Kobe Bryant acknowledges the best days of his brilliant career might be in the past. He still wants to play in another National Basketball Association All-Star game, though.
With the first pick in the 2014 NBA All-Star fantasy draft… ”I’d go with LeBron,” Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan said.
The NBA’s All-Star weekend is a working trip for Damian Lillard, who is set to become the busiest All-Star ever.
Stephen Curry, Kevin Love, Paul George and Kyrie Irving have all been voted NBA All-Stars, putting four first-time starters in the Feb. 16 game in New Orleans.
Charlotte is the home of the Hornets once again. The NBA unanimously approved Charlotte’s nickname change from Bobcats to Hornets on Thursday at the league’s Board of Governors meeting. The original Hornets built a supportive fan base in Charlotte from the time they entered the league in 1988 until they moved to New Orleans in 2002.
Jazz bands are playing, the crawfish boiling and daiquiris swirling Sunday, as partygoers crammed bars and restaurants ahead of Super Bowl 47, the pinnacle sporting event that transfixes America each year.
Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points and rookie Chris Copeland added 22 Sunday as the New York Knicks beat New Orleans 100-87 to snap a three-game National Basketball Association losing streak.
The new year opened with a scene hauntingly familiar from the past for the New Orleans Hornets.
The Los Angeles Clippers, for decades synonymous with long losing streaks, broke a 38-year-old franchise record with their 12th consecutive victory on Friday, beating the Sacramento Kings 97-85.
Anthony Davis fit right in.
Tim Duncan and the wily San Antonio Spurs were celebrating at the end.