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Raptors rookie Ross new slam dunk champ

Raptors rookie Ross new slam dunk champ

ESPN.com nba.com yahoo.com CNNSI.com Updated Feb 16, 2013
Toronto rookie Terrence Ross beat defending champion Jeremy Evans to win the slam-dunk contest during All-Star Saturday night.
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  • Colangelo: D-Will not in great shape at Games

    Colangelo: D-Will not in great shape at Games

    ESPN.com nba.com Feb 16, 2013
    Jerry Colangelo said Saturday he never said Deron Williams was unfit to play in the Olympics, only that the point guard wasn't in great shape when the U.S. men's basketball team began training last summer.
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  • Kyrie Irving wins 2013 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest

    Kyrie Irving wins 2013 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest

    yahoo.com Feb 16, 2013
    As if Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving wasn’t frightening enough, the second year waterbug dominated the NBA’s Three-Point Shootout on Saturday night in Houston, shooting brilliantly during the final round on his way to a 23-point serve
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  • Cavs' Irving tops Bonner to claim 3-point title

    Cavs' Irving tops Bonner to claim 3-point title

    ESPN.com Feb 16, 2013
    Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving beat San Antonio's Matt Bonner to win the 3-point contest during All-Star Saturday night.
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  • Portland's Lillard wins Taco Bell Skills competition

    Portland's Lillard wins Taco Bell Skills competition

    nba.com yahoo.com Feb 16, 2013
    HOUSTON (AP) -- Portland rookie Damian Lillard beat Philadelphia guard Jrue Holiday in the final round to win the Skills Competition during All-Star Saturday night.
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  • Kings dominate Stern's last All-Star briefing

    Kings dominate Stern's last All-Star briefing

    nba.com ESPN.com Feb 16, 2013
    HOUSTON (AP) -- No new details on Sacramento against Seattle, though the next All-Star decision might be New York versus New York.
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  • Bosh, Cash, Wilkins hold on in Shooting Stars

    Bosh, Cash, Wilkins hold on in Shooting Stars

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Feb 16, 2013
    The trio of Miami's Chris Bosh, WNBA star Swin Cash and Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins won the Shooting Stars competition that kicked off All-Star Saturday night in Houston.
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  • All-Stars share busy weekend with their kids

    All-Stars share busy weekend with their kids

    nba.com Feb 16, 2013
    HOUSTON (AP): Many of the fathers in this year's crop of All-Stars brought their children along as they moved through Saturday's jam-packed schedule.
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  • Watch Raw Footage Of The Shot That Took The Bulls Past The Cavs…

    Watch Raw Footage Of The Shot That Took The Bulls Past The Cavs In 1989, Jerry Reinsdorf's Post-Game Hug With Jordan, And An Ama

    deadspin.com Feb 16, 2013
    We're not sure of the provenance of this footage-it comes to us from reddit, but we're not sure which TV station shot it-but it's all great: the crowd noise, the incredible baseline angle, the media scrum in which the local guy ("YOU STUCK IT BABY!")
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  • Hunter voted out as head of NBA players' union

    Hunter voted out as head of NBA players' union

    CNNSI.com nba.com ESPN.com Feb 16, 2013
    HOUSTON (AP) -- Billy Hunter was ousted unanimously as executive director of the union by NBA players who said Saturday they will "no longer be divided, misled, misinformed."
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  • BDL Interview: Eric Bledsoe on the Slam Dunk Contest and steppi…

    BDL Interview: Eric Bledsoe on the Slam Dunk Contest and stepping out of the shadows

    yahoo.com Feb 16, 2013
    HOUSTON - Eric Bledsoe wants you to think about him. He just isn't quite sure how he wants you to think of him. The Los Angeles Clippers' dynamic 23-year-old combo guard, who will participate in the 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest on State Farm All-Star S
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  • 30 Seconds With Greg Anthony

    30 Seconds With Greg Anthony

    nytimes.com Feb 16, 2013
    An interview with Greg Anthony, who was the Knicks' first-round draft choice in 1991, and is now an analyst on Nets telecasts on the YES Network.
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  • Basketball Players Spent Their Wild And Crazy All-Star Saturday…

    Basketball Players Spent Their Wild And Crazy All-Star Saturday Meeting For Three And A Half Hours And Voting To Dismiss Their U

    deadspin.com Feb 16, 2013
    Wojnarowski reports that Billy Hunter's dismissal, widely presumed to be an inevitability after the myriad scandals that recently punctured his cocoon of power, was voted on and affirmed by a group of NBA players this afternoon. A bit more on the meetin…
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  • Behind-The-Scenes Of Nike’s NBA All-Star “Area 72”³ Exhibit

    Behind-The-Scenes Of Nike’s NBA All-Star “Area 72”³ Exhibit

    dimemag.com Feb 16, 2013
    The city of Houston is known for being connected to space exploration. There’s the mission control center, as well as the Comets, Rockets and Astros. It’s part of the culture here, just as the Raygun character speaks to Nike‘s heritage. The two conv
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  • Knicks' Anthony (arm) to start All-Star Game

    Knicks' Anthony (arm) to start All-Star Game

    ESPN.com Feb 16, 2013
    Carmelo Anthony will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's NBA All-Star Game in Houston.
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  • Rings Aren't Everything?

    Rings Aren't Everything?

    CNNSI.com Feb 16, 2013
    How can LeBron James say Michael Jordan's 'Kobe over LeBron' sound bite doesn't bother him? Ben Golliver examines LeBron's relationship with his legacy and Jordan, his idol.
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  • Kevin Garnett, Carmelo Anthony squash beef, unite to make fun o…

    Kevin Garnett, Carmelo Anthony squash beef, unite to make fun of Craig Sager (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Feb 16, 2013
    HOUSTON - Boston Celtics center and Eastern Conference All-Star starter Kevin Garnett started his Saturday morning answering a slew of questions about whether he'd consider waiving his no-trade clause to head to the Los Angeles Clippers in a rumored dea
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  • "I'm Gonna Tell You What I'm Gonna Do": What It Was L…

    "I'm Gonna Tell You What I'm Gonna Do": What It Was Like To Guard Michael Jordan, According To Craig Ehlo

    deadspin.com Feb 16, 2013
    In honor of Michael Jordan's 50th birthday, we reached out to a man who, possibly more than anyone, understands the sneering greatness of Jordan in his prime: Craig Ehlo, the former NBA player (14 seasons with the Rockets, Cavaliers, Hawks, and SuperSon…
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  • Fascination Lingers for Three Stars of Warriors' Brief Run

    Fascination Lingers for Three Stars of Warriors' Brief Run

    nytimes.com Feb 16, 2013
    In the Bay Area in the 1980s, the Golden State Warriors cornered the market on cool for sports.
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  • Verrier: James 'Flight' White ready for takeoff

    Verrier: James 'Flight' White ready for takeoff

    ESPN.com Feb 16, 2013
    Knicks reserve and Internet dunk legend gets shot at NBA Slam Dunk Contest
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  • Nets and Knicks Centers Become 2-Way Threats

    Nets and Knicks Centers Become 2-Way Threats

    nytimes.com Feb 16, 2013
    Brook Lopez of the Nets and Tyson Chandler of the Knicks play the same position in the same city, but their styles could hardly be more different.
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  • Mavericks struggle as Nowitzki's All-Star streak ends

    Mavericks struggle as Nowitzki's All-Star streak ends

    nba.com Feb 16, 2013
    The Dallas Mavericks' German star Dirk Nowitzki alternates between frustration and resignation when discussing probably his toughest season since he was a rookie in 1999.
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  • Usain Bolt Continues To Move His Feet Incredibly Quickly, Even …

    Usain Bolt Continues To Move His Feet Incredibly Quickly, Even When He's Playing Basketball

    deadspin.com Feb 16, 2013
    The hijinks were fairly low-wattage on the first night of the NBA's All-Star Weekend- the Rising Stars game saw Kenneth Faried score 40 points on 18 of 22 shooting and Kyrie Irving do this to Brandon Knight, while United States Secretary of Education Ar
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  • Ricky Rubio’s no-look, between-the-legs pass to Bradley Beal fo…

    Ricky Rubio’s no-look, between-the-legs pass to Bradley Beal for dunk in Rising Stars Challenge (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Feb 16, 2013
    HOUSTON - Before Kyrie Irving shook the audience from its slumber by deciding to shake defender Brandon Knight to the floor, this was probably my favorite moment from Friday night's BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at the Toyota Center - a quick, just befo
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  • Usain Bolt dunks in Celebrity Game (VIDEO)

    Usain Bolt dunks in Celebrity Game (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Feb 16, 2013
    When the NBA released its rosters for All-Star Weekend's Celebrity Game, one name stood out above all others: Usain Bolt, legendary Jamaican sprinter and six-time Olympic gold medalist. As Kelly Dwyer noted last Friday, Bolt loves to play basketball, ev…
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  • Faried's 40 earn MVP honors in Rising Stars tilt

    Faried's 40 earn MVP honors in Rising Stars tilt

    ESPN.com Feb 16, 2013
    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.
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  • Video - All-Stars React To Jordan Comments 02:47

    All-Stars React To Jordan Comments

    Feb 16
    Michael Jordan thinks only four current players could compete when he was on the court, Cary Chow asks the 2013 NBA All-Stars what they think about that
  • Video - Are The Grizzlies Too Cheap? 03:24

    Are The Grizzlies Too Cheap?

    Feb 16
    Henry Abbott sits down with John Hollinger to discuss the trade deadline and find out the real reason behind the Grizzlies multiplayer trade with the Cavaliers
  • Video - A New Wall In The Kitchen 02:52

    A New Wall In The Kitchen

    Feb 16
    Henry Abbott talks with John Wall about his new puppy, who the fastest NBA player is and his experience with learning to cook
  • Video - LeBron: Rings Don't Define Careers 00:46

    LeBron: Rings Don't Define Careers

    Feb 16
    LeBron James responds to Michael Jordan's comments about choosing Kobe because he has five NBA championships.