NBA All-Star Game - the best personalized free web-based Email en en NBA All-Star Game Detroit Pistons submit bids for future NBA All-Star Game DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have put in bids to host a future NBA All-Star Game at Little Caesars Arena. The team says in a release Friday that bids were submitted to the league for 2020 and 2021. Little Caesars Arena is being built just north of downtown Detroit and is expected to open this year. It also will be home to the NHL'... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:38:00 GMT 2017-04-28T18:38:00Z Larry Bird delivers Pacers' 2021 All-Star bid in an Indy car NEW YORK (AP) — Indiana wants the NBA All-Star Game and sent Larry Bird to get it — in an Indy car. Bird drove four blocks down Fifth Avenue in his specially themed car to deliver the Pacers' bid to host the 2021 game to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, fitting his 6-foot-9 frame into a car usually driven by much shorter people. Bird, an I... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:04:00 GMT 2017-04-24T21:04:00Z NBA says Charlotte is eligible to host 2019 All-Star Game NEW YORK (AP) — Charlotte will be eligible to host the 2019 NBA All-Star Game after a compromise deal to replace a North Carolina law that limited anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people, the league's commissioner said Friday. "It's not a done deal yet," NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. "The most recent change in the law ... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 21:13:00 GMT 2017-04-07T21:13:00Z AP source: NBA board to discuss Charlotte as All-Star host NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the plans says the NBA will discuss whether to bring the 2019 All-Star Game to Charlotte at its Board of Governors meeting this week. The person tells The Associated Press that the NBA board was already planning to discuss the matter at its meeting Thursday, though it's not known if a decision will be made. The person spoke on condi... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 18:36:00 GMT 2017-04-04T18:36:00Z NCAA 'reluctantly' agrees to let North Carolina host events GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The NCAA has "reluctantly" agreed to consider North Carolina as a host for championship events again after the state rolled back a law that limited protections for LGBT people. The governing body said Tuesday its Board of Governors had reviewed moves to repeal the "bathroom bill" and replace it with a compromise law. The NCAA offered a lukewarm endorse... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:46:00 GMT 2017-04-04T17:46:00Z AP Exclusive: Price tag of North Carolina's LGBT law: $3.76B RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis. Over the past year, North Carolina has suffered financial hits ranging from scuttle... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:29:00 GMT 2017-03-27T21:29:00Z Adam Silver says NBA All-Star format will change for 2018 Change is coming to the defense-optional All-Star Game, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants to hear ideas. Silver and players' union President Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers have spoken about how to make the game more competitive. No decisions have been made, but the Western Conference's 192-182 win over the Eastern Conference last month in New Orleans underlined ... Sat, 04 Mar 2017 14:27:00 GMT 2017-03-04T14:27:00Z Rockets rout Pelicans, 129-99, in Cousins' New Orleans debut NEW ORLEANS (AP) — What a bummer of a beginning to the Boogie-and-Brow era in the Big Easy. The Pelicans' tandem of newly acquired All-Star DeMarcus Cousins and All-Star Game MVP Anthony Davis was no match for the surging Houston Rockets on Thursday night. Reserve Lou Williams hit seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points in his Rockets deb... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:18:00 GMT 2017-02-24T05:18:00Z The Latest: Davis breaks Wilt's record, West wins 197-182 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Sunday night's All-Star game (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Anthony Davis scored an All-Star game record 52 points in his home arena, and the Western Conference squad defeated the East 192-182 on Sunday night. Davis broke the record of 42 points set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962. Russell W... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 03:57:00 GMT 2017-02-20T03:57:00Z Takes a village: 'Greek Freak' got many assists growing up ATHENS, Greece (AP) — He was just a scrawny, hungry kid, the son of migrants from Nigeria, trying to survive in Sepolia, a modest Athens neighborhood. The club coach who spotted 13-year-old Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brother kicking a soccer ball around a neighborhood field says the NBA All-Star grew up in constant fear of the police, and of being deported. ... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:15:00 GMT 2017-02-19T15:15:00Z Robinson III, Gordon, Porzingis win NBA All-Star events NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Glenn Robinson III is the NBA's new dunk king, with an assist to Indiana teammate Paul George, the Pacers' mascot and a Pacers cheerleader. Robinson leaped over all three, snagging the ball from George along the way before finishing with an emphatic, two-hand, reverse jam, giving him a perfect score — and the title — on his final dunk. ... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:07:00 GMT 2017-02-19T15:07:00Z The Latest: Robinson wins dunk contest, caps Saturday events NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's NBA All-Star events (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Glenn Robinson III of the Indiana Pacers is the All-Star slam dunk champion. Robinson beat Derrick Jones Jr. of the Phoenix Suns in the final round. Robinson clinched the win with a perfect 50 on the final dunk of the night — going over three people for a reverse dunk and nearly touc... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 04:34:00 GMT 2017-02-19T04:34:00Z LeBron James talking a good game, still playing a great one NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Older, wiser and more aware of the world, LeBron James is unafraid to let his views known on politics or social issues or even the business of basketball. It wasn't always that way. But in his 14th season, with more NBA playing years in his rear-view mirror than left in front of him, James doesn't see much reason to s... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 02:30:00 GMT 2017-02-19T02:30:00Z Silver: NBA will keep eye on state's inclusion policies NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The NBA is continuing to monitor how states are handling laws regarding the protections of transgender people, with Commissioner Adam Silver warning that any less-than-inclusive policies will help the league decide where to hold All-Star Games going forward. Silver, in his annual state-of-the-league address at All-Star Saturday night, s... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 02:06:00 GMT 2017-02-19T02:06:00Z Murray, Hield, lead World past US, 150-141 in Rising Stars NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jamal Murray and Buddy Hield each had moments when they caught the ball in the low post, only to dribble right out to the corner, turn and let fly a 3-point shot. Maybe not the most fundamental approach, but the way they were scoring in the Rising Stars Challenge, no one seemed to mind — certainly not the fans. Murray... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 05:19:00 GMT 2017-02-18T05:19:00Z Little big man: Isaiah Thomas a full-fledged All-Star NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Isaiah Thomas isn't even average. The Boston Celtics list their two-time All-Star point guard at 5-foot-9 — even that is believed to be a bit generous — and 185 pounds. That means Thomas actually is slightly shorter and even a bit lighter than the typical male in the United States, at least based on the latest federal data that tracks such things. ... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:18:00 GMT 2017-02-18T02:18:00Z The Roots to perform NBA-themed musical at All-Star Game NEW YORK (AP) — The Roots will perform an original NBA-themed musical featuring former "Hamilton" actor Daveed Diggs, DJ Jazzy Jeff, actor Michael B. Jordan, musician Jidenna and rapper Darryl "DMC" McDaniels at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday. The NBA announced on Thursday that the musical titled "The Evolution of Greatness" is a "historical, musical and... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:26:00 GMT 2017-02-16T19:26:00Z For Stevens and his family, time for an All-Star vacation NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brad Stevens was preparing to have this weekend off. A family trip was in the works, likely to someplace relatively close to home like New York or Washington. The getaway is still happening. The days off have been cancelled. Stevens has never been to an NBA All-Star Game, and that's about to change. Boston's fourth-ye... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:38:00 GMT 2017-02-16T18:38:00Z Russ and KD: Another weekend, another subplot awaits The next time Russell Westbrook walks into a locker room to get dressed for a game, Kevin Durant will be there and donning the same uniform. Get ready for perhaps the best subplot of All-Star Weekend. Russ and KD, together again. The former Oklahoma City teammates are going to be Western Conference teammates on Sunday night when the lea... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:40:00 GMT 2017-02-16T07:40:00Z LeBron scores 31 as Cavs roll into All-Star break with win CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers are getting some down time. Not that they really want any right now. After some disruptions and some drama, the NBA champions are rolling once more. LeBron James scored 31 points, Kyrie Irving added 26, Kyle Korver made six 3-pointers as the Cavs reached the All-Star break with their seventh win in eight games, beating the Indiana Pacers 113-10... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:21:00 GMT 2017-02-16T04:21:00Z Pelicans' Davis relishing chance to play All-Star host NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis is tiring of the narrative that his pro basketball career would be better served if he played somewhere other than New Orleans. During All-Star weekend, the face of the Pelicans franchise will have a chance to exhibit why building a winner in the Big Easy matters to him. And if his enthusiasm for his adopted hometown proves contagious among s... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:13:00 GMT 2017-02-15T23:13:00Z NBA party over there, where? Not in Charlotte this weekend CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets season ticket holder Doug Doggett was planning on ponying up several hundred dollars for tickets to the NBA All-Star game this weekend in Charlotte. But since the league has moved its annual showcase to New Orleans, Doggett now has no plans to watch the game on TV. Charlotte won't be a ghost town this week... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:32:00 GMT 2017-02-14T22:32:00Z Love hurts: Cavaliers' All-Star forward out at least 6 weeks CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love won't be able to help the Cavaliers down the stretch this season. The All-Star forward will miss at least six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday, a blow to the defending NBA champions as they try to lock up the top seed in the Eastern Conference and home-court advantage in the playoffs. ... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:56:00 GMT 2017-02-14T17:56:00Z Doc's All-Star Game advice: best to keep your enemies happy If Doc Rivers had any advice for Steve Kerr, it would probably be to forget about Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry at the All-Star Game. Worry about making Russell Westbrook happy, instead. Rivers said his strategy when he coached the midseason game was to make sure the guys who could beat him later weren't mad at him, even at the expense of playing time for his own players. ... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:59:00 GMT 2017-02-13T06:59:00Z Jerry Stackhouse, Coby Karl eager for D-League All-Star game Jerry Stackhouse played in two NBA All-Star games, and some of his work from two appearances in the league's dunk contest remains popular YouTube fodder . Coby Karl has been to a few All-Star weekends has well, a perk of having his father coaching the game. Next weekend, they'll get a different perspective. But soon, they'll see it from the D-League persp... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:55:00 GMT 2017-02-10T20:55:00Z Collison scores 26, Kings snap Celtics' 7-game win streak SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — For one night, the Sacramento Kings showed they could beat a good team without their All-Star center. Darren Collison scored 25 points and the Kings, playing without the suspended DeMarcus Cousins, snapped the Boston Celtics' seven-game winning streak with a 108-92 victory Wednesday night. It's difficult to fig... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 07:28:00 GMT 2017-02-09T07:28:00Z Pitbull to be part of TNT's All-Star 'Road Show' NEW ORLEANS (AP) — TNT is bringing its "Road Show" to the NBA All-Star weekend, featuring a performance from Pitbull to liven up the festivities. The network announced Tuesday that the 70,000 square-foot hub is coming to New Orleans and will be located near Smoothie King Center, where the All-Star game will be played on Sunday, Feb. 19. The wildly popular "Inside The NBA" st... Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:47:00 GMT 2017-02-07T20:47:00Z All-Star Kevin Love doesn't expect Cavaliers to trade him INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Love's back spasms have vanished. Those trade rumors won't go away. Cleveland's All-Star forward expects to play Saturday night in New York after missing the past two games with a lower back issue he said is now "under control." The 28-year-old practiced Friday and said afterward that he's confident he won't miss any more time. ... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 19:55:00 GMT 2017-02-03T19:55:00Z Aaron Gordon headlines the field for All-Star dunk contest Aaron Gordon has unfinished business in the All-Star dunk contest. The skywalking Orlando Magic forward is one of the four selections for this year's contest, to be held on Feb. 18 in New Orleans on All-Star Saturday night. DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers, Glenn Robinson III of Indiana and Derrick Jones Jr. of Phoenix will al... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 01:06:00 GMT 2017-02-03T01:06:00Z Westbrook leads All-Star reserve picks, Wade out Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are teammates again. Gordon Hayward, DeAndre Jordan and Kemba Walker are about to get their first opportunity on the All-Star stage. Meanwhile, Dwyane Wade's run of 12 straight selections in the NBA's midseason showcase is on the cusp of ending. Westbrook — the NBA's scoring leader and triple-double ma... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:35:00 GMT 2017-01-27T03:35:00Z