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  • Robinson wins NBA slam dunk contest
    Robinson wins NBA slam dunk contest AFP News - Sun, Feb 19, 2017 1:22 PM SGT

    Glenn Robinson scored a perfect 50 on his final dunk to capture the NBA All Star Game's slam dunk title after leaping over three people for a dynamic two-handed reverse jam. Indiana Pacers forward Robinson jumped over teammate Paul George, the club's mascot and a Pacer cheerleader to easily win the contest over Phoenix Suns rookie Derrick Jones. The Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan and the Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon were eliminated in the earlier rounds. More »

  • The Latest: Robinson wins dunk contest, caps Saturday events
    The Latest: Robinson wins dunk contest, caps Saturday events Associated Press - Sun, Feb 19, 2017 12:34 PM SGT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's NBA All-Star events (all times local): More »

  • Silver: NBA will keep eye on state's inclusion policies
    Silver: NBA will keep eye on state's inclusion policies Associated Press - Sun, Feb 19, 2017 10:06 AM SGT

    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. More »

  • McGrady, Moncrief, Webber among 14 NBA Hall of Fame finalists
    McGrady, Moncrief, Webber among 14 NBA Hall of Fame finalists AFP News - Sun, Feb 19, 2017 4:33 AM SGT

    Two-time NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady, two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Sidney Moncrief and five-time All-Star Chris Webber were among 14 Basketball Hall of Fame finalists named Saturday. More »

  • Biyombo, Mudiay on Africa team for Johannesburg game
    Biyombo, Mudiay on Africa team for Johannesburg game AFP News - Sun, Feb 19, 2017 4:23 AM SGT

    The NBA's second game in Africa, a matchup of African talent against a global lineup, will be staged August 5 in Johannesburg, the NBA and its players union announced Saturday. Orlando Magic center Bismack Biyombo and Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay, both from the Democratic Republic of Congo, will play for Team Africa against a Team World squad that will include Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum. More »

  • Murray powers World over US in Rising Stars Challenge
    Murray powers World over US in Rising Stars Challenge AFP News - Sat, Feb 18, 2017 2:45 PM SGT

    Canada's Jamal Murray made three straight from beyond the arc in the final three minutes to power the World team to a 150-141 win over the US squad in the Rising Stars Challenge game. Murray, who plays for the NBA's Denver Nuggets, scored 27 of his team-high 36 points in the second half at the Smoothie King Center arena. The international team was also led by New Orleans Pelicans guard Buddy Hield, a native of the Bahamas, who had 28 points, and New York Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis, a native of Latvia, who added 24. More »

  • NBA warns Texas over proposed 'bathroom bill'
    NBA warns Texas over proposed 'bathroom bill' Associated Press - Sat, Feb 18, 2017 2:34 PM SGT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The NBA has warned that Texas could be overlooked for future events because of a proposed "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people. More »

  • Spurs' Gasol elected to Players' Association executive board
    Spurs' Gasol elected to Players' Association executive board Reuters - Sat, Feb 18, 2017 8:58 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - Six-times NBA All-Star Pau Gasol of the San Antonio Spurs claimed another honor on Friday when he was elected to the National Basketball Players Association's executive committee. Gasol was voted in during the union's annual All-Star meeting of the board of player representatives in New Orleans. “With the number of international players in our game continuing to grow, it’s very important for us to make sure that their interests are represented on our Executive Committee,” said the union's executive director Michele Roberts. More »

  • Westbrook-Durant drama sparks All-Star tensions
    Westbrook-Durant drama sparks All-Star tensions AFP News - Sat, Feb 18, 2017 4:01 AM SGT

    Once and future NBA teammates Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook played down the drama Friday of hard feelings over Durant leaving behind Oklahoma City and Westbrook to play for Golden State. Players gathered in New Orleans for interviews to hype Sunday's 66th NBA All-Star Game, in which ex-teammates Durant and Westbrook will be reunited on the Western Conference team as it faces the Eastern Conference elite. More »

  • Wizards rout Pacers while Bulls edge Celtics
    Wizards rout Pacers while Bulls edge Celtics AFP News - Fri, Feb 17, 2017 2:22 PM SGT

    With a host of scoring threats, the Washington Wizards have become one of the NBA's hottest teams, showing their scoring depth in a 111-98 rout of struggling Indiana. Otto Porter Jr on Thursday had 25 points and eight rebounds, Markieff Morris added 21 points and seven rebounds, all-star John Wall contributed 20 points and 12 assists while Bradley Beal had 19 points as the Wizards led all the way. "We have a lot of threats and it's hard to key on any one guy," Beal said. More »

  • The Roots to perform NBA-themed musical at All-Star Game
    The Roots to perform NBA-themed musical at All-Star Game Associated Press - Fri, Feb 17, 2017 3:26 AM SGT

    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. More »

  • Knicks' Anthony replaces injured Love for All-Star Game
    Knicks' Anthony replaces injured Love for All-Star Game Reuters - Thu, Feb 16, 2017 3:16 PM SGT

    (Reuters) - New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony was named on Wednesday to replace injured reserve Kevin Love in the NBA All-Star Game. Anthony, a 10-time All Star, was originally left off the roster for the first time since 2009 but will now participate in Sunday’s game in New Orleans. Love had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Tuesday and is expected to be sidelined about six weeks. ... More »

  • Carmelo replaces injured Love in All-Star Game
    Carmelo replaces injured Love in All-Star Game AFP News - Thu, Feb 16, 2017 11:26 AM SGT

    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will make an eighth consecutive appearance in the NBA All-Star Game after being named as a replacement for injured Cleveland star Kevin Love. NBA commissioner Adam Silver selected Anthony to the Eastern Conference squad that will face its Western Conference counterparts on Sunday in New Orleans. Anthony, who will play in his 10th career NBA All-Star contest, is averaging 23.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists over 55 games this season for the Knicks, who are 23-33 and three games behind Detroit for the last playoff spot in the East. More »

  • Knicks most valuable NBA franchise - Forbes
    Knicks most valuable NBA franchise - Forbes AFP News - Thu, Feb 16, 2017 4:53 AM SGT

    They may have been buffeted by crises on and off the court, but the New York Knicks remain the most valuable franchise in the NBA, Forbes reported on Wednesday. The Knicks are languishing in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference after a 23-33 start to the season which last week saw former star Charles Oakley banned from attending home games by team owners. The magazine said in its annual survey of NBA team valuations that the Knicks were now worth an estimated $3.3 billion (3.1 billion euros), a 10 percent bump on 2016. More »

  • Knicks retain top spot as Forbes' most valuable NBA team
    Knicks retain top spot as Forbes' most valuable NBA team Reuters - Wed, Feb 15, 2017 11:14 PM SGT

    The New York Knicks are the NBA's most valuable team for the second consecutive year despite having been shut out of the playoffs since 2013, according to a Forbes poll released on Wednesday that showed the average team value rose 9 percent. The Knicks' value rose to $3.3 billion, up 10 percent from last year, as they continue reaping the rewards of a $1 billion renovation to Madison Square Garden, which produced new revenue opportunities from sponsorships and seating. According to Forbes, the Knicks also posted an NBA-record operating profit of $141 million last season, despite a 32-50 season record. More »

  • Mayweather says fight vs. McGregor is 'very, very close'
    Mayweather says fight vs. McGregor is 'very, very close' Reuters - Wed, Feb 15, 2017 3:42 PM SGT

    (The Sports Xchange) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. believes a superfight between him and MMA star Conor McGregor will happen sooner rather than later. Mayweather told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith at Saturday's NBA game between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder that the two fighters are on the verge of an agreement. "We're getting very, very close," the 39-year-old Mayweather told Smith. More »

  • James helps carry Cavs, Butler shines in return
    James helps carry Cavs, Butler shines in return AFP News - Wed, Feb 15, 2017 2:49 PM SGT

    LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each scored 25 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers withstood a huge night from Andrew Wiggins to record a 116-108 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Canada's Wiggins finished with a game-high 41 points for the Timberwolves, equalling his second-highest point total this NBA season. James also had 14 assists for Cleveland, who sealed their 38th win of the season with 1:39 remaining when ex-Timberwolves player Derrick Williams finished off a fast break layup. More »

  • NBA party over there, where? Not in Charlotte this weekend
    NBA party over there, where? Not in Charlotte this weekend Associated Press - Wed, Feb 15, 2017 6:32 AM SGT

    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 ... More »

  • Mayweather says fight vs. McGregor is 'very, very close'
    Mayweather says fight vs. McGregor is 'very, very close' Reuters - Wed, Feb 15, 2017 4:54 AM SGT

    (The Sports Xchange) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. believes a superfight between him and MMA star Conor McGregor will happen sooner rather than later. Mayweather told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith at Saturday's NBA game between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder that the two fighters are on the verge of an agreement. "We're getting very, very close," the 39-year-old Mayweather told Smith. More »

  • Mayweather says fight vs. McGregor is 'very, very close'
    Mayweather says fight vs. McGregor is 'very, very close' Reuters - Wed, Feb 15, 2017 4:48 AM SGT

    (The Sports Xchange) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. believes a superfight between him and MMA star Conor McGregor will happen sooner rather than later. Mayweather told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith at Saturday's NBA game between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder that the two fighters are on the verge of an agreement. "We're getting very, very close," the 39-year-old Mayweather told Smith. More »