This is the February 15, 2013 news archive. View today's NBA rumors and news.

National Basketball League News and Rumors

Faried pours in 40 to win MVP of Rising Stars

Faried pours in 40 to win MVP of Rising Stars

CNNSI.com nba.com yahoo.com Updated Feb 15, 2013
HOUSTON (AP) Kenneth Faried had 40 points and 10 rebounds and entertained the crowd at the end with a series of dunks, leading Team Chuck to a 163-135 victory over Team Shaq in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night.
Upvote Share Tweet
  • Kupchak: No talks on Dwight-for-Rondo trade

    Kupchak: No talks on Dwight-for-Rondo trade

    ESPN.com Feb 15, 2013
    General manager Mitch Kupchak denied reports that the Lakers and Boston Celtics were in preliminary talks to trade Dwight Howard for Rajon Rondo.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Kyrie Irving crosses up Brandon Knight in Rising Stars Challeng…

    Kyrie Irving crosses up Brandon Knight in Rising Stars Challenge (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Feb 15, 2013
    The BBVA Rising Stars Challenge is one of the least serious events of the All-Star Weekend, a chance for rookies and second-year players to have fun and bring a little playground style to an NBA court. Every year, there are always one or two highlights …
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • New York City will have to decide to lobby for either NY Knicks…

    New York City will have to decide to lobby for either NY Knicks or Brooklyn Nets when it comes to 2015 All-Star Game

    nydailynews.com Feb 15, 2013
    The Knicks want the 2015 All-Star Game at the Garden. The Nets want the 2015 All-Star Game at Barclays Center. So what’s the NBA to do?
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • West dominates East in All-Star celebrity game

    West dominates East in All-Star celebrity game

    nba.com ESPN.com Feb 15, 2013
    Usain Bolt took joined the East team in the All-Star celebrity game to have a little fun.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Kidd-Gilchrist: I lost to MJ in one-on-one game

    Kidd-Gilchrist: I lost to MJ in one-on-one game

    ESPN.com Feb 15, 2013
    Nineteen-year-old Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist confessed Friday that Michael Jordan, almost 50, beat him in a one-on-one game.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Payton, Richmond, Pitino among Hall finalists

    Payton, Richmond, Pitino among Hall finalists

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com nba.com Feb 15, 2013
    HOUSTON (AP) Gary Payton, Tim Hardaway and Mitch Richmond were among 12 finalists announced Friday for election into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • New NBA analytics shed light on first-half performances

    New NBA analytics shed light on first-half performances

    nba.com Feb 15, 2013
    To some extent, NBA advanced metrics tell us what we already know. LeBron James is nearly unstoppable. Brook Lopez has made the leap from serviceable big man to All-Star. And teammate Deron Williams is playing nothing like a two-time Olympian.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • LeBron James defends Derrick Rose’s statements about not rushin…

    LeBron James defends Derrick Rose’s statements about not rushing back from knee injury

    yahoo.com Feb 15, 2013
    HOUSTON - During a question-and-answer session with reporters ahead of Sunday's NBA All-Star Game, Miami Heat star LeBron James offered public support for the notion that injured Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose shouldn't return to the court until
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Bulls' Noah (foot) undergoes PRP treatment

    Bulls' Noah (foot) undergoes PRP treatment

    ESPN.com Feb 15, 2013
    Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah had treatment on Thursday to help ease the pain in his right foot as he continues to deal with plantar fasciitis.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Different looks for Heat, Lakers at All-Star break

    Different looks for Heat, Lakers at All-Star break

    nba.com Feb 15, 2013
    If Kobe Bryant's season seems tough, imagine what Dwyane Wade went through five years ago.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Bosh to start for East to replace injured starter Rondo

    Bosh to start for East to replace injured starter Rondo

    HOUSTON (AP) -- Chris Bosh will start in the All-Star game, giving the NBA champion Miami Heat three starters for the Eastern Conference.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • LeBron says it's unfair to judge players on titles

    LeBron says it's unfair to judge players on titles

    ESPN.com Feb 15, 2013
    LeBron James respects his elders among the NBA's greatest players of all time. Right now, he just doesn't agree with two of them: Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • No Bull: What It’s Like To Witness Michael Jordan Score 44 Poin…

    No Bull: What It’s Like To Witness Michael Jordan Score 44 Points

    dimemag.com Feb 15, 2013
    Michael Jordan turns 50 on Sunday, a milestone that marks a half-century of the greatest player ever to play the game. He’s been out of basketball for nearly a decade, but his legend remains whether on sneakers, memories or game tape. Dime explores the
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Kardashian-Humphries divorce trial set for May

    Kardashian-Humphries divorce trial set for May

    ESPN.com Feb 15, 2013
    Kim Kardashian has a due date for her baby and now a trial date for her divorce from NBA player Kris Humphries.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Source: Knicks' Anthony to start All-Star Game

    Source: Knicks' Anthony to start All-Star Game

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Feb 15, 2013
    Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks will be in the starting lineup for this Sunday's NBA All-Star Game in Houston, a league source confirmed.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Celtics' Garnett downplays talk of retirement

    Celtics' Garnett downplays talk of retirement

    ESPN.com Feb 15, 2013
    Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett downplayed any talk that he's pondering retirement after the season, suggesting comments earlier this week about this being his last All-Star Game were simply his nod to young talent in the league.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Michael Jordan’s Legacy In Chicago Is Complicated

    Michael Jordan’s Legacy In Chicago Is Complicated

    Michael Jordan turns 50 on Sunday, a milestone that marks a half-century of the greatest player ever to play the game. He’s been out of basketball for nearly a decade, but his legend remains whether on sneakers, memories or game tape. Dime explores the
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Houston's breakout star, other All-Star storylines to watch

    Houston's breakout star, other All-Star storylines to watch

    Will James Harden be healthy enough to make his All-Star debut? Will the players' union move to replace Billy Hunter? Ian Thomsen examines the storylines to watch in Houston.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • The Top 50 Michael Jordan Moments: 10-1

    The Top 50 Michael Jordan Moments: 10-1

    yahoo.com Feb 15, 2013
    Michael Jordan turns 50 on Sunday. In celebration, we’ve decided to delve into 50 remarkable and hopefully indelible moments from MJ’s storied career. Top 50 moments: 50-37 • 36-23 • 22-11 • 10-1 10. Scoring 69 points against Cleveland, a career
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Section 15: Undecided Voter

    Section 15: Undecided Voter

    nytimes.com Feb 15, 2013
    A onetime Knicks fan likes the Barclays Center; he's just not sure about the team that plays there.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Michael Jordan birthday recalls greatness not surpassed by LeBr…

    Michael Jordan birthday recalls greatness not surpassed by LeBron James dominance

    ESPN.com Feb 14, 2013
    Michael Jordan's 50th birthday serves to remind those stuck in the moment of the greatness of his legacy.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Which NBA Pundit Would Have The Worst Predictions If The Season…

    Which NBA Pundit Would Have The Worst Predictions If The Season Ended Today? Grading ESPN's Experts

    deadspin.com Feb 15, 2013
    Republished with permission from PunditTracker.com More »
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • NBA adds all historical statistics to its website

    NBA adds all historical statistics to its website

    ESPN.com Feb 15, 2013
    Sure, LeBron James has been on an amazing roll, but what about what Wilt Chamberlain did in 1962?
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Shunned by players, Hunter states case online

    Shunned by players, Hunter states case online

    ESPN.com nba.com Feb 15, 2013
    Unable to secure an invitation to address NBA players directly, embattled union executive director Billy Hunter has released online his response to a report that criticized his leadership.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Adidas Unveils New Short-Sleeve Uniforms For McDonald’s All-Ame…

    Adidas Unveils New Short-Sleeve Uniforms For McDonald’s All-Americans

    dimemag.com Feb 15, 2013
    Well, that didn’t take long. When the Golden State Warriors executive team said they believed their new, adidas short-sleeved alternate uniform would catch on quickly, I guess they didn’t technically end the thought with “in the NBA.” Less than a
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Watch Kobe Bryant Call Someone A "Fucking Asshole" Du…

    Watch Kobe Bryant Call Someone A "Fucking Asshole" During Last Night's Game

    deadspin.com Feb 15, 2013
    Here's Kobe Bryant, well on his way to suffering through yet another blowout, driving into the lane and making a nice kick-out pass during last night's Clippers-Lakers game. Unfortunately for Kobe, this play was canceled out by a three-second violation …
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • From myth to MVP, The Dream came to life in Houston

    From myth to MVP, The Dream came to life in Houston

    nba.com Feb 15, 2013
    HOUSTON -- From George Washington and the cherry tree to Betsy Ross and the flag to Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, Americans love their myths.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • LeBron James Continues To Toy With The NBA; The Clippers Run L.…

    LeBron James Continues To Toy With The NBA; The Clippers Run L.A.

    dimemag.com Feb 15, 2013
    Don’t let the final score in Oklahoma City deceive you: this wasn’t the NBA Finals matchup we thought we’d see. Miami was too good for much of the first three quarters and Kevin Durant (40 points, eight rebounds) and Russell Westbrook (26 points, 10
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Bad To Worse: The Lakers' season hit a low point on Thursday wi…

    Bad To Worse: The Lakers' season hit a low point on Thursday wi…

    CNNSI.com Feb 15, 2013
    The Lakers' season hit a low point on Thursday with news of Jerry Buss' illness. Kobe Bryant has a special connection with the franchise's longtime owner, writes Lee Jenkins.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Clippers dominate Lakers in battle of L.A.

    Clippers dominate Lakers in battle of L.A.

    ESPN.com Feb 15, 2013
    Chris Paul had 24 points and 13 assists, Blake Griffin scored 18 of his 22 points in a spectacular first quarter, and the Clippers cemented their supremacy in Los Angeles with a 125-101 victory over the Lakers on Thursday night.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • James, Heat complete season sweep of Thunder

    James, Heat complete season sweep of Thunder

    CNNSI.com Feb 15, 2013
    Despite Kevin Durant exploding in the fourth, LeBron James and the Heat still coasted to a sweep of last year's Western Conference champions 110-100, writes Paul Forrester.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Grantland Network: The Basketball Jones

    Grantland Network: The Basketball Jones

    grantland.com Feb 15, 2013
    The Basketball Jones — live from a Houston hotel room at All-Star Weekend — look back at the first half of the NBA season. What's surprise...
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • About Last Night: The Clippers Are Kings of L.A.

    About Last Night: The Clippers Are Kings of L.A.

    grantland.com Feb 15, 2013
    In case you were busy helping J.J. Abrams run a viral marketing campaign for Star Trek Into Darkness in Central Russia, here's what you missed in spor...
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • A Brief History of NBA All-Star Weekend Weirdness, As Told by Y…

    A Brief History of NBA All-Star Weekend Weirdness, As Told by YouTube

    grantland.com Feb 15, 2013
    There's no greater celebration of what professional basketball has become than All-Star Weekend. There will be some fierce dunks, canny dribbling, and...
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Video - Kemba Off The Glass To Waiters 00:29

    Kemba Off The Glass To Waiters

    Feb 15
    Kemba Walker throws the ball off the glass to Dion Waiters who finishes with the one-handed slam.
  • Video - Dwight For Rondo? 00:59

    Dwight For Rondo?

    Feb 15
    Chris Broussard on Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak dening report of potential Dwight Howard for Rajon Rondo trade.
  • Video - Steph Curry On 3-Point Contest, Warriors' Success 05:31

    Steph Curry On 3-Point Contest, Warriors' Success

    Feb 15
    Stephen Curry joins "First Take" to talk about the 3-point contest, the Warriors' first-half success, and playing for Mark Jackson.
  • Video - ESPNLA.com Daily Download 05:17

    ESPNLA.com Daily Download

    Feb 15
    Doug Kezirian recaps the day in Los Angeles sports that saw the Clippers rout the Lakers, Jerry Buss hospitalized, and Mike Trout giving his thoughts on 2013.

Sports Columnists

  • Ian Thomsen: Houston's breakout star, other All-Star storylines to watch

    Feb 15
    Here are the talking points for All-Star Weekend as the NBA converges on Houston ...
  • Lee Jenkins: Kobe, Lakers owner confronted with their own basketball morta…

    Feb 15
    LOS ANGELES -- In this, the 35th year of his life and 17th in the NBA, Kobe Bryant has opened up. Blank stares have been replaced by broad smiles, one-word answers by unforgettable sound bites.
  • The Sports Guy dusts off a time-tested hypothesis

    Feb 15
    Rajon Rondo is testing the bedrock of the Sports Guy's theories; now it's time for an update of the original.