NBA All-Star Game

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NBA All-Star Game Makes History, No One Cares

One team scored more than 200 points, and observers struggle to see the point

(Newser) - The Western Conference scored 186 points in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game—and lost by a mile. The winning Eastern Conference put up 211 points, marking the first time a team has cracked the 200-point threshold in league history, notes CNN . The problem for the league is that few people...

Players, City Would Rather Sit Out This All-Star Game

Mayor asks Atlantans to stay away, but the NBA wants the profitable event

(Newser) - It's the NBA All-Star Game almost no one seemed to want. Certainly not the players, who scoffed at the notion of playing an exhibition game in the midst of a pandemic. The city of Atlanta, picked as a replacement for original host Indianapolis, didn't seem thrilled with the...

Fergie Performs 'Worst-Ever' Rendition of National Anthem

Easily the worst since Roseanne, critics say

(Newser) - Fergie's rendition of the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game was so unpopular that some critics are calling it treasonous. Her breathy, sexed-up version of the anthem—which Variety compares to "Marilyn Monroe suddenly taking "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" in a screechier and scarier direction"—...

Kobe Bryant Breaks Nose in All-Star Foul

Dwayne Wade run-in drew blood

(Newser) - Dwayne Wade's foul against Kobe Bryant in last night's NBA All-Star Game left the Lakers star with a nasal fracture. Bryant suffered a good old-fashioned bloody nose, but stayed in the game, ESPN reports. Afterward, a CT scan showed a broken nose. Bryant is due to be reevaluated...

Hornets Hand Mavs First-Round Exit
 Hornets Hand Mavs
 First-Round Exit 
Game of the Night

Hornets Hand Mavs First-Round Exit

Chris Paul tallies triple-double as Dallas's furious fourth-quarter rally falls short

(Newser) - Byron Scott accepted his NBA coach of the year award, then guided his team to the second round of the playoffs. Chris Paul had 24 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets held on for a 99-94 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night to...

LeBron Nets MVP as East Wins
LeBron Nets MVP
as East Wins

LeBron Nets MVP as East Wins

Boston's Allen has game-high 28 points in 134-128 East victory

(Newser) - Ray Allen, only on the NBA All-Star roster to replace an injured Caron Butler, proved himself more than worthy of his slot by scoring a game-high 28 points to help the East to a 134-128 victory. Despite Allen's five three-pointers and red-hot fourth quarter, it was LeBron James hoisting the...

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