Saturday night, and the Miami Heat star is already looking forward to defending his crown in a year. Jones defeated Gordon in a thrilling Dunk Contest final that had a..." February 16

  • Dwyane Wade responds to critics for ‘bias’ after dunk contest debacle

    Clutch Points "NBA fans on Twitter were up in arms over the controversial result of the 2020 Slam Dunk Competition that saw Derrick Jones Jr. edge out Aaron Gordon in two tie-breaker rounds. People complained about how the judging went and even criticized Miami Heatlegend Dwyane Wade,..." February 16

  • NBA All-Star Game format, explained: What to know about new 2020 rules, tribute to Kobe Bryant

    Sporting News "Unlike previous versions of the NBA All-Star Game, every quarter will matter in this year's contest. When captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo meet for the 2020 All-Star Game on Sunday (8 p.m. ET, TNT), their teams could be bringing a little more..." February 16

  • The NBA Slam Dunk Contest is Decadent and Depraved

    The Big Lead "As if the last 44 years of slam dunk contests weren't enough proof, the 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest should throw the entire authenticity of the event into question. Enough fans cried foul when Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon was controversially denied the slam dunk crown..." February 16

  • Latest On The Dunk Contest Controversy

    Hoops Rumors "The judges at Saturday’s dunk contest intended for the event to end in a tie, but their plan failed when three of them awarded nines on Aaron Gordon‘s final jam, according to Malika Andrews and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. After Derrick Jones Jr. and..." February 16

  • Top 5 slams of the 2020 Dunk Contest

    The Score "This year's edition of the Slam Dunk Contest saw the Miami Heat's Derrick Jones Jr. and the Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon go head-to-head in a dunk-off. "Airplane Mode Jones" took the crown, but there were plenty of incredible dunks..." February 16

  • Trae Young's MVP ticket? Improve his defense

    USA Today "Trae Young knows he has haters.  The first-time NBA All-Star is just paying more attention to the respect he's receiving instead.  "The critics, that's gonna come," Young said. "I still had a lot of votes from fans to get to this game. I know..." February 16

  • Trae Young Has Always Been One of the All-Stars

    Bleacher Report "Chauncey Billups can still picture Rayford Young bobbing in Texas Tech's January 1997 layup line. Billups had watched the film. The tape didn't lie.  Rayford entered that inaugural Big 12 season projected as the conference's best freshman, and Billups realized,..." February 16

  • NBA All-Star Weekend Gets 3,000 Strippers Work in Chicago

    TMZ "The strip club cavalry has arrived in Chicago with THOUSANDS of dancers, literally, making sure NBA superstars and fans are well entertained during All-Star Weekend!!! The good folks at Ocean Gentleman's Club, Factory and Club O tell TMZ Sports ... they've hired Last..." February 16

  • Patrick Beverley: I learned how to play basketball the right way in Europe

    EuroHoops.net "LA Clippers‘ Patrick Beverly talked to Eurohoops in the 2020 All-Star Game media availability about how his European experience shaped him both as a person and a player and prepared him for the NBA experience. “I learned how to play basketball the right way”, he..." February 16

  • Common: Dunk Contest was supposed to end in tie but one judge screwed up

    Larry Brown Sports "Numerous fans and even the announcers on TNT were outraged over the outcome of Saturday night’s Dunk Contest, with many, including us, feeling like Aaron Gordon got robbed. According to rapper Common, Gordon did get robbed. Common was one of the five judges on the..." February 16

  • DeMarcus Cousins Reportedly “On Track” To Return To Lakers By Playoffs

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers are looking good heading into March. With LeBron James and Anthony Davis playing at near MVP-like levels, the team is poised for a long post-season run. But with one of their sidelined stars due to return by spring, their chances may get even..." February 16

  • Buddy Hield edges Devin Booker on final shot to win 3-point shootout

    ESPN "Between them, Buddy Hield and Devin Booker took 108 3-point shots Saturday night. It took until the 108th and final one to determine who would come out on top in the NBA's 3-point shootout -- with Hield, thanks to hitting four of the five money balls on his..." February 16

  • Heat's Bam Adebayo wins NBA Skills Challenge

    SI "Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo can already call himself a champion.  Making his first NBA All-Star Weekend appearance, Adebayo won the Skills Challenge Saturday at United Center in Chicago. He defeated Indiana Pacers All-Star Domantas Sabonis in the final. Afterward, Adebayo..." February 16

  • Someone Edited the Dunk Contest Wikipedia After Aaron Gordon Got Robbed Again

    12 Up "It's really hard to believe that actually happened AGAIN, but yes, Aaron Gordon is going home empty-handed once more, despite the fact that the whole NBA world agreed he should've been rewarded for his 50s.  Everyone appears to have been on board..." February 16

  • Aaron Gordon jumped over 7'5" Taco Fall and still lost the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

    CNN "Saturday's AT&T Slam Dunk Contest was definitely one that will be hotly debated for years. After five rounds of NBA stars jumping over rappers and doing unnatural airborne acrobatics, it all came down to the Miami Heat's Derrick Jones Jr. and the Orlando..." February 16

  • DJ Khaled Was Not Prepared to Introduce Pat Connaughton at the Slam Dunk Contest

    The Big Lead "DJ Khaled introduced the participants for the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest. When he got to Milwaukee Bucks' guard Pat Connaughton, he made sure to explain that he didn't know how to pronounce Connaughton's last name. And then he nailed it. " February 16

  • Pau Gasol Aims For Olympics, Possible NBA Comeback

    Hoops Rumors "Pau Gasol hopes to represent Spain in the Olympics this summer and hasn’t given up on a return to the NBA next season, tweets Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. Before either of those things can happen, Gasol will need to fully rehabilitate the left foot injury that forced..." February 16

  • How LaMelo Ball Fits with NBA's Worst Teams

    Bleacher Report "No matter which team makes the No. 1 pick in June's 2020 NBA draft, LaMelo Ball will be in play.  He's back in the United States after a foot injury, having averaged 17.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 1.7 threes through 12 NBL games in..." February 16

  • Anthony Davis not even thinking about free agency

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Lakers superstar power forward Anthony Davis says he’s not even thinking about free agency at all. Davis can become an unrestricted free agent after this season ends if he declines his 2020-21 player option with the Lakers. AD is expected to decline that..." February 15

  • Eddy Curry Opens Up About Murder of His Mistress, Child & How His Wife Never Knew About It

    Total Pro Sports "Over the years, we have heard some crazy stories regarding athletes, but none of them hold a candle to what Eddy Curry has gone through. The former NBA player, who played in the league from 2001 to 2012, shared some insight this week into some struggles he’s dealt with off the..." February 15

  • NBA renames All-Star MVP award to honor Kobe Bryant

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA has renamed its All-Star Game MVP trophy the Kobe Bryant MVP Award in the wake of Bryant’s tragic death. Commissioner Adam Silver announced the renaming at his annual All-Star weekend news conference on Saturday. " February 15

  • Russell Westbrook says he's no longer letting the media control narratives

    ESPN "Over the years, Russell Westbrook's media interactions have become legendary across social platforms through funny memes and GIFs. A quick YouTube search of Russell Westbrook media interactions will show a laundry list of results, mostly from his Oklahoma..." February 15

  • Spencer Dinwiddie: 'I probably won't be here' if Nets try acquiring 3rd star

    New York Daily News "The Knicks stink this season. They stunk last season. And Spencer Dinwiddie doesn’t envision much of a jump for the Knicks next season, when his team — the Nets — will benefit from the arrival of Kevin Durant. “You want a real answer (about whether..." February 15