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2017 NBA All-Star Game, NBA, Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz -

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert chuckled while recalling his mom proudly playing a VHS tape when he was a child so he could watch the movie Coming to America. Eddie Murphy starred in the 1988 comedy about a pampered yet humble African prince who traveled to New York City in search of a wife. Gobert’s […]

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2017 NBA All-Star Game, Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant, NBA -

The victory party stopped momentarily as all eyes turned to Kevin Durant as he walked into Oracle Arena’s private BMW Lounge late on April 8. As a smiling Durant walked into a VIP section to mingle with perhaps the world’s most popular rapper, Drake, and fellow NBA All-Star teammates Stephen Curry and Draymond Green waiting […]

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2017 NBA All-Star Game, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, NBA, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings -

The stress of being traded, personal pressure to succeed instantly with his new team and the craziness of Mardi Gras took a toll on New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins. In search of a mental escape, the Mobile, Alabama, native took a two-hour drive to his hometown about two weeks ago during an off day. […]

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2017 NBA All-Star Game, Master P, New Orleans Pelicans, Robert Pack -

The middle-aged man with the clean-shaven head brought four adolescent boys to volunteer at one of the city’s tornado aid centers over the weekend. Barely acknowledging the Louisiana heat, they carried cases of bottled water, food and cleaning supplies to the cars of people who had lost either their electricity, their material possessions, their homes […]

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2017 NBA All-Star Game, Carmelo Anthony, NBA, New York Knicks, Phil Jackson -

Now that the NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans is over, we bring you back to your regularly scheduled drama called the New York Knicks. The team newcomer guard Derrick Rose’s unexcused game absence in December 2016 seems like forever ago. Former Knicks great Charles Oakley’s recent run-in with team owner James Dolan was embarrassing […]

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2017 NBA All-Star Game, Style -

New Orleans, Louisiana - February 19, 2017: Beyonce and Jay-Z enter the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans, Louisiana. Brett Carlsen for The Undefeated

Beyoncé, Jay Z and their daughter, Blue Ivy, enter the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans. (Brett Carlsen for The Undefeated)

A guest shows off an exotic jacket and sweatshirt combo at the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night in New Orleans.

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2017 NBA All-Star Game, Daily Uplift, LeBron James, New Orleans, Youth Rebuilding New Orleans -

The All-Star break is more than just a time for NBA players to show off their midseason skills and be honored as star players. It’s also a time when many players dedicate themselves or their foundations to provide service to the host city’s community. That is just what Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is doing […]

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2017 NBA All-Star Game, NBA, Nike, Sneaker Stories -

A secret that isn’t that much of a secret: Locals despise it when big sporting events come to town. Yes, there’s often a difficult to measure yet positive economic impact, but tourists, horrible traffic and, importantly, higher prices at the bar, are cumbersome and unwelcome for most people just trying to get on with their […]

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2017 NBA All-Star Game, Baron Davis, John Starks, NBA, Virtual Reality -

Former NBA player and two-time All-Star Baron Davis and NBA legend John Starks took a break from the festivities during All-Star Weekend in New Orleans on Friday to help launch the NBA into the future. Partnering with Google’s new consumer virtual reality headset, Daydream, the NBA released its new virtual reality experience, House of Legends. […]

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2017 NBA All-Star Game, NBA, NBA Cares, New Orleans -

Charter buses filled with NBA players and volunteers lined the street alongside William Hart Elementary School here on Friday. The school was the first of three locations where players participated in community service projects during NBA All-Star Weekend. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service in which athletes, […]

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2017 NBA All-Star Game, 2018 NBA All-Star Game, Air Jordan, Jordan Brand, NBA -

NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans is a place to see and be seen, and there’s no better place to start for sneakerheads than the Jordan Brand pop-up shop. The Undefeated has you covered with a tour and details of the three new releases in the “Time to Shine” pack.

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2017 NBA All-Star Game, Chance The Rapper, Dave Chappelle, Juke Joint, NBA -

No drama. No political tension, at least for a moment. And to quote one of the party’s most recognizable guests, Chance The Rapper, “no problems.” Dave Chappelle’s famed, yet equally mysterious “Juke Joint” party was a reminder what a real Friday night felt like. It’s tough to label one party or one experience as standing […]

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The chatter of 100 students reverberated through the gym of Fannie C. Williams Charter School in New Orleans on Friday as they took a break from class to participate in the 2017 NBA Fit All-Star Celebration. The clinic, held by NBA Cares with health care provider Kaiser Permanente, featured NBA and WNBA stars Dikembe Mutombo, […]

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2017 NBA All-Star Game, Carmelo Anthony, Charles Barkley, James Harden, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Phil Jackson, Russell Westbrook -

Troublemaking reporter to NBA All-Star: “Hey, Russ, what’s it going to be like in that locker room with Durant and the Warriors and …” Russell Westbrook: “Man, you know what? Fashion Week has been great.” One question in – just one – and you could feel the tension bouncing between the ornate chandeliers, the Persian […]

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2017 NBA All-Star Game, Boston Celtics, Dee Brown, NBA -

Remember Dee Brown’s “No-Look” dunk? The then-Boston Celtics guard sealed a 1991 NBA Slam Dunk contest championship with his eyes closed and his right arm bent covering his eyes for good measure. Brown, who now serves as the Los Angeles Clippers’ director of player programs, acknowledges that his famous slam was a highlight of his […]

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2017 NBA All-Star Game, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jason Kidd, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA -

In 1996, a 22-year-old second-year Dallas Mavericks guard named Jason Kidd was “scared to death” to be starting in his first NBA All-Star Game alongside elite superstars such as Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon and Shaquille O’Neal. Now 21 years later, the Milwaukee Bucks head coach is coaching a young superstar living the same […]

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2017 NBA All-Star Game, NBA, Style -

In the early 2000s, if you were in high school, there was no bigger fashion statement than the jersey. Football, basketball, baseball, hockey, it didn’t matter. The more obscure and rare, the better. Hip-hop was the driving factor in this style revolution. Rappers like Jay Z (until he deemed it no longer cool on “What […]

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2017 NBA All-Star Game, DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA -

“Is it official or unofficial?” That was the question Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan asked his media relations directors when they texted him that they believed he was an NBA All-Star team for the first time on Jan. 26. Jordan expected to be snubbed and had planned a vacation in Hawaii, so he wasn’t […]

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2017 NBA All-Star Game, Damian Lillard, Joel Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns, Memphis Grizzlies, Mike Conley, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz -

There are two popular votes that didn’t turn out the way Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid wanted them to. Embiid appeared to be perturbed by Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump despite winning the nation’s popular vote in the presidential election. And although Embiid also won the popular vote by NBA fans, he was not […]

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2017 NBA All-Star Game, DeMarcus Cousins, Draymond Green, Mike Conley, NBA -

The last Thursday of January is perhaps the most nerve-racking day of the regular season for many NBA standouts as they await their All-Star fate. NBA All-Star starters — including two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference — were revealed a week ago. That left reserve spots for just seven more players on […]

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2017 NBA All-Star Game, DJ Khaled -

DJ Khaled talks Miami Heat basketball, having respect for “King James,” and previews his 3-point shot that he thinks is good enough to compete with NBA All-Stars.

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2017 NBA All-Star Game, All Day, NBA, Style -

Allow members of Basketball Twitter to design the NBA All-Star uniforms and have fans vote on one. But that would be too democratic. — Marc Griffin (@montrealmarc) January 5, 2017 Them NBA All-Star uniforms look like they on sale at a random rack in Marshall's or TJ Maxx. — Michael Baè (@MichaelHJordan) January 5, 2017 […]

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2017 NBA All-Star Game, Commentary, House Bill 2, NBA -

Not even its storied basketball history and inevitable disappointment for legend and Charlotte Hornets chairman Michael Jordan could stand in the way of North Carolina’s rightward drift. The NBA has moved the 2017 NBA All-Star Game from Charlotte, making it hardly the first but simply the latest and surely the highest-profile casualty of House Bill […]

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