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8 a.m. ET: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and the rest of basketball’s brightest stars are set to share the court in Houston. The NBA All-Star Game tips off Sunday with leaguewide bragging rights on the line.
James Harden of the host Rockets may have trouble cracking his team’s rotation for once. The Western Conference squad is the deeper of the two, but the East will have a very unconventional starting lineup.
Erik Spoelstra chose Chris Bosh to replace the injured Rajon Rondo. That makes Dwyane Wade the only true guard in the starting five, but James’ presence should help even things out.
Join us for updates and analysis during the game, which tips off at 8 p.m. ET.
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LeBron James and his place among the greatest of all-time will be debated long after he has retired from the game.
His recent run of play has been not nothing short of remarkable.
Over the past ten games James has averaged 31. points per game and has shot.621 percent.
His hot streak has collided directly with the week-long celebration of Michael Jordan’s 50th birthday.
HOUSTON The weekend started on Friday, when LeBron James started talking about Michael Jordan talking about LeBron James.
This is the nature of NBA All-Star weekend, which finishes with the All-Star game at 8 p.m. ET Sunday at Toyota Center in Houston. It is a weekend for sorting things out whos better than whom, what is the state of the NBA, how popular is basketball globally...
Heat forward LeBron James has been lights out in his past seven games. James has been scoring at will and has lead the Heat on a seven game winning streak. LeBron has had record performance with at least 30 points and 60 percent shooting in six straight games. Anytime an all-star player is on a great streak, the media and fans start up the debate who is the best player to have played...
You can make an argument that Lebron James, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant all could be rated the number one player of All-Time. If I was a betting man, Jordan would be the number one choice. The game in the Jordan era was different, more physical, lots of hand checking and harder fouls were allowed. Second for me would be Kobe. He has the work ethic of MJ and a drive of his...
The final minutes of the All-Star game seemed to turn into a Kobe vs. LeBron matchup, and the 15-time All-Star made a statement with two game-changing blocks on James:
The Pistons' package for Kobe Bryant included a combination of their core players and draft picks, according to sources.
Steve Keane and I look at Michael Jordan at 50, and debate how Lebron James and others would fare during MJ’s era.
Hear out thoughts on NBA All-Star Weekend, Fred Wilpon’s spring state of the union and the Yankees vs. StubHub
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Yesterday NBA TV was running an NBA Slam Dunk Contest marathon, which is pretty much porn for a sports degenerate like myself. They showed the 1988 MJ vs Dominique dunk contest directly after the 2000 Vinansity dunk contest. I have no doubt that these are the best two dunk contests ever. In 1988 Michael Jordan vs Dominique Wilkins was the most epic back and forth battle in slam dunk...
You may have forgotten that back in December of 2011, the Lakers and Hornets all but had a deal in place that would have sent Chris Paul to the Lakers to team up with Kobe Bryant. That’s until the deal was vetoed by the NBA.
But with all the struggles the Lakers have had since then, you always knew that Kobe Bryant wouldn’t forget. Why? Because the NBA quite possibly may have...
Remember when Kobe Bryant almost became a Piston?
Most fans don't, judging from the surprise that spread across Twitter onMonday night when a Yahoo! story about the death of Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss mentioned the discussions he had with Bryant about the deal in 2007.
As reported at the time, the Pistons had worked out a trade with the Lakers that would have brought...
Kobe Bryant has one season remaining on his current deal with the Lakers.
Saturday Night Live’s Jay Pharoah is a master impressionist, and his Stephan A. Smith is right on par with his Will Smith, Denzel Washington and Jay-Z.
SNL mocked Smith’s boisterous claims that he has has more insight because he knows athletes personally. According to Pharoah’s Smith, he has shared a plate of spaghetti Lady & the Tramp-style with Steve Nash and taken...
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The Eastern Conference may have the defending NBA Champs, but the All-Star Game in the last three seasons has belonged to the West.
This year’s game, like most All-Star Games, was played with little to no defense, as seen by the total points scored in each quarter by both teams: 57, 77, 78 and 69. In the second quarter, the East shot...