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No contest: Study shows shooters better than ever

Steph Curry vs. Larry Legend. Are today's 3-point shooters greater than their predecessors? The answer can be found from watching NBA 3-point contests.

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2hOhm Youngmisuk

Youngmisuk: A slam-dunk Q&A with Vince Carter

It might have been one slam dunk, but Vince Carter launched a nation of Canadian basketball fans with his 2000 Slam Dunk performance.

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18mKevin Pelton

All-Star Grades: 3-point contest

Klay Thompson edged fellow Splash Brother Stephen Curry to win the 3-point contest during All-Star Saturday night.

Allen adds to Cameron mystique with winner at the buzzer (2:02)
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O'Neil: Graham beats Heild at own game

Devonte' Graham stole the show from player of the year favorite Buddy Hield in Kansas' big win at Oklahoma. Not bad for a guy who almost went to Appalachian State.

Diamond Stone gets technical for 'shot to the head' (1:08)
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19mKevin Pelton

All-Star Grades: Skills contest

Score one for the big men! Karl-Anthony Towns outdid players great and small in the 2016 Skills Challenge during All-Star Saturday Night.

Gary Payton II is set for takeoff... and a dunk (0:25)
21hKevin Pelton

All-Star Grades: Rising Stars

Here's Kevin Pelton's grades for the Rising Stars game, which pits the top young NBA players against one another in a Team USA-versus-World format. Team USA won 157-154.

Jim Brown on significance of Hampton lacrosse (3:43)
Calipari ejected, Kentucky routs South Carolina (1:42)
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Indiana HS wins record 30th swim title in row

The Carmel High School girls swimming team set a national record for most consecutive state titles in any sport, winning its 30th straight Saturday at the IHSAA girls state championships.

NBA All-Stars try to name five famous Canadians (2:15)
1dScoop Jackson

Scoop Jackson: Thirty years of Jordans

If you think Air Jordans are just sneakers, you're missing the point. Scoop Jackson details the 30-year reign of the world's most recognizable basketball shoe.

Prem: Sunderland 2-1 Man United (2:05)
Sage Steele and Stephen A. Smith talk potential NBA trades (2:04)
Hampton president: 'We are pioneering things here' (1:55)
7hDavid Schoenfield

Ranking the teams: 24 through 19

Twins still a year away? David Schoenfield continues his pre-spring training rankings with a look at teams that fall closer to the middle of the pack.

Joseph Blandisi's ridiculous between-the-legs goal (0:28)
Watch out league, Jabari Parker's healthy (0:19)
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21hD'Arcy Maine

The Buzz: NBA Celeb Game grades

The NBA and WNBA's best and brightest are in Toronto this weekend for the All-Star festivities. Friday night's Celebrity Game might not have had the same talent caliber, but it was entertaining.

Canada wins Celebrity Game (1:54)
Kobe Bryant All-Star Mixtape (2:42)
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1dJohnette Howard

Why Manning's decision might not be so easy

Justin Tuck, Jerome Bettis, Damien Woody and Bill Polian provide insight into the things an NFL player like Peyton Manning takes into consideration when deciding whether to retire.

Best Dunks of the Season (So Far) (1:59)
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1dSonia Thompson

The Buzz: Kristen Wiig is hilarious as Super Bowl champ

Jimmy Fallon interviews Super Bowl champion quarterback Peyton Manning, aka Kristen Wiig dressed in a full Broncos uniform, and you'll be cracking up for the full six minutes.

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4dRobert Sanchez

TrueHoop Presents: Jahlil Okafor opens up

For the first time ever, the 76ers rookie discusses his run-ins with the law and growing up in the NBA spotlight. Can he put this season's troubles behind him and focus on the game?

1dPaul Lukas

Uni Watch: History of NBA All-Star design

Friday Flashback: NBA All-Star Game design has bounced all over the place, like a Larry Bird shot in a game of H-O-R-S-E. Paul Lukas explores the history of the showcase game's uniforms.

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Bosh to have more tests on 'lingering' calf issue

All-Star forward Chris Bosh will have more exams on his strained right calf when he gets back to Miami, possibly as early as Monday to determine the status and severity of the problem.


Baylor's Gathers ejected for vicious foul

Rico Gathers was ejected for this flagrant foul 2 late in the Bears' loss to the Red Raiders.


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Steve Nash kicked it up soccer style to Andre Drummond, who threw down a windmill. But the number of attempts it took hurt his score, and he got a 39.


Zach LaVine's first dunk ...

Had Jon Stewart like ...


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You are making that nobody will want to participate to the contest... They should just let you dunk 50 different times.

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No theatrics for Zach LaVine, who wowed the crowd by going behind his back in mid-air and finishing on the opposite side of the rim. He made it look easy, and scored a perfect 50.

Slam Dunk Contest: 1st dunk scores

  • Aaron Gordon: 45
  • Will Barton: 44
  • Andre Drummond: 36
  • Zach LaVine: 50


Texas Tech's bench enjoyed its victory

The Red Raiders pulled out some of their best celebrations for their upset of Baylor.


No. 21 Baylor falls to Texas Tech at home

The Red Raiders won two straight games against ranked opponents for the first time since 2008 as Keenan Evans (21 points) led them to an 84-66 win in Waco. Box score

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Aaron Gordon came out in a tearaway tux, then pulled off the between the legs dunk that Andre Drummond couldn't - minus the catch off the bounce. He scored a 45.

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Andre Drummond tried to go through the legs twice, missing both times, before settling for a simpler dunk off the bounce. He scored a 36.

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Will "The Thrill" Barton entered to "Thriller", complete with zombie dancers, then scored a 44 on his first dunk, going through the and finishing with two hands. The low score shocked the arena.

Cyclones connect on alley-oop

Georges Niang tossed the lob out of the post to Jameel McKay. Iowa State leads Texas on ESPN.


NBA All-Star slam dunk contest

Zach LaVine remixed 'Space Jam' to take the 2015 dunk award. What does he have in store for 2016?

ESPN Stats & Info

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Judging the dunk contest will be George Gervin, Tracy McGrady, Dikembe Mutombo, Shaquille O'Neal, and Magic Johnson, who earned the biggest ovation of the group.


Calipari ejected in under 3 minutes

Just 2:26 into the game against South Carolina, John Calipari got two techs and the boot. Kentucky ended up winning 89-62.


Red Raiders bench excited for 16-point lead

The Texas Tech reserves are doing their best impression of the Monmouth bench on ESPNU.


Notre Dame topples No. 13 Louisville

The Fighting Irish overcome an 11-point, second-half deficit as Demetrius Jackson matched a career high with 27 points.


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Klay Thompson on Steph Curry, who he beat in the final of the 3-point shootout: "He makes me better every day in practice."

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The 3-Point Shootout trophy is staying in the Bay, but it now belongs to Klay Thompson, who was a perfect 5-for-5 on the money ball rack to finish with 27 points.

3-point competition results

  • 1st: Klay Thompson (27-point final round)
  • 2nd: Steph Curry (23-point final round)
  • 3rd: Devin Booker (16-point final round)


Another ranked team in trouble in Waco

Justin Gray's dunk on the break put Texas Tech up six on No. 21 Baylor. (Live on ESPNU)


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La NBA debería ser el camino a seguir para las otras ligas en cuanto al Juego de las Estrellas se refiere. Entretenido y ameno #AllStarWeekend