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The Latest: Drake to handle introductions of All-Stars (Yahoo Sports)

TORONTO, CANADA - FEBRUARY 12: Shaquille O'Neal is announced as one of the finalist for the the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2016 during the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel on February 12, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NBAE via Getty Images)

The NBA says that the Grammy winner and Toronto Raptors Global Ambassador ”will be adding his own special touch” to the proceedings. Drake is a Toronto native, and got a ”key to the city” earlier Friday. Milos Raonic put an exclamation point on Canada’s dominant first half against the U.S. in the All-Star celebrity game Friday night.


Posted on 13 February 2016 @ 1:53 am

Carmelo Anthony voted to player union’s executive committee (Yahoo Sports)

New York Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony has been elected to the NBA Players Association’s executive committee as a vice president. The veteran joins close friends Chris Paul, the union president, and LeBron James, who was elected a vice president last year, on the nine-player committee. ”We expect Carmelo to make an immediate contribution to our union,” NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts said in a statement.

Posted on 13 February 2016 @ 1:41 am

It’s Kobe’s world, at least for 1 more All-Star weekend (Yahoo Sports)

Kobe Bryant answered questions in Spanish and Italian, raved about Canadian hospitality, showed off knowledge of both Greek basketball and English soccer. The basketball world belongs to Bryant, at least for one more weekend. About 750 million people around the globe are expected to follow Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game in one form or another, and it’s a safe guess most will do so to keep a keen eye on Bryant’s final appearance in the league’s midseason showcase.

Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 11:04 pm

Bosh out of NBA All-Star Game due to calf injury (Yahoo Sports)

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 9: Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat warms up before the game against the San Antonio Spurs on February 9, 2016 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Oscar Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Chris Bosh’s All-Star participation for this year is over, before he ever took the floor in the city where his career began. The Miami Heat forward has withdrawn from Saturday’s 3-point contest and Sunday’s All-Star Game, citing a strained right calf. Bosh – who will remain in Toronto for the weekend – was replaced on the Eastern Conference roster for Sunday’s game by Atlanta’s Al Horford, chosen by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to fill the vacated spot.


Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 10:57 pm

Shaq, Iverson finalists, Yao could join them in Hall of Fame (Yahoo Sports)

Shaquille O’Neal was just 9 years old when his stepfather began teaching him basketball with a plan to dominate like Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. O’Neal was chosen Friday as a finalist for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, joining Allen Iverson to highlight the potential class. Yao Ming could accompany them in Springfield, Massachusetts in September, though he was nominated by the Hall’s International Committee and wasn’t subject to the step O’Neal and Iverson had to clear Friday.

Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 10:28 pm

NBA All-Star weekend highlights Canada’s growing hoops love (Yahoo Sports)

When Greg Anthony arrived in Vancouver to join the inaugural Grizzlies team in 1995, the cash in his pocket wasn’t the only currency that he needed to exchange. Anthony was a star in college at mighty UNLV and went to the NBA to play for the Knicks, who took a back seat to nobody in New York during those playoff days. In hockey-mad Canada, it was another story.

Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 2:32 pm

Thunder beat Pelicans; teams mourn Ingrid Williams’ death (Yahoo Sports)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - FEBRUARY 11: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks against the New Orleans Pelicans on February 11, 2016 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

Basketball didn’t matter much to Kevin Durant on Thursday night. Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams’ wife, Ingrid, was involved in a car crash Tuesday night in Oklahoma City and died Wednesday. Monty Williams coached the Pelicans last season before coming to Oklahoma City to help new coach Billy Donovan, so as his two most recent teams met, both played with heavy hearts.


Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 7:01 am


ESPN - United States

Carmelo voted to NBPA executive committee

Carmelo voted to NBPA executive committee

Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 11:41 pm

Al Horford is a Hawk in flight

Al Horford is a Hawk in flight

Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 11:38 pm

Ailing Bosh to miss ASG in Toronto; Horford in

Ailing Bosh to miss ASG in Toronto; Horford in

Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 9:34 pm

Shaq, Yao, Iverson headline 2016 HOF finalists

Shaq, Yao, Iverson headline 2016 HOF finalists

Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 9:17 pm

Wall bruises knee, unsure he'll play All-Star Game

Wall bruises knee, unsure he'll play All-Star Game

Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 6:49 am

Colangelo's advice to Okafor: 'Just tune in'

Colangelo's advice to Okafor: 'Just tune in'

Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 6:03 am

Top five NBA All-Star sneakers of all time

Top five NBA All-Star sneakers of all time

Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 3:56 am

Inside Hoops - United States

Al Horford replaces Chris Bosh on 2016 NBA All-Star team

Atlanta Hawks forward/center Al Horford has been named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, and will join teammate Paul Millsap in competing in the 2016 All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 14 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Horford will replace Miami’s Chris Bosh, who is unable to play […]

Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 11:15 pm

CJ McCollum replaces Chris Bosh in 2016 NBA Three-point Competition

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has been added to the 2016 Three-Point Competition, the NBA announced today.
McCollum, 24, is already competing in the Skills Challenge, and will replace Miami’s Chris Bosh in the Three-Point Competition. Both events are part of All-Star Saturday Night at Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
In 52 games played this season, […]

Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 11:12 pm

Chris Bosh will miss 2016 NBA All-Star events

The Miami HEAT announced today that Chris Bosh has sustained a strained right calf and will not participate in Saturday’s Three-Point Shootout competition or play in Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game.
“I am honored to be selected to participate in the All-Star Weekend festivities, and will still be here to support my fellow East All-Stars,” said Bosh. […]

Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 11:02 pm

Heat need better three-point shooting

Here’s the Miami Herald with insight on a Heat limitation that makes it harder for the team to be all they can be:
Because opponents don’t fear several of the Heat’s perimeter shooters, Chris Bosh said Heat players are being left unguarded on the perimeter far more than ever before in his 5 1/2 years here. He said […]

Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 8:58 pm

Byron Scott impressed by Julius Randle lately

The Lakers (11-44) are getting 11.1 points and a very impressive 10.0 rebounds in 27.3 minutes per game from forward Julius Randle this season. Here’s the Los Angeles Daily News with good news from the head coach’s perspective:

The pouting Julius Randle showed as he went to bench left Lakers coach Byron Scott questioning the 21-year-old’s maturity.
Randle’s inconsistency […]

Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 8:32 pm

Tyreke Evans undergoes season-ending knee surgery

New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans underwent surgery today on his right knee. As a result of the procedure, Evans will miss the remainder of the 2015-16 season.
Evans, 6-6, 220, had appeared in 25 games this season for New Orleans (all starts), averaging 15.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 1.3 steals.
Originally drafted fourth overall […]

Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 3:52 pm

Devin Booker replaces Nerlens Noel in 2016 Rising Stars Challenge game

Phoenix Suns rookie Devin Booker will replace injured U.S. Team selection Nerlens Noel of the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2016 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, Feb. 12 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
The BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star features first- and second-year NBA players from the United States against first- […]

Posted on 11 February 2016 @ 10:29 pm

NBA - United States

Knicks’ Anthony elected to NBPA’s Executive Committee

During the annual All-Star meeting of the Board of Player Representatives of the National Basketball Players Association on Friday, 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks was elected to serve on the union’s Executive Committee.

Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 11:27 pm

O’Neal, Iverson lead list of 2016 Hall of Fame finalists

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today, at NBA All-Star Weekend, three elite players, nine outstanding coaches, one exceptional referee and one record-setting team as finalists from the North American and Women’s committees to be considered for election in 2016. This year’s list includes seven first-time finalists: 27-year NBA referee Darell Garretson, nine-time NBA All-Star Allen Iverson, two-time NABC Coach of the Year Tom Izzo, the first African-American coach in a professional league John McLendon, three-time NBA Finals MVP Shaquille O’Neal, four-time WNBA Champion Sheryl Swoopes and 10-time AAU National Champions Wayland Baptist University.

Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 9:46 pm

Silver: All-Star 2016 in Toronto ‘a homecoming’ of sorts for NBA

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has opened All-Star weekend by paying homage to the league’s history in Toronto.

Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 5:03 pm

Pelicans’ Evans undergoes successful right knee surgery, out for season

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that guard Tyreke Evans underwent successful surgery today on his right knee. As a result of the procedure, Evans will miss the remainder of the 2015-16 season.

Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 1:52 am

Former Laker O’Neal wishes he’d had ‘Shaq Tour’ akin to Kobe farewell

Shaquille O’Neal has watched former teammate Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour this season from afar. And even though Bryant hasn’t been the consistently dynamic player he once was while playing for a Los Angeles Lakers team that is losing games by the bucketful, O’Neal couldn’t help but be a little envious of the way Bryant has been able to say goodbye.

Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 1:32 am

Thunder hold pregame moment of silence for Williams’ wife

The Oklahoma City Thunder held a moment of silence for assistant coach Monty Williams’ wife before their game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night, a day after she died following a car crash.

Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 1:27 am

League unveils Twitter emojis for KIA NBA All-Star voting

The NBA has unveiled hashtag-triggered Twitter emojis for all 24 NBA All-Stars. The #NBAAllStarTO emojis, revealed on Twitter by entering #firstnamelastname (i.e. #stephencurry, #lebronjames), are now live through Monday, Feb. 15.

Posted on 12 February 2016 @ 1:18 am


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