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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?

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Drake-coached Canada rolls in All-Star celeb tilt

Grammy-winning pop star Drake led host Canada to a 74-63 win over the United States in the All-Star celebrity game on Friday night in Toronto to kick off All-Star Weekend.

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Shaq highlights the 2016 HOF finalists (2:53)
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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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SportsNation: Will Kobe be this year's All-Star MVP? (2:30)
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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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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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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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Is the NBA schedule doing harm to players?

Deputy editor Ty Wenger is joined by ESPN NBA writers Tom Haberstroh and Kevin Arnovitz to discuss Haberstroh's latest piece, "THE CRUEL, UNRELENTING, BACK-BREAKING, KNEE-BUSTING ANTI-LOGIC OF THE NBA SCHEDULE." Excerpts are read by deputy editor Otto Strong.

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MVP of the season so far (1:27)

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Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

USA 88, World 79 at the half (or the final of nearly every Knicks-Heat game in the '90s). The Nuggets' Emmanuel Mudiay leads all scorers with 21. The Lakers' Jordan Clarkson leads the US with 19 and is 5-for-8 from three. The Suns' Devin Booker, Nerlens Noel's replacement, has 18.

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The USA Team leads the World, 64-63 with 4:53 left in the first half. The US has 12 3s and the World has 42 points in the paint.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Tracy McGrady's retirement advice for Kobe: "Stay in shape, have fun, enjoy it."

Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

Every shot in this game so far has been at the rim or behind the 3-point line, except for that one Clint Capela turn-around 12-footer.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Rick Fox on what it was like to return to the court: "We'll find out tomorrow morning. But if I'm sore already, it bodes poorly."

Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

Emmanuel Mudiay leaves the game with 13 points on 5-for-6 including 3-for-4 from 3 and three dimes.

Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

Jabari Parker, who tried a Tracy McGrady-style off-the-glass-to-himself-circa-'02-All-Star-Game dunk early in the first half, finished a nice windmill on the break about three plays later.

Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

Dunk counter so far: Two for the World from Andrew Wiggins, one on a nice dish from Emmanuel Mudiay, who has a dunk and Zach Levine.

Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

There's a buzz in the Air Canada Centre anytime Kristaps Porzingis touches the ball.

Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

Huge cheers for Canadians Trey Lyles and Andrew Wiggins during intros. Also huge cheers for Kristaps Porzingis, who is not Canadian.

NBA Rising Stars Challenge

Andrew Wiggins leads a loaded World Team against Timberwolves teammate Karl-Anthony Towns and the U.S. Team in a showcase of the brightest first and second year players in the game.

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Best dunks of the season (so far)

It's All-Star Weekend, the unofficial midpoint to the NBA season. So who broke rims so far and who got broke?

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

It's pretty easy to deny Kevin Hart a clean look.

Better coach: Popovich or Hart?

Becky Hammon and Elena Delle Donne joined Cassidy Hubbarth during halftime to talk about the future of the WNBA and how Spurs coach Gregg Popovich differs from USA coach Kevin Hart.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Kevin Hart came out of Celebrity Game retirement, but Tracy McGrady caught fire for Team Canada in the third quarter, giving them a 53-46 lead entering the fourth on ESPN.

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Marshawn Lynch is in the building at the Celebrity Game.

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Team USA's bench has a new player: G-Wiz, the Wizards mascot.

Kevin Hart comes out of retirement

Celebrity basketball retirement, that is. He tried to get out, but the game pulled him back in. Hart, the coach of Team USA, is on the floor in Toronto.

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Most points in All-Star Game

Russell Westbrook won the All-Star Game MVP scoring 41 points last season. Are we going to see on encore performance for the Thunder guard in Toronto on Sunday?

ESPN Stats & Info

Warriors with clear path to 70 wins

According to ESPN's BPI, Golden State has an 86 percent chance at reaching a 70 wins this season. Can Steve Kerr's bunch break the 1995-96 Bulls record that he helped set?

ESPN Stats & Info

Who takes the final shot: You or Steph?

About half the players questioned would rather have Steph Curry -- and not themselves -- taking a last-second shot. And then there's Westbrook.

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Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

Playing in Sevilla for three seasons prepared Kristaps Porzingis to do this interview for Spanish television.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Vin Diesel arrived just before halftime and has been signing autographs for kids the entire time.

President Brad Stevens?

With the job he's done turning around the Celtics, Brad Stevens' notoriety is growing. Celtics coach received a write-in vote in New Hampshire primary, according to CBS Boston. Belichick also received one

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