Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:35:20 PST
Klay Thompson did what barely any team has done this year. The 3-point contest championship has gone from one ''Splash Brother'' to another, as Thompson beat his Golden State teammate and defending champion with a dazzling display at All-Star Saturday night. Thompson finished the final round with 27 points, four more than Curry managed as once again, the title came down to the two Golden State sharpshooters.
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:35:20 PST
TORONTO (AP) -- - Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Karl-Anthony Towns offered some more proof that the NBA big man is no longer a plodding post player by winning the Skills Challenge on Saturday night as part of the league's All-Star weekend. The 6-foot-11 Towns beat Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas to further validate the evolution of players at the forward and center positions into playmakers. In the first year that frontcourt players were allowed to compete against the guards in an event that combines dribbling, passing and perimeter shooting, Towns beat Golden State's Draymond Green and Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins in the big men side of the bracket before edging Thomas in the finals.
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:34:17 PST
Zach LaVine was fresh out of dunks, having been pushed to the limits by Aaron Gordon in an epic final round that put the slam dunk contest back on top at All-Star Saturday night. Ain't nothing left,'' LaVine said. LaVine pulled off a between-the-legs dunk from the free throw line on the second tie-breaker to take home his second straight dunk contest trophy, becoming just the fourth player to pull off that feat.
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:04:55 PST
TORONTO (AP) -- Adam Silver said Saturday no changes are coming to Hack-a-Shaq this season, though he seems to favor some rule adjustment.
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:37:09 PST
Only a few miles from the site of Sunday's NBA All-Star Game, before a couple thousand people in an arena primarily used to play minor-league hockey, Jimmer Fredette couldn't help but think big. Such is the mentality of the NBA Development League, which held its All-Star Game on Saturday in Toronto on the same floor where LeBron James, Steph Curry and Kobe Bryant practiced a couple hours earlier. There was symmetry in that being in the shadow of the big league's All-Star weekend almost served as a reminder to the D-League's best that the NBA might not be as far from their reach as they sometimes think.
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:10:51 PST
All-Star forward Chris Bosh will have more exams on his strained right calf when he gets back to Miami, possibly as early as Monday to determine the status and severity of the problem. Bosh came to Toronto with hopes of participating in Saturday's 3-point contest and Sunday's All-Star Game, but dropped out Friday out of concern of making the calf worse. ''It just lingered and I didn't feel it was wise to continue to push it, especially with this elongated week that we have off,'' Bosh said.
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:46:41 PST
Carmelo Anthony said Saturday he has no plans to leave the New York Knicks and is angry about a report linking him to trade talks. The Daily News of New York reported Friday that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics had discussed a deal involving Kevin Love and that there were ''very preliminary discussions'' with the Knicks about expanding it to include Anthony, who would end up with LeBron James in Cleveland. During his interviews after practice for the All-Star Game, Anthony added that he's had no conversations with the Knicks or anyone else about leaving the team.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:51:24 PST
Zach LaVine hoisted the MVP trophy above his head, laughing along with Minnesota Timberwolves teammates Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns as he stood on the podium. LaVine had 30 points and seven rebounds and the United States team beat the World team 157-154 in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night to kick off the weekend festivities. In the game featuring some of the best rookies and sophomores in the league, LaVine geared up to defend his slam dunk title on Saturday night by making 13 of 20 shots to beat Wiggins, who took home MVP honors last year in Brooklyn.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:28:48 PST
Shaquille O'Neal was just 9 years old when his stepfather began teaching him basketball with a plan to dominate like Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. O'Neal was chosen Friday as a finalist for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, joining Allen Iverson to highlight the potential class. Yao Ming could accompany them in Springfield, Massachusetts in September, though he was nominated by the Hall's International Committee and wasn't subject to the step O'Neal and Iverson had to clear Friday.
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Sun, 14 Feb 2016 05:01:43 +0000
TORONTO — Zach LaVine won the NBA All-Star Saturday Dunk Contest, but in an epic night for my money this was the single best dunk. Orlando’s Aaron Gordon broke ground with this one — guys have jumped over mascots and other players before (and a Kia hood), but by splitting their legs apart. Gordon just […]
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 03:59:34 +0000
That. Was. Amazing.
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 03:31:08 +0000
Aaron Gordon is a dunk machine.
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 03:11:00 +0000
LaVine earned a perfect score from the judges on his first attempt.
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 02:38:04 +0000
It came down to the Splash Brothers. Because of course it did.
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 02:30:42 +0000
Bryant doesn't want to be handed the MVP in his final All-Star Game.
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 01:58:33 +0000
The hard part is getting a consensus on an alternative
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 01:42:23 +0000
Towns validated the NBA's decision to add big men to the event.
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:00:31 +0000
Westbrook has long been linked to his hometown team.
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 22:30:04 +0000
It's the high IQ of the Warriors players that makes them tough to beat.
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 20:59:05 +0000
"That's the last thing guys are worried about right now are trade talks from our team." —LeBron James
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 20:00:08 +0000
After he had blood clots in his lungs a year ago, there is an abundance of caution with some injuries for Bosh.
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:00:35 +0000
You may not want Sprewell as your personal guru.
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:33:00 +0000
Carmelo Anthony has a no-trade clause, if he wants to stay in NYC he stays.
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:40:55 EST
Zach LaVine was fresh out of dunks, having been pushed to the limits by Aaron Gordon in an epic final round that put the slam dunk contest back on top at All-Star Saturday night.
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 23:01:41 EST
Klay Thompson did what barely any team has done this year.
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 22:07:53 EST
Adam Silver said Saturday no changes are coming to Hack-a-Shaq this season, though he seems to favor some rule adjustment.
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:26:23 EST
The big men are back at the NBA's All-Star weekend. Karl-Anthony Towns showed that.
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:04:01 EST
The All-Star game in New York was a little less colorful last year.
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 16:06:51 EST
Zach LaVine hoisted the MVP trophy above his head, laughing along with Minnesota Timberwolves teammates Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns as he stood on the podium.
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:50:08 EST
Carmelo Anthony said Saturday he has no plans to leave the New York Knicks and is angry about a report linking him to trade talks.
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:04:28 EST
All-Star forward Chris Bosh will have more exams on his strained right calf when he gets back to Miami, possibly as early as Monday to determine the status and severity of the problem.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:45:48 EST
Drake outcoached Kevin Hart, and Win Butler was aptly named in the NBA All-Star celebrity game Friday night.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:27:08 EST
During the annual All-Star meeting of the Board of Player Representatives of the National Basketball Players Association on Friday, 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks was elected to serve on the union's Executive Committee.
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