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LeBron James Wins 3rd NBA All-Star Game MVP Award

Fact: Behind 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, LeBron James won his third career NBA All-Star Game MVP award in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game Sunday. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar moved into a tie for the third-most All-Star Game MVP awards, trailing just Bob Pettit and Kobe Bryant, who each had four.

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LeBron Stole the Spotlight, but NBA Walks Away a Winner After 2018 All-Star Game

LOS ANGELES — It had effort, intensity and a replay review—a botched one, at that. It had 28 free throws, 26 fouls and, yes, complaining to the referees.

It came down to the last possession and ended on, of all things, a defensive stop.

So basically it was like a real, live NBA contest, which is all anybody ever wanted out of the All-Star Game.

 

As he had done twice before, LeBron James emerged as the All-Star MVP on Sunday night. But this time was different—and better—than...

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LeBron James: Los Angeles Is Perfect for NBA All-Star Weekend, 'Built for Stars'

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, who nearly posted a triple-double in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game on his way to winning MVP, said Los Angeles was a "perfect" All-Star Weekend host.

"I think L.A. is a perfect place to host All-Star Weekend," James told reporters after the game Sunday. "It's one of the few cities that we have in our league that can accommodate all of this. And when I mean all of this, you have over 200-plus countries that's covering the game.

"You've got so many people...

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Jeremy Lin: 'I Truly Believe' JJ Redick Didn't Say Chinese Racial Slur on Video

Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin said Monday that he had a conversation with Philadelphia 76ers guard JJ Redick regarding Redick's use of what sounded like a racial slur against Chinese people.

After speaking with Redick, Lin said he didn't believe Redick purposely used the slur:

In a video featuring several NBA players wishing people a happy Chinese New Year, Redick seemed to say, "I just wanted to wish all the NBA c---k fans of China a very happy Chinese New Year" (warning: post contains...

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Adam Silver Says NBA All-Star Game Was 'Incredible,' 2019 Draft Likely Televised

NBA commissioner Adam Silver has heard the complaints from fans and players: The 2019 NBA All-Star draft will likely be televised. 

"When we sat with the union and we came up with this format, we all agreed, let's not turn something that's 100 percent positive into a potential negative to any player," Silver told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. "But then ... maybe we're overly conservative because then we came out of there, and the players were, 'We can take it. We're All-Stars. Let's have a...

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LeBron James raves about Los Angeles All-Star experience

LeBron James was extremely complimentary at the conclusion of All-Star weekend.

        

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LeBron James: Playing with Kyrie Irving again 'a great moment'

Sunday's All-Star Game was all smiles for ex-teammates LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

        

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Kevin Durant: Players Wanted to Change the Narrative of NBA All-Star Game

The NBA may have a new winning formula with its revised All-Star Game format. 

After Team LeBron defeated Team Stephen in a 148-145 nail-biter Sunday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant told reporters that players were motivated to make the midseason spectacle must-see TV again. 

"We wanted to change the narrative of the All-Star Game being a joke," he said, according to the Mercury News' Mark Medina. 

The nine-time All-Star also said...

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Mike D'Antoni Jokes Warriors Players Tried Drawing Up Plays in NBA All-Star Game

The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors may have a budding rivalry, but members of both parties were able to get along during Sunday night's All-Star Game.

Speaking to reporters following the 148-145 Team LeBron win at Staples Center, Rockets and Team Stephen head coach Mike D'Antoni joked that Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green commanded the huddle on more than one occasion.

"The Golden State guys kept taking my clipboard," he said, according to the Mercury News' Mark...

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Philadelphia 76ers' J.J. Redick offers extended apology after video showed racial slur

J.J. Redick appeared to use a racial slur in a video wishing Chinese fans happy new hear.

        

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Team LeBron storms back to defeat Team Steph in revamped NBA All-Star Game

The NBA got exactly what it wanted with its revamped All-Star format.

        

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LeBron James wins third career NBA All-Star Game MVP, tying Michael Jordan

LeBron last won the All-Star Game MVP in 2008.

        

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NBA All-Star Game 2018: LeBron James Wins MVP as Team LeBron Beats Team Stephen

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James dropped 29 points and took home MVP honors as the squad he captained defeated Team Stephen 148-145 in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game at Staples Center on Sunday night. 

Team LeBron trailed by 11 points with 5:18 remaining, but a late charge spearheaded by James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook helped erase that deficit before the captain deposited a go-ahead finger roll with 34.5 seconds left in regulation. 

James and Durant then...

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LeBron James, Kyrie Irving Burst Out Laughing Together During NBA All-Star Game

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were back to joking around during the 2018 NBA All-Star Game:

The former Cavaliers teammates were reunited as part of Team LeBron, which took on Team Stephen (picked by Stephen Curry) in the midseason exhibition instead of the same old Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference All-Stars.

While there were questions about how the two would get along after Irving was dealt to the Celtics this offseason, they seemed to be having fun Sunday night at Staples...

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Celebrities flock to Staples Center for NBA All-Star Game

The NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles means star power. On the court and in the stands.

        

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NBPA's Michele Roberts Defends LeBron James, Calls Laura Ingraham Intolerant

LeBron James continues to get support from the NBA after tackling political and social views this past week.

The Cleveland Cavaliers star was told to "shut up and dribble" by Fox News host Laura Ingraham (via Sports Illustrated), but NBPA executive director Michele Roberts defended James on Sunday.

"Between LeBron’s 40 million followers and Durant's 17 million followers on Twitter, Laura Ingraham has now introduced herself as intolerant and narrow-minded to 57 million people around the...

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Bootleg 'LeBron to LA' T-Shirts Sold Outside Arena Ahead of NBA All-Star Game

Merchants aren't wasting a chance to capitalize on the LeBron James-to-Los Angeles hype.

According to Sports Illustrated's Ben Golliver, bootleg shirts with pictures of LeBron with the words "to Los Angeles" were being sold outside Staples Center prior to Sunday's All-Star Game. 

    

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Bill Walton Says He Stands with LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant

Former NBA star Bill Walton respects the work of current players when it comes to standing up for social issues.

Speaking at the NBA Legends Brunch, Walton singled out LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry for following the trend of past players, via NBA TV:

He said these current stars can live in the shadow of "all of the people who gave their entire lives to help somebody else's dream come true."

James and Durant recently discussed a wide variety of topics on Uninterrupted,...

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LeBron James Discusses Gun Laws in Wake of Douglas High Shooting

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James spoke out Saturday regarding the recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead.

"We have a kid who wasn’t legally unable to buy a beer at a bar, but he can go buy an AR-15?" James said at his All-Star availability in Los Angeles, according to the Palm Beach Post's Tom D'Angelo. "It doesn't make sense. I'm not saying it should be legal for him to go buy beer. But how is it possible that we can...

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What if LeBron James had just shut up and dribbled?

Without James, thousands of Akron kids would have lost educational opportunities and there wouldn't be $41 million earmarked in college scholarships.

        

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