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Kawhi dedicates All-Star MVP to Kobe: 'This one's for him'

Feb 17, 2020 - 9:34 PM

Kawhi Leonard wins the first-ever Kobe Bryant All-Star Game MVP award after helping Team LeBron topple Team Giannis

MAIDEN. Kawhi Leonard captures his first NBA All-Star Game MVP plum. Photo from Instagram/@nba


NBA stars agree: New All-Star Game format 'pretty damn fun'

Feb 17, 2020 - 8:35 PM

The new format, which pays tribute to late NBA icon Kobe Bryant, sets up a highly competitive match that is decided by one possession

CELEBRATE. LeBron James and Team LeBron are all smiles after beating Team Giannis for back-to-back years. Photo by Nuccio Dinuzzo/EPA-EFE

WATCH: Team LeBron beats Team Giannis in All-Star Game to remember

Feb 17, 2020 - 4:45 PM

The NBA All-Star Game becomes more than just a showcase of dunks and long bombs with its format tweaked in honor of the late Kobe Bryant

FALLING SHORT. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Team Giannis still could not get over the hump against LeBron James and Team LeBron. Photo from Twitter/@NBA


Team LeBron nips Team Giannis in All-Star Game honoring Kobe

Feb 17, 2020 - 1:34 PM

A tweaked format paying homage to the late NBA icon Kobe Bryant turns the All-Star Game into an ultra-competitive match

REPEAT. LeBron James and Team LeBron frustrate Giannis Antetokounmpo and Team Giannis anew. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP


LOOK: Team Giannis, Team LeBron chill in All-Star practice

Feb 16, 2020 - 6:25 PM

NBA superstars head to the Windy City all bundled up as they gear up for the All-Star spectacle

WATCH: Derrick Jones tops All-Star dunk delights

Feb 16, 2020 - 1:26 PM

Heat forward Derrick Jones bags the Slam Dunk crown while Kings guard Buddy Hield emerges as Three-Point king

INSANE. Derrick Jones Jr soars and finishes through the legs in the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk competition. Photo by Nuccio Dinuzzo/EPA-EFE

NBA names All-Star MVP award in honor of Kobe Bryant

Feb 16, 2020 - 11:30 AM

Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo describes Kobe Bryant as the 'Michael Jordan of our generation'

ICONIC. The NBA continues to pay tribute to league legend Kobe Bryant. Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images/AFP

Zion Williamson caught in first All-Star whirlwind

Feb 15, 2020 - 5:36 PM

Teen sensation Zion Williamson rocks the Rising Stars game, quite literally, as his rim-rattling dunk bends the backboard

BIG JAM. Pelicans star Zion Williamson puts on a dunk show. Photo by  Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

No missing Trae Young in busy All-Star action

Feb 15, 2020 - 4:42 PM

It isn't exactly an All-Star break for young Hawks star Trae Young as he sees action in all 3 days of the annual NBA spectacle

HAMMING IT UP. Trae Young shares a laugh with fellow sophomore sensation Luka Doncic. Photo by Nuccio Dinuzzo/EPA-EFE

Team USA rallies past Team World in Rising Stars contest

Feb 15, 2020 - 3:13 PM

Team USA overpowers Team World in the NBA's Rising Stars showdown that virtually turns into a dunk contest

WORLD'S TARGET. Team USA star Zion Williamson (center) gets ganged up on by Team World's (from left) RJ Barrett of Canada, Rui Hachimura of Japan and Brandon Clarke of Canada. Photo by Nuccio Dinuzzo/EPA-EFE

LOOK: NBA young guns gear up for Rising Stars duel

Feb 15, 2020 - 10:41 AM

Mavs hotshot Luka Doncic banners the World Team going up against the US Team of Pelicans rookie sensation Zion Williamson

HOTSHOT. It's going to be a busy weekend for Mavs sensation Luka Doncic as he sees action in both the Rising Stars and All-Star games. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

NBA All-Stars, rookie phenom Zion marvel at fan Obama

Feb 15, 2020 - 9:27 AM

'He said I was playing great. I kind of zoned out after that,' says 19-year-old star rookie Zion Williamson after meeting former US President Barack Obama

STARSTRUCK. Zion Williamson says he's surprised that Barack Obama follows his games. Photo by Sean Gardner / Getty Images North America/AFP

Kobe tributes abound at NBA All-Star Game in Chicago

Feb 14, 2020 - 10:54 AM

Tributes to 18-time All-Star Kobe Bryant take center stage as the annual league spectacle honors the late NBA icon

Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Booker to replace ailing Lillard in All-Star Game

Feb 14, 2020 - 9:25 AM

Suns star Devin Booker gets a last-minute All-Star call-up as streaky Trail Blazer guard Damian Lillard suffers an injury

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

No bull! D-Rose, LaVine didn't get nod but show must go on

Feb 12, 2020 - 10:31 PM

This season’s All-Star showdown heads to Chicago minus resident Bulls star Zach LaVine and hometown hero Derrick Rose

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - OCTOBER 23: Derrick Rose #25 of the Detroit Pistons dribbles the ball against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on October 23, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Giannis pick their NBA All-Star teams

Feb 07, 2020 - 11:39 AM

'There's no wrong choice,' says LeBron James after assembling his All-Star team bannered by Lakers teammate Anthony Davis

SALUTE. LeBron James and the All-Star cast are set to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in the NBA weekend showcase. Photo from 2020 NBA All-Star

Dwight Howard returns to Slam Dunk event at NBA All-Stars

Feb 05, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Best remembered for wearing a Superman cape in one slam jam spectacle, Dwight Howard returns to the All-Stars slam dunk contest after 11 years

STUNT MAN. At 34, Dwight Howard still hopes to put on a show. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

'GirlDad' LeBron James picks Gianna Bryant's number for All-Star Game

Feb 04, 2020 - 10:49 AM

LeBron James is set to wear Gianna Bryant's No. 2 as he is also a proud 'Girl Dad' like Kobe Bryant

REMEMBERING KOBE. LeBron James speaks during the Los Angeles Lakers pregame ceremony to honor Kobe Bryant before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center on January 31, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

NBA All-Star jerseys to sport Kobe and Gianna's numbers

Feb 01, 2020 - 9:19 AM

The NBA All-Star uniforms will feature special patches and numbers as tribute to Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna

MAMBA AND MAMBACITA. The lives of Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna will be honored in the NBA showcase this February. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook, Paul highlight NBA All-Star reserves

Jan 31, 2020 - 10:22 AM

Traded for each other in the offseason, Houston's Russell Westbrook and Oklahoma City's Chris Paul headline the All-Star reserves

NBA All-Star game format to honor Kobe Bryant

Jan 31, 2020 - 9:36 AM

The All-Star weekend in Chicago next month looks to feature multiple tributes to NBA legend Kobe Bryant

GREATNESS. Kobe Bryant, here with Pau Gasol during the NBA All-Star Game in 2016, was an 18-time All-Star selection. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Giannis highlight NBA All-Star starters

Jan 24, 2020 - 12:58 PM

For the second straight season, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo take on the All-Star captain role

ONE MORE. It's going to be Team LeBron versus Team Giannis again in the NBA All-Stars. Photo by John Mabanglo/EPA-EFE

LeBron stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting

Jan 17, 2020 - 9:09 AM

After trailing Mavs hotshot Luka Doncic in the early tally, LeBron James surges ahead to virtually clinch the overall lead

LeBron leaps Doncic, Giannis into NBA All-Star vote lead

Jan 10, 2020 - 9:37 AM

Early fan voting in the NBA All-Stars shows LeBron James overtaking young hotshots Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokounmpo

epa07942031 LA Lakers forward LeBron James during the opening night game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, 22 October 2019. EPA-EFE/ETIENNE LAURENT SHUTTERSTOCK OUT

Luka edges Giannis for early NBA All-Star voting lead

Jan 03, 2020 - 10:25 AM

Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and last season's top rookie Luka Doncic edge LeBron James in the initial NBA All-Star voting results

TO GUNS. Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo (left) slightly trails Mavs' young sensation Luka Doncic in the fan votes. File photos from AFP

Chance the Rapper among NBA All-Star performers

Dec 20, 2019 - 8:15 PM

The annual clash of top-flight basketball talent will be held in Chicago, where Chance the Rapper is from

CHANO ON STAGE. It will be a rare occasion to watch Chance the Rappler live at the start of next year after he canceled his US tour this week. Mark Ralston/AFP


NBA selects Salt Lake City to host 2023 All-Star Game

Oct 24, 2019 - 2:23 PM

The NBA All-Star showcase returns to Utah 30 years after it last hosted the event

TRADITION.The All-Star action has been an annual tradition for players like Stephen Curry and James Harden. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

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)


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