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Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner, says it would be best for team to keep...

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban calls tanking "brutal" but acknowledged that he told his team that it would be best to lose for the rest of the 2017-18 season.The trade deadline created a lot of movement in the...

2018 NBA All-Star Game ratings down slightly from last year

NEW YORK -- A new format for the NBA All-Star Game had a negligible impact on television ratings.Total viewership for the game was down slightly compared to last year, although it improved over 2014, the previous time the...

Tiago Splitter, former Spurs champion, retires from NBA

Former Spurs center Tiago Splitter has officially announced his retirement from the NBA.After battling a chronic hip injury the last two years, the 33-year-old from Brazil said in a post on his Twitter account that "the time to...

LeBron James leads the shot in the arm the All-Star Game needed

LOS ANGELES -- On a night when the NBA wanted to restore a showcase event to its rightful glory, the league's most visible superstar, LeBron James, ignited the team that carried his namesake to a 148-145 win in...

Controversy erupts over Fergie’s national anthem at All-Star Game

LOS ANGELES -- Fergie tried something different with her national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game, and not everybody was cheering.The Black Eyed Peas singer's slow, bluesy rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Sunday before the 67th edition...

Philadelphia 76ers’ JJ Redick criticized for using racial slur in video

After drawing criticism for appearing to use a racial slur while wishing Chinese fans a happy new year in an online video that surfaced Sunday, Philadelphia 76ers guard JJ Redick offered an explanation and an apology in a...

NBA All-Star Saturday Night Skills Challenge, Dunk Contest, 3-point contest reactions

Saturday night during NBA All-Star Weekend is famous for a good many things: a genuinely thrilling 3-point contest, a skills challenge featuring the only chest passes you'll see all season, and ridiculous high-concept dunks involving the leaping-over of...

Adam Silver discusses potential playoff changes ideas

LOS ANGELES -- NBA commissioner Adam Silver floated the possibility of a modified playoff seeding system Saturday that could pit the league's best two teams against each other in the Finals without changing the number of teams from...

Grading the Slam Dunk Contest

The NBA Slam Dunk Contest is the main event of All-Star Saturday and arguably the most subjective event of the weekend. Here's how the high-flying quartet graded out in an exhibition of showmanship that included tributes to three...

NBA Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo never thought he’d be an All-Star

Los Angeles -- Giannis Antetokounmpo is set to start in his second consecutive All-Star game on Sunday at just 23 years of age. He always dreamed of being an NBA player, but, as he addressed a throng of...

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