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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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Jordan Brand gives Kobe full sneaker set

The Jordan Brand gave the 18-time All-Star its full line of sneakers -- 30 pairs in all -- as a retirement gift today at the Jordan Brand All-Star party. Included in the set were the purple-and-gold versions of the Air Jordan III and Air Jordan VIII -- the two shoes Kobe wore in the 2002-03 season. Story

Karl-Anthony's town: Population 2-on-0

If there's no one to stop the break, KAT will break the rim.

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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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Kobe Bryant's All-Star mixtape

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

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Jabari Parker bags himself a unicorn

The Buck tracked down Kristaps Porzingis, much to the Latvian's chagrin.

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Watch out, Jabari Parker's healthy

And rims are scared of a healthy Jabari Parker.

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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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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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Kevin Hart comes out of retirement

Celebrity basketball retirement, that is. He tried to get out, but the game pulled him back in.

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Defense isn't the main priority

All-Star Weekend is for entertainment. Andrew Wiggins is for dunking. This is Wiggins dunking.

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Most Times Leading All-Star Voting Since Fan Voting Began in 1975 Michael Jordan 9 Kobe Bryant 4 Vince Carter 4 Julius Erving 4

Clarkson hits LaVine down field 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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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Best known for his defensive tenacity, Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart didn't get much of a chance to showcase his strengths during Friday's Rising Stars Challenge. Defense took a back seat as Smart and the U.S. posted a 157-154 triumph over the World at All-Star weekend in Toronto. Smart hit his first shot  a 3-pointer  just 30 seconds into the game, but went scoreless the rest of the way. Smart started for US and added four rebounds and five assists over 21:40.

Canada wins Celebrity Game

Drake coached Team Canada to a 74-64 win over Team USA in the 2016 All-Star Celebrity Game.

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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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#SquadGoals: Steph, Ayesha and FLOTUS

When Stephen and Ayesha Curry visited the White House, they sang a song about bananas with the First Lady. 'Ba-ba-ba-banana'

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Bat flips = free food and drinks

Nik Stauskas interviewed Jose Bautista on the benefits of his signature bat-flip and how to bring that swagger to the Sixers.

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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan here in Toronto (pic via Vanessa Bryant's Instagram: @vanessabryant):

LaVine, USA win Rising Stars Challenge

Zach LaVine scored 30 points and was named MVP in USA's 157-154 win over World in the Rising Stars Challenge.

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Zach LaVine wins MVP honors

The Minnesota sophomore took home the top award at the Rising Stars challenge, posting 30 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists on 13-for-20 shooting. His teammate Andrew Wiggins won the award last season.

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