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WATCH: Japeth dunks over June Mar in PBA All-Star Game

Apr 01, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The high-flying forward puts on an aerial show, doing it all from alley-oops, windwill slams, putback jams and reverse flushes

FLIGHT MODE. Japeth Aguilar dunks his way to being named co-MVP with Arwind Santos in the 2019 PBA All-Star Game. Photo from PBA Images

Arwind escapes fine despite Spider-Man dunk in PBA All-Star Game

Apr 01, 2019 - 12:46 AM

Arwind Santos pulls off his patented move on multiple occasions en route to being adjudged co-Most Valuable Player with Japeth Aguilar

JUST FOR FUN. Arwind Santos breaks out the Spider-Man dunk despite it being forbidden by the PBA. Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: North does Dante Gulapa to beat South in All-Star dance-off

Mar 31, 2019 - 11:43 PM

The North All-Stars jive to hit songs Switch it Up and Buwan

DOUBLE WIN. North All-Stars topple the South All-Stars not just on the court but also on the dance floor. Photo from PBA Images

Japeth turns All-Star Game to dunk show as North thwarts South

Mar 31, 2019 - 9:35 PM

The high-flying forward connects on a number of alley-oops and even jumps over June Mar Fajardo for a dunk

SLAMMA JAMMA. Japeth Aguilar wins the MVP award together with Arwind Santos. Photo from PBA Images

At 46, Taulava to see action in record 17th PBA All-Star Game

Mar 31, 2019 - 3:59 PM

With the 6-foot-9 big man in the fold, the South All-Stars boast an imposing frontcourt that also features June Mar Fajardo, Greg Slaughter and Poy Erram

STILL GOT IT. Asi Taulava replaces the injured Joe Devance in the PBA All-Stars. Photo from PBA Images

Yap says pal Simon still got it after 3-Point Shootout win

Mar 30, 2019 - 5:29 PM

PJ Simon wins his first Three-Point Shootout title by dethroning old pal and former backcourt partner James Yap

OLD PALS. PJ Simon (right) succeeds James Yap as the new Three-Point Shootout king. Photo from PBA Images

MVP CJ Perez showcases wares – and heart for PBA cause

Mar 30, 2019 - 12:27 AM

The top draftee helps raise 8 wheelchairs for the Alagang PBA Foundation for his impressive effort in the Rookies-Sophomores' win over the Juniors

BABY BEAST. CJ Perez dazzles before his townsmen in Pangasinan in his first PBA All-Star Weekend. Photo from PBA Images

Mocon buzzer-beater lifts Rookies-Sophomores past Juniors

Mar 29, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Day 1 of the PBA All-Star Weekend ends in hysterics as the rookie delivers the game-winning putback

NO ROOKIE JITTERS. Javee Mocon comes up clutch for the Rookie-Sophomore All-Stars. Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: Rey Guevarra wins record-tying 5th PBA Slam Dunk title

Mar 29, 2019 - 7:26 PM

The high-flying Phoenix forward ties KG Canaleta for most Slam Dunk titles in PBA history

GOT BOUNCE. Rey Guevarra scores back-to-back 50 points to win the title. Photo from PBA Images

Simon dethrones Yap in PBA 3-Point Shootout

Mar 29, 2019 - 6:35 PM

The Magnolia guard wins his first Three-Point Shootout crown after beating NorthPort's Robert Bolick and NLEX's Philip Paniamogan in the finals

STILL GOT IT. PJ Simon takes the crown from his former backcourt partner James Yap. Photo from PBA Images

Belga retains Obstacle Challenge title despite stumble

Mar 29, 2019 - 5:38 PM

The Rain or Shine forward bests TNT's Yousef Taha and Columbian's Russel Escoto

CHAMP. Beau Belga wins his second straight Obstacle Challenge title. Photo from PBA Images

James Yap to defend 3-point crown in PBA All-Star Weekend

Mar 28, 2019 - 7:32 PM

It won't be a walk in the park for the Rain or Shine gunner as the league's best outside snipers vie to dethrone him

THREE-POINT KING. James Yap guns for his third Three-Point Shootout title. Photo from PBA's official Facebook page

Mark Nonoy takes charge as Hustle tops Heart in NBTC All-Star Game

Mar 23, 2019 - 7:42 PM

Team Hustle rules as UST standout Mark Nonoy delivers in the endgame

BEST OF THE BEST. Mark Nonoy captures the Most Outstanding Player award in the All-Star Game. Photo from NBTC

NBTC: Ababou's Team Dedication cops Division 2 All-Star title

Mar 23, 2019 - 5:53 PM

Dylan Ababou's Team Dedication tops Paul Desiderio's Team Passion in the NBTC Division 2 All-Star Game

TOPNOTCH. Mctroi Crisostomo of Holy Trinity College-General Santos bags the Most Outstanding Plaeyer award. Photo from NBTC

South tops North as Viernes, Anderson shine in MPBL All-Stars

Mar 03, 2019 - 5:01 PM

Spitfire guard Jeff Viernes and celebrity baller Gerald Anderson fuel the South All-Stars' dominating win over the North squad

BIG WIN. The South squad bags the crown and the P500,00 top prize in the All-Stars showdown. Photo from PayMaya

Quickness vs height as PBA All-Star Game starters named

Feb 19, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Calvin Abueva and Paul Lee lead the North All-Stars, while June Mar Fajardo and James Yap head the South All-Stars

BEST OF THE BEST. James Yap, Calvin Abueva, Paul Lee and June Mar Fajardo (L-R) headline the 2019 PBA All-Star Game. Photos from PBA Images (Yap, Abueva and Lee) and Josh Albelda/Rappler (Fajardo)

WATCH: Durant lights up NBA All-Star Game 2019 en route to MVP

Feb 18, 2019 - 10:16 PM

The Warriors star waxes hot for Team LeBron's come-from-behind win over Team Giannis

RIGHT UP THERE. Kevin Durant becomes only the 14th player in NBA history with multiple All-Star Game MVP plums. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays from All-Star Game 2019

Feb 18, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo rises up way above the rim to slam home a thunderous jam off a unique bounce pass from Steph Curry

GREEK FREAK. Giannis Antetokounmpo steals the show in the NBA All-Star Game. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Wade, Nowitzki leave lasting mark in final All-Star Game

Feb 18, 2019 - 8:38 PM

The Heat star conspires with old buddy LeBron James for some highlight plays, while the Mavericks icon shows off his deadly three-point sniping

LEGENDS. Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade suit up in their last All-Star Game. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

NBA shows off number-changing ‘jersey of the future’

Feb 18, 2019 - 3:59 PM

You can change the jersey’s player name and number on the smart jersey through an app on your smartphone

Dynamic duo: LeBron, Wade team up – and alley-oop – for last time

Feb 18, 2019 - 1:37 PM

Well-remembered for their stint for the Heat that saw them win two NBA titles, the two icons relive their glory days in the 2019 All-Star Game

LIKE OLD TIMES. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade put on an alley-oop show in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. Photo from Twitter (@NBAAllStar)

Team LeBron triumphs again, thwarts Team Giannis in NBA All-Star Game

Feb 18, 2019 - 12:28 PM

Team LeBron drops 50 points in the 3rd quarter to storm back after being down 20 points and stun Team Giannis

BEST OF THE BEST. LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo both put on a show in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Wade, Nowitzki All-Star inclusion a fan idea

Feb 18, 2019 - 7:37 AM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the All-Star stint of icons Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki came from an email suggestion

ICONS. NBA veterans Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki spice up the All-star showcase. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Elbow dunk over Shaq wins Diallo Slam Dunk title

Feb 17, 2019 - 3:05 PM

The Thunder rookie jumps over the 7-foot-1 NBA legend and throws down a slam popularized by dunk great Vince Carter

CHAMP. Oklahoma City Thunder's Hamidou Diallo beats out New York Knicks' Dennis Smith Jr for the crown. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

LOOK: Joe Harris steals 3-point spotlight from Steph Curry

Feb 17, 2019 - 2:33 PM

The Nets sharpshooter scores an upset over the Warriors superstar to capture the Three-Point Contest crown

STUNNER. Brooklyn Nets hotshot Joe Harris gets one over Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry. Photos by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP (Curry) and Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP (Harris)

LOOK: All fun and laughs in All-Star practice

Feb 17, 2019 - 1:05 PM

Team LeBron and Team Giannis let loose a day before the 2019 NBA All-Star showcase

POWERHOUSE PALS. Long-time friends and former teammates Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers ham it up with Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics. All photos by Paul Mata/Rappler

WATCH: Lakers' Kuzma dazzles to win NBA Rising Stars MVP

Feb 16, 2019 - 8:12 PM

The Lakers sophomore breaks Kobe Bryant's record of most points scored in the annual showcase for the league's top young players

TAKING OVER. Kyle Kuzma leads Team USA's revenge over Team World. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

NBA Rising Stars: Team USA plots payback on FaceTime

Feb 16, 2019 - 4:18 PM

Team USA really wanted to win the Rising Stars game against Team World, just ask Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell

KEY COG. Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell delivers an all-around game for Team USA. Photo from NBA Twitter

Kyle Kuzma targets NBA All-Star game next year

Feb 16, 2019 - 3:18 PM

After winning MVP of the Rising Stars Challenge, the young Lakers star wants to see action in the main showcase

BOUNCE BACK. MVP Kyle Kuzma and Team USA avenge last year’s loss to Team World. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Sonya Curry drains halfcourt shot vs sons Steph, Seth

Feb 16, 2019 - 1:46 PM

Mama Curry steals the spotlight from her sons in a shootout as they grace a newly renovated court in Charlotte

FAMILY OF SHOOTERS. It looks like Steph Curry didn't get his shooting prowess solely from his father Dell. File photo Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Kyle Kuzma, Team USA drub Team World in NBA Rising Stars

Feb 16, 2019 - 12:38 PM

(UPDATED) The young hotshot breaks Kobe Bryant’s Lakers record in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge

Hurt Anthony Davis wait-and-see for NBA All-Star Game

Feb 16, 2019 - 10:38 AM

The Pelicans star sustains a shoulder muscle contusion but plans to have treatment before the All-Star showcase

45 POINTS. Davis repeats another 40-point outing in two consecutive games. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America/AFP

WATCH: Behind the scenes at NBA's All-Star weekend

Feb 16, 2019 - 9:38 AM

The 2019 NBA All-Star action tips off in Charlotte

STAR POWER. Miami star Dwyane Wade (center) and his son Zaire chat with NBA Hall of Famer Ray Allen. Photo from 2019 NBA All-Star

WATCH: Kyrie Irving on Team LeBron: ‘That’s a great 5’

Feb 09, 2019 - 5:47 PM

Kyrie Irving is impressed with All-Star captain LeBron James’ NBA All-Star picks

LeBron James picks Kevin Durant first for All-Star Game

Feb 08, 2019 - 10:54 AM

Rival captain Giannis Antetokounmpo selects Steph Curry as his first pick

STAR-STUDDED. LeBron James forms a formidable looking crew for the 2019 All-Star Game. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Defending champ Booker up against Curry brothers, Dirk in 3-point contest

Feb 06, 2019 - 2:16 PM

After skipping the event in the last two years, sweet-shooting Steph Curry is out to challenge Devin Booker and the rest of the league’s top snipers

TOUGH DEFENSE. Phoenix star Devin Booker (right) gets to defend his All-Star three-point crown against a tough field that includes former champion Steph Curry. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Nowitzki, Wade added to rosters for NBA All-Star Game

Feb 02, 2019 - 1:33 PM

For embodying 'the best of the NBA,' iconic veterans Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade have been named as special roster additions in the 2019 All-Star Game

LAST DANCE. Dwyane Wade gets to strut his stuff again in his farewell season as Dirk Nowitzki also plays in what could be his final year. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook, Lowry named NBA All-Star 2019 reserves

Feb 01, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Russell Westbrook and 13 other players join the 10 starters who will be selected by captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo

PRIME PICK. Former MVP Russell Westbrook receives his eighth All-Star selection. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Simmons, Doncic headline NBA Rising Stars lineup

Jan 30, 2019 - 10:42 AM

Mavs rookie sensation Luka Doncic and Sixers star Ben Simmons banner Team World in the All-Star weekend

HOTSHOTS. Luka Doncic and Ben Simmons lead the young talents in the Rising Stars challenge. Photos from AFP

Curry brothers to spice up NBA 3-point contest

Jan 27, 2019 - 10:33 AM

Warriors superstar Steph Curry and his younger brother Seth of the Trail Blazers are set to battle in the NBA All-Star weekend

SPLASH BROTHERS. Curry brothers Seth (left) and Steph rank among the best three-point shooters in the league. Photo from NBA Twitter

NBA All-Star 2019: Team LeBron vs Team Giannis

Jan 25, 2019 - 10:06 AM

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo headline the list of starters in the 2019 NBA All-Star in February

LeBron, Antetokounmpo lead NBA All-Star fan voting

Jan 11, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Lakers superstar LeBron James leads all vote-getters in the NBA All-Stars with almost 3 million votes

TOP TWO. LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo face off anew in the All-Stars. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Antetokounmpo top early NBA All-Star vote totals

Jan 04, 2019 - 10:36 AM

This year's All-Star contest will follow last year's format with two team captains – the All-Stars who lead their conference – each selecting their own rosters

THE KING. After leading the East All-Stars last year, LeBron James could win the captaincy for the West All-Stars this season. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Marcelino twins' All-Star dunk featured on 'Bleacher Report'

Sep 04, 2018 - 6:59 PM

When a game actually demands for some fun, leave it to Lyceum All-Stars Jaycee and Jayvee Marcelino to crank the antics up a notch

VIRAL. Jayvee Marcelino (left) and twin brother Jaycee go viral with their unusual dunk. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FIBA suspends Kiefer Ravena for 18 months after testing positive for banned substances

May 28, 2018 - 6:38 PM

The NLEX Road Warriors rookie says he took a pre-workout drink that can be bought over the counter

SUSPENDED. Kiefer Ravena. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Visayas thwarts Gilas in final leg of PBA All-Star Week 2018

May 27, 2018 - 9:45 PM

The Visayas All-Stars spoil Calvin Abueva's monster 41-point and 27-rebound performance for the national team

LOOK: Gilas jives to Bboom Bboom to win dance showdown vs Visayas

May 27, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The national team players ham it up for their lone win in the dance showdown of the 3-leg series of the 2018 PBA All-Star Week

THE BEAST. Calvin Abueva and the national team may have lost on the basketball court but not on the dance floor. Photo by PBA Images

After misfiring in 3-point contest, Romeo finds touch in historic All-Star showing

May 26, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The TNT KaTropa scatters 48 points to punch in a new record for most points scored in the PBA showcase

SHRUGGING IT OFF. Despite nursing an ankle injury, Terrence Romeo didn't pass up on the opportunity of seeing action in the 2018 PBA All-Star Week. File photo by PBA Images

Guiao relishes chance to have Fajardo on his side for once in All-Star Game

May 26, 2018 - 2:51 PM

The NLEX tactician gets to feel what it's like to have the 4-time PBA MVP at his disposal as head coach of the Gilas Pilipinas side that faced the Luzon All-Stars

FROLICKING. June Mar Fajardo posts 30 points and 14 rebounds to help Gilas Pilipinas beat the Luzon All-Stars. File photo by PBA Images

Romeo erupts for All-Star Game record 48 points as Gilas frustrates Luzon

May 25, 2018 - 10:01 PM

Terrence Romeo takes home the MVP plum of the Luzon leg of the 2018 PBA All-Star Week