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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, Brandon Ingram

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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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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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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Can you name five Canadian celebrities?

Klay Thompson is really the only All-Star to nail this question.

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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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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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Vince Carter tribute draws technical foul

On the day of the NBA dunk contest, Memphis' Shaq Goodwin pays homage to Vince Carters arm-through-the-rim dunk.

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Kobe Bryant's All-Star mixtape

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

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Westchester Knicks guard Jimmer Fredette wins MVP of the D League all star game after scoring a league-record 35 points.

SC Throwback: MJ drops 32 to top Bullets

Twenty years ago today, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen combined for 58 points as the Bulls earned a 111-98 win to improve to 43-5.

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Jordan's Jordans Through The Years

From the inaugural pair through his last stand with the Wizards, Michael Jordan wore some great-looking shoes. Best of Air Jordans

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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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SC special, Taj Gibson: Cease Fire

The Bulls PF said the last couple of years in the NBA should have been some of the best of his life, but friends' deaths have "traumatized" him.

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Sebastián Christensen ESPN.com 

Primer Juego de las Estrellas fuera de los Estados Unidos #NBAallstarweekend #Canada

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Western Conference All-Star team halted practice to watch a highlight reel air on the JumboTron of Kobe Bryant's past All-Star games. Tons of applause and cheers when t ended.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Yao Ming when asked who would be tougher to face 1-on-1, Steph Curry or Kyrie Irving tells ESPN's Cary Chow: "Shaquille O'Neal. Fortunately I don't have to face Steph."

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Al Horford was vacationing in the Cancun area when he was notified Friday morning that he was replacing Chris Bosh in the All-Star game. "I was out," Horford said. "I was gone with my family. We were relaxing, I had my phones off and I got a call to the hotel. I was shocked. My agent and then coach called me. I had to turn my phone on. They said, 'You need to get over.' "I looked at my wife. She was like, 'Let's do it.'"

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

2016 Hall of Fame finalist Yao Ming tells ESPN's Cary Chow of being selected as a finalist: "It's unbelievable. So very, very surprised. There's a long list of people who could be nominated, so it's a huge honor for me."

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Chris Bosh explains his decision to pull out of All-Star Weekend events because a strained calf: "it just lingered and I didn't feel it was wise to continue to push it, especially with this elongated week that we have off. I just wanted to make sure that I was taking the necessary precautions and being a good professional."

Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

During All-Star practice, when asked if he's been mistaken for another celebrity, Andre Drummond admitted he had. Who? "Greg Monroe."

Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

Red Panda! Glad she's back.

Clarkson hits LaVine downfield for slam

It's the Rising Stars Challenge, but Jordan Clarkson showed off some Pro Bowl skills with this full-court alley-oop.

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Big trade rumors as deadline approaches

Sage Steele and Stephen A. Smith talk potential NBA trades, and they share their thoughts on Kevin Love and Carmelo Anthony.

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Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

Plenty of cheers here at Ricoh Coliseum during All-Star practice for Chris Bosh.

Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

Jimmy Butler is being quizzed on his love for Taylor Swift and the country music that "gets him hyped" before games.

Drummond prefers dance interviews

Kevin Hart tried to give his coach's interview. Andre Drummond prefers a dance interview.

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