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Tue Feb 1802:09Surprise! Raptors, Heat, Grizzlies and Thunder in good placeJaylen BrownSFCelticsFree Agent
Jimmy ButlerSGBullsFree Agent
Pau GasolPFSpursFree Agent
Paul GeorgePFPacersFree Agent
Danny GreenSGSpursFree Agent
Andre IguodalaSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCavaliersFree Agent
Kyle LowryPGRaptorsFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFSpursFree Agent
Chris PaulPGClippersFree Agent
Garrett TempleSGKingsFree Agent
Anthony TolliverPFKingsFree Agent
Dwyane WadeSGBullsFree Agent
The oddsmakers in Las Vegas usually know what they’re talking about.But even they get things wrong from time to time, and this season in the NBA there have been a few notable misses from all those preseason prognostications — specifically, ones made in relation to the Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder.The Grizzlies have already topped most preseason projections for their win total. The sports books had them around 27 wins, and the Ja Morant-led club already has 28 wins and is holding down the Western Conference’s No. 8 playoff spot with 28 games left.“We are just young, very athletic and just get out and run,” said Morant, a clear Rookie of the Year front-runner and probably the favorite at this point. “I feel like we all have something to prove. We just go out with this chip on our shoulder. We keep proving people wrong. But we go out every night and play together.”And the Thunder, who were expected to freefall after losing Paul George, were slotted by most boo... [More]
Mon Feb 1716:09Ratings for NBA All-Star Game rise by 8 percentBuddy HieldSGPelicansFree Agent
Derrick JonesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Ratings for the NBA All-Star Game were up 8% over last year, with an average of 7.3 million viewers watching Sunday night’s broadcast on TNT.About 8 million viewers were tuned in for the end of the game, where LeBron James’ team defeated Giannis Antetokounmpo’s team 157-155 in the first target-score format in All-Star history. The fourth quarter was untimed and was broadcast commercial-free.TNT’s pregame coverage, which included tributes to Kobe Bryant, averaged 6.3 million viewers. That figure represented a 19% increase over viewership for the same show last year.For the weekend — including Friday's Rising Stars game and Saturday's showing of the Skills Competition won by Miami's Bam Adebayo, the 3-point contest won by Sacramento's Buddy Hield and the dunk contest won by Miami's Derrick Jones Jr. — Turner Sports said ratings were up 15% from last year.
Mon Feb 1715:49Cavs, coach John Beilein plotting next steps in rough seasonAndre DrummondCPistonsFree Agent
Darius GarlandFree Agent
Kevin LovePFCavaliersFree Agent
Collin SextonFree Agent
Tristan ThompsonPFCavaliersFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — John Beilein has admitted that losing NBA games has hit him hard. Maybe too hard.The 67-year-old former Michigan coach struggled to get through the season's unofficial first half with the young Cavaliers, who have the worst record in the Eastern Conference.It's not clear if he'll make it until the end.Beilein and the Cavs have discussed the possibility of him stepping down before the end of the season. And while there has been no decision made about Beilein's future, the team plans to reconvene this week following the All-Star break as players, coaches and executives return from much-needed retreats.ESPN.com first reported the possibility of Beilein leaving the team before the end of the season on Sunday night as the All-Star Game wrapped up in Chicago.It's been a rough transition to the pro game for Beilein, who was wildly successful as a college coach — the past 12 seasons with the Wolverines. Beilein was a surprising hire by the Cavs, who convinced him he was th... [More]
Mon Feb 1701:09Kawhi Leonard wins first Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP awardKobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansFree Agent
Paul GeorgePFPacersFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFSpursFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard made it look effortless, nailing one 3-pointer after another and nearly matching an All-Star Game record.The tough part came afterward. Finding the right words to express how he felt after becoming the first Kobe Bryant MVP award winner wasn't so easy.Leonard scored 30 points and hit eight 3-pointers to lead Team LeBron to a 157-155 victory over Team Giannis on Sunday night.He was presented the MVP trophy that the league renamed after Bryant on Saturday, three weeks after the Lakers great and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among the nine people killed when their helicopter crashed near Los Angeles. “It's very special,” Leonard said. “Like I said, I had a relationship with him. Words can't explain how happy I am for it. Able to put that trophy in my room, in my trophy room, and just be able to see Kobe's name on there, it just means a lot to me. He's a big inspiration in my life. He did a lot for me.”Bryant had a huge presence over the first ... [More]
Sun Feb 1623:59All-Star weekend, as expected, was about honoring KobeKobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFSpursFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — It has become one of the NBA’s most revered traditions: On the morning of the NBA All-Star Game, the league pays tribute to retired players with what is called the Legends Brunch. It brings together about 3,000 guests, and every year a recent retiree with ties to the game’s host city is honored.When the game was in Los Angeles two years ago, the NBA wanted to honor Kobe Bryant.He declined. He couldn’t attend. His reason: his daughter Gianna Bryant had a game that morning.“That said, to us, everything about his priorities,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Sunday as he recalled that conversation with Bryant.This All-Star weekend was Michael Jordan’s longtime home of Chicago, highlighted by a game where LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo served as captains — but it was, predictably and understandably, overshadowed by the mourning of Bryant.Jennifer Hudson, wearing the Lakers' deep purple, performed a pregame tribute to Bryant and sang “For All We Kno... [More]
Sun Feb 1623:49Leonard, LeBron, Davis lead Team LeBron over Team GiannisGiannis AntetokounmpoSFBucksFree Agent
Kobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansFree Agent
Paul GeorgePFPacersFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFSpursFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game (all times local):10:35 p.m. Kawhi Leonard scored 30, LeBron James scored 23 and Chicago product Anthony Davis finished with 20 points after hitting the winning free throw to lift Team LeBron to a 157-155 victory over Team Giannis in the All-Star game.Leonard, who was named the Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP, made eight 3-pointers to finish one shy of Paul George's All-Star record in 2016. Davis missed the first attempt, then sank the winning free throw, after Kyle Lowry grabbed him as he attempted to catch a pass in the paint.Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 25 for his team.The winning team needed to reach 157 points after Team Giannis grabbed a 133-124 cumulative lead through the first three quarters. 9:50 p.m.Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 25 points and Team Giannis leads Team LeBron 133-124 after three quarters even though Kawhi Leonard is closing in on the record for most 3-pointers in an All-Star Game.The teams tied 41-all in th... [More]
Sun Feb 1622:59Team Giannis, Team LeBron play to tie; Giannis leads 133-124Giannis AntetokounmpoSFBucksFree Agent
Kobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansFree Agent
Paul GeorgePFPacersFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFSpursFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game (all times local):9:50 p.m.Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 25 points and Team Giannis leads Team LeBron 133-124 after three quarters even though Kawhi Leonard is closing in on the record for most 3-pointers in an All-Star Game.The teams tied 41-all in the third quarter, after Team LeBron matched an All-Star scoring record while taking the first quarter 53-41 and Team Giannis bounced back in the second 51-30.The first team to reach 157 points will win the game.Rudy Gobert scored 21 points in all and 12 in the quarter, including a a tying alley-oop dunk off a feed from Trae Young in the closing seconds. Russell Westbrook then missed a runner at the buzzer for Team LeBron.Leonard has 28 points and is 8 for 13 on 3-pointers. He needs one from beyond the arc to tie Paul George's All-Star record in 2016.8:50 p.m.Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 14 points and Team Giannis took the second quarter 51-30 after dropping the opener even thou... [More]
Sun Feb 1622:09All-Star weekend, as expected, was about honoring KobeKobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — It has become one of the NBA’s most revered traditions: On the morning of the NBA All-Star Game, the league pays tribute to retired players with what is called the Legends Brunch. It brings together about 3,000 guests, and every year a recent retiree with ties to the game’s host city is honored.When the game was in Los Angeles two years ago, the NBA wanted to honor Kobe Bryant.He declined. He couldn’t attend. His reason: his daughter Gianna Bryant had a game that morning.“That said, to us, everything about his priorities,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Sunday as he recalled that conversation with Bryant.This All-Star weekend was Michael Jordan’s longtime home of Chicago, highlighted by a game where LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo served as captains — but it was, predictably and understandably, overshadowed by the mourning of Bryant.Jennifer Hudson, wearing the Lakers' deep purple, performed a pregame tribute to Bryant and sang “For All We Kno... [More]
Sun Feb 1621:59Team Giannis rebounds, beats Team LeBron in 2nd quarter, Giannis AntetokounmpoSFBucksFree Agent
Kobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansFree Agent
Paul GeorgePFPacersFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFSpursFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game (all times local):8:50 p.m.Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 14 points and Team Giannis took the second quarter 51-30 after dropping the opener even though Kawhi Leonard closed in on the record for most 3-pointers in an All-Star Game.After Team LeBron matched an All-Star record for scoring while winning the first quarter 53-41, Team Giannis returned the favor in the second.Antetokounmpo, the reigning league MVP, threw down dunk after dunk and ended the half with 20 points in all. And Trae Young nailed a shot from just inside halfcourt as the second quarter ended.Leonard, meanwhile, combined to score 25 and nail 7 of 10 3-pointers in the half. He needs two 3's to tie Paul George's All-Star record in 2016.Team Giannis holds a 92-83 lead over Team LeBron at the half.8:15 p.m.Kawhi Leonard scored 12 points and Team LeBron matched an All-Star Game record for scoring in a quarter, beating Team Giannis 53-41 in the opening period.A fo... [More]
Sun Feb 1621:29Team LeBron set All-Star record for points in quarterGiannis AntetokounmpoSFBucksFree Agent
Kobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFSpursFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game (all times local):8:15 p.m.Kawhi Leonard scored 12 points and Team LeBron matched an All-Star Game record for scoring in a quarter, beating Team Giannis 53-41 in the opening period.A four-time All-Star, Leonard made all four 3-pointers — the only shots he attempted. Chicago product Anthony Davis scored nine. LeBron James added seven points as his team became the fourth to score 53 in an All-Star quarter.Miami's Bam Adebayo led the team picked by Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo with eight points.The league announced major changes to the All-Star format last month, turning quarters into mini-games.The score was reset to 0-0 prior to the second quarterThe game also has a charity component, with the winner of each of the first three quarters earning $100,000 for a Chicago-based community organization. The money gets rolled over if there's a tie, and the overall winner also earns $200,000 for its group.Team LeBron is playin... [More]
Sun Feb 1620:49Magic leads tribute for Kobe, Stern, All-Star Game underwayKobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game (all times local):7:45 p.m.One more All-Star ovation for Kobe Bryant. And big cheers for David Stern, too.Hall of Famer Magic Johnson led a tribute to the late Los Angeles Lakers great and longtime commissioner prior to the All-Star game on Sunday night.Johnson led the crowd — which chanted “Kobe! Kobe!” — in an eight-second moment of silence, a nod to the number Bryant wore the first half of his career.Chicagoan Jennifer Hudson also performed as images of Bryant flashed on a giant screen behind the stage. South Side product Common followed with a rap dedicated to the great players from the city as well as Bryant before leading the introductions of players. Then singer-songwriter Chaka Khan sang the national anthem.The festivities were in Michael Jordan's longtime home of Chicago for the first time since 1988. But Bryant cast a huge shadow over them.The five-time NBA champion and 18-time All-Star and his 13-year-ol... [More]
Sun Feb 1620:19All-Star weekend, as expected, was about honoring KobeKobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — It has become one of the NBA’s most revered traditions: On the morning of the NBA All-Star Game, the league pays tribute to retired players with what is called the Legends Brunch. It brings together about 3,000 guests, and every year a recent retiree with ties to the game’s host city is honored.When the game was in Los Angeles two years ago, the NBA wanted to honor Kobe Bryant.He declined. He couldn’t attend. His reason: his daughter Gianna Bryant had a game that morning.“That said, to us, everything about his priorities,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Sunday as he recalled that conversation with Bryant.This All-Star weekend is in Michael Jordan’s longtime home of Chicago, which will be highlighted by a game where LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo will serve as captains — but it was, predictably and understandably, overshadowed by Bryant. It’s been three weeks now since he, 13-year-old Gianna and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash i... [More]
Sun Feb 1616:08All-Star weekend, as expected, was about honoring KobeKobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFCavaliersFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — It has become one of the NBA’s most revered traditions: On the morning of the NBA All-Star Game, the league pays tribute to retired players with what is called the Legends Brunch. It brings together about 3,000 guests, and every year a recent retiree with ties to the game’s host city is honored.When the game was in Los Angeles two years ago, the NBA wanted to honor Kobe Bryant.He declined. He couldn’t attend. His reason: his daughter Gianna Bryant had a game that morning.“That said, to us, everything about his priorities,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Sunday as he recalled that conversation with Bryant.This All-Star weekend is in Michael Jordan’s longtime home of Chicago, which will be highlighted by a game where LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo will serve as captains — but it was, predictably and understandably, overshadowed by Bryant. It’s been three weeks now since he, 13-year-old Gianna and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash i... [More]
Sat Feb 1522:58The Latest: Miami's Derrick Jones Jr. wins slam dunk contestDevin BookerSGSunsFree Agent
Kobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
Spencer DinwiddiePGBullsFree Agent
Tacko FallFree Agent
Aaron GordonPFMagicFree Agent
Joe HarrisSGNetsFree Agent
Buddy HieldSGPelicansFree Agent
Derrick JonesFree Agent
Kyle LowryPGRaptorsFree Agent
Zach LaVineSGTimberwolvesFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFSpursFree Agent
Damian LillardPGTrailblazersFree Agent
Khris MiddletonSGBucksFree Agent
Domantas SabonisNAThunderFree Agent
Pascal SiakamPFRaptorsFree Agent
Jayson TatumFree Agent
Fred VanVleetNARaptorsFree Agent
Dwyane WadeSGBullsFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Saturday night at NBA All-Star weekend. (all times local):9:45 p.m.Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. celebrated his 23rd birthday by winning the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest, edging Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon in a memorable showdown that required two tiebreaker jams.Jones and Gordon each got a perfect 50 on both of their dunks in the final. Then they got two more perfect scores on their first jam in the dunk-off.Jones then took off from just inside the foul line and threw down a windmill jam with his left hand, drawing a 48 from the panel of five judges.After a short discussion with Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal, Gordon brought out 7-foot-5 Boston Celtics rookie Tacko Fall and positioned him near the basket. He then took the ball from Fall's hands on his way to a thunderous dunk.The United Center gasped as the courtside NBA stars celebrated. But Gordon was awarded a 47, giving the victory to Jones.Gordon also lost a memorable dunk contest to Zac... [More]
Sat Feb 1522:18The Latest: Sacramento's Hield wins 3-Point ContestDevin BookerSGSunsFree Agent
Kobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
Spencer DinwiddiePGBullsFree Agent
Joe HarrisSGNetsFree Agent
Buddy HieldSGPelicansFree Agent
Kyle LowryPGRaptorsFree Agent
Zach LaVineSGTimberwolvesFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFSpursFree Agent
Damian LillardPGTrailblazersFree Agent
Khris MiddletonSGBucksFree Agent
Domantas SabonisNAThunderFree Agent
Pascal SiakamPFRaptorsFree Agent
Fred VanVleetNARaptorsFree Agent
Dwyane WadeSGBullsFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Saturday night at NBA All-Star weekend. (all times local):8:44 p.m.Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield made a late surge to win the NBA 3-Point Contest.Hield nailed a two-point money ball from the corner to finish with 27 points, edging Phoenix Suns All-Star Devin Booker by one in the final round.Hield is one of the few bright spots for struggling Sacramento, averaging 20.4 points while shooting about 39 percent from 3-point range.Washington's Davis Bertans opened the second and final round with a 22, before Booker eliminated him.Defending champion Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets and Chicago's Zach LaVine were eliminated after they failed to crack the top three in the first round.Five racks with five balls each were set up around the perimeter — two in the corner, two on the wings and one up top. Four of those racks had four balls worth one point each plus a multi-colored two-point ball. The other had nothing but moneyballs.There were also two green ball... [More]
Sat Feb 1521:48The Latest: Sacramento's Hield wins 3-Point ContestDevin BookerSGSunsFree Agent
Kobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
Spencer DinwiddiePGBullsFree Agent
Joe HarrisSGNetsFree Agent
Buddy HieldSGPelicansFree Agent
Kyle LowryPGRaptorsFree Agent
Zach LaVineSGTimberwolvesFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFSpursFree Agent
Damian LillardPGTrailblazersFree Agent
Khris MiddletonSGBucksFree Agent
Domantas SabonisNAThunderFree Agent
Pascal SiakamPFRaptorsFree Agent
Fred VanVleetNARaptorsFree Agent
Dwyane WadeSGBullsFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Saturday night at NBA All-Star weekend. (all times local):8:44 p.m.Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield made a late surge to win the NBA 3-Point Contest.Hield nailed a two-point money ball from the corner to finish with 27 points, edging Phoenix Suns All-Star Devin Booker by one in the final round.Hield is one of the few bright spots for struggling Sacramento, averaging 20.4 points while shooting about 39 percent from 3-point range.Washington's Davis Bertans opened the second and final round with a 22, before Booker eliminated him.Defending champion Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets and Chicago's Zach LaVine were eliminated after they failed to crack the top three in the first round.Five racks with five balls each were set up around the perimeter — two in the corner, two on the wings and one up top. Four of those racks had four balls worth one point each plus a multi-colored two-point ball. The other had nothing but moneyballs.There were also two green ball... [More]
Sat Feb 1521:18Obama panel celebrates off-court work of NBA starsStephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo is passionate about helping children in Greece and Africa. Kevin Love is trying to shine the brightest light he can on mental health by sharing his own struggles. Chris Paul is aiming to ensure that technology comes to schools where it hasn’t been affordable.Former President Barack Obama is aware of all those endeavors.And he’s trying to make sure plenty of other people find out as well.That’s why Obama invited that trio of NBA stars to sit alongside him for a panel discussion hosted by his foundation on Saturday, saying he invited that trio of basketball stars to laud what he called their “extraordinary leadership” when it comes to their off-court work.“It’s so much bigger than basketball,” Love said.Obama clearly agrees. The foundation that was created in 2014 has championed causes like the ones that are near and dear to Antetokounmpo, Paul and Love, which is why the 44th President decided to invite them to sit for what was calle... [More]
Sat Feb 1521:08Silver: NBA, USA Basketball still may play in China in 2020Kobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
Damian LillardPGTrailblazersFree Agent
Chris PaulPGClippersFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA and USA Basketball are still considering playing in China later this year, though the complexities of both the political rift caused by a tweet last fall and the ongoing health concerns in the world’s most populous country are making those plans seem decidedly uncertain.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the discussions in both cases — pre-Olympic games for USA Basketball and the preseason games for the NBA — are ongoing, and said the decisions are not necessarily linked. It’s possible the U.S. may play there this summer and the NBA does not send teams this fall, Silver said.“Those are issues that haven’t been decided yet,” Silver said Saturday night at his annual All-Star weekend news conference.Things are not back to normal for the league when it comes to relations with China. The strain started Oct. 4, when Houston general manager Daryl Morey tweeted an image that read “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong,” referencing several months of ... [More]
Sat Feb 1520:48The Latest: Miami's Abedayo wins All-Star skills challengeDevin BookerSGSunsFree Agent
Kobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
Kyle LowryPGRaptorsFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFSpursFree Agent
Damian LillardPGTrailblazersFree Agent
Khris MiddletonSGBucksFree Agent
Domantas SabonisNAThunderFree Agent
Pascal SiakamPFRaptorsFree Agent
Fred VanVleetNARaptorsFree Agent
Dwyane WadeSGBullsFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Saturday night at NBA All-Star weekend. (all times local):7:38 p.m.Miami's Bam Abedayo has won the All-Star skills challenge.Abedayo narrowly defeated Indiana's Domantas Sabonis in the final in a matchup of All-Star big men. He shared a hug with former Heat star Dwyane Wade after accepting the trophy.Abedayo eliminated 2018 champion Spencer Dinwiddie and Raptors star Pascal Siakam in the first two rounds on the obstacle course. Sabonis advanced with victories over defending champion Jayson Tatum and Milwaukee's Khris Middleton.The 22-year-old Abedayo is in the middle of a breakout season, averaging 15.8 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 54 games for the Heat.___6:43 p.m.The NBA has renamed its All-Star Game MVP award in honor of Kobe Bryant.Commissioner Adam Silver announced the move on Saturday. Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among nine people killed when their helicopter crashed into the side of a mountain near Los Angeles on Jan... [More]
Sat Feb 1519:58The Latest: NBA renames All-Star Game MVP award for BryantDevin BookerSGSunsFree Agent
Kobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
Kyle LowryPGRaptorsFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFSpursFree Agent
Damian LillardPGTrailblazersFree Agent
Pascal SiakamPFRaptorsFree Agent
Fred VanVleetNARaptorsFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Saturday night at NBA All-Star weekend. (all times local):6:43 p.m.The NBA has renamed its All-Star Game MVP award in honor of Kobe Bryant.Commissioner Adam Silver announced the move on Saturday. Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among nine people killed when their helicopter crashed into the side of a mountain near Los Angeles on Jan. 26.Bryant became the youngest player to ever play in an All-Star Game when he made his debut in 1998 at age 19. He made the All-Star team 18 times during his stellar career with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning the MVP award a record-tying four times.Silver says Bryant "is synonymous with NBA All-Star and embodies the spirit of this global celebration of our game.”___4:00 p.m.Toronto Raptors and All-Star coach Nick Nurse was in Las Vegas last summer when he got the news that Kawhi Leonard was leaving the defending champions after just one season to join the Los Angeles Clippers.Soon after, Nurse headed down t... [More]
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