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Kawhi Leonard wins first Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP award

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:58pm

Kawhi Leonard made it look effortless, nailing one 3-pointer after another and nearly matching an All-Star Game record.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:46pm

It seems fitting that three Los Angeles-based players led an All-Star victory on a night the league honored Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.

Last shot wins: Team LeBron wins All-Star Game 157-155

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:50pm

Players were taking charges, bodies were hitting the floor, calls and non-calls were being screamed about on both ends. The fourth quarter of the NBA All-Star Game was as intense as the final moments of a playoff game, the biggest stars in the league holding absolutely nothing back.

Leonard, LeBron, Davis lead Team LeBron over Team Giannis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 6:45pm

The Latest on Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game (all times local):

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 6:36pm

It’s going to take another day to determine the winner of the Daytona 500.

All-Star weekend, as expected, was about honoring Kobe

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 2:00pm

It has become one of the NBA’s most revered traditions: On the morning of the NBA All-Star Game, the league pays tribute to retired players with what is called the Legends Brunch. It brings together about 3,000 guests, and every year a recent retiree with ties to the game’s host city is honored.

Quicken Loans founder Gilbert back to work after stroke

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 12:31pm

Quicken Loans founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert is slowly returning to work eight months after suffering a stroke.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 10:55pm

Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. finally got his long-awaited dunk contest title as an exclamation point to an epic NBA All-Star Saturday Night.

Jones Jr., Adebayo, Hield winners at epic All-Star Saturday

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 9:07pm

Aaron Gordon lost another epic dunk contest. And it was by a couple of inches — namely, the top of Tacko Fall’s head.

Silver: NBA, USA Basketball still may play in China in 2020

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 6:58pm

The NBA and USA Basketball are still considering playing in China later this year, though the complexities of both the political rift caused by a tweet last fall and the ongoing health concerns in the world’s most populous country are making those plans seem decidedly uncertain.

Bryant casts shadow as NBA's best meet in All-Star Game

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 3:43pm

Kobe Bryant always seemed to be in top form when he stepped onto the court for the NBA All-Star Game. The league's current best will try to match his effort when Team LeBron and Team Giannis meet on Sunday.

The Latest: Miami's Derrick Jones Jr. wins slam dunk contest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 3:22pm

The Latest on Saturday night at NBA All-Star weekend. (all times local):

All-Star notes: Africa unveils teams, LeBron brings students

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 2:13pm

The NBA-backed Basketball Africa League on Saturday announced the 12 teams that will compete in the inaugural season.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 6:54am

The NBA’s All-Star Weekend tipped off in Chicago last night with the Rising Stars Challenge, featuring the league’s rookie and second-year players.

Bridges leads U.S. over World in Rising Stars Challenge

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 9:32pm

Miles Bridges got the All-Star weekend off to a high-flying start.

Kobe Bryant among 8 finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 3:57pm

The list of finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame is considerably shorter than usual.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 10:55pm

It took 58 minutes of basketball to decide the Boston Celtics’ game against the visiting Los Angeles Clippers.

Tatum scores 39, Celtics hold off Clippers 141-133 in 2OT

Kyle Hightower, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 9:34pm

Jayson Tatum didn't want to smile. But sometimes the moment calls for it.

Gallinari, Paul push Thunder past Zion, Pelicans 123-118

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 8:57pm

The veteran savvy of Danilo Gallinari and Chris Paul helped Oklahoma City withstand the latest stirring performance by Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson.