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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, Tom Haberstroh writes.

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Draft Big Board: Ben Simmons, new lottery pick

Is Ben Simmons still the prize of the NBA draft? Who are the other lottery picks? Who is rising? Chad Ford has his latest Top 30 in NBA draft Big Board 5.0.

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Al Horford is a Hawk in flight

The Atlanta Hawks center would value an NBA title slightly more than an Olympic gold medal.

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Final seconds, who's taking the shot? You or Steph? (1:32)
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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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Kobe Bryant's All-Star accomplishments (2:35)
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30 for 30 Shorts: Friedman's Shoes (11:56)
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Best Dunks of the Season (So Far) (1:59)
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All-Time #NBArank countdown: Air Jordan soars above all

The rings. The dunks. The shoes. The GOAT. There's only one Michael Jordan. And after 99 legends of the game graced our list, His Airness has risen as the undisputed champ of All-Time #NBArank.

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Trade talk: Predicting biggest trades in West

Will the Clippers move Blake Griffin? What about the Rockets and Dwight Howard? Our experts break down potential deals in the Western Conference heading toward the NBA trade deadline.

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Young: Heavy hearts in OKC

Playing a game offered an emotional escape for the Thunder and Pelicans as both teams were reeling from the death of Monty Williams' wife, Ingrid, Royce Young writes.

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MVP of the season so far (1:27)

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Against all odds, Kevin Hart beat Draymond Green 13-12 in their 3-point shootout. Draymond still got a trophy that might be taller than Kevin.

The road to the dunk contest

Zach LaVine proved last year why he belongs in the dunk contest. But here's some compelling arguments from Andre Drummond, Will Barton and Aaron Gordon.

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Yes, a Draymond Green vs. Kevin Hart 3-point contest is about to happen.

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Karl-Anthony Towns after his Skills Competition win: "I'm definitely talking some trash to Ricky Rubio. He doubted me the whole way."

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The first upset of the night comes via Karl-Anthony Towns, who beat Isaiah Thomas in the skills competition, then was mobbed by his fellow big men - and the Heat mascot.

NBA Skills Challenge: Final

7-foot center Karl-Anthony Towns beat 5-foot-9 point guard Isaiah Thomas through the course and nailed the 3-pointer on his third try, claiming the 2016 crown. Towns is the tallest player to win the NBA Skills Challenge.

NBA Skills Challenge: Semi-finals

  • Isaiah Thomas elimintes C.J. McCollum
  • Karl-Anthony Towns eliminates DeMarcus Cousins
Thomas and Towns will face each other in the finals for the 2016 Skills Challenge trophy.

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Karl-Anthony Towns was pumped after coming from behind to beat Draymond Green.

NBA Skills Challenge: Big men results

  • Karl-Anthony Towns defeats Draymond Green
  • DeMarcus Cousins defeats Anthony Davis

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Karl-Anthony Towns on how he'll succeed in the skills competition: "Just use everything I've been taught since I was young. Focus on my fundamentals."

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Want this signed Kobe Bryant photo? It has a starting bid of $3,000 at All-Star Saturday's silent auction.

NBA Skills Challenge: Guard results

  • C.J. McCollum eliminates Jordan Clarkson
  • Isaiah Thomas eliminates Emmanuel Mudiay

Maryland's Diamond Stone gets tech

The star freshman was issued a technical foul late in the 1st half after he tumbled to the ground with a Wisconsin player, then appeared to deliver a shot to the player's head as well.

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NBA Skills Challenge: Guards vs. Bigs

The Skills Challenge this year features four big men and four guards in an elimination tournament. "We're taking this league back," Draymond Green said on the TNT broadcast.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Drake's influence is all over All-Star Weekend - even at the merch stands.

NBA All-Star Saturday Night

The highest leapers, wettest shooters and sharpest ball-handlers take center stage for the individual competitions in Toronto.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Jerry Stackhouse is one of the 100+ retired players in town for All-Star Weekend, and always has time for the fans.

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Silver says after Kobe takes time to decompress, "hes going to be looking for ways to stay directly involved in the game of basketball."

Kobe Bryant's All-Star mixtape

20 NBA seasons. 18 All-Star selections. 1 mixtape.

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Muggsy picks potential 'Space Jam 2' lineup

Who better to pick the new lineup of players that have their talents taken than one of the originals, Muggsy Bogues? The future Monstars

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Carmelo Anthony reiterated to Sirius XM NBA Radio that he has no intentions of waiving his no-trade clause.

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It's almost time for All-Star Saturday Night, where the buzz surrounds Zach LaVine and whether he can top his dunk contest performance from last year.

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Adam Silver on Kobe: "I dont think theres any doubt that hell go down as one of the greatest players to ever play this game."