• Zach LaVine wins slam dunk contest in battle with Aaron Gordon

    ESPN "Zach LaVine was fresh out of dunks, having been pushed to the limits by Aaron Gordon in an epic final round that put the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest back on top at All-Star Saturday night. In need of some magic, he reached deep down into his repertoire and found just enough left for one more..." February 14

  • Gregg Popovich says he thinks more about Warriors than any team he ever faced

    Pro Basketball Talk "Gregg Popovich and his Spurs have gone up against some powerhouse teams in the past 17 years. There were the Shaq/Kobe Bryant Lakers, Steve Nash and the seven-seconds-or-less Suns, The Kobe/Pau Gasol Lakers, LeBron James‘ Miami Heat teams, and the list goes on. But nobody has given him more to..." February 14

  • Barkley concerned about Kobe's future: '(He) doesn't have a college degree'

    Sporting News "As Kobe Bryant prepares for his final NBA All-Star Game, there are endless questions about what he will do when basketball is no longer a part of his life. Everyone has their own ideas. “I think it’s going to be difficult for him,” TNT analyst Charles Barkley said Thursday in an interview with..." February 14

  • Kobe Bryant says his best move was high school to NBA

    USA Today "Players jumping straight from high school to the NBA has been a thing of the past for some time now. Kobe Bryant was one of the most famous people to make the move, and he said it was the best choice of his career. Bryant has been in the media spotlight this week as the NBA hosts its annual..." February 14

  • Kobe offered advice to Rousey after loss: 'We all get beat at some point'

    USA Today "Ronda Rousey was the victim of heavy criticism following her knockout loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November. NBA superstar Kobe Bryant wasn't one of the people that kicked her when she was down. In fact, Bryant, who is on his farewell tour for the Los Angeles Lakers this season, said after..." February 14

  • Wiggins determined to let NBA career evolve on his terms

    Sportsnet "He heard you. Andrew Wiggins could hear the crowd at the Air Canada Centre chanting his name at the Rising Stars Challenge. He could hear the crowd chanting "MVP" even if it was a relatively meaningless exhibition game. "It was great man, there was a lot of love in my hometown," he told..." February 14

  • LeBron James on Carmelo Anthony-Kevin Love trade rumor: 'It's false'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "In the event that rumored talks of the Cavaliers somehow seeking to trade Kevin Love in return for Carmelo Anthony needed to be put to bed, LeBron James did just that on Saturday. "It's false. That's the only thing, I can look at it and say it's false," James said Saturday in Toronto, after..." February 14

  • Clippers worried they're wearing out Chris Paul before the playoffs even get here

    Orange County Register "The Clippers didn’t want to ask Chris Paul for more. It was a clear strategy they tried to follow in the aftermath of Blake Griffin’s injury in their Christmas night win over the Lakers. They wanted to keep Paul’s minutes down, his usage down, his burdens down. They couldn’t. Injuries and..." February 13

  • Chris Bosh greeted by sea of boos at all-star practice

    Sportsnet "Despite having pulled out of both Saturday evening’s three-point shootout and Sunday’s big mid-season classic with a calf injury, Miami Heat forward and former Toronto Raptors face of the franchise Chris Bosh took part in Saturday afternoon’s Eastern Conference all-star practice. It’s been six..." February 13

  • John Wall's Valentine's Day wisdom: Buy flowers, remember her name

    The Score "John Wall is a young Casanova. Since this year's All-Star Game lands on Feb. 14 - that's Valentine's Day for the uninitiated - the Washington Wizards star dropped a couple tips for the fellas during Media Day." February 13

  • Carmelo Anthony dismisses trade rumors: 'I'm not going anywhere'

    ESPN "With the NBA trade deadline five days away, Carmelo Anthony reiterated that he has no plans to exercise his no-trade clause and leave the New York Knicks. "There's always some trade s--- going [on]. I don't pay attention to those rumors," Anthony said Saturday during an interview on Sirius XM..." February 13

  • Michael Jordan gifts full set of Air Jordans to Kobe Bryant

    ESPN "Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has gotten one impressive retirement gift from Michael Jordan. The Jordan Brand gave Bryant a full set of the sneakers released so far in the Air Jordan line -- 30 pairs in all. The gift was presented early Saturday at the Jordan Brand All-Star party, which..." February 13

  • Drake to introduce 2016 All-Star Game lineups

    The Score "The 2016 All-Stars will be introduced by Toronto-born rapper Drake in Sunday's All-Star Game, the league announced Friday. Drake, a natural emcee by trade, has introduced players on three occasions for the Toronto Raptors since being named a team brand ambassador in 2014. After coaching Team..." February 13

  • Cavs testing trade market on Kevin Love, have high asking price

    CBS Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin may still not be 100 percent satisfied with the makeup of his team. Unsatisfied with the progress and attitude of the Cavs, Griffin fired David Blatt in late January and promoted Tyronn Lue to head coach. Lue has gone 8-3 since taking over and..." February 13

  • Melo on the move? Blockbuster deal between Knicks, Cavs and Celtics still a possibility

    New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony remains committed to the Knicks for now even if it means passing on the opportunity to join his longtime friend LeBron James in Cleveland. The Daily News has learned that the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers have discussed a blockbuster trade centered around Kevin Love...." February 13

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    SiriusXM NBA Radio @SiriusXMNBA

    "Anything the Hawks are doing right now is exploratory, they aren't shopping Al Horford". @CVivlamoreAJC

  • USA beats World in Rising Stars with LaVine taking MVP

    Sun Times "Zach 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 NBA’s All-Star weekend. In the game featuring some of the best rookies and sophomores in the league, LaVine geared up to defend his slam..." February 13

  • Carmelo Anthony to serve as NBPA vice president

    The Score "New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony was elected to the National Basketball Players Association executive committee on Friday by the Board of Player Representatives. Anthony will replace former NBA player Willie Green. Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala of the Golden State Warriors and..." February 13

  • Report: Chris Bosh pulls out of All-Star game

    TSN "Chris Bosh will not be taking part in the 2016 All-Star Game, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Wojnarowski reports Atlanta Hawks forward Al Horford will replace the Miami Heat star. Bosh had been scheduled to take part in the three-point shootout during Saturday's Skills..." February 13

  • Jerry Colangelo: We're Trying to Protect Team USA from Zika Virus

    TMZ "No one wants to see LeBron James get the Zika virus during the Olympics ... especially Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo who says they're doing everything they can to protect the players. With everyone talking about the Zika scare in Latin America (and specifically in Brazil) ......" February 13

  • James Harden Admits He Didn’t Like All the Attention That Came With Dating a Kardashian

    Complex "As recently as just a year ago, it was rare to see James Harden on TMZ. He was featured on the site a few times because of his beef with Lil B, but outside of that, he steered clear of the TMZ photographers. That all changed when he started dating Khloe Kardashian last year. When you date a..." February 13

  • Carmelo Anthony almost ready to re-think Knicks future

    New York Post "All-Star Weekend never used to be the highlight of Carmelo Anthony’s season. But with the Knicks on the verge of missing the playoffs for a third straight year, this event has become Anthony’s lone big stage and he did not sound happy about it – not at all. Anthony’s mood turned sharp when he..." February 13

  • Klay Thompson: Warriors will shoot for all-time wins record

    Sportsnaut "This should surprise no one, but Klay Thompson says the Golden State Warriors are going to attempt to break the all-time single-season wins record. The 1995-96 Chicago Bulls have held the record for two decades after going 72-10 on their way to their first of three championships between..." February 12

  • Raptors highly interested in Ryan Anderson

    The Bird Writes "Ryan Anderson is again a rumored trade candidate for a playoff team looking to improve their standing down the home stretch. Today the Toronto Raptors joined the fray according to Vincent Ellis of the Detroit Free Press. Right now the Raptors are starting Luis Scola at power forward and..." February 12

  • Chris Webber gets snubbed by the Hall of Fame again

    SB Nation "The Basketball Hall of Fame's finalists for the North American and Women committees have been revealed. As expected, Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson made the cut. Surprisingly, Chris Webber was snubbed for the second year in a row. There's really no reason for Webber to get the cold..." February 12

  • Shaq, Iverson among finalists for 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class

    The Score "Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson were among the 14 names announced as finalists for the 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class on Friday afternoon. The finalists for basketball's highest distinction include: Shaquille O'Neal Allen Iverson Kevin Johnson Sheryl Swoopes Eddie Sutton..." February 12

  • LeBron James hasn't decided his summer plans for the 2016 Olympics

    CBS Sports "It's been assumed that 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be the final time LeBron James plays for USA Basketball. After participating in the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Olympics, LeBron's international career has seen the worst of USA Basketball and the resurgence of USA Basketball. But it was pretty..." February 12

  • Kobe Bryant once tried recruiting Dirk Nowitzki to the Lakers

    Mavs Moneyball "On Friday during the NBA's All-Star media availability, Western Conference starter Kobe Bryant was asked about Dirk Nowitzki. You can see Bryant's response in the video above -- thanks to the great D-Mavs account for pulling that and putting it up. Here's the transcript of his answer: "Dirk..." February 12

  • Celtics Have Nearly No Interest In Dwight Howard, Prefer Al Horford

    Real GM Basketball "The Boston Celtics are reluctant to trade significant assets for a player who will be a free agent in the offseason. “This team is not in it for the short term,” one league source said. The Celtics have been linked to Dwight Howard and Al Horford, but sources say a deal for either player is..." February 12

  • Report: Celtics best fit as a trade partner for Howard

    CSN New England "With the Houston Rockets officially shopping Dwight Howard, and apparently setting an exorbitant asking price, a lot of eyes are on the Celtics, whose interest in Howard, 30, has been reported for weeks. Bobby Marks, the former Nets assistant GM who now writes for Yahoo Sports’ The Vertical,..." February 12

  • Report: Some Warriors executives believe Golden State will sign Kevin Durant

    Pro Basketball Talk "An NBA general manager reportedly believes Kevin Durant will sign with the Warriors. That general manager, unless it was Bob Myers in the first place, has company. Chris Broussard of ESPN on Durant: There are people in Golden State that think they’re getting him. People in management,..." February 12

  • Kobe Bryant doesn't want to monopolize the All-Star Game minutes

    CBS Sports "When the clock in the 2016 All-Star Game in Toronto begins Sunday evening, Los Angeles Lakers' legend Kobe Bryant's first minute on the floor will move him into second all-time in All-Star Game minutes played. He's currently tied with Wilt Chamberlain at 388 minutes, and he'd need to play heavy..." February 12

  • Nets reached out to Hawks about Paul Millsap, also want Jeff Teague

    Nets Daily "It's NBA trade rumor season, so buckle up, everyone. And, you'll want to make sure those belts are super tight when it comes to the Brooklyn Nets, who are without a GM or a head coach at the moment, and not much of a future to speak of. It seems as if everyone and anyone is on the table, and..." February 12

  • Mannix: Asking price for Horford, Teague 'borderline ridiculous’

    CSN New England "With the NBA Trade Deadline rapidly approaching, the names that have come up most in Boston Celtics rumors are Atlanta’s Al Horford and Jeff Teague. Chris Mannix believes Horford would be a perfect fit with the Celtics, but the price tag might be standing in the way. “From everything I’ve..." February 12

  • Suns, NBA can't move on as easily as Markieff Morris wants

    Arizona Republic "Markieff Morris is ready to move on, but the rest of the basketball world is not. Morris' verbal and physical altercation with teammate Archie Goodwin, less than three minutes into Wednesday’s Suns game, was brief but it will linger as another stain on Morris’ season. In addition, Morris’..." February 12

  • Raptors Have Held Talks On Kenneth Faried, Thaddeus Young

    Real GM Basketball "The Toronto Raptors have emerged as the best threat to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference and have been active in searching for an upgrade at power forward. The Raptors, sources say, have had exploratory discussions to gauge the possibility of acquiring Denver's Kenneth Faried,..." February 12

  • John Wall bangs knee in loss to Bucks, puts All-Star Game in jeopardy

    Pro Basketball Talk "It was early in the Bucks’ win over the Wizards in the final game before the All-Star break for both teams, John Wall was pushing the ball in transition, and he collided with O.J. Mayo and drew the foul. He also hurt his knee. Wall played through the pain the rest of the game on his way to 15..." February 12

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. Once Asked His Girlfriend If a Rumor About Her Dating Derek Fisher Was True

    Complex "Earlier today, The Big Lead pointed out that, on an episode of ESPN’s TrueHoop podcast on Wednesday, ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst revealed that Matt Barnes wasn't the first NBA player who had to deal with rumors about Derek Fisher dating his significant other. Windhorst casually mentioned that..." February 12

  • Without GM near, Nets’ big-trade hopes may be shelved

    New York Post "The Nets’ search for a general manager is moving along, but sources say no decision is imminent. Those sources told The Post that Brooklyn isn’t expected to hire a GM until early next week, and with so little time before next Thursday’s trade deadline, no major deals are likely to be..." February 12

  • NBA committee seeks feedback for corporate logos on jerseys

    ESPN "The NBA is moving a step closer to putting advertisements on jerseys. Sources told ESPN.com that the league sent out a memo this week, ahead of the owners meeting Sunday at the All-Star Game in Toronto, where the topic of putting corporate logos on uniforms is expected to be..." February 12

  • Rockets contacting teams about trading Dwight Howard

    Yahoo! Sports "The Houston Rockets have started contacting teams about trading eight-time All-Star Dwight Howard, league sources told The Vertical. Howard, 30, plans to exercise an opt-out in his contract this summer to become an unrestricted free agent, and uncertainty surrounding the commitment both sides..." February 11

  • Ben McLemore receiving interest from Cavaliers and other Eastern teams

    Sactown Royalty "Ben McLemore has been both promising and disappointing during his short career as a Sacramento King. We've seen the extreme athleticism, the smooth release and tough defense. We've also seen bad turnovers, wide open airballs and forgetting to guard the guy with the ball. Unfortunately, it's..." February 11

  • Blazers, Celtics and Suns eyeing Shabazz Muhammad

    Sportando "The Blazers, Celtics and Suns are interested in Shabazz Muhammad of the Timberwolves, according to Darren Wolfson. The Clippers too are interested in the player of the Timberwolves." February 11

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Nets' brass 2 narrow GM list to 2 or 3 this weekend, per source. Front runners believed 2 be Bryan Colangelo, Arturas Karnisovas, Sean Marks

  • DeMar DeRozan planning to stick with Raptors

    ESPN "Eastern Conference All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan says it will be "pretty tough" for interested teams to steal him away from the Raptors in free agency this summer. "My whole mindset has always been this is home for me," DeRozan said in an interview that will air in full on Saturday's Meet the..." February 11

  • Kristaps Porzingis’ rise to NBA star rookie has family ties

    Newsday "Kristaps Porzingis posted a picture on his Twitter page Thursday afternoon that featured the Knicks rookie with the four most important people in his life, flying to Toronto to share the NBA All-Star Weekend experience. Porzingis wore the biggest smile in the photo as he sat in the cabin of a..." February 11

  • Clippers say pregame huddle had nothing to do with Pierce stabbing

    Yahoo! Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers' post-introduction huddle before Wednesday's game against the Boston Celtics generated a lot of attention and raised more than a few eyebrows: While watching the Clips players descend on Paul Pierce after the veteran received a rousing ovation from the TD Garden..." February 11

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    John Reid @JohnReid64

    That was Tyreke Evans' third surgery since May and he will miss the remainder of the season.

  • Hassan Whiteside suspended for elbow to Boban Marjanovic's head

    Sporting News "Hassan Whiteside will be paying the price for elbowing a fellow player in the head. The Heat center has been suspended for one game without pay for hitting Spurs center Boban Marjanovic in the head during San Antonio's 119-101 win Tuesday, the NBA announced Thursday. Whiteside made contact..." February 11

  • Lakers, Suns, Rockets, Kings Eye Luke Walton

    Hoops Rumors "The Lakers, Suns, Rockets and Kings are likely to express interest in Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton for their head coaching jobs in the offseason, sources tell Marc Berman of The New York Post. Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post reported earlier this week that the Lakers and Suns would..." February 11