Tag: NBA ALL-STAR GAME

NBA All-Star Weekend Was a Love Letter to HBCUs

Image: NBA Where shall we begin? Yes, Team LeBron put the beats on Team Durant with a 170-150 victory during the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, but anyone who watched Sunday’s festivities knows the real winners were the HBCUs that the league put at the forefront. Prior to NBA All-Star Weekend, the NBA and National Basketball […]

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Paul George Said He’s Come Around On The Deep 3 Being A ‘Great Shot’ After Dame’s All-Star Game-Winner

Two years ago, Damian Lillard hit what has been to this point the biggest shot of his career when he buried the Oklahoma City Thunder with a deep three at the buzzer that has become part of Trail Blazers lore. After the game, Paul George was asked about how you defend something like that, and […]

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Team LeBron Ran Away To Win The 2021 All-Star Game Behind Giannis’ Perfect Shooting Night

The 2020 NBA All-Star Game brought some much-needed excitement back to the proceedings as the combination of the draft format and the Elam Ending made for a highly competitive final quarter. For the 2021 edition, the Elam Ending proved as a merciful tool to end a blowout early, as the fan-less All-Star experience was, unsurprisingly, […]

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Steph And Dame Had A Halfcourt Shooting Competition To End The All-Star Game’s First Half

The first half of the 2021 NBA All-Star Game was, well, about what one would expect from a fanless All-Star experience. The normal lack of defensive effort was turned up (down?) all the way as both teams started out completely going through the motions, leading to this tweet from Joel Embiid as he watched from […]

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Joel Embiid Couldn’t Help But Notice Everyone’s Haircuts Watching The All-Star Game From His Hotel

Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are in Atlanta, but aren’t at the All-Star Game at State Farm Arena after it was learned that their barber back in Philadelphia tested positive for COVID-19. As such, the two were removed from the game as a result of contact tracing and tonight’s games will be played with 11-man […]

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A Look At The Special All-Star Sneakers Players Will Wear Sunday Night

NBA All-Star is always a big weekend for sneaker companies, as they launch new colorways for their stars to honor their appearance in the midseason festivities. This year, there is obviously a different feel to the proceedings, as a number of players have voiced concern with having the game and, on Sunday, we learned the […]

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Donovan Mitchell On LeBron’s Jazz Comments: ‘People Have Been Talking Sh*t About Me For Awhile’

On Thursday night, the NBA aired the 2021 All-Star Draft as LeBron James and Kevin Durant made their selections for their respective squads, and after 21 picks had been made, the final two players left on the board were both from the Utah Jazz. Charles Barkley called the two captains out for “Utah Jazz slander” […]

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Paul George Reiterated The All-Star Game Shouldn’t Be Happening After Embiid And Simmons Were Ruled Out

On Sunday, the NBA announced that Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons would not play in the All-Star Game due to contact tracing after the two Sixers stars visited a barber in Philadelphia prior to this weekend who tested positive for COVID-19. It was the exact situation the NBA had hoped to avoid as it attempted […]

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Joel Embiid And Ben Simmons Will Miss The NBA All-Star Game Because Of Contact Tracing After A Haircut (UPDATE)

The NBA has already extended one late invite to a player to the NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta due to an injury, but some very late changes may also be in store due to contact tracing. According to reports on Sunday morning, Philadelphia 76ers stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid may miss the mid-season showcase […]

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DeMar DeRozan Tweets ‘You Gotta Laugh At The Bullsh*t’ After Being Overlooked For All-Star Again

The NBA had the night off on Friday, as players, coaches, and other league personnel head to Atlanta for the All-Star Game, while the rest of the league enjoys some well-deserved time off from a season that has been in perpetual flux as it navigates the many challenges of the ongoing pandemic. We were led […]

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Mike Conley Will Reportedly Replace Devin Booker To Become A First-Time All-Star

The NBA All-Star Game is what all players aspire to. It’s a childhood dream. Aside from making First Team All-NBA or being named MVP, it’s the pinnacle of individual accolades. It’s also a rather exclusive club. There are only 13 spots in each conference each season, and deserving players are often left by the wayside. […]

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Charles Barkley Called LeBron And KD Out For ‘Jazz Slander’ When Gobert And Mitchell Were The Last All-Star Picks

The 2021 NBA All-Star Draft featured LeBron James and Kevin Durant picking their squads and at the end of the process, there were two names left standing: Jazz center Rudy Gobert and Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell. That the two All-Stars from the team with the NBA’s best record were the last selected was not going […]

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LeBron Joked He Won’t Be Tampering With His All-Star Draft This Year

The NBA All-Star Draft was held on Wednesday (airing on Thursday night), as LeBron James and Kevin Durant, the leading vote-getters in the West and East respectively, selected their rosters for the upcoming All-Star Game on Sunday. Durant won’t be playing in the game himself, as he works to rehab a lingering hamstring injury, so […]

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HBCUs, Communities of Color Impacted by COVID-19 Will Be the Real Winners During NBA All-Star Weekend

Lance Thomas of the Brooklyn Nets gestures as he and teammates kneel in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement prior to an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 13, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo: Ashley Landis-Pool (Getty Images) […]

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Jack Harlow Tells Us About His Upcoming All-Star Weekend Pickup Game With 2 Chainz, Lil Baby, And Quavo

Last summer, I wrote a piece about rappers who moonlight as amateur basketball players based on their Instagram posts showcasing their workouts. When I interview Louisville, Kentucky upstart Jack Harlow about his upcoming B/R Open Run showdown with fellow rap ballers 2 Chainz, Lil Baby, and Quavo, I blame Jack’s absence from that list on […]

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Report: Cassius Stanley And Anfernee Simons Will Participate In The Dunk Contest

The NBA’s All-Star festivities will all take place on one day this year, as the league condensed the Saturday night events and Sunday’s game into a one-day affair. The Skills Competition and Three-Point Shootout will be before the game, with the Dunk Contest taking place at halftime, in lieu of the typical musical performance. Some […]

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Devin Booker Has Been Named Anthony Davis’ Injury Replacement For The All-Star Game

When the NBA All-Star reserves were announce on Tuesday night, a few notable names were surprisingly left off of the rosters. Among those in the West was Suns star Devin Booker, who LeBron James called the most “disrespected player” in the NBA currently. Booker, who is averaging 24.7 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.8 rebounds per […]

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The Knicks Surprised Julius Randle By Having His Mom Congratulate Him On His First All-Star Selection

While arguments about “snubs” and other subplots are part of the NBA All-Star discussion each year, there are also awesome stories, particularly when it comes to first-time selections. In 2021, one such example is New York Knicks forward Julius Randle, who is enjoying a fantastic season that was rewarded with a bid to the NBA’s […]

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Damian Lillard And Zion Williamson Headline A Loaded List Of 2021 NBA All-Star Reserves

Last week, we learned the 10 players who will make up the 2021 NBA All-Star Game starters. Headlined by captains LeBron James and Kevin Durant, it’s hard to have too many gripes about the dudes who will comprise the game’s first unit, although one of the players, Luka Doncic, made clear that he thought his […]

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Adam Silver Says The NBA All-Star Game ‘Feels Like The Right Thing To Do’

As the COVID vaccine continues to roll out, the country moves ever so closer to something resembling normalcy. But, to be certain, it’s a slow and deliberate process, and it could be significant time before we can go back to attending gatherings of multiple people safely. Despite the continued precaution required, the NBA has remained […]

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Atlanta Clubs, Party Promoters Host Lineup Of NBA All-Star Game Events Despite Mayor’s Warning

NewsOne Featured Video The NBA finds itself in quite the conundrum after announcing the city of Atlanta would host the 2021 All-Star Game. While city officials and NBA execs urged against any league hosted events, party promoters and venues are gearing up for several “lituations,” in an effort to take part of the economic boom, […]

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LeBron James And Kevin Durant Will Be Captains As The NBA Announced All-Star Starters

The 2021 NBA All-Star Game is happening, albeit in a format that players aren’t exactly excited about that will condense two days worth of events into one on March 7 in Atlanta. Fan, media, and player voting for All-Star starters completed this week and the starting fives from both conferences were announced on Thursday night, […]

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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Begs Black Folks Not to Come to Atlanta for NBA-All Star Weekend

Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images) Atlanta is the COVID capital of the world. Nobody can convince me otherwise. Sure, Houston has been in strong contention—y’all really gotta chill with those day parties—but no city has completely disregarded the health and safety of its residents during a fucking global pandemic like The A. Almost every time […]

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LeBron James Has ‘Zero Energy And Zero Excitement’ For An All-Star Game In A Pandemic

While the NBA and its Players Association continue to debate the particulars about an add-on NBA All-Star Game in March Atlanta, we can officially count one star rooting against it even happening: LeBron James. Speaking to reporters on Thursday night after the Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets, 114-93, at home, James made it clear: he’s […]

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De’Aaron Fox Shreds The NBA’s ‘Stupid’ Plan To Have An All-Star Game

De’Aaron Fox has his eyes on an All-Star nod this season, but that does not mean he thinks the NBA should hold its annual midseason event amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Fox spoke to the media on Wednesday night following the Sacramento Kings’ 116-111 win over the Boston Celtics, and made it clear that he has […]

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