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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant gave LeBron James a signed pair of Bryant's signature sneakers after they played each other earlier this week in Cleveland. "They were dedicated to me," James said Friday, "and they're going to go in my trophy case."

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Who's better, Drake as a player or Kobe as a rapper? Kevin Hart: "You're really scraping the bottom of the basement right there. I guess I gotta go Kobe. But he's pretty bad too."

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Kevin Hart is dwarfed by the Sixers' Nik Stauskas on the red carpet.

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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Who takes the final shot: You or Steph?

Turns out, about half the NBA players questioned would rather have Stephen Curry -- and not themselves -- taking a last-second shot.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Jason Sudeikis, when asked who was better, Drake as a basketball player or Kobe as a rapper: "They all pale in comparison to Shaq, don't they? He's the best rapper/baller."

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

O'Shea Jackson Jr. is rocking some impressive bling on the red carpet.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Tom Cavanagh ("The Flash") has used the speed force in his role on TV, but says of his real life game: "I like to use the line 'he's small, but he's slow.'"

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Chauncey Billups never played with Michael Jordan in the NBA, but he gets to play with Michael B. Jordan in the celebrity game tonight (7 ET, ESPN): "He'll be my most famous teammate ever."

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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#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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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.

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The first time D-Wade faced Kobe

It was his first season in the NBA, and Dwyane Wade doubts he was even on Kobe Bryant's radar, which made the pure joy of scoring on him that much more special.

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Klay Thompson: Warriors aim for 73 wins

While Thompson admitted "73 wins doesn't mean a thing without the ring," he confirmed the team is trying for the record. Chasing the Bulls

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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.

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Farewell not sad for Kobe

Kobe Bryant feels honored to have played so long in the NBA: "Guys that I'm playing with that are tearing the league up that were like 4 for my first All-Star Game."

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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.

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Frustrating season for Harden

The Rockets season isn't going the way anyone imagined, but James Harden is optimistic for the season half.

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LeBron's admiration for Kobe

LeBron James says when Kobe Bryant succeeded out of high school, it gave him the confidence he needed as a kid.

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Surpassing Bulls still matters to Curry

Stephen Curry is not taking for granted the rare opportunity the Warriors have to break the Bulls' record mark of 72 wins.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

LaMarcus Aldridge on his first All-Star Game as a member of the Spurs.

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