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    Blackouts cascade beyond Texas in deepening power crisis Nearly all US kids live in red zones under new CDC school guidance Report: NBA trims All-Star break by a day © Lampson Yip - Clicks Images/Getty Images Numerous players have complained about the NBA putting money over safety by holding an All-Star game. But that’s only a small part of the story. All-Stars just don’t want the burden of traveling to Atlanta in the middle of what they thought would be a break. Yes, some players might want to avoid the trip because it poses coronavirus risks. But, assuredly, some All-Stars are upset they can’t do something else – something that carries greater risk of contracting coronavirus – during that time. Many players just want to rest in the midst of this rushed season. Or vacation with their families. Or do anything more enjoyable than waste a day in an...
    By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer Parties may be part of NBA All-Star weekend next month. They just won’t include NBA All-Stars. Players taking part in All-Star weekend in Atlanta will largely have to remain in their hotels when not at the arena, the league told teams on Monday, and all players and coaches — whether part of All-Star events or not — will have to continue getting tested daily for COVID-19. The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association agreed on those rules, the league said in the memo laying out the health and safety protocols that will apply during the break. The league plans to announce starters for the All-Star Game on Thursday, and the reserves on Feb. 23. The first half of the season ends March 4, and All-Star event participants arrive in Atlanta on March 6. The game and skills contests are March 7 and —...
    Parties may be part of NBA All-Star weekend next month. They just won’t include NBA All-Stars. Players taking part in All-Star weekend in Atlanta will largely have to remain in their hotels when not at the arena, the league told teams on Monday, and all players and coaches — whether part of All-Star events or not — will have to continue getting tested daily for COVID-19. The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association agreed on those rules, the league said in the memo laying out the health and safety protocols that will apply during the break. The league plans to announce starters for the All-Star Game on Thursday, and the reserves on Feb. 23. The first half of the season ends March 4, and All-Star event participants arrive in Atlanta on March 6. The game and skills contests are March 7 and — for some teams — games will...
    Cases fall, variant cases multiply in US; IRS wont push back tax deadline: Latest COVID-19 updates Nearly 60 percent say Trump should have been convicted in impeachment trial: poll Report: NBA hopes to get LaMelo Ball to do All-Star skills competition © Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images Despite the outcry from players, the NBA is not only pushing ahead with plans for the All-Star Game — it’s all about the money — but the plans for the dunk contest (maybe during halftime) and the skills competition are moving ahead as well. With the All-Star Game, the players are voted in/selected by the coaches and, if healthy, have to show up. However, for the dunk contest and skills competition, players are invited and have to accept. It may prove difficult to get the players they want, as those players may choose rest and time off over competing. Who does the...
    Getty Alex Caruso with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Based on how NBA All-Star voting has looked thus far, the Los Angeles Lakers could be well represented. LeBron James will be an obvious selection due to the excellent season he’s put together. Anthony Davis is in the middle of a down year but he’ll still get elected to play in the game. It’s no surprise that those two men will be All-Stars but an unlikely Laker might sneak his way in. With 214,997 votes currently, Alex Caruso is 10th among Western Conference guards. Lakers’ LeBron James and Nets’ Kevin Durant continue to be leaders in second round of NBA All-Star Game fan voting. Warriors‘ Stephen Curry and Wizards‘ Bradley Beal leaders at their position too. pic.twitter.com/rCe7VBQp1z — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 11, 2021 Caruso has emerged as one of the best defenders in the NBA but it’s probably a big...
    Getty Jmmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat reacts against the New York Knicks during the fourth quarter at American Airlines Arena on February 09, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler was speaking to the media following the team’s 101-94 win over the Houston Rockets on February 11, when a reporter asked the five-time All-Star about what it’s like playing with Duncan Robinson, Max Strus, and Tyler Herro. In response, Butler first called out the journalist for not asking what it’s like to be playing with any of his Black teammates. “You basically just named all the white guys on our team.” “I love you for that,” Butler said, before returning the focus of the Heat’s post-game conference back to discussing Miami’s 4-game win streak. “We know what we’re capable of,” Butler said. “We know what we need to do. So going forwards, let’s keep...
    NBA All-Star voting results have begun trickling in and the early return could be setting up a matchup between Team LeBron and Team Kevin Durant. Fan voting for the NBA All-Star teams is open now and ends on Tuesday, Feb. 16. While votes are still being collected, the league has announced some early results and there are very surprises. Kevin Durant is currently the top vote-getter in the Eastern Conference, nearly a million votes ahead of Giannis Antetokounmpo. In the Western Conference, LeBron James leads all players but he’s only 300,000 votes or so ahead of Stephen Curry. This will be the fourth season for the NBA’s new captains format, where the top vote-getters from each conference serve as team captains, selecting their teams from the available pool of All-Star players. LeBron has been a captain all three seasons in this format, playing against Team Steph in 2018 and Team...
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. SUBSCRIBE: Get The Whiteboard delivered daily to your email inbox #OtherContentSpeaking of NBA things coming up, trade season is nearly upon us. Our own Micah Wimmer answers the question of why Andre Drummond has become such a hot commodity on the market. The latest NBA Power Rankings are up! This week is dominated by the Pistons playing to the level of their competition and the Jazz owning their schedule thus far. Speaking of the red-hot Jazz, The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor took a great look at why their blistering start could be for real.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Kobe Bryant is a beloved figure in Philadelphia but that wasn’t the case 19 years ago during the 2002 NBA All-Star Game. Philly fans unmercifully booed the 23-year-old Bryant and the young superstar wasn’t quite happy about it. 19 years ago today, Philly fans booed Kobe Bryant throughout his MVP performance in the 2002 All-Star game. RELATED: Comment Below, Tag 3 Friends; Scammers Targeting Instagram Giveaways Kobe: "My feelings are hurt being from Philadelphia." Don Nelson: "Dont take it personal. They wish they had you." pic.twitter.com/mKoYd75jLs — Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) February 10, 2021 One of the big reasons the pride of Lower Merion High School wasn’t cheered that night — the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA Finals the previous season. RELATED: Suspects Break Through Front Door, Tie Up And Rob Man Inside Center City Apartment, Philadelphia Police Say “My feelings are...
    NBA : HOME • GR (Greek) • NBA news • NBA: At the halftime of the All Star Game the nailing contest (photo) 2021-02-11T15:41:05+00:002021-02-11T15:41:05+00:002021-02-11T15:41:05+00:00. Stefanos Tatsios 11/Feb/21 15:41 Eurohoops.net Stefanos Tatsios The situation in the USA may be difficult with the coronavirus pandemic, but the NBA decided this year to hold the All Star Game. The Eurohoops Team / info@eurohoops.net As announced due to the situation with his pandemic coronavirus, this year NBA All Star Game will be held normally but only for one day on March 7 and based in Indiana. According to Sports Illustrated, as everything shows, the nailing competition will take place normally within the framework of All Star Game but this will happen at halftime of the big match, while it has not yet been finalized when...
    Legislators aim to punish schools teaching 1619 Project France struggling in Sahel information war Report: NBA wants dunk contest at halftime of All-Star Game While a number of the NBA's top stars have opened lobbied against the NBA holding an All-Star Game this season, the league appears committed to holding the contest and beefing up the entertainment. © Reuters/Jerome Miron NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Dallas Mavericks The NBA plans to hold the annual dunk contest at halftime of the March 7 All-Star Game in Atlanta, ESPN reported Wednesday. The skills competition and 3-point shooting contest, which typically are paired with the dunk contest on a different night from the All-Star Game during a weekend-long celebration, also would be held on the same night as the Game this year, according to ESPN. The report indicated that the league and the National Basketball Players Association likely will formalize the health and...
    South African variant of COVID-19 identified in California, Newsom says Im very fortunate: Capitol officer saved Sen. Mitt Romney from the mob Report: NBA planning for halftime dunk contest at controversial All-Star Game As stars chastise the NBA for holding an All-Star Game in the first place, the league is preparing to add a slam dunk contest at halftime of the game reportedly slated to take place in Atlanta on March 7, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The traditional All-Star weekend that was initially scheduled to take place in Indianapolis was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The league and the National Basketball Players Association reportedly agreed last month to a scaled-down event for Atlanta that will take place on one day instead of the annual Friday-Sunday celebration that encompasses a traditional All-Star weekend. Dunk contest wasn't part of original reported plans The intial reported plan included an East vs....
    Riverdale Is a Whole New Show After a 7-Year Time Jump 20 Ways To Save Money Fast Report: NBA working to incorporate dunk contest into All-Star Game While the NBA will not stage its usual All-Star Weekend festivities, the league is trying very hard to make sure one institution does not go uninterrupted this year. © Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports Derrick Jones, Jr. won the slam dunk contest during the 2020 All-Star Weekend. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA is planning to incorporate the slam dunk competition into halftime of the March 7 All-Star Game. A three-point shootout and skills competition are also expected to be worked into the evening in some form. An announcement is expected as soon as this week once the league and the NBPA reach an agreement on the necessary protocols. It’s not clear what form the dunk contest will take. It would likely...
    Getty Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo ranks sixth in NBA All-Star voting right now. The NBA is planning to proceed with an in-person All-Star Game on March 7 amid a global pandemic. The decision has sparked fierce debate from some players who feel the league is putting money over health. The one-night event would combine the skills competitions with the main event, with players, coaches and staff descending upon Atlanta from all over the country. Is it a good idea? It certainly has quite a few detractors, including the NBA’s biggest name. Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James expressed his skepticism last week by stating he has “zero interest” in the All-Star Game. It’s an opinion shared by Kawhi Leonard and Giannis Antetokounmpo. The @NBA players that are playing awesome for their team yet flying under the radar are Detroit’s Jerami Grant, Minnesota’s Malik Beasley, Sacramento’s De'Aaron Fox,...
    5 Things to Know About Britney Spears’ Former Assistant Felicia Culotta Costco and Sams Club membership perks you didnt know about Trae Young comes out in support of playing All-Star Game The NBA’s decision to host an All-Star Game this season has resulted in major backlash, but Trae Young is one player who will not mind participating. © Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports Trae Young, a starter on last year’s All-Star team, ranks sixth among Eastern  Conference guards in the first round of All-Star voting this year. The Hawks star spoke positively on Tuesday about the All-Star Game, which will be held on March 7 in Atlanta. “Obviously it’s in Atlanta, I’d love to be a part of it, if there is a game,” said Young, per Sarah K. Spencer of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “Hopefully we’ve got a couple guys [as] a part of it. But I understand the...
    Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers dunks the ball during the game against the Sacramento Kings on February 7, 2021 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.Adam Pantozzi | National Basketball Association | Getty Images LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Carmelo Anthony, and the usually reserved Kawhi Leonard. These are just some of the players less than enthusiastic about playing an extra basketball game. The National Basketball Association still wants to play the All-Star its held since 1951 in Atlanta next month. The NBA released its voting results on Jan. 27 and said "discussions surrounding a potential NBA All-Star Game are ongoing." And an added benefit: the NBA wants the game to help Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) with Covid-19 relief and vaccine education. But some players are resisting the idea of holding the game during a pandemic. James, the Los Angeles Lakers star, said he'd play but would...
    NBA : In recent days, several NBA players have spoken outright against the celebration of the All-Star Game that will finally be held in Atlanta on March 7. Very resounding voices like LeBron James (if not the most resonant) and Giannis Antetokounmpo have had no trouble making their position known. John Wall and Bradley Beal have also recently spoken out against the event. But there is one aspect that is often lost in the middle of the discussion. And LeBron made it clear in his remarks: The All-Star Game is going to be held only because the Players Union (NBPA) accepted it. In this regard, Chris Paul, president of the union and close friend of James, provided more context on the subject in an interview with Duane Rankin of AZ Central. The Suns point guard is confident that the decision made in conjunction with the NBA was supported by...
    The 25 most memorable Robert De Niro performances Common Real Estate Myths That You Need To Know Chris Paul reacts to criticism of NBAs plans for All-Star Game The NBA’s plans for an All-Star Game have come under heavy criticism from several of the league’s stars, forcing NBPA head Chris Paul on the defensive. © Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Chris Paul’s point that the union is looking out for the full body of players is an important one. The Phoenix Suns guard defended the union’s decision to sign off on the game, adding that he has spoken to the likes of LeBron James and Stephen Curry, and has no issue with the critics. “I’m sure I’m not the only guy in the league that lives without their family,” Paul said, via Dan Feldman of NBC Sports. “And so guys look at that break as an opportunity to see their...
    Getty Giannis Antetokounmpo guarding LeBron James. The NBA is planning to have an All-Star game this season but there’s starting to be a lot of pushback from the league’s top players. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James probably has more pull than any other player and h recently made it clear that he thinks it’s a bad idea to play the game. “I have zero energy and zero excitement about an All-Star Game this year,” LeBron said last week. “I don’t even understand why we’re having an All-Star Game.” When LeBron talks, the NBA typically listens. Now that he’s come out against having an All-Star game, more stars have voiced their concerns. Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo agreed with LeBron. “We all gotta follow the Big Dog, man,” Giannis said of LeBron’s comments, via Eric Woodyard. The back-to-back MVP offered some more thoughts. “At the end of the...
    Pfizer hopes to cut vaccine manufacturing time by almost half Claudia Tenney wins New Yorks Chris Paul on All-Star complaints: ‘The union has always got the full body of players in mind’ Several NBA players – LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo most vehemently among likely All-Stars – have objected to the league holding an All-Star game this year. © Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images Too often missing from the discussion: An All-Star game is happening only because the players’ union agreed to it. National Basketball Players Association president Chris Paul – who, interestingly, is a close friend of LeBron – provided more context on the issue. Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic: "I talked to 'Bron maybe a week or two ago. I talked to Steph. A few guys." NBPA president Chris Paul on #NBAAllStar game as guys like LeBron James have been outspoken against it. "Emotions happen....
    The NBA has changed course and announced plans to hold an actual All-Star Game this year. The league’s biggest stars don’t sound happy about it. As originally designed, the NBA’s schedule for this season included an All-Star break, without a game or any of the other festivities usually crammed into that weekend. The idea was to give players the customary mid-season break to rest their bodies and minds, without taking any additional health and safety risks during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Last week the league announced, in agreement with the NBA Player’s Association, that they would in fact be holding an All-Star Game in Atlanta, presumably with a Dunk Contest and 3-Point Contest as well. The NBPA approved the change which means the league’s players surely had a chance to weigh in but the public response made it sound like a group divided. De’Aaron Fox was quick to say the...
    The 2021 NBA All-Star game has stirred up an uncalled controversy. When the NBA and NBPA announced that this year’s game will be held in Atlanta on March 7, they expected excitement from the players. But that’s exactly the opposite of what went down. Some players like LeBron James have expressed their concern over the safety issues that would arise after conducting this game in the midst of a pandemic. However, Steve Nash seems to have full faith in the league. Steve Nash trusts the league with safety When the league resumed the season last year, the Orlando Bubble was introduced. It ensured all health and safety protocols were in place before they put the players in the Bubble. There was a strict policy on players being in physical contact with the outside world. And it is safe to say that they pulled it off very well and with utmost...
    The Milwaukee Bucks star shares LeBron James’ feelings about the 2021 NBA All-Star Game. This NBA season outside of the Orlando bubble, the league has postponed a total of 24 games (as of this writing) due to COVID-19 health and safety protocol. Taking that into consideration, many were puzzled that the league and players union agreed to go through with an All-Star Game in Atlanta on March 7 … in the middle of a pandemic. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was outspoken about the decision, saying he had “no energy” and “no excitement” for the All-Star Game. As it turns out, Milwaukee Bucks forward and back-to-back NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo shared LeBron’s sentiment. "We gotta all follow the big dog [LeBron], man. The big dog says he has zero excitement, zero energy for the All-Star Game, I’m the same way. … I want to see my family." Giannis shared...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard, MVP of last year’s All-Star Game, suggested the NBA is prioritizing money over the health of its players in planning to stage the midseason exhibition in March. “We all know why we’re playing it,” the Los Angeles Clippers star said Friday night. “It’s money on the line, it’s an opportunity to make more money. Just putting money over health right now, pretty much.” The game and its skills competition will be held in Atlanta on March 7, the league told its teams earlier this week. It remains unclear when players would have to report and how testing will work in Atlanta, or if fans will be part of the game. “We’re playing games now and it’s still a pandemic, doing all these protocols and rules, so it doesn’t really surprise me,” Leonard said on a video call after the Clippers lost to Boston. ...
    Coronavirus cases are falling in the US but experts say its not from the COVID vaccine, yet In California: Troops to support states COVID-19 vaccination sites. And new rules for booze? Everything the NBAs All-Stars have said about having an All-Star game When the NBA and the NBA Players Association agreed to start the season on December 22, they also agreed that there would be no All-Star game. Instead, there’d be a week of rest and recovery for the players between the first and second half of the schedule. © Provided by For The Win Now, that tune seems to be changing despite the NBA’s struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic so far. The NBA is negotiating with the Players Association to have an All-Star game on March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The two sides are in the midst of agreeing to COVID-19 testing and safety protocols...
    Michael Jordan may be retired, but he’s still breaking records. A rare, signed 1997 Upper Deck Game Jersey Jordan card went for nearly $1.5 million at auction this week, obliterating previous marks, according to a Dallas-based auction house. The rare “Air” card is one of just 23 — Michael’s uniform number — and features part of his sweaty jersey from the 1992 All-Star Game in Orlando, Fla. Jordan netted 18 points that day, but the star-studded event was highlighted by the return of Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson, who retired before the 1991-92 NBA season after contracting HIV. Johnson was given the MVP award after his West team defeated the East 151-113. The vintage “near-mint” Jordan was sold by the Dallas-based Heritage Auctions on Thursday for a cool $1.44 million, about a half-mil more than the next-highest Jordan card had notched. Heritage said the record buyer of...
    More On: michael jordan ‘F–k him!’: Michael Jordan turned on actor after insane dominoes game CC Sabathia talks to Jalen Rose about grief — and throws heat at Michael Jordan Michael Jordan’s golf course has a beer delivery drone Scottie Pippen let Michael Jordan know he ‘wasn’t too pleased’ with ‘The Last Dance’ Michael Jordan may be retired, but he’s still breaking records. A rare, signed 1997 Upper Deck Game Jersey Jordan card went for nearly $1.5 million at auction this week, obliterating previous marks, according to a Dallas-based auction house. The rare “Air” card is one of just 23 — Michael’s uniform number — and features part of his sweaty jersey from the 1992 All-Star Game in Orlando, Fla. Jordan netted 18 points that day, but the star-studded event was highlighted by the return of Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson, who retired before the 1991-92 NBA...
    Getty Kevin Durant and James Harden looking at the action of the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte. With all that has been going on in the last year with the coronavirus, many events have either been condensed or canceled altogether. With the midway point of the season approaching fast, questions about NBA All-Star weekend have stirred up around the league. Finally, on February 4, the NBA and NBPA decided that the event will indeed happen on March 7 in Atlanta. While many are grateful and excited for the game and events to precede it, some players around the league question whether it’s wise to have the event, including Brooklyn Nets’ shooting guard James Harden.Harden Thinks the All-Star Game Is a Bad IdeaIn a Zoom interview with reporters after the loss to Toronto, via SNY, Harden was asked about the league having the All-Star Game on March 7....
    Denver program to swap cops for health workers "saves lives," police say Myanmar blocks Twitter, Instagram in tightening crackdown Giannis Antetokounmpo agrees with LeBron James: I dont see the point in playing All-Star Game without fans The NBA's best players have not been shy about their feelings on a possible All-Star Game. Almost all of them are against the idea. De'Aaron Fox started the wave on Wednesday by calling the concept "stupid," and LeBron James took things a step further by calling the proposal "a slap in the face." Unsurprisingly, the reigning regular-season MVP agreed with the defending Finals MVP, as Giannis Antetokounmpostood behind LeBron by telling reporters "we all gotta follow the Big Dog, man." © Provided by CBS Sports "At the end of the day, if we have the All-Star Game, I hope the fans can be there," Giannis said. "And, we can give back to them,...
    By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — The NBA has told players that there will be an All-Star game in Atlanta next month. Most players are in agreement that holding the exhibition game during a pandemic is not a great idea. That includes a Celtics player agreeing with a Lakers player. Granted, the rivalry isn’t what it used to be, but it’s still a bit strange when the two sides unite. LeBron James said Thursday that he has no real desire to participate in any All-Star festivities this season. He’ll participate if (or rather, when) he’s voted in by fans, but it’s not something he’s really pleased about. “I have zero energy and zero excitement about an All-Star Game this year,” James said Thursday night. “I don’t even understand why we’re having an All-Star Game, but it’s the agreement.” James thinks it’s a foolish idea to bring players from...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Lakers superstar LeBron James did not mince words when asked his thoughts about the NBA’s purported decision to cobble together an All-Star Game next month. Head coach Frank Vogel of the Los Angeles Lakers stands with LeBron James against the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on Feb. 1, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Getty Images) “I have zero energy and zero excitement about an All-Star Game this year,” James told reporters after putting up a triple-double in a blowout win over the Denver Nuggets at Staples Thursday night. “I don’t even understand why we’re having an All-Star Game.” ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday that the league is finalizing an All-Star Game for March 7 in Atlanta. The entire event would take place over one day only. After winning the NBA title in October, the Lakers had the shortest offseason in NBA history when the league kicked...
    The NBA has not yet finalized all the details regarding the 2021 All-Star Game, but we do know how the voting process will play out. Ahead of this year’s All-Star festivities, which will reportedly take place March 7 in Atlanta, the league has released the first round of fan voting results. A few big names are unsurprisingly at the top of the lists, but there are some eye-openers on the leaderboards. MORE: LeBron has “zero excitement” for 2021 All-Star Game Kevin Durant and LeBron James emerged as the leading vote-getters in the Eastern and Western conferences, respectively, earning more than 2 million votes each. Trae Young, who finished first among East guards in last year’s returns, didn’t even break the top five at his position. And then there’s the curious case of Klay Thompson, the No. 10 guard in the West despite being out for the season with an Achilles injury. You can...
    To say that Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has little enthusiasm for playing in his 17th NBA All-Star Game this year would be a massive understatement. Following his team’s blowout win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, the 36-year-old issued some harsh criticism at the league and the players union for agreeing to schedule the mid-season classic. “I have zero energy and zero excitement about an All-Star Game this year,” he said, via ESPN. “I don’t even understand why we’re having an All-Star Game.” James’ statement comes after The Athletic‘s Shams Charania tweeted earlier in the day that the event would be held on March 7 in Atlanta, Georgia. Before his report, the fate of the NBA’s annual showcase was in doubt as COVID-19 case numbers in the U.S., although trending downward, continue to be at some of the highest levels since the coronavirus reached American shores last year....
    Loading the player... The NBA told its teams on Thursday night that it expects to finalize plans in the coming week to have an All-Star Game in Atlanta. The game and skills competitions will be held on March 7, the NBA told clubs in the memo, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press. It remains unclear when players would have to report to Atlanta and how testing will work there, or if fans will be part of the game. Read More: NBA’s Karl-Anthony Towns says he was hit by drunk driver, hospitalized during off-season The first-half schedule ends March 4, with the second half set to begin on March 11. The league said it expects to agree to terms with the National Basketball Players Association on testing protocols that will apply to all players during the break, how testing will work for the All-Star event, and...
    Mark J. Terrill/AP Images LeBron James slammed the NBA All-Star Game, saying he had "zero excitement" for it this year. James is not the first player to criticize the plans, but his voice carries a lot of weight. Other players could follow suit and an opt-out clause may allow players to back out altogether. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. LeBron James' criticism of the NBA's plans to host an All-Star Game could be the nightmare scenario for the league. On Thursday, James slammed the plans for the event, saying he had "zero excitement." "I have zero energy and zero excitement about an All-Star Game this year," James said. "I don't even understand why we're having an All-Star Game." James cited the Lakers' short offseason and the pandemic, saying he was hoping for a break in the season in lieu of the All-Star Game. "Coming into this...
    Blizzard conditions cause massive 40-vehicle pileup in Iowa Author James McBride asks us to peer behind ‘the boarded-up windows of Black America’ LeBron James blasts NBAs plan to hold All-Star Game: Kind of a slap in the face LeBron James doesn’t get it, either. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar called out the NBA’s plan to host an All-Star Game next month despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the havoc it has wreaked on the league’s schedule already. He called it a “slap in the face.” James slams NBA plan for All-Star gameJames addressed the game hours after the initial round of voting results and reports the game would be in fact be played. The NFL, which would have held its Pro Bowl last week, had fans vote for players but hosted a virtual event. Results of the first round of fan voting for All-Stars were announced later on...
    NYC Prep School Raises Fees to $58,820 After Parent Pushback House Republicans urge Democrats to call hearing with tech CEOs LeBron James called NBA All-Star Game ‘a slap in the face.’ He’s right The NBA has decided to hold the 2021 NBA All-Star Game after all. The game will take place on March 7 in Atlanta, according to insider Shams Charania. The league was supposed to host the All-Star Game in Indianapolis this season before wisely canceling it due to the pandemic. A move to Atlanta, home of broadcast partner TNT, allows the production crew to put on the game without needing to travel. Instead of a weekend full of All-Star festivities, the NBA is planning to host the game and skill competitions in a single night, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. There is rumored to be a charitable component to the game benefitting historically black colleges and...
    Alejandro Mayorkas fought for refugees and Dreamers. Can he undo four years of Trump immigration policies? In Russia, protests and crackdown bring Belarus to mind LeBron James rips NBA for having All-Star Game LeBron James was critical of the NBA for moving forward with plans to host an All-Star Game this season. © Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James is not a fan of holding an All-Star Game this season. The NBA is finalizing plans to hold an All-Star Game on March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The league would also hold a skills competition as part of the five-day break in the season. Some players feel holding the All-Star Game is an unnecessary risk. James is part of that crowd and also feels the league misled the players about having an All-Star Game. LeBron James just said he has "zero energy and...
    To LeBron James, having an NBA All-Star Game in the middle of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic doesn't sound like a good idea. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar commented on the league’s reported green light to have the festivities in Atlanta in March after the team’s victory against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "I have zero energy and zero excitement about an All-Star Game this year," James said. "I don’t even understand why we’re having an All-Star Game, but it’s the agreement." James, 36, is coming off one of the shortest offseasons of his career. The Lakers won the NBA title in the bubble in October and turned around to start their 2020-21 season in December. POTENTIAL NBA ALL-STAR GAME RETURN 'STUPID' TO HAVE DURING PANDEMIC, KINGS STAR DE'AARON FOX SAYS He called the development of having the All-Star Game, "pretty much a...
    The NBA and National Basketball Players Association have agreed to host the 2021 All-Star Game on March 7 in Atlanta, per multiple reports, but the face of the league isn’t thrilled with that decision. Lakers forward LeBron James didn’t hold back when discussing All-Star plans Thursday night after Los Angeles’ 114-93 win over Denver. James, who led the Western Conference in the first All-Star fan voting returns, told reporters he views the unexpected change in the season calendar as “kind of a slap in the face” to the players in need of a break. The NBA originally postponed what would have been a February All-Star break in Indianapolis, instead giving the city the 2024 All-Star Game. MORE: “Courtside Karen” apologizes for LeBron rowdiness “I have zero energy and zero excitement about an All-Star Game this year,” James said. “I don’t even understand why we’re having an All-Star Game. But it’s the agreement that...
    The NBA has announced plans to hold an actual All-Star Game and LeBron James is loudly questioning what the point is. When the NBA originally laid out their schedule for this season, against the backdrop of an ongoing pandemic, they included a mid-season All-Star break. However, the idea was simply to provide a break as opposed to the usual weekend full of festivities, recognizing the potential issues and complexities of pulling this off safely. However, this week the league announced an agreement with the NBA Player’s Association to hold an All-Star Game and related events in Atlanta on Mar. 7. The announcement was met with fairly widespread disbelief considering a nationwide spike in cases has barely begun to level off and the league itself is still navigating its own challenges with positive test results and a slew of player absences for contact tracing and quarantine that has necessitate rescheduling multiple...
    CDC reports 618 variant cases across 33 states; Johnson & Johnson applies for FDA authorization; 455K US deaths. Latest COVID-19 updates. CQ Future: US-China relations LeBron calls All-Star Game “slap in the face… I’ll be there physically but not mentally” It’s all but official: The All-Star Game is coming to Atlanta on March 7. As the leading fan vote-getter so far, LeBron James is on his way to Atlanta where he will again be an All-Star Game starter. © Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images Just don’t expect him to be happy about it. After the Lakers took care of Denver on national television Thursday night — with LeBron putting up a triple-double of 27 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists — LeBron vented about the NBA’s pivot to play the All-Star Game this season, via Dave McMenamin of ESPN. “I have zero energy and zero excitement about an All-Star Game...
    LeBron James has condemned the NBA for reportedly pressing ahead with the idea to stage an All-Star Game this season, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and mounting player fatigue around the league. All-Star Weekend, which was due to be held in Indianapolis in February, was initially scrapped this season to minimize the possible spread of Covid-19 and to ease the burden on players after a short turnaround of the 2019-20 season, which ended in October. An All-Star Game this term is yet to be announced but is increasingly likely - with Atlanta the host city on March 7. LeBron James has slammed the NBA's reported plans for holding an All-Star Game next month All-Star Weekend was scrapped this term but now an All-Star Game could happen on March 7 The 16-time All-Star and was among the leading vote-getters in the first round of fan voting RELATED ARTICLES...
    LeBron doesn't want an All-Star Game this year. Getty/Streeter Lecka LeBron James has slammed the NBA's plans to "bring the whole league into one city" for an All-Star Game amid the pandemic.  Despite being originally cancelled, it was announced on Thursday that the event will go ahead in Atlanta on March 7. "Obviously, the pandemic has absolutely nothing to do with it at this point," said James.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. LeBron James has slammed the NBA's plan to "bring the whole league into one city" for an All-Star Game in March amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Originally due to take place in Indianapolis in February, the event was cancelled prior to the start of the NBA season due to the pandemic. However, on Thursday, the NBA and the Players Association reached an agreement to hold the event in Atlanta on March 7. Atlanta, Georgia, has...
    The NBA told its teams on Thursday night that it expects to finalize plans in the coming week to have an All-Star Game in Atlanta. The decision to hold the game during the coronavirus pandemic is not going over well with some high-profile players, including Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James. "I have zero energy and zero excitement about an All-Star Game this year," James said Thursday night after passing Wilt Chamberlain for third place on NBA's all-time field goal list. "I don't even understand why we're having an All-Star Game, but it's the agreement." The Lakers had a 71-day offseason, and James had been looking forward to a five-day break to recharge himself. Instead, he's likely headed to Atlanta, a development he called: "Pretty much kind of a slap in the face." Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) dribbles against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of...
    The 2021 NBA All-Star game is just a month away. The NBA and the NBPA confirmed recently that Atlanta will play host to this year’s edition, which will be on March 7. But not everyone is happy about this, and this list includes Los Angeles Lakers star, LeBron James. Unsurprisingly, he is leading the Western Conference votes in the first ballot for All-Star. He was asked about his interest levels for the game following the announcement about the date and venue. “I have zero energy and zero excitement for an All-Star Game,” he said, after the Lakers vs Nuggets game. LeBron added he fails to understand the need for an All-Star game this season. He said, “We were told that we would not have an All-Star game, so we had a nice little break of five days. … A slap in the face and we’re also still dealing with...
    (CNN)It should've been an evening of celebration for the Los Angeles Lakers and, in particular, LeBron James. But following the Lakers' victory in which James passed NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain in the history books, the 36-year-old had other things on his mind. The league's decision to host an All-Star Game -- where fans vote to select the league's best players who play in a one-off spectacle -- in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic has surprised many players. James called the announcement of the game a "slap in the face" for himself and his fellow competitors. READ: 'It's extraordinary. It's an adrenaline rush roller coaster': Inside the Super Bowl halftime showRead MoreJames scores a layup past Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets."I have zero energy and zero excitement about an All-Star Game this year," he told the media after the Lakers' 114-93 win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday. "I...
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    The NBA is planning on having an All-Star Game on March 7 in Atlanta, but the league’s biggest-name player isn’t happy about it. “I have zero energy and zero excitement about an All-Star Game this year,” LeBron James, who had a triple-double, told reporters after the Los Angeles Lakers’ 114-93 win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night at Staples Center. “I don’t even understand why we’re having an All-Star Game.” James, who had 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, called the decision a “slap in the face” amid a COVID-19 pandemic. James still will play in the game, but won’t be giving his best. “I’ll be there physically but not mentally,” he said. The NBA told its teams it expects to finalize pl ans in the coming week. The game and skills competitions will be held on March 7, the league told clubs in the memo, a copy...
    Getty Images LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers. It’s safe to say that Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has no interest in playing in an NBA All-Star game this season. In fact, James feels like the league planning to play the annual game is a “slap in the face” considering the short offseason and packed schedule. “I have zero energy and zero excitement about an All-Star Game this year,” James, a 16-time All-Star, told reporters after the Lakers beat the Nuggets on Thursday. “I don’t even understand why we’re having an All-Star Game.” LeBron James just said he has "zero energy and zero interest" in an All-Star Game this year and calls it "a slap in the face" after league said it wasn't going to have one. "I don't even know why we're having an All-Star game," he said. — Bill Oram (@billoram) February 5, 2021...
    The NBA told its teams on Thursday night that it expects to finalize plans in the coming week to have an All-Star Game in Atlanta. The game and skills competitions will be held on March 7, the NBA told clubs in the memo, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press. It remains unclear when players would have to report to Atlanta and how testing will work there, or if fans will be part of the game. The first-half schedule ends March 4, with the second half set to begin on March 11. The league said it expects to agree to terms with the National Basketball Players Association on testing protocols that will apply to all players during the break, how testing will work for the All-Star event, and when players will have to report back to their home markets to begin preparations for the second-half schedule....
    Getty LeBron James with Kevin Durant. After weeks of speculation of whether it would happen, the NBA Officially announced a date for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game. The game will take place on March 7 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Shams Charania of The Athletic was the first to report the news. The date is expected to be finalized on Thursday. The NBA and NBPA have agreed to host the All-Star Game on March 7 in Atlanta, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Sides are finalizing details of the plan as soon as Thursday. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 4, 2021 Kevin Durant Has the Most All Star VotesTo nobody’s surprise Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James is one of the leading vote-getters in the first round of all-star votes, however Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant leads all vote-getters with 2,302,705 votes. Durant is on his way to...
    Alexandria City Public Schools sets date for reopening; Arlington refuses to follow suit Coast Guard rescues 66 fishermen stranded on floating ice chunks De’Aaron Fox has brutally honest take on NBA All-Star Game The NBA’s decision to hold an All-Star Game in Atlanta in 2021 hasn’t gone down well with a player who might actually have a shot of playing in the game. © Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports If De'Aaron Fox happens to make this year's All-Star Game, he more than likely will play in it. Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox was asked for his thoughts on the league holding the game this season, and he did not hold back, saying it was “stupid” to try to go through with the event. De'Aaron Fox on the possibility of an All-Star Game this season: "I’m going to be brutally honest, I think it’s stupid. If we have to wear masks...
    Kevin Durant and the Nets will complete the first third of their 72-game schedule on Friday against Toronto, and the former NBA MVP’s injury comeback could not be going better in Brooklyn. After missing all of last season following 2019 Achilles surgery, Durant is averaging the third-most points per game (30.8) of his career. The league also announced Thursday that he has garnered the most votes for the All-Star game among all players in the first set of balloting results. With more than 2.3 million already, the 10-time All-Star is narrowly ahead of Lakers star LeBron James and Golden State’s Stephen Curry league-wide and comfortably ahead of Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo (1.75 million) for the most among Eastern Conference forwards. Durant told Mike Krzyzewski and Dave Sims on the Duke coach’s radio show Thursday that he has used what Coach K told him while playing for Team USA — winning two...
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    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gary Trent Jr. scored 24 points and Enes Kanter had 17 points and 18 rebounds to lead the undermanned Portland Trail Blazers to a 121-105 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night. Carmelo Anthony had 22 points for the Trail Blazers. Joel Embiid scored 37 points for the Sixers. Tobias Harris added 12 points and 11 boards. Embiid puffed-up his All-Star game credentials in a game that otherwise lacked star power. Sixers guard Ben Simmons sat out with tightness in his left calf. Portland played without Damian Lillard (abdominal strain) and Derrick Jones Jr. (left foot sprain). Throw in four players already out with injuries — including CJ McCollum (left foot) — and the Trail Blazers were down to nine players. Sixers President Daryl Morey replied, “I am not fooled” hours before the game to a tweet that noted all of Portland’s injuries. He had reason...
    By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer The NBA told its teams on Thursday night that it expects to finalize plans in the coming week to have an All-Star Game in Atlanta. The game and skills competitions will be held on March 7, the NBA told clubs in the memo, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press. It remains unclear when players would have to report to Atlanta and how testing will work there, or if fans will be part of the game. The first-half schedule ends March 4, with the second half set to begin on March 11. The league said it expects to agree to terms with the National Basketball Players Association on testing protocols that will apply to all players during the break, how testing will work for the All-Star event, and when players will have to report back to their home markets to begin...
    The NBA All-Star Game will reportedly go on in Atlanta next month despite a handful of games being postponed because of ongoing coronavirus issues plaguing some teams in the league. Sacramento Kings star De’Aaron Fox wasn’t exactly on board when it came to holding the game. The guard, who wasn’t among the top 10 vote-getters in the first fan return for the All-Star Game voting, said Wednesday it was "stupid" to have it while the pandemic is still ongoing. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "If I'm going to be brutally honest, I think it's stupid," he said, via ESPN. "If we have to wear a mask and do all of this for a regular game, then what's the point of bringing the All-Star Game back? Obviously, money makes the world go round, so it is what it is." Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox, left, goes to...
    With the NBA potentially getting ready to host the All-Star Game this season, Sacramento Kings star De’Aaron Fox couldn’t be more against the idea.  Believe it or not, the NBA All-Star Game could be coming to your television sets in early March. While it would certainly be great to see the best players in the world put on a show on the same hardwood, the fact that this is on the table in the middle of a pandemic doesn’t sit well with many. This includes Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox. This week, the standout made it quite clear he’s against the All-Star Game taking place due to the coronavirus pandemic, with cases continuing to rise across the country.De’Aaron Fox is against the All-Star Game potentially taking place next month“If I’m going to be brutally honest, I think it’s stupid,” Fox said via ESPN. “If we have to wear a mask...
    Julius Randle submitted the latest evidence for his case to be an All-Star on Wednesday night in Chicago, when he poured in 27 points, six rebounds and six assists in the Knicks’ win over the Bulls. But playing like an All-Star does not guarantee a spot on the All-Star team, especially in this year’s crowded class of Eastern Conference players, despite how Randle’s teammates may feel about his candidacy. “Honestly, it’s not even a question,” point guard Elfrid Payton said before the Knicks flew back to New York for an off day Thursday. “I don’t even know what we’re talking about. He’s definitely been playing at an All-Star level. “We’ve been winning. I don’t think it’s really a debate. I think it would mean a lot to him. He puts in a lot of work, a lot of things that people don’t see. We all work here, but...
    Films from 2020 that should win Oscars, but wont 14 Reasons You Didn’t Get a Call Back After a Job Interview Kings star DeAaron Fox says having an NBA All-Star Game this season is stupid but players can be fined if they dont go © Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images De'Aaron Fox. Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images The NBA is expected to announce an All-Star game to be held in Atlanta on March 7. Fox told reporters that he felt the idea was "stupid," given the intense COVID-19 protocols. The NBA has already postponed 24 games due to COVID protocols. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Count Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox among those questioning the possibility of an NBA All-Star Game this season. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA and Players Association are "progressing" toward an agreement to have an All-Star Game, to be held in Atlanta on March...
    De'Aaron Fox. Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images The NBA is expected to announce an All-Star game to be held in Atlanta on March 7. Fox told reporters that he felt the idea was "stupid," given the intense COVID-19 protocols. The NBA has already postponed 24 games due to COVID protocols. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Count Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox among those questioning the possibility of an NBA All-Star Game this season. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA and Players Association are "progressing" toward an agreement to have an All-Star Game, to be held in Atlanta on March 7. According to Wojnarowski, the All-Star Game is one of the season's top fan engagement events and may have a financial impact on the shortened season that largely does not include fans. On Wednesday, Fox told reporters that he felt the idea was "stupid," given the league's intense...
    Klay Thompson hasn’t played a game in two seasons, yet in a perfect testament to his universal popularity, he’s still 10th among Western Conference guards in the voting for the NBA All-Star Game next month. Even while rehabbing from a torn Achilles tendon, fans haven’t forgotten the 30-year-old Thompson, who earned 99,094 votes when the results of the first round of the voting was released by the NBA Thursday. Stephen Curry, though, made the Warriors’ biggest splash with 2.11 million votes to lead all Western Conference guards. Curry is more than 700,000 votes ahead of Dallas’ Luka Doncic, who is the No. 2 guard. Curry is one of just three players with more than 2 million votes since the voting began last week. Former Warrior Kevin Durant of the Nets leads all players with 2.30 million votes while also pacing Eastern Conference frontcourt players. LeBron James, at...
    Despite growing COVID-19 concerns, the NBA has announced that an All-Star game will be happening this season. The NBA season is moving along in 2021 despite growing COVID-19 concerns. A lot of fans won’t get the chance to see their teams in action this year because of the virus. Only 10 NBA teams are allowing fans in arenas for games and even then, it’s at a reduced capacity. The sports world championed the NBA’s institution and execution of a ‘bubble’ for their sports league last year in the heat of the global pandemic, and yes, by the numbers, they did an excellent job. The league has continued to be the standard for COVID-19 protocol amongst sports leagues and is statistically doing well at managing the virus again this year. There haven’t been any positive tests in the NBA since Jan. 27. Zero positive COVID-19 tests among 482 players since Jan....
    BOSTON (CBS) — When the NBA hosts its All-Star Game in Atlanta next month, it looks like the Celtics will once again have a pair of representatives. Boston stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are sitting pretty in All-Star voting based on the first round of results, which were released Thursday. Tatum ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference frontcourt with 822,151 votes, trailing Kevin Durant (who leads the East with 2,302,705 votes), Giannis Antetekounmpo (1,752,185) and Joel Embiid (1,584,028). Brown also sits in fourth place among Eastern Conference guards with 590,195 votes, behind Bradley Beal (1,273,817), Kyrie Irving (1,093,611) and James Harden (1,014,763). Both players certainly deserve their spot in this year’s exhibition, especially Brown, who was snubbed last season. Brown is having a career year for the Celtics, averaging 26.4 points off 52 percent shooting overall to go along with some stellar defense. Tatum is averaging a career-best 26.8...
    One of the NBA’s bright young stars is calling out the league’s plan to hold an All-Star-Game. “If I’m going to be brutally honest, I think it’s stupid,” Kings star guard De’Aaron Fox told reporters Wednesday night after the Kings’ win over the Celtics. “If we have to wear a mask and all this for a regular game, then what’s the point of All-Star being back? Obviously, money makes the world go round, so it is what it is.” De’Aron Fox on Jan. 20, 2021Getty Images The 23-year-old Fox is off to a fantastic start and could make his ill-timed first appearance this season. He’s averaging 22.3 points, 6.6 assists and 47.3 percent from the field. If he is selected for the game, Fox said he would attend to avoid a “hefty fine.” While no deal is finalized, the NBA and players association is progressing towards an agreement, ESPN.com reported....
    One of the NBA’s bright young stars is calling out the league’s plan to hold an All-Star-Game. “If I’m going to be brutally honest, I think it’s stupid,” Kings star guard De’Aaron Fox told reporters Wednesday night after the Kings’ win over the Celtics. “If we have to wear a mask and all this for a regular game, then what’s the point of All-Star being back? Obviously, money makes the world go round, so it is what it is.” De’Aron Fox on Jan. 20, 2021Getty Images The 23-year-old Fox is off to a fantastic start and could make his ill-timed first appearance this season. He’s averaging 22.3 points, 6.6 assists and 47.3 percent from the field. If he is selected for the game, Fox said he would attend to avoid a “hefty fine.” While no deal is finalized, the NBA and players association is progressing towards an agreement, ESPN.com reported....
    The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Thursday morning that the NBA and National Basketball Players Association have agreed to host the 2021 All-Star Game on March 7 in Atlanta. Not everyone is feeling enthusiastic about holding the event. After the Kings’ 116-111 win over the Celtics on Wednesday night, Sacramento guard De’Aaron Fox was asked whether he was surprised by the discussions surrounding the All-Star Game considering that the league had to postpone several contests over the past month because of COVID-19-related issues. He didn’t pull any punches with his response. MORE: “Courtside Karen” apologizes for LeBron James rowdiness “If I’m gonna be brutally honest, I think it’s stupid,” Fox said. “If we have to wear masks and do all this for a regular game, then what’s the point of bringing the All-Star Game back? But obviously money makes the world go ’round, so it is what it is. I’m not really worried about it. If...
    College student buys video games for childrens hospital with part of GameStop earnings Biden administration officially calls Myanmar coup a coup Report: NBA All-Star game to be East vs. West Plans for the NBA to hold an All-Star game, dunk contest and 3-point contest in March in Atlanta? © Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports They’re advancing. Adrian Wojnarowski: Story filed to ESPN: The NBA and NBPA are progressing toward an agreement for an All-Star Game on March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, a single-night event that would encompass an Eastern vs. Western Conference game and skills competitions, sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 2, 2021 After three years of captain-picked teams, returning to East vs. West format is a strange choice. Does the NBA believe players are less likely to fraternize across conferences? I’m struggling to see how this format would prevent the spread of coronavirus....
    Philip Seymour Hoffman: A Life in Pictures Nonprofit tied to Amalgamated Bank looks to capture corporate donors through new fund following Capitol Hill riot NBA seems oddly determined to play an All-Star Game Despite some arenas allowing a small number of fans to be in attendance (with mixed results), the NBA has been and will continue to be a made-for-TV sport this season. © Provided by Awful Announcing Considering how much the NBA’s All-Star festivities are built around the in-arena experience (which translates to the home audience; a dunk contest is a lot less exciting in an empty gym), not to mention the myriad risks of playing amidst a pandemic, and the idea that the league would push forward with an actual exhibition game feels pretty odd. Yet that’s exactly what the NBA and the NBPA are reportedly planning to do, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski: The NBA and...
    Millions of Americans could lose their homes despite President Bidens eviction moratorium order Bidens family separation task force could end a troubling chapter in US history Report: NBA working toward agreement on March 7 All-Star Game, skills competition It looks like the 2021 NBA All-Star Game may happen after all. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Tuesday that the NBA and NBPA are working toward an agreement to hold an All-Star Game at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena on March 7. Story filed to ESPN: The NBA and NBPA are progressing toward an agreement for an All-Star Game on March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, a single-night event that would encompass an Eastern vs. Western Conference game and skills competitions, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 2, 2021 The original 2021 All-Star Game was supposed to be held in Indianapolis on Feb. 14. It was canceled due to...
    The NBA All-Star voting has begun. Every year, there are snubs, and every year, there are unexpected selections. Many players have been consistent performers over the years, but have still missed out. Let’s look at some players who should finally get their first NBA All-Star appearance this season. #1 Zach LaVine If there is any player the fans desperately want to see in the All-Star game, it is Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine. He has been playing at an All-Star level for a few years now, but this year he should definitely make it. Currently, he is averaging 27 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game, and it will be criminal if he misses out once again. Jan 10, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) dunks the ball in the first quarter against the LA Clippers at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY...
    NBA All-Star voting opens Thursday, without any final determination yet if there will be an actual All-Star Game this season. The league said Wednesday that "discussions surrounding a potential NBA All-Star Game are ongoing." The Associated Press reported Monday that there have been talks about having an All-Star Game that would benefit historically Black institutions and COVID-19 relief, though no plan has been finalized. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM But the league also wants players worthy of being named All-Stars this season to get their due, whether the game is played or not. Voting opens at noon Eastern on Thursday and will run through 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Feb. 16. "Naming NBA All-Stars is an annual tradition that honors an exclusive group of players for extraordinary performances during the season," Byron Spruell, the NBA’s President of League Operations, said in a statement released to AP. "We look forward to...
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    The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association are engaged in discussions about possibility holding an All-Star Game in early March, with Atlanta targeted as the host city, ESPN reported on Monday. The NBA canceled its traditional All-Star Weekend, which had been scheduled for Indianapolis in February, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the sides are discussing moving the game, along with a scaled-down All-Star Weekend events, to Atlanta on March 7. The NBA’s midseason break is March 5-10. The game could be held at the Hawks’ State Farm Arena or at one of the city’s historically black colleges and universities’ (HBCU) campus gyms. NBPA president Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns supports the idea, which would feature HBCUs and provide COVID-19 relief funding. Holding an All-Star Game would be a massive undertaking. Atlanta-based Turner Sports could televise the game. But the game would still require a significant effort...
    More On: nba Nets’ hunt for big man brings them back to Cavs NBA fans to attend games thanks to COVID-19-detecting dogs How Nets are addressing their biggest roster need Shaq’s awkward interview with NBA star couldn’t have gone as planned The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association are engaged in discussions about possibility holding an All-Star Game in early March, with Atlanta targeted as the host city, ESPN reported on Monday. The NBA canceled its traditional All-Star Weekend, which had been scheduled for Indianapolis in February, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the sides are discussing moving the game, along with a scaled-down All-Star Weekend events, to Atlanta on March 7. The NBA’s midseason break is March 5-10. The game could be held at the Hawks’ State Farm Arena or at one of the city’s historically black colleges and universities’ (HBCU) campus gyms. NBPA president Chris Paul...
    Perry Botkin Jr., Composer Behind The Young and the Restless Theme, Dead at 87 A surge in options trading is pushing around the stock market — and bringing back memories of the dot-com bubble NBA targeting early March for potential All-Star Game Despite the cancellation of the traditional All-Star Weekend festivities, the NBA is still trying to put together an All-Star Game for the 2020-21 season. © Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the NBA and National Basketball Players Association are discussing the possibility of holding an All-Star Game in early March. Atlanta is being eyed as a possible site to play the game, with March 7 as a preliminary date. That would put the game in the middle of the already scheduled midseason break. Atlanta is the preference for multiple reasons. Turner Sports has the broadcast rights to the game, and they are headquartered...
    The NBA, just one month into the 2020-21 season, is having second thoughts about cancelling its annual All-Star Game, according to a Monday report from ESPN. Festivities planned for Indianapolis in February had been nixed because of COVID-19 concerns. But a proposed midseason event could now take place elsewhere on March 7. The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association are reportedly discussing what a 2021 All-Star Game might look like. Atlanta is considered a top option to host on short notice, per the report; the NBA’s stated basis for letting the game happen could be to “allow for a game to financially benefit historically Black colleges and universities and COVID-19 relief.” MORE: Anthony Anderson’s incredible story about beat ing Michael Jordan in dominoes The Celtics and Wizards are among the teams that have been ravaged by COVID-19 cases this season, leading to game postponements and health concerns...
    FAU Dance Team Honors Their Former Captain Who Died After Her Head Was Trapped Between Car and Payment Machine Biden raises the bar on vaccines and suggests US will get to 1.5 million a day Report: NBA in talks with union about holding All-Star game as COVID-19 wreaks havoc on league schedule The NBA and NBPA are in discussions to hold an All-Star game in March, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports The NBA is reportedly considering re-upping the 2021 All-Star Game in Atlanta. (Reuters/Chris Aluka Berry) Atlanta is on the table as a potential host, according to the report. The league announced in November that it was postponing the 2021 All-Star Game originally scheduled for February in Indianapolis. “Public health conditions prevented the Pacers, the NBA All-Star Host Committee and the NBA from appropriately planning and executing fan-focused All-Star activities in Indianapolis that were envisioned...
    The NBA, the National Basketball Players Association and representatives from historically Black institutions met Monday to discuss how a possible All-Star Game this year could benefit HBCUs as well as COVID-19 relief efforts, said a person with direct knowledge of the conversation. There are multiple cities being discussed as potential hosts, Atlanta among them, according to the person who spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no details have been publicly announced. The current focus of the conversation is for an All-Star Game only, not the Rising Stars game or the typical All-Star Saturday events such as the skills competition, 3-point contest and dunk contest, the person said. ESPN first reported the plans for a revised All-Star and Atlanta’s emergence as a potential host. The entire notion remains fluid, based on what happens with the virus in the coming weeks. The current discussions also do not call...
    Getty LeBron James, Lakers It is not the most-remembered NBA rivalry in the long career of Lakers star LeBron James, but it was his first. Back in the middle of the 2000s, when James was making his first trips to the postseason, he repeatedly saw the same foe: the Washington Wizards. In fact, for James first three postseason appearances 2006-08), his Cavaliers faced off against the Wiz in the first round, winning all three battles. The star of those series for the Wizards was guard Gilbert Arenas, who averaged 24.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 5.3 assists in his three matchups against James’ Cavaliers. What struck Arenas after watching James in those series was not what James was able to accomplish, but it was that he could have done so much more but instead chose to get his teammates involved and take over the game at the prime moment....
    Getty Miami Heat All-Star Jimmy Butler has been out since Jan. 9 due to COVID-19 protocols. Jimmy Butler hasn’t played a basketball game since Jan. 9 after being sidelined due to the NBA’s strict COVID-19 protocols. The Miami Heat have gone 2-5 during a brutal seven-game stretch without their best player, but there are reinforcements on the horizon. According to the Sun-Sentinel’s Ira Winderman, Butler is expected to be cleared from pandemic protocol today and could be back on the court as soon as Thursday. It’s a “matter of conditioning” as the team gets set to host a six-game homestand at American Airlines Arena in Miami, with those coronavirus-sniffing dogs at the entrances. Butler is averaging 15.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.3 assists in 29 minutes per game. Meanwhile, Heat guard Avery Bradley is about two days ahead of Butler in his health protocol status. He told Chris Haynes...
    Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown has been an All-star contender for as long as one can remember. The 6’6” small forward showed tremendous growth from his rookie season in his sophomore year. Unfortunately, a complexity of equations around him stopped his name from appearing on the coveted list. The Greens drafted JB in 2016 and followed that amazing draft with Jayson Tatum’s pick in 2017. This investment in the team rebuilding paid off as they played three conference finals in the past four seasons. However, Jaylen’s contribution still did not enjoy as much spotlight as his counterparts’. Jaylen Brown and the tough road towards the All-star mention Jan 17, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) drives the ball against New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett (9) in the second quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Last year, the Celtics finished #3 on...
    The NBA still has not announced whether there will be an All-Star Game this season due to COVID-19 restrictions. Whether or not it’s played, Knicks forward Julius Randle hopes to be named to the squad for the first time in his career. Randle was averaging career bests in scoring (22.8 points per game), rebounds (11.0) and assists (6.1) through the Knicks’ 7-8 start, while tied for the second-most minutes logged in the league with teammate RJ Barrett (37.1 per game). “You always strive to be the best version of who you are. You set goals and stuff like that. It’s obviously something that I want, obviously. But it’s not something that I’m focusing on,” Randle said on a Zoom call before Thursday’s game against the Warriors in San Francisco. “I’m really just focusing on this team, getting lost in the team, trying to figure out the best way, every night,...
    (CBS Local)- While college football season is over, the year is far from done for players looking to make the jump to the NFL level. For many players, the draft process includes playing in an All-Star game with the opportunity to impress scouts from across the league. One such game, that has been running since 1946, will be airing on CBS Sports Network this year. The Hula Bowl, held at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, features 80 of the top college prospects from across the country as well as Japan, Canada and Australia. CBS Sports Network will have the coverage of the game on Sunday, January 31 at 9:30 p.m. EST. The full list of players can be seen on the Hula Bowl site, but it includes players from national champion Alabama, SEC foe Auburn, Army West Point, the Naval Academy, Coastal Carolina and of course, the hometown University of...
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