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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

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

How Steph Curry resurrected the All-Star Game by playing dead

Feb 19, 2018 - 6:44 PM

In a perfect twist of irony, Steph Curry’s avoiding a poster dunk became the poster image of everything that has gone wrong with the All-Star Game

CHANGING LANDSCAPES. Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry continues to change the NBA. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

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

LOOK: Mitchell bests Nance Jr in 2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Feb 18, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Donovan Mitchell was called up to join the competition just two weeks ago

SLAM DUNK KING. Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell is this year's NBA Slam Dunk Champion. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Devin Booker wins 2018 JBL Three-Point Contest

Feb 18, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Booker's 28 points sets the NBA 3-point contest single-round record

HOT SHOOTING. Devin Booker sets the record and takes home the 2018 JBL Three-Point Contest trophy. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Aussie Simmons enjoying his first All-Star weekend

Feb 17, 2018 - 1:03 PM

"I want to win, but I want to have fun at the same time. So having fun usually comes with winning"

STAR ROOKIE. Not all rookies like Ben Simmons make it to the NBA All Star weekend. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Heat's Dragic, Celtics' Horford set to coach youth camp with NBA Global Reach

Feb 15, 2018 - 4:08 PM

NBA's Basketball Without Borders Global Camp mentors top high school prospects

COACHING KIDS. Al Horford. AFP Photo

Pistons big man Drummond to replace Wall on Team LeBron All-Stars roster

Jan 31, 2018 - 11:23 AM

Wall is expected to miss up to 6 weeks after treatment for a left knee injury

ALL-STAR. Andre Drummond will be part of the NBA All-Star weekend for the second time. Photo from Facebook

Cousins out for season, George named to All-Star Game

Jan 28, 2018 - 11:36 AM

LeBron James will still make the decision which player replaces Cousins as a starter

STEP UP. Paul George is chosen by Adam Silver to fill in the spot left vacant by DeMarcus Cousins. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

How LeBron James dominated the NBA All-Star Game 2018 draft

Jan 27, 2018 - 12:03 AM

Two reasons why Team Lebron dominates Team Stephen All-Star Game 2018 draft

BETTER ON PAPER. Team LeBron James looks power-packed compared to Team Stephen Curry in this year's NBA All-Star Game. AFP Photo.

LeBron picks Durant, Irving for NBA All-Star Game 2018

Jan 26, 2018 - 1:15 PM

(UPDATED) NBA announces members of Team Lebron and Team Stephen who will see action in the All-Star on February 18 (February 19, 9 am, Manila time) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles

CHOOSE. Team Lebron or Team Stephen

Sixers' Simmons, Embiid picked for Rising Stars game

Jan 25, 2018 - 10:34 AM

Embiid could play alongside Simmons on the World team against the United States in the game for first- and second-year players

ALL-STAR. Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid make it to the NBA All-Star weekend. Photos from Facebook

Towns, Porzingis added to all-star game

Jan 24, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Golden State is the first team to have a record-tying 4 all-stars in consecutive years.

ALL-STAR DEBUT. Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis will debut in the NBA All-Star game as reserves. Photos by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP (Porzingis) and Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP (Towns)

Derrick Rose leaves Cavaliers due to personal reasons

Nov 25, 2017 - 2:02 PM

American sports broadcaster ESPN quotes a team source who says that Rose is 'tired of being hurt and it's taking a toll on him mentally'

MENTAL TOLL. Derrick Rose was quoted as saying he is "tired of being hurt and it's taking a toll on him mentally." AFP

League, players announce NBA All-Star overhaul

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:45 AM

The 2018 NBA Season will see the scrapping of the Eastern Conference vs Western Conference format of the All-Star game

CHANGE. "I promise this time that next year's will be different." Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America/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

Glenn Robinson wins NBA slam dunk contest

Feb 19, 2017 - 2:18 PM

Robinson s perfect 50 on the winning dunk gave him a two dunk total of 94 in the finals

Glenn Robinson III of the Indiana Pacers poses with the Verizon Slam Dunk Champion trophy after winning the 2017 Verizon Slam Dunk Contest at Smoothie King Center on February 18, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Impromptu 3-point shootout raises money for Sager Strong Foundation

Feb 19, 2017 - 12:12 PM

A total of 500 000 was raised for cancer research in honor of Craig Sager

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors takes a half-court shot after the 2017 JBL Three-Point Contest at Smoothie King Center on February 18, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images/AFP

NBA: Murray powers World over US in Rising Stars Challenge

Feb 18, 2017 - 6:07 PM

This was the third year the teams of first and second year players were divided up on the basis of US versus international The US and World split the first two games

Jamal Murray #27 of the Denver Nuggets drives to the basket against Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Charlotte Hornets in the first half of the 2017 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge at Smoothie King Center on February 17, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. 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

Warriors' Thompson eyes All-Star three-point repeat

Feb 03, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Thompson goes up against 7 opponents including Kyrie Irving

60 POINTS. Klay Thompson sizzles for a new career-high 60 points. File Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

No Slam Dunk 3-peat for Zach LaVine

Jan 27, 2017 - 12:53 PM

The acrobatic Minnesota Timberwolves dunker won t compete for a third straight Slam Dunk crown at this year s All Star weekend

I BELIEVE I CAN FLY. Zach LaVine says he won't compete in this year's NBA All-Star Dunk Contest but didn't rule out a return in the future. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook, Thomas headline NBA All-Star reserves; Anthony snubbed

Jan 27, 2017 - 11:30 AM

First time All Stars include Gordon Hayward DeAndre Jordan and Kemba Walker while Dwyane Wade s selection streak ends at 12

THUNDERSTRUCK. Russell Westbrook was not voted as an All-Star starter despite averaging a triple-double. Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images/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