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  • LeBron James leads team to All-Star Game win

    LeBron James leads team to All-Star Game win

    The NBA unveiled a slew of changes designed to make the league’s talent showcase more competitive, and they worked.  LeBron James led Team LeBron to a competitive 148-145 win over Team Stephen. He nearly notched a triple-double, erupting for 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, earning him the...
  • Devin Booker puts on historic shooting performance on All-Star weekend

    Devin Booker puts on historic shooting performance on All-Star weekend

    The Phoenix Suns have endured a difficult season, but they have a caliber of players most teams lack. One in particular, Devin Booker, put his on display Saturday night at Staples Center. The young guard's skills helped him put on a historic performance in the NBA's JBL Three-Point Contest. Booker...
  • NBA Dunk Contest goes retro in 2018

    NBA Dunk Contest goes retro in 2018

    The 2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest paid homage to many of the greater dunkers of the league’s past. The style made sense, as Larry Nance Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps–a former winner of the event. Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz guard and potential Rookie of the Year Award winner, shed his Utah...
  • NBA adds Justin Bieber, Quavo to Celebrity Game rosters

    NBA adds Justin Bieber, Quavo to Celebrity Game rosters

    The NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2018 presented by Ruffles will feature two more big-name participants. Justin Bieber, a former MVP of the event, and Quavo, a member of the hip-hop group Migos, will both compete. The game, which signifies one of the marquee attractions of the NBA’s All-Star weekend...
  • De’Aaron Fox to compete in 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars

    De’Aaron Fox to compete in 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars

    With Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball coming back from a knee injury, Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox has been named to the 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars during All-Star weekend. The event will take place Friday night, Feb. 16, in Staples Center. The game will be televised on TNT...
  • LeBron James promises competitive NBA All-Star Game

    LeBron James promises competitive NBA All-Star Game

    When fans descend upon Staples Center on Feb. 18, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James believes they’ll see a different game than what they’re expected to. The NBA has taken considerable measures to ensure that Team LeBron and Team Stephen give an honest effort in the league’s best talent showcase...
  • Kemba Walker to replace Kristaps Porzingis in NBA All-Star Game

    Kemba Walker to replace Kristaps Porzingis in NBA All-Star Game

    Another injury will force an NBA star out of the 2018 All-Star Game. New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis suffered a torn ACL, which will force him out of the All-Star Game and the Taco Bell Skills Challenge–an event he won a year ago. In his place, Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker...
  • Top 5 best Lakers All-Star Game performances

    Top 5 best Lakers All-Star Game performances

    As a storied franchise in the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers have enjoyed their fair share of All-Stars. From Magic Johnson to Kobe Bryant, the organization has been well represented throughout the years at All-Star weekend. With the 67th NBA All-Star Game set to be played on Feb. 18 at Staples Center...
  • NBA names players for 2018 Skills Challenge

    NBA names players for 2018 Skills Challenge

    Kristaps Porzingis will return to try to repeat at the NBA Skills Challenge on All-Star Saturday night. He will be joined by a new cast of competitors on Feb. 17 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Skills Challenge will include big men Joel Embiid (Sixers), Lauri Markkanen (Bulls), and Al Horford...
  • NBA unveils 3-point participants for All-Star weekend

    NBA unveils 3-point participants for All-Star weekend

    The NBA has announced its list for the 3-point shooting contest, one of the marquee events for All-Star weekend. With the emphasis for the shot greater than it’s been in the game’s history, this year’s contest figures to be one of the most competitive yet. The event will take place on Feb. 17 at...
  • High-risers pegged for 2018 NBA Dunk Contest

    High-risers pegged for 2018 NBA Dunk Contest

    The NBA revealed the four participants for this year’s Slam Dunk Contest, and it’s a star-studded cast of notorious dunkers. Victor Oladipo (Indiana Pacers), Aaron Gordon (Orlando Magic), Larry Nance Jr. (Los Angeles Lakers), and rookie Dennis Smith Jr. (Dallas Mavericks) highlight the field. The...
  • Goran Dragic replaces Kevin Love in NBA All-Star Game

    Goran Dragic replaces Kevin Love in NBA All-Star Game

    The recent rash of injuries has forced several All-Stars out of the game, with Kevin Love (broken hand) being the most recent. In his stead, Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic will attend his first All-Star Game. Dragic beat out other worthy candidates like Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons and Charlotte...
  • NBA adds donations to All-Star Game

    NBA adds donations to All-Star Game

    NBA commissioner Adam Silver has proven to be progressive and innovative in his attempts to improve the league. In addition to curbing tanking and resting, he has set his sights on another major marketing tool: the NBA All-Star Game. The game has lacked competitiveness in the past few seasons, and...
  • Andre Drummond named as 2018 NBA All-Star Game replacement

    Andre Drummond named as 2018 NBA All-Star Game replacement

    In the end, Andre Drummond got his due. The dynamic Detroit Pistons center was named to the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, filling in as an injury replacement for injured Washington Wizards point guard John Wall. The argument could be made that Drummond deserved an All-Star nod during the initial release...
  • Kevin Love to miss NBA All-Star Game with broken hand

    Kevin Love to miss NBA All-Star Game with broken hand

    Another NBA star will be forced to miss the All-Star Game on Feb. 18 due to injury. Kevin Love, part of Team LeBron in this year’s All-Star festivities, was forced to exit the Cleveland Cavaliers’ road loss to the Detroit Pistons with a non-displaced fracture in his left hand fifth metacarpal...
  • NBA taking steps to ensure competitive All-Star Game

    NBA taking steps to ensure competitive All-Star Game

    After several years of half-hearted All-Star Games, the NBA is pulling out all the stops in an attempt to make this year’s game far more interesting for fans. In addition to adding a draft that allowed two captains–LeBron James and Stephen Curry–to pick their teams, the league is taking it one step...
  • NBA unveils All-Star Game jerseys

    NBA unveils All-Star Game jerseys

    The reviews are in for the new NBA All-Star Game uniforms, and they’re surprisingly mixed. The Nike Jordan Brand jerseys feature simple color schemes and straight-forward lettering. The jerseys lack the flash and panache or previous jerseys, highlighted by gaudy colors. But these jerseys are a win...
  • Young talent highlights Mtn Dew Kickstart NBA Rising Stars Game

    Young talent highlights Mtn Dew Kickstart NBA Rising Stars Game

    In one of the most exciting events of the NBA’s All-Star weekend in Los Angeles, the 2018 Rising Stars Game, will not be lacking star power. Scheduled to take place on Feb. 16, 2018, opening night of All-Star weekend, the event pits rookies and sophomores from across the league against each other in...
  • Stephen Curry to forgo NBA's 3-point contest

    Stephen Curry to forgo NBA's 3-point contest

    With the prevalence of three-point shooting in the modern NBA, the 3-point contest during All-Star weekend figures to be one of the highlights. It will not, however, include prolific shooter Stephen Curry. The two-time MVP told ESPN that he plans to sit out the event in 2018, but he will make a...
  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry draft All-Star teams

    LeBron James, Stephen Curry draft All-Star teams

    In keeping with the NBA’s new All-Star Game format, captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry selected their respective teams for the Feb. 18 event in Los Angeles. The rosters feature plenty of intrigue, as James selected both Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors and former teammate Kyrie Irving...
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