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NBA-Divac says Kings traded Cousins after better offer (Reuters)
21 Feb 2017 at 5:05am
Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac said on Monday that the team moved quickly to trade All Star DeMarcus Cousins after receiving a better offer two days earlier. Cousins learned shortly after Sunday's All Star Game that he had been shipped to New Orleans in a five-player blockbuster deal that left many scratching their heads at Sacramento's decision. The combustible big man had an up-and-down relationship with Kings management but the franchise had vowed not to trade Cousins in recent days before changing course.
Big hit for Bulls, 'Benny's Day Off' connects online (The Associated Press)
20 Feb 2017 at 10:15pm
Dancing on the roof, microphone in hand as he lip-synched to ''Twist and Shout,'' Benny the Bull was putting on quite a performance as his tricked-out black van rolled through downtown Chicago. The story starring the Chicago Bulls' mascot played out almost in real time on social media on a recent Monday, with scenes posted on Snapchat right after they were recorded throughout the day. The team also tweeted the effort while the crew headed to the next location, fans tuning in to see what Benny would do next.
Anthony Davis breaks NBA All-Star Game scoring record to claim MVP (Ball Don'...
20 Feb 2017 at 3:52am
Anthony Davis put on a show for his home crowd in New Orleans. Any player representing the host team at the NBA?s All-Star Weekend must suffer through a busy few days. New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis most definitely did not take it easy in Sunday?s main event, a 192-182 win for the West over the East.
LeBron James talking a good game, still playing a great one (The Associated P...
19 Feb 2017 at 7:45pm
Older, wiser and more aware of the world, LeBron James is unafraid to let his views known on politics or social issues or even the business of basketball. ''I've been vocal about a lot,'' James said Saturday. Whether it was his stance on the presidential election where he supported Hillary Clinton, expressing his displeasure about Phil Jackson's characterization of the people closest to him , speaking directly to fans through video messages or even saying his Cleveland Cavaliers need another playmaker to help with their NBA title defense, James has been taking full advantage of his massive platform .
Robinson wins NBA slam dunk contest (AFP)
19 Feb 2017 at 5:22am
Glenn Robinson scored a perfect 50 on his final dunk to capture the NBA All Star Game's slam dunk title after leaping over three people for a dynamic two-handed reverse jam. Indiana Pacers forward Robinson jumped over teammate Paul George, the club's mascot and a Pacer cheerleader to easily win the contest over Phoenix Suns rookie Derrick Jones. The Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan and the Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon were eliminated in the earlier rounds.
The Latest: Robinson wins dunk contest, caps Saturday events (The Associated ...
19 Feb 2017 at 4:36am
Glenn Robinson III of the Indiana Pacers is the All-Star slam dunk champion. Robinson beat Derrick Jones Jr. of the Phoenix Suns in the final round. Jones failed to go over three people - or rather, one man, one Suns dancer and Suns' mascot The Gorilla - and get a dunk down in his first attempt of the finals, yet got 37 points.
Silver: NBA will keep eye on state's inclusion policies (The Associated Press...
19 Feb 2017 at 2:08am
The NBA is continuing to monitor how states are handling laws regarding the protections of transgender people, with Commissioner Adam Silver warning that any less-than-inclusive policies will help the league decide where to hold All-Star Games going forward. Silver, in his annual state-of-the-league address at All-Star Saturday night, said he has spoken with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper - whose state was originally set to host this All-Star weekend - about the controversial and divisive HB2 law, one that the recently elected Cooper has said he wants repealed. ''Our values, our league-wide values in terms of equality and inclusion are paramount to this league and all the members of the NBA family, and I think those jurisdictions that are considering legislation similar to HB2 are on notice that that is an important factor for us,'' Silver said.
LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony miss All-Star media day (The Associated Press)
17 Feb 2017 at 8:19pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Cleveland's LeBron James and New York's Carmelo Anthony did not attend NBA All-Star media day events on Friday.
By the numbers, here's a look at NBA All-Star weekend (The Associated Press)
17 Feb 2017 at 7:27am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- You know the names. Now know the numbers.
NBA standings (Reuters)
17 Feb 2017 at 3:40am
Feb 17 (Gracenote) - Standings from the NBA on Thursday EASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Boston 37 20 .649 - 2. Toronto 33 24 .579 4 3. NY Knicks 23 34 .404 14 4. Philadelphia 21 35 .375 15 1/2 5. Brooklyn 9 47 .161 27 1/2 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Cleveland 39 16 .709 - 2. Indiana 29 28 .509 11 3. Chicago 28 29 .491 12 4. Detroit 27 30 .474 13 5. Milwaukee 25 30 .455 14 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Washington 34 21 .618 - 2. Atlanta 32 24 .571 2 1/2 3. Miami 25 32 .439 10 4. Charlotte 24 32 .429 10 1/2 5. Orlando 21 37 . ...

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