This is the February 15, 2013 news archive. View today's NBA rumors and news.
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
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 Challenge (VIDEO)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 or Brooklyn Nets when it comes to 2015 All-Star Gamenydailynews.com Feb 15, 2013The 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 TweetUsain 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 gameNineteen-year-old Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist confessed Friday that Michael Jordan, almost 50, beat him in a one-on-one game.Upvote Share TweetHOUSTON (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 performancesTo 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 TweetHOUSTON - 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 untilUpvote Share Tweet
Bulls' Noah (foot) undergoes PRP treatmentChicago 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 breakIf Kobe Bryant's season seems tough, imagine what Dwyane Wade went through five years ago.Upvote Share TweetHOUSTON (AP) -- Chris Bosh will start in the All-Star game, giving the NBA champion Miami Heat three starters for the Eastern Conference.Upvote Share TweetLeBron 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 PointsMichael 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 theUpvote Share TweetKim Kardashian has a due date for her baby and now a trial date for her divorce from NBA player Kris Humphries.Upvote Share TweetCarmelo 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 TweetBoston 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 TweetMichael 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 theUpvote Share TweetWill 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 TweetMichael 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 careerUpvote Share Tweet
Section 15: Undecided Voternytimes.com Feb 15, 2013A onetime Knicks fan likes the Barclays Center; he's just not sure about the team that plays there.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Feb 14, 2013Michael 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 Ended Today? Grading ESPN's Expertsdeadspin.com Feb 15, 2013Republished with permission from PunditTracker.com More »Upvote Share Tweet
NBA adds all historical statistics to its websiteSure, LeBron James has been on an amazing roll, but what about what Wilt Chamberlain did in 1962?Upvote Share TweetUnable 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-AmericansWell, 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 aUpvote Share Tweet
Watch Kobe Bryant Call Someone A "Fucking Asshole" During Last Night's Gamedeadspin.com Feb 15, 2013Here'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 HoustonHOUSTON -- 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.A.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, 10Upvote Share Tweet
Bad To Worse: The Lakers' season hit a low point on Thursday wi…CNNSI.com Feb 15, 2013The 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 TweetChris 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 TweetCNNSI.com Feb 15, 2013Despite 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 JonesThe 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.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 YouTubeThere'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
Kemba Off The Glass To WaitersFeb 15Kemba Walker throws the ball off the glass to Dion Waiters who finishes with the one-handed slam.
Dwight For Rondo?Feb 15Chris Broussard on Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak dening report of potential Dwight Howard for Rajon Rondo trade.
Steph Curry On 3-Point Contest, Warriors' SuccessFeb 15Stephen Curry joins "First Take" to talk about the 3-point contest, the Warriors' first-half success, and playing for Mark Jackson.
ESPNLA.com Daily DownloadFeb 15Doug 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.
Ian Thomsen: Houston's breakout star, other All-Star storylines to watchFeb 15Here 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 15LOS 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 hypothesisFeb 15Rajon Rondo is testing the bedrock of the Sports Guy's theories; now it's time for an update of the original.