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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Kobe Bryant took Michael Jordan's record, then nearly lost the game to LeBron James.
Bryant and the best of the West held off a furious East comeback, winning 152-149 in the NBA All-Star game on Sunday night.
Bryant scored 27 points, moving past Jordan as the career scoring leader in the game. MVP Kevin Durant had 36, and Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook finished with 21.
James and the East cut a 21-point deficit to one in the closing seconds, but weren't able to move in front. James had 36 points and fellow Heat star Dwyane Wade finished with a triple-double.
Blake Griffin scored 22 points for the West, which rang up 89 points in the first half, setting an All-Star record. But he won the game with his defense, picking off James' pass when the East had a chance to tie in the final seconds.
"I can't turn the ball over like that," James said. "I let my team down, but overall it was a great weekend."
Griffin then hit one...
BEST OF MAXIM
90% of an All Star Game is meaningless.
For most of the game, nobody plays defense, everybody showboats, and the main goal is to put on a show.
But then there’s that 10%. And boy can we learn some interesting things from that 10%.
LeBron James talks to Craig Sager after last night's All Star Game. (Screenshot via Black Sports Online)
Most importantly, we often get to see...
This video was shot in the summer, but was posted on YouTube yesterday. Which means Nike and Kobe Bryant must have retracted this statement and got their hands on the video rights before the cameraman decided to make it public, but yesterday the statute of limitations ran out and the video holder knew it was time to cash-in. [Follow me @TravisHouser]
If Kobe Bryant ever owns a team, his personnel department better not overlook a guy like Jeremy Lin.
Bryant said he is still amazed that nobody drafted Lin and two teams cut him this season before the Knicks picked him up.
The Lakers All-Star got a good look at Linsanity when the Knicks beat the Lakers 92-85 on Feb. 10. Lin outscored Bryant 38-34, just a night after Bryant said...
Kobe Bryant has a concussion in addition to the broken nose he sustained in the All-Star game.
The Los Angeles Lakers say Kobe Bryant has a "nasal fracture" after he was smacked in the nose by Dwyane Wade during the NBA All-Star game.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Kobe Bryant has surpassed Michael Jordan as the NBA All-Star game's greatest scorer.
Kevin Durant had 36 points in an MVP effort, Kobe Bryant set the all-time NBA All-Star Game scoring record and the West held off a furious rally for the second straight year to beat the East, 152-149, on Sunday.
MIAMI - The LeBron critics had been on by vacation this month. Or, considering the economy, perhaps it was an unpaid furlough.
With the Miami Heat having won eight straight games, all by double digits, there certainly wasnt much to grumble about when it came to LeBron James, in the midst of an MVP-caliber season. And that continued to be the case when he had 36 points, including...
Despite the national media’s insistence that the City of Cleveland and fans across Ohio need to “just get over LeBron James”, Bron Bron has been providing plenty of evidence to the contrary over the past year or so. It has been widely reported that LeBron James has reached out several times to the [...]
Before his fourth quarter tear in the All-Star game, before his fourth quarter blunder that people are now killing him for, before a lackluster dunk contest that begged for the athleticism and star power he brings, Miami Heat forward LeBron James was just another All-Star helping at a community service event Saturday morning.
According to Marc J. Spears with Yahoo! Sports, LeBron...
This season it feels like everyone around Rajon Rondo in Boston is 97 years old. So it’s nice to see Rajon out there in Orlando having some fun with guys his own age.
Here is one of the great plays of the NBA All Star evening, the half court alley to his east coast rival, LeBron James.
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