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10mKevin 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.

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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.

5hPaul 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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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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19hNBA 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.

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1dTim Fiorvanti

Chalk: Complete list of Feb. 11 NBA lines

The Westgate SuperBook presents the lines for both NBA games on Thursday, Feb. 11 -- the final day of games before the All-Star break.

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


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.


ESPN Staff Now 

J.J. Redick, surrounded by media, praised his opponents, specifically Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, in the 3-point contest.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

J.J. Redick says that he had issues with rhythm and timing during last year's 3-point contest, in part because he wasn't positioned right in relation to the rack. "Not that shooting 3-pointers off a rack is an exact science," he added.

Bucks owner playing celebrity game

Marc Lasry, 55, played a season of Div. III basketball and told NBA commissioner Adam Silver he wanted to play in the game. Silver: "But you're not a celebrity." Lasry: "OK, but I still want to do it." Spoken like a man worth $1.9 billion. The old college try

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Greeny: Dwight can only blame himself

Mike Greenberg believes Dwight Howard could have been an all-time great if he devoted himself to developing his offensive game.


Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

In about 45 minutes, this will be Kobe Bryant's view as he meets the media for his final All-Star Game.

Odom greeted with cheers at Kanye event

Lamar Odom made his first public appearance since being hospitalized in October, attending Kanye West's Yeezy runway fashion show at Madison Square Garden.


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.


Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

There's no question who the biggest stars are at All-Star Weekend. Just check the merchandise booths.

T-Mac puts Kobe above MJ

Tracy McGrady never faced Michael Jordan in his prime but squared off many times with Kobe Bryant, who he says was easily the best player he ever faced.


Henry Abbott @TrueHoop

Adam Silver just had a conversation, on stage at the Tech Summit, with a convincing, talking, full-sized hologram of James Naismith.

Westbrook makes this dunk look easy

Russell Westbrook blew by Pelicans defenders for a thunderous slam.


Emotional night for Thunder

Oklahoma City's Billy Donovan and Kevin Durant comment after their game against the Pelicans, which came in the wake of the passing of assistant coach Monty Williams' wife, Ingrid.


Billups on jersey retirement: 'Unbelievable'

Former NBA player Chauncey Billups had his number retired by the Pistons, calling it a "humbling" and "phenomenal" experience.