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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade tried to use his power as the captain of the Eastern Conference All-Stars to get his fellow teammate LeBron James to compete in the dunk or three-point contests. Wade has input into whom the NBA selects for the popular contests on Feb. 16, but Wade was unsuccessful in changing James's mind on the events. In December, James said he would never compete in the dunk contest, but Wade figured he could possibly change his mind. "I tried to convince LeBron," Wade said Friday. "I told him I'd throw him a lob and we'll win, he turned me down; I think he got nervous." "On the dunk contest?" James said when Wade asked him. "Oh no, that's out." James, who's shooting a career-high 40 percent from 3-point range, also turned down participating in the 3-point contest. "I went 0-for-2," Wade said. "He said he didn't want to shoot." Wade and Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul have been chosen as the captains in the new NBA All-Star Saturday format, which pits the East against the West in a night of competition. As part of the new format, points earned by each conference throughout the four All-Star Skills Competitions will determine the conference that earns the title of 2013 State Farm All-Star Saturday Night Champion. Also, each conference will have an All-Star Saturday Night captain who will lead his team during the event. The 62nd NBA All-Star weekend is Feb. 15-17, at the Toyota Center in Houston.
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The Heat's win Sunday afternoon did more than put them a half-game up on the New York Knicks, it also meant coach Erik Spoelstra was the recipient of a special honor.
Spoelstra will coach the Eastern Conference All-Stars on Feb. 17, the NBA announced after the Heat beat Toronto 100-85 Sunday.
It will be Spoelstra's first appearance as a head coach in the NBA All-Star Game...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dwyane Wade will captain the Eastern Conference and Chris Paul will lead the West when All-Star Saturday becomes a team event for the first time.
The conferences will play for 500,000 in charity in Houston on Feb. 16. The winning conference gets 350,000 for its charities, with 150,000 going to the loser's.
The All-Star Saturday events consist of the slam dunk...
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LeBron James wants you to appreciate the fact that’s he’s never taken a max deal in his 10 year NBA career. He wants you to understand that he’s sacrificed his personal finances to win and he never gets credit for that fact.
“I have not had a full max deal yet in my career — that’s a story untold,” James said.
“I don’t get (the credit) for it...
LeBron James doesn’t think it’s possible to be paid his actual value under the current NBA rules. Because of it he said he’s been willing to sacrifice on his contracts. ”What I do on the floor shows my value. At the end of the day, I don’t think my value on the floor can really be compensated for anyways because of the (collective bargaining agreement),” said James...
Game time: 7 p.m. ETTV: Sun Sports
Not even LeBron James and the prolific Miami Heat offense could overcome the stifling defense of the Indiana Pacers when the teams faced each other in early January.
Indiana seeks a third straight regular-season victory over visiting Miami when the Eastern Conference's top defense meets its highest-scoring offense Friday night.
The only time...
TORONTO -- As he so often does, LeBron James took over Sunday's game late in the fourth quarter, and he did it in a variety of ways. His rebound and pass set up a big 3-pointer from the corner by Chris Bosh to put the Miami Heat ahead by seven points. Then James stole a pass by Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry and took it the other way for a driving dunk, putting the...
If he’s not worried then why justify it?
The Miami Heat are now 0-5 against the Top 4 teams in the Eastern Conference (Knicks (0-2), Bulls (0-1), Pacers (0-2)) – and 0-2 to the Indiana Pacers, losing to them by a combined 23 points this season. Ray Allen was held scoreless for just the 2nd and 3rd time in his 17-year career in 2 contests vs. the Pacers this season – but LeBron James and the Heat don’t seem to be concerned...
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and State Farm® today announced that 2013 NBA All-Stars Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade have been named captains for the Western Conference and Eastern Conference teams, respectively, for State Farm All-Star Saturday Night in Houston.
For the first time, State Farm All-Star Saturday Night will feature a format that pits the Western Conference...
Tweet With Rajon Rondo’s torn ACL removing him from the NBA All-Star game, Brook Lopez was recently announced as his replacement on the roster. However, what has yet to be addressed is who will take Rondo’s spot in the starting lineup for the Eastern Conference. Many people believed that Cavs guard Kyrie Irving was the [...]
TORONTO – LeBron James had 30 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to lead the Miami Heat to a 100-85 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday before a crowd of 19,800 at Air Canada Centre. Former Raptor Chris Bosh added 25 points and Dwyane Wade had 23 for the Heat who have defeated the Raptors 10 straight times. Rudy Gay led Toronto with 29 points while DeMar DeRozan...
Doc Rivers reaffirmed why O.J. Mayo didn’t become a Celtic last season.
On WEEI Thursday morning, Doc Rivers said Memphis backed out of the deal that that would have swapped Mayo for Ray Allen.
Doc on old Ray/Mayo deal: "Memphis pulled plug, not us. … O.J.'s so much younger. That's a trade we really thought we had to look at hard."— Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach...
Pacers forward David West battles Chris Bosh(Photo: Pacers)
They did it again. The Pacers beat the Miami Heat. At home. In another tough, physical game. And still without star forward Danny Granger.
And this time, the Heat knew what to expect. Head Coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters they watched film from their last meeting again on Friday morning.
“It was eye opening…similar...