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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5 NBA stars who must step up in second half of the season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA is now at its All-Star break. While the second half of the season has already started, the “unofficial” second half represents a time that teams get more serious. Contenders vie for playoff positioning. Stars attempt to step their game up. Those who struggled..." February 15

  • RJ Barrett defends the indefensible: Fouling Zion Williamson. During Rising Stars.

    Pro Basketball Talk " RJ Barrett finished the first half, went to the locker room, played the second half, got dressed and then sat through most of his press conference. Finally, he got the question he’d been waiting for. Why did Barrett foul Zion Williamson to prevent a dunk...." February 15

  • Latest group of Rising Stars highlights major flaws with NBA Draft's age game

    Sporting News "On the day he was selected in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft by the Warriors, former Villanova forward Eric Paschall was 22 years old with another birthday looming in less than five months. Most of the league's teams make their choices on a policy of age over beauty, so he had to..." February 15

  • Knicks’ RJ Barrett still confident he can win Rookie of the Year

    New York Post "Knicks rookie RJ Barrett may lack a steady perimeter jumper, but he hardly lacks confidence. Barrett said he’s looking forward to guarding his Duke compadre Zion Williamson in Friday night’s Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend and added he would vote for himself..." February 14

  • Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headline 8 finalists for Hall of Fame " The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today at NBA All-Star Weekend the finalists from the North American and Women’s committees to be considered for election in 2020. The Class of 2020 will be announced Saturday, April 4th at NCAA..." February 14

  • 6 NBA Players Who Shockingly Never Made an All-Star Game

    12 Up "The NBA never fails to infuriate its fan base with maddening All-Star snubs. In 2020, players like Devin Booker (until Damian Lillard's untimely groin injury), Bradley Beal, and Zach LaVine were the most notable studs left off the rosters. Because those snubs..." February 14

  • 5 realistic trade proposals for Sixers star Joel Embiid

    Sportsnaut "We’ve seen the frustration on his face. We’ve heard the Philadelphia 76ers fans boo him. We’ve watched the team struggle as a whole at times this season. Things are not going too swimmingly for All-Star center Joel Embiid and his Sixers right now. It has led to..." February 14

  • 2020 NBA All-Star Game tickets most expensive ever

    SLAM Online "When the NBA All-Star Game returns to Chicago on February 16, 2020, it will be the third time the Windy City has hosted the event, but the first time in more than 30 years. Where To Buy NBA All-Star Game & Weekend Tickets Primary market tickets for the NBA All-Star game,..." February 14

  • Players Trained By Kobe Bryant Are At The Top Of The League

    Fadeaway World "As we continue to mourn the great Kobe Bryant, his impact on the game is still prevalent when watching today’s NBA. We all know the global impact Kobe had due to his dedication to his craft and is great, but many players today are showcasing an improved skillset thanks to Kobe..." February 13

  • Jennifer Hudson to perform Kobe Bryant tribute at NBA All-Star Game

    Page Six "Jennifer Hudson is set to perform a tribute to Kobe Bryant during Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game in Chicago, the NBA announced Thursday. The singer, a Chicago native, will sing ahead of player introductions. " February 13

  • Why Knicks’ new prospect Issuf Sanon probably won’t play here

    New York Post "The scouting report on Ukraine point guard Issuf Sanon, according to Forbes, is he’s a feisty, aggressive defender. Former Knicks European scout Tim Shea told The Post he’s actually “athletic’’ and known as a scoring point guard who probably would have to..." February 12

  • If The 76ers Move Joel Embiid, These 5 Teams Make Sense

    Fadeaway World "It wasn’t too long ago when Joel Embiid was viewed as the savior of the Philadelphia 76ers. After a stellar rookie season that was cut short due to injury, many people expected the Sixers to be the next dynasty in the league as going into the 2017 NBA draft, the Sixers were able to trade..." February 12

  • Luol Deng named ambassador for Basketball Africa League

    ABC 7 Chicago "Former NBA All-Star Luol Deng was named global ambassador for the Basketball Africa League on Wednesday. "We have a tremendous amount of talent in Africa and I am excited that some of that talent will be showcased through our new league," Deng said in a..." February 12

  • John Calipari’s Knicks denial backed by Julius Randle and Kevin Knox

    New York Post "John Calipari celebrated his 61st birthday Monday, and the two Knicks who played for him at Kentucky — former one-and-done college stars Julius Randle and Kevin Knox — reached out to offer their best wishes. The two teammates also had thoughts about Calipari’s name..." February 12

  • Knicks no longer planning to hire William 'Worldwide Wes' Wesley to front office

    SNY TV "Despite some exploratory discussion of bringing William "World Wide Wes" Wesley into the front office alongside NBA agent Leon Rose, sources have told Shams Charania of the Athletic that the idea is no longer expected to come to fruition. Wesley, who..." February 12

  • Knicks release statement on new consultant Steve Stoute’s comments

    Clutch Points "Well, it took less than one day. The New York Knicks’ big rebranding initiative is already in need of a rebrand. After the recently-hired and self-described “branding” and “marketing guru” Steve Stoute implied on ESPN’s First Take on Tuesday..." February 11

  • Forbes: Knicks most valuable NBA franchise for 5th straight year

    The Score "Although the New York Knicks remain one of the NBA's laughingstocks, the club topped Forbes' list of NBA franchise valuations for the fifth straight year. The Knicks are worth an estimated $4.6 billion - an increase of $600 million from the year before. Among..." February 11

  • Jeff Van Gundy, Tom Thibodeau on New York's short list of candidates after season ends

    CBS Sports "The New York Knicks have been busy over the last week. After firing president of basketball operations Steve Mills, and hiring Leon Rose to replace him, the Knicks also traded away Marcus Morris to the Clippers for future picks and an expiring contract. With the..." February 11

  • The Best Buyout Candidates For The Boston Celtics

    Fadeaway World "Buyout season is upon us and we have already seen many veteran players sign with contending teams. We have already seen Marvin Williams join the Milwaukee Bucks and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is expected to join the Dallas Mavericks so expect a lot more signings to be made. One team that should be..." February 11

  • 10 NBA Players Most Likely to Be Traded This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Post-trade-deadline blues got ya down? We've got you covered! The offseason is one of the best times for linking up with your best front office pal and going on a summertime shopping spree. For those with minimal financial flexibility, offseason trades can be the best..." February 11

  • New Knicks branding ‘guru’ compares himself to Drake

    Pro Basketball Talk "Knicks owner James Dolan went on radio last spring and predicted success in free agency. Everyone assumed he meant Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Not only did the Knicks strike out, those stars signed with the crosstown Nets. Durant even declared the Knicks to..." February 11

  • The 10 Most Intriguing Names on the NBA’s Buyout Market

    The Ringer "The NBA’s annual trade deadline is in the books, but teams still have one more way to add talent heading into the stretch run: dipping into the buyout market to sign players not currently under contract elsewhere in the league. On balance, the returns on such..." February 11

  • The Knicks need Jeff Van Gundy

    New York Post "We were reminded again these past few days how little it takes to ignite the pilot lights of the Knicks’ most ardent fans. In a season that was a goner by Thanksgiving, one that has already seen the jettisoning of a coach, a president, and the team’s best player, there they were..." February 11

  • How Trade-Deadline Deals That Didn't Happen Set Stage for 2020 NBA Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "The 2020 NBA trade deadline saw a bevy of moves with big names changing teams, but the conversations that fell through will set the stage for more transactions heading into the draft and free agency this summer.  For example, Oklahoma City and Miami had several..." February 11

  • Maurice Harkless keeps getting traded. He’s unbothered

    Pro Basketball Talk "Maurice Harkless is a solid NBA starter. He works hard. He fits in. He produces. Just last season, he was starting in the Western Conference finals. In fewer than nine months since, Harkless has technically been traded two times – effectively three times, and it easily could..." February 11

  • USA Basketball Announces 44 Finalists For 2020 Olympic Roster

    Hoops Rumors "USA Basketball has formally announced a preliminary group of 44 players who are candidates to be part of the program’s roster for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The final roster will only consist of 12 players, so most of these finalists won’t actually play for Team..." February 10

  • Hennessy Becomes The Official Spirit Of The NBA "The NBA has a new spirit partner. Hennessy, the world’s best-selling Cognac, and the National Basketball Association announced today a multi-year partnership that makes Hennessy the official spirt of the NBA, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), and USA..." February 10

  • Six Australians to compete at Basketball Without Borders Global Camp at 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend

    Fox Sports "Six Australians have been selected to compete at the Basketball Without Borders Global Camp at the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago. Josh Giddey leads the quartet of Australian men who’ll play in the annual event, which will run from February 14-16 and consist of activities..." February 10

  • Bobby Portis won’t quit on Knicks to join title contender

    New York Post "Late Saturday night, Knicks big man Bobby Portis sat at his locker with his right hand wrapped heavily after “smacking” it on a dunk attempt during the Knicks’ Saturday night victory over the Pistons – their fourth straight triumph. It’s been..." February 09

  • 5 Worst Owners in the NBA

    The Big Lead "Your favorite NBA team is about much more than the players on the court. It takes coaches, assistants, marketing, public relations, executives and more to make the machine work. When the machine stops working, the attention naturally focuses on the ownership at the top. These are the types of..." February 09

  • Wayne Ellington Considers Buyout With Knicks

    Hoops Rumors "Wayne Ellington is talking to his agent, Mark Bartlestein, about working out a buyout deal with the Knicks, according to Marc Berman of The New York Post. The 32-year-old shooting guard has appeared in just 25 games after signing as a free agent over the..." February 09

  • Former New York Knicks F Marcus Morris Sr.’s Clippers debut in jeopardy

    Elite Sports NY "Marcus Morris Sr. is transitioning from being the go-to guy for the New York Knicks to a role player on a championship-caliber squad. However, his debut with the Los Angeles Clippers appears to be in jeopardy. “After being acquired by the Clippers from New York in..." February 08

  • 23 Trade Exceptions Generated In Deadline Deals

    Hoops Rumors "As we explain in our glossary entry on the NBA’s trade rules, teams that complete a “non-simultaneous” deal can create what’s called a traded player exception. These are salary cap exceptions a team can use anytime during the following calendar year to acquire..." February 08

  • 3 Players Lakers Should Try to Sign After Quiet NBA Trade Deadline

    12 Up "The Los Angeles Lakers were expected to bolster the roster at the trade deadline, with Kyle Kuzma rumored to be heading towards an exit from the team. Well, Rob Pelinka and Co. ended up standing pat, failing to make a trade after getting outbid by the Clippers in their..." February 08

  • Anyone Linking John Calipari to the Knicks Job is Just Being Lazy

    12 Up "In what seems to have become an near-annual ordeal, the New York Knicks are yet again in search of a head coach. One name that has repeatedly popped up as a possible candidate is Kentucky head coach John Calipari. However, unfortunately for anyone who has suggested..." February 07

  • John Calipari’s Leon Rose loyalty won’t lead to New York Knicks sidelines

    New York Post "Leon Rose’s reach has its limits. Despite John Calipari’s longtime friendship with the agent expected to be named new Knicks team president, the Kentucky coach batted away the latest rumor of his return to the NBA, stating Friday that he won’t be leaving his..." February 07

  • Magic's Steve Clifford Fined $25K for Verbal Abuse of Refs After Loss to Knicks

    Bleacher Report "NBA Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Kiki VanDeWeghe announced that Orlando Magic head coach Steve Clifford has been fined $25,000 for verbally abusing referees following his team's 105-103 loss to the New York Knicks on..." February 07

  • Gambler Bets $1 On 3-Pick Parlay On Players Scoring 1st Basket Of Game; Walked Away With Over $1K

    Total Pro Sports "Gamblers simply dream of a scenario like this. Typically, sportsbooks do not allow you to parlay multiple prop bets. You can parlay multiple regular bets, but not involving props. Well, one guy found a place to do it and he took full advantage of it. Social media..." February 07

  • The Knicks Wanted Kyle Kuzma, Danny Green And A 2nd Round Pick From Lakers For Marcus Morris

    Fadeaway World "It’s no secret that the Lakers and Clippers were engaged in an arms race for Knicks forward Marcus Morris. During yesterday’s deadline, both teams were making their best attempts at landing the talented veteran big man. In the end, it was the Clippers who won, securing..." February 07

  • 4 Players Who Will Be Bought Out After Surviving the Trade Deadline

    12 Up "Now with the trade deadline having come and gone, NBA teams will go bargain shopping in the NBA buyout market for low-cost, high-impact players. Whether teams are looking to cut overpaid guys, shed some salary, or looking to free up a roster spot, the buyout bin should be filled with..." February 07

  • Is RJ Barrett Still Considered a Franchise Player for The Knicks?

    Black Sports Online "It’s been about a month since we’ve seen RJ Barrett out there for the Knicks. Last night, the rookie made his return and he showed out. Over the past few weeks, many games were close and the Knicks lost a few that they could’ve easily won. In instances, many said,..." February 07

  • Is Leon Rose the guy who can turn the Knicks’ culture around?

    Pro Basketball Talk "1) Will following the Warriors’, Lakers’ paths turn around the Knicks? The Knicks tried the superstar player route (Isiah Thomas). They tried the superstar coach route (Phil Jackson). They tried the company man route (Steve Mills). None of those have turned around the fortunes..." February 07