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50mKevin Pelton

Pelton: Rockets should trade James Harden

Would the Lakers or Celtics trade for The Beard? Here are four trades that work, Kevin Pelton says, if the Rockets focus on the real problem in Houston: James Harden.

51mScoop Jackson

Scoop: 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.

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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.

6hPaul 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.

ESPN Illustration

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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20hNBA Insiders

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.


Curry experimenting, Lakers, Celtics, Kings

Israel Gutierrez and Amin Elhassan discuss Stephen Curry's freedom for experimentation given the Warriors' dominance, the Lakers' disguised "tank job", the playoff potential of the Celtics and George Karl's ability to thrive in chaos.

MVP of the season so far (1:27)
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Star turn: Kyrie Irving shines brightest

In a matchup billed as Kobe Bryant versus LeBron James, it was young Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving who stole the show, Dave McMenamin writes.

Draymond Green redefines "All-Star" (1:09)


Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

LeBron James: "Obviously with Kobe's generation ... they paved the way for us."

Daugherty: 'Black cloud hangs over Dwight'

Dwight Howard's career hasn't been the same since the big man left Orlando and Brad Daugherty can find only one common denominator to explain why that is.


Air Jordan's 30-year reign

If you think Air Jordans are just sneakers, you're missing the point, as the impact of Jordan Brand reaches far beyond basketball. A culture within itself

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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe was asked about biggest challenge of final season. He referenced his body and all that it takes to get it ready every single day.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The King has arrived.

Steph's favorite Kobe moment

Kobe Bryant has had many great moments on the court, but the ultimate -- in Stephen Curry's mind -- is the time he scored 81 points.


ESPN Staff Now 

Anthony Davis on what he's anticipating on Sunday for Kobe's last All-Star Game.: "It's going to be crazy. A lot of No. 24 jerseys. We'll try to get him the MVP."

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Kawhi Leonard on his favorite Kobe Bryant memory: "His 81 point game and just going to school the next day and talking to everyone about it."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Anything Kobe wishes he could've done? "I wish I could've won the two that got away," he said, referencing Finals losses vs. DET & BOS.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Another gift for Kobe from a "media" member:

ESPN Staff Now 

Draymond Green said that he has learned a lot from Steph Curry. ""He knows all the Toronto slang."

ESPN Staff Now 

Draymond Green on being an All-Star: "No one expected me to be an All-Star. I expected it. For it to come true, it's a dream come true."

ESPN Staff Now 

"This is my type of game. My type of flow." -- Kevin Durant on the All-Star Game.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Stephen Curry on returning to Toronto, where his father Dell played: "I know there will be a lot of familiar faces."

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Kobe on how many minutes he expects to play in the All Star Game on Sunday. "I'll be good with 10"

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe is here #Toronto

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

James Harden was asked if he'll throw any alley-oops to Kobe Bryant in the All-Star game. Harden: "If he can dunk."

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Klay Thompson on Steph Curry: "It's an honor to be in the same backcourt as him."

The best Drake quiz you ever had

We all know Drake will be holding down his city of Toronto during the NBA's All-Star Weekend, but how well do you know his lyrics? Complete these NBA-inspired Drizzy lines and we'll see who's the real MVP. Take quiz

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J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

John Wall (bruised right knee) said he brought a trainer to Toronto with him and still hopes to play in Sunday's All-Star game. He said he's been getting treatment non-stop.

ESPN Staff Now 

Steph Curry and Sage Steele get ready for their SportsCenter hit.

Watch: Stephen Curry interview

The reigning NBA MVP is chatting with Sage Steele amid this weekend's NBA All-Star festivities in Toronto. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Uni Watch: History of NBA All-Star design

The design of the NBA All-Star Game uniforms has bounced all over the place, like a Larry Bird shot in a game of H-O-R-S-E. Uni Watch

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SVP Vault: Vince takes over dunk contest

SVP looks back at the 2000 slam dunk contest when Vince Carter stole the show with three perfect 50-point dunks.


KD, Russ put on their own dunk contest

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook got the All-Star festivities started early.