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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

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

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)

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)

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

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

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

WATCH: Rey Guevarra windmills his way to 4th Slam Dunk title

May 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM

It took 3 rounds in the finals before the Phoenix forward defeated Blackwater's Renz Palma

RIM-RATTLER. Rey Guevarra takes home his 4th Slam Dunk title in 5 years. Photo by PBA Images

James Yap reclaims 3-Point Shootout crown after 9 years

May 25, 2018 - 6:39 PM

The 36-year-old trumps the much younger Stanley Pringle and Terrence Romeo in the final round

MARKSMAN. James Yap wins his second 3-Point Shootout title. Photo by Delfin Dioquino

Beau Belga tops spiced-up version of PBA All-Star Obstacle Challenge

May 25, 2018 - 5:50 PM

The Rain or Shine forward bests Blackwater's Poy Erram and San Miguel's Gabby Espinas in a battle of the league's top big men

CHAMP. Beau Belga takes home a cash prize of P30,000. Photo by Delfin Dioquino

PBA marksmen, rim-rattlers to wow in Batangas All-Star leg

May 24, 2018 - 7:02 PM

The league gives a twist to the Obstacle Challenge by allowing only big men to participate

MARKSMAN. Terrence Romeo seeks to reclaim the 3-point Shootout crown he last won in 2016. Photo from PBA Images

LOOK: Mindanao also beats Gilas in PBA All-Star Game dance showdown

May 23, 2018 - 11:44 PM

Young guards Jio Jalalon and Scottie Thompson provide the same impact from the hardcourt to the dance floor

SMOOTH MOVES. The Mindanao All-Stars strut their stuff on the dance floor to beat Gilas Pilipinas in the pre-game showdown of the All-Star Game. Photo by PBA Images

Hot-shooting Mindanao torches Gilas Pilipinas in PBA All-Star Week kickoff

May 23, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The All-Stars from down south bury 18 triples on a scintillating 57% shooting from the field

DAVID VS GOLIATH. Mark Barroca's all-around performance powers the Mindanao All-Stars past the June Mar Fajardo-led Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by PBA Images

LOOK: Terrence Romeo, presidential son-in-law win PBA All-Star Legends Shootout

May 23, 2018 - 8:49 PM

PBA great Allan Caidic and Special Assistant to the President Bong Go settle for 3rd place

SNIPER. Terrence Romeo scores 24 points in the special 3-point shootout that kicked off the 2018 PBA All-Star Week. Photo by PBA Images

Knee injury sidelines Joe Devance in Visayas leg of PBA All-Star Game 2018

May 23, 2018 - 5:16 PM

Barangay Ginebra fans in Iloilo City won't be seeing the 11-year PBA veteran

PERENNIAL. Joe Devance saw action in the last 4 editions of the All-Star festivities. Photo from PBA Images

Kihei Clark, Team Hustle down Jalen Green, Team Heart in NBTC All-Star Game

Mar 23, 2018 - 3:57 PM

Filipino-American Kihei Clark is named All-Star Game MVP after an all-around performance of 13 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals

HUSTLE OVER HEART. Coach Topex Robinson and his Team Hustle prevail over Team Heart in the NBTC All-Star Game. Photo by JR Isaga

WATCH: LeBron James' wins NBA All-Star 2018 Game MVP

Feb 19, 2018 - 3:13 PM

LeBron James' near-triple-double performance gives him his 3rd All-Star Game MVP award

KING. LeBron James wins his 3rd All-Star Game MVP this year. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Team LeBron frustrates Team Stephen in NBA All-Star 2018 Game

Feb 19, 2018 - 1:25 PM

LeBron James, who chalks up a near-triple-double of 29 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists, is named the Most Valuable Player of the All-Star Game

WINNER. LeBron James of Team LeBron celebrates as Stephen Curry of Team Stephen looks on after the end of the NBA All-Star Game. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

James, Curry will captain teams in new-look NBA All-Star Game

Jan 19, 2018 - 11:56 AM

The All-Star game team selection will see both captains choose players instead of the traditional East vs West format

CAPPED. Stephen Curry (L) and LeBron James (R) of the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will get to pick which players they want on their squads. File photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

NBA: Pelicans' Davis grabs All-Star MVP on home court

Feb 20, 2017 - 2:32 PM

The teams combine for 374 points and it is the second straight year the East and West teams broke the combined record

MVP. Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans dunks the ball during the 2017 NBA All-Star Game at Smoothie King Center on February 19, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Durant lobs to Westbrook for the alley-oop dunk

Feb 20, 2017 - 1:02 PM

Tensions simmer down somewhat for the former teammates at least during the NBA All Star Game

KD-RUSS MOMENT. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant conspired for an alley-oop dunk in the NBA All Star Game. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Global teens to learn from stars at NBA All-Star Game

Feb 08, 2017 - 4:57 PM

67 top global youth players in a Basketball Without Borders will be coached during a camp at the NBA All Star Game

African standout Emmanuel Mudiay (in white), of the Denver Nuggets, will be one of the NBA players who will coach 67 top global youth players in a Basketball Without Borders camp at the NBA All-Star Game. Glyn KIRK / AFP

Celtics top Lakers, secure All-Star coaching job for Stevens

Feb 04, 2017 - 2:25 PM

Isaiah Thomas scores 21 points in the fourth quarter to stretch the Celtics winning streak to 6 games

WHO CAN STOP ME? Isaiah Thomas scores 38 points to secure the victory - and Celtics coach Brad Stevens' spot as the Eastern Conference coach for the NBA All-Star game. Maddie Meyer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Embiid, Porzingis to spark World team in Rising Stars Challenge

Jan 26, 2017 - 4:23 AM

Joel Embiid Kristaps Porzingis Dante Exum and Karl Anthony Towns are among the young players who will see action in the World vs USA game

ALL STAR WEEKEND. Joel Embiid, who leads all NBA rookies with 19.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.47 blocked shots per game, will represent the World team in the Rising Stars Challenge. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

East tops West, UC's Puerto bags Slam Dunk title in CESAFI All-Stars

Oct 03, 2016 - 1:38 PM

Garciano Puerto Jr is the new Slam Dunk king rookie Tristan Ray Albina reigns in the 3 point shootout and the East teams lord over the West once again in the CESAFI All Star Game

North reigns supreme in PBA All-Star Game

Aug 07, 2016 - 9:36 PM

Alex Cabagnot is named All Star Game MVP after posting a game high 29 points with 5 rebounds and 3 assists

CHAMPS. The North All-Stars triumph once again. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

What are Romeo, Pingris, Yap excited about most in PBA All-Star Game?

Jul 25, 2016 - 9:08 PM

Terrence Romeo and Marc Pingris will be playing for the North team while James Yap will be on the South team

EXCITED. Marc Pingris, Terrence Romeo, and James Yap are all excited for the 2016 PBA All-Star Game. Photos from PBA Images

Recovering Greg Slaughter to sit out PBA All-Star Game

Jul 25, 2016 - 6:58 PM

Slaughter underwent surgery in his ankle due to ligament issues during the break between PBA conferences

NO ALL-STAR GAME. Greg Slaughter says he won't be able to play in the 2016 PBA All-Star Game. File Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Guiao's message to All-Star players: 'Have your fun but you also want to win'

Jul 23, 2016 - 9:11 PM

Although coach Yeng Guiao s North team is full of highlight reel magnets in guys like Terrence Romeo he still wants the players to take the All Star Game seriously

FUN, BUT SERIOUS. Coach Yeng Guiao wants his North team to win in the 2016 PBA All-Star Game. Photo from PBA Images

2016 PBA All-Star starters revealed

Jul 23, 2016 - 9:02 PM

Barangay Ginebra has the most players in the All Star starting lineups with 5

ALL-STARS. Mark Caguioa and Terrence Romeo lead the North while James Yap and Mark Caguioa anchor the South team for the 2016 PBA All-Star Game. Photos from PBA Images

NBA to move All-Star Game from Charlotte over LGBT law

Jul 22, 2016 - 10:10 AM

The league will make an announcement on the new location of the All Star game in the coming weeks

New NBA commissioner Adam Silver shot back at Michele Roberts, saying the salary cap system has been the basis for the league's growth. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Los Angeles to host NBA All-Star Game for record sixth time in 2018

Mar 23, 2016 - 10:27 AM

The NBA All Star Game was lasted hosted by the Staples Center in 2011

HOST AGAIN. Los Angeles will get the NBA All-Star Game once again in two years. Photo from Wikipedia

IN PHOTOS: Bryant's last NBA All-Star as West beats East

Feb 15, 2016 - 2:49 PM

Check out photos from the 2016 NBA All Star Game here

Kobe Bryant (R) takes a shot against Chicago the East's Pau Gasol. Photo by WARREN TODA/EPA

Kobe Bryant feels the love in record-setting NBA All-Star Game

Feb 15, 2016 - 2:36 PM

It was a night of soaring dunks and long range bombs all adding up to unprecedented numbers on top of a heartfelt farewell to an NBA legend

STANDING OVATION. Kobe Bryant is given a standing ovation and is showered with much adoration as he leaves the game in the second half of the 2016 NBA All-Star game. Photo by WARREN TODA/EPA

WATCH: NBA pays tribute to Kobe Bryant at All-Star Game

Feb 15, 2016 - 12:52 PM

The NBA shows a video with highlights of Kobe Bryant s legendary career right before the 2016 NBA All Star Game

TRIBUTE. Kobe Bryant (R, front) speaks before the 2016 NBA All-Star game at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This is the first time the NBA All-Star game has been held outside the United States. Photo by WARREN TODA/EPA

Silver eyes NBA All-Star Game in Europe but not soon

Feb 14, 2016 - 1:57 PM

The NBA could experiment with its popularity abroad by hosting its mid season festivities to Europe

ALL STAR IN EUROPE. The NBA All-Star Game could be headed across the Atlantic some day. Photo by Dan Anderson/EPA

Horford to replace injured Bosh in NBA All-Star Game

Feb 13, 2016 - 12:01 PM

Atlanta Hawks forward Al Horford was named Friday by NBA commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Miami forward Chris Bosh in the 65th NBA All Star Game

ALL STAR. Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (L) has been added to the East team. File photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Not being eyed as NBA MVP? I understand, says Paul George

Feb 09, 2016 - 8:06 PM

George feels the Indiana Pacers haven t done a good enough job of closing out games this season

NBA: Yao Ming among teachers at All-Star Game's global camp

Jan 30, 2016 - 1:22 PM

Teen players will be shown how to improve movement efficiency positional skills and shooting among others

TEACHER. Yao Ming (L), seen here during the Presentations by the Candidate Cities for the Third Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2020, will be one of the instructors for Basketball Without Borders basketball camp in the NBA All-Star Weekend. File Photo by FAZRY ISMAIL/EPA

Green, Thompson, Butler headline NBA All-Star reserves

Jan 29, 2016 - 10:45 AM

The reserves were chosen by 30 NBA coaches and included 3 first time selections

TICKING DOWN TO TORONTO. Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler was one of the players selected by coaches to the All-Star reserves list. File photo by TANNEN MAURY/EPA

Spurs' Popovich named West coach for NBA All-Star Game

Jan 28, 2016 - 3:06 AM

Gregg Popovich head coach of the West s second best team will lead his conference s All Star squad on February 14 in Toronto

It'll be Gregg Popovich - and not Steve Kerr or Luke Walton - leading the Western All-Stars. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Lue thinks fired coach Blatt should still lead East All-Star team

Jan 25, 2016 - 4:34 AM

Tyronn Lue says recently fired coach David Blatt should get credit for leading the Cavs to first place in the East but won t pass on the opportunity to coach the East himself

OUT. David Blatt was fired as Cleveland Cavaliers coach despite leading the team to the NBA Finals last year and the best record in the East this year. Photo by David Maxwell/EPA

NBA: Bryant set for All-Star swan song

Jan 22, 2016 - 10:26 AM

Bryant tops all NBA players with 1 891 614 votes