Tag Archives: NBA All-Star Weekend

Podcast: Trade Deadline Rapidly Approaching

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Only three days remain for teams to make their final preparations for a championship run in 2016. The February 18th trade deadline provides much intrigue, as numerous stars have appeared in trade rumors. Several franchise caliber players could be on the move, including Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, Al Horford, Dwight Howard and Brook Lopez have all been linked to …

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Podcast: Filling out the All-Star Rosters

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The two All-Star teams in Toronto this year may have some unconventional coaches. Out West, Warriors assistant Luke Walton has guided the team not only to the best record in the NBA this season, at 40-4, but guided the team to 24-straight wins to open the season, te longest streak in league history. Only Walton was filling in for Steve …

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Beverley Buries Clutch Shot to Win Skills Contest

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Patrick Beverley has capitalized on any opportunity he has been given. Just over two years ago, he was playing professionally in Russia, just looking for a chance to play in the NBA.

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The Field for the 2015 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

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The NBA released the first wave of participants in the 2015 NBA Slam Dunk contest, and the group will be featured in the Rising Stars challenge. The group features three sophomores: Brooklyn forward Mason Plumlee, Milwaukee forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Orlando guard Victor Oladipo. 

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2014 Three-Point Shootout Preview

Stephen Curry has already shot his way into the record books. During his rookie campaign, he connected 166 times from 3-point range, the most ever from a player in his debut season. Damian Lillard broke that record last year, but Curry has since etched his name elsewhere in league history.

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Shootout at the Rising Stars Challenge

Andre Drummond may have been the most dominant player on the court, securing MVP honors while setting a Rising Stars Challenge record with 25 points to go along with his 30 points, but two players truly stole the show. Cleveland guard Dion Watiers, a player team general manager Grant Hill tried to give away during the Rising Stars draft, and …

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NBA Rising Stars Challenge Preview

Once the format and field was announced for the 2012 NBA Rising Stars Challenge, there was little doubt which player would be selected first. Instead of the usual format for the Rookie/Sophomore game, NBA analysts Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley drafted their teams, one-by-one from a pool of the best first and second year players in the league. 

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Casting the Skills Challenge Ballot

There is no question the toughest position in basketball is point guard. On every possession the point guard has to dissect the defense while maintaining control of the ball.  As the main distributor on the team, he has to keep each teammate motivated, direct the offense and find his own offense. In addition to all of the skills necessary to play the position, nearly every team has an …

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Rookie-Sophomore Game Preview

Catch a glimpse of the future of the NBA by tuning into the NBA Rookie and Youth Jam Challenge. The showcase of the best young talent throughout the league, some of the top highlights from All-Star weekend take place on Friday Night, when 18 rookies and sophomores try to standout on a national stage.

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