Bucks push for 2022 or 2023 NBA All-Star Game
The Bucks are rising on the court and in the national limelight. Now, they want to showcase their new arena off to the world in 2022 or 2023.
NBA All-Star game expected to be a slam dunk for L.A.’s economy
The NBA All-Star game at Staples Center this weekend is expected to generate $116 million in spending by visiting and local basketball fans, a 36% increase over the economic impact seven years ago when Los Angeles last hosted the event.
Hornets’ Kemba Walker replaces Kristaps Porzingis on Team LeBron for All-Star 2018
Walker becomes an NBA All-Star for the second time, having made his All-Star Game debut last year in New Orleans. The seven-year veteran is averaging 22.6 points, 5.8 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 51 games.
Klay Thompson, Kyle Lowry, Paul George and Bradley Beal headline Three-Point Contest Field
NBA Slam Dunk Contestants: Aaron Gordon, Victor Oladipo, Larry Nance Jr. and Dennis Smith Jr.
NBA Unveils Logo For 2019 All-Star Weekend In Charlotte
The logo pays tribute to the Hornets and the city of Charlotte by featuring the team’s iconic teal and purple colors, along with three icons – a crown, basketball and star – to symbolize the Queen City and the NBA’s annual celebration of the game.
Goran Dragic to replace injured Kevin Love on Team LeBron
The Miami Heat’s Goran Dragic has been selected to replace Kevin Love on Team LeBron. Love went down with a broken hand during the Cleveland Cavaliers’ loss to the Detroit Pistons. He is expected to be out for 6-8 weeks.
Utah Jazz to bid for upcoming NBA All-Star Game
The Utah Jazz plan to submit a proposal to host the NBA All-Star game in either 2022 or 2023. The decision comes on the heels of a $125 million renovation to Vivint Smart Home Arena that debuted at the beginning of this season. The 2023 game would be 30 years after the Jazz last hosted the All-Star Game in 1993.
Pistons’ Andre Drummond selected as replacement for John Wall
It’s the second All-Star nod for Drummond, who previously made the All-Star Game in 2016. He’ll suit up for Team LeBron. Drummond is carrying averages of 14.7 points, 15.1 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and a career-high 3.8 assists per game.
Simmons, Embiid. Smith and Mitchell lead NBA Rising Stars Challenge rosters
Fourth game for the new NBA Rising Stars format: Team USA – Team World.
A somewhat informed, mostly speculative guess at NBA All-Star Game draft order
There were no TV cameras. We, the fans, deserve to know who was taken when. We deserve to know who the All-Star Game’s Mr. Irrelevant is so we can mock him relentlessly.
Dwane Casey to coach Team LeBron in the All-Star Game
The Raptors moved to 33-15, which puts them second in the conference. Since Celtics coach Brad Stevens was the All-Star bench boss last year, he’s ineligible.
The uniforms are here, and they’re very simple
The jerseys are fully black and white and feature giant team logos on the front torso. Meanwhile, the backside features large numbers that are the same color as the jersey’s primary color, but with the name and number outline in an accented black or white. The player names are underneath the numbers.
Paul George and Andre Drummond headline the top snubs
Now that we know all of the All-Stars, the next order of business, is discussing who got snubbed. Here are three players from each conference who had legitimate claims to make the game.
NBA All-Star Game rosters announced
Team Lebron: Irving, Durant, Cousins, Davis, James. Beal, Wall, Westbrook, Oladipo, Porzingis, Love, Aldridge.
Team Stephen: Harden, DeRozan, Antetokounmpo, Embiid, Curry. Lillard, Butler, Thompson, Lowry, Green, Towns, Horford.
NBA players to pocket $100K bonus each for winning 2018 ASG
Each player on the winning team will receive $100,000, and the losing team players will pocket $25,000, league sources said. The only modification is the winner’s compensation, with a $50,000 boost from previous years.
The 8 most bizarre and hilarious takeaways from NBA All-Star voting
But this is the NBA, of course, so no voting-based rewards come without controversy and head-scratching. Here are the most surprising, confusing, and hilarious things we learned
Doc Rivers, Tom Thibodeau think All-Star Game rosters should be expanded to 15, want draft televised
Rivers, like many players, coaches and fans also believes that the upcoming All-Star Game draft between captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry should be televised. As an added bonus, Rivers also believes that the league’s coaches’ vote should be made public as well.
Final voting results announced on Thursday Jan. 18
These are the 10 starters for the 2018 Toronto NBA All-Star Game:
Irving – DeRozan – James – Antetokounmpo – Embiid – Curry – Harden – Durant – Davis – Cousins
Pharrell and N.E.R.D headline NBA All-Star game’s halftime show
The NBA announced that 11-time Grammy winner Pharrell and his hip-hop-rock band N.E.R.D will headline the halftime show at the 2018 NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles next month.
Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns deserves to be an All-Star
Karl-Anthony Towns’ versatility and drive are just two of many traits that has made him so good in the early stage of his career, and he’s finally in a position to have a legitimate case to make the All-Star team in the Western Conference.
London in line to host NBA All-Star Game, says commissioner Adam Silver
Silver is eager to see London host the league’s All-Star Weekend. “It’s something we’d love to do, to play our All-Star Game in London or Europe. We have talked about it for years. Logistically it’s very difficult because of the length of break we’d have to take around the game.”
Ben Simmons on course to make history after latest NBA All Star fan voting numbers released
Ben Simmons is on course to make history as Australia’s first NBA All Star after climbing another position in voting. The NBA released the second official fan voting results — which accounts for 50 per cent of the starting selection process — with Simmons third on the list of Eastern Conference back-court players.
Adam Silver Explains Why Captains Picking 2018 NBA All-Stars Won’t Be on TV
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Wednesday that the captains’ selections for the 2018 All-Star Game draft won’t be televised because “there was a sense from the players that it put them in an impossible position.”
What LeBron James’ NBA All-Star voting tweets really tell us
James has taken to Twitter himself with the hashtag “#NBAVote” and stumping for players both on and off his team. He has history with all of them, and with his 40.4 million followers, James is sure to have a lot of influence.
Lou Williams belongs in the NBA All-Star Game, seriously
Williams spent his first seven seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers and his next six as a journeyman, suiting up for five different teams. The Clippers are the sixth stop of his career, and the 31-year-old has never been better. In fact, Williams, a free-agent-to-be, is pushing toward ending his constant movement around the league.
Second round of voting results for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game released on Jan. 11
Lebron James (East) and Stephen Curry (West) are leading the way.
2018 NBA All-Star Game: 5 More Format Revisions to Consider for New Year and Beyond
The February 16-18 event in Los Angeles will give us our first taste of a changing All-Star Weekend but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t already be considering additional changes to the NBA’s biggest weekend.
Which Players Deserve To Be First-Time NBA All-Stars This Season?
The Crossover’s Madelyn Burke, DeAntae Prince, and Jared Zwerling discuss which budding stars deserve to be first-time NBA All-Stars this season.
Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler deserves to be an All-Star
He was put into a situation where he was asked to become the leader of a team he had yet to play a game with. Now it is fair to say Butler has met that expectation. He has proved to be the leader of the Wolves. His presence is a huge reason the Wolves are in position to snap their 13-year playoff drought.
Giannis would pick LeBron for his All-Star team, jokes they could develop friendship before free agency
“So, first of all, if my teammates aren’t available — I’m going with my teammates — I’d gotta go with LeBron James,” Antetokounmpo said with a laugh. “The best player in the world. We can have a good relationship in free agency — you never know, he might come play here.”
NBA fans are tricking people into helping their favorite players rack up All-Star votes
NBA All-Star voting on social media opened on Christmas Day, and fans were instructed to include one player’s first and last name in each tweet along with #NBAVote to cast their votes on Twitter. What a nice idea to promote your favorite players online with your friends!
Scott Brooks makes case for Bradley Beal as 2018 NBA All-Star
Beal is having another stellar season this year, averaging 23.4 points per game. That is just a continuation of his impressive production from last season when he just barely missed out on his first All-Star appearance.
Upset in the making! Fans mount campaign for Spencer Dinwiddie All-Star!
The support is coming from fans retweeting Spencer Dinwiddie #NBAVote. One RT = One vote. On Saturday, Dinwiddie’s #NBAVote total on Twitter was nearly double that of some Houston Rockets guard named Harden.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Says He’d Have A Million All-Star Votes ‘If Everybody Could Spell My Name Right’
According to the NBA’s voting rules, Antetokounmpo’s first and last name must be spelled correctly for the vote to count.
2018 NBA All-Star Game: 7 Possible Debuts
The 2017-18 NBA season has seen a number of breakout players making their mark on the league, but the seven players we have picked out here are on a whole other level to their competition and are performing at the best form of their careers.
Klay Thompson to Compete in 3-Point Shootout If He Makes All-Star Team
The 27-year-old is having another terrific season from beyond the arc. His 110 made three-pointers rank second in the league behind James Harden (133), and he’s shooting a career-best 45.8 percent from long range.
Boston Celtics hope to host 2022 NBA All-Star Game
The Celtics franchise is looking to snap a 53-year streak of not hosting the midseason classic.
Ballot for 2018 NBA All-Star Game unveiled
The 2018 NBA All-Star Ballot was unveiled on December 25. You can vote through January 15.
The NBA is missing the point of the All-Star Game Draft if it’s not televised
Over the past couple of years, the NBA All-Star Game has gotten even less serious than it had been, which is saying something. It is borderline criminal that the NBA would make this change and then undercut it completely by keeping the process secret.
Early NBA All-Star Game locks, debates, snubs: Towns, Drummond, Klay tough calls
We are less than three weeks from Christmas Day, which means we are also three weeks from the opening of voting for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. It’s always a tough choice, especially this early with so many good players off to hot starts. This year is no exception.
Bradley Beal already had all-star momentum, now he deserves a selection
He carried the sympathy of being a snub. Last February, Beal came close to being selected as an injury replacement for Kevin Love. Though Beal was averaging more than 24 points and the Wizards owned the best record in the East during a stretch of games following the all-star reserves announcement, Carmelo Anthony got the nod.
Name one player who could earn their first All-Star selection
Each week, we ask our scribes to weigh in on the most important NBA topics of the day. _________ is putting together a solid case to earn his first NBA All-Star selection this season.
Pacers’ Victor Oladipo well on his way to securing first all-star bid
While many Pacers have played important roles in keeping the team in the playoff hunt, there is little question Oladipo has been the face of the Pacers’ surprising start.
NBA All-Star Game 2018: Projecting starters, reserves in battle for final Western Conference spots
The West is so stocked with upper-level talent that, even without those big names, making the 12-man roster will be difficult.
NBA All-Star Game 2018: Projecting starters, reserves in competitive Eastern Conference race
For the East, we have five starters projected and are looking to determine which seven players will fill out the reserves. Here’s our ballot now, followed by the candidates.
Predicting The 10 Biggest 2018 NBA All-Star Snubs
There are just so many incredible talents in the NBA and a limited number of roster spots, so obviously, not all great players actually get the chance to make the All-Star game regardless of how good they play.
Chicago to host NBA All-Star 2020
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced on November, 10 that Chicago has been selected to host 2019 NBA All-Star. The 69th annual game will take place at the United Center on Sunday, Feb. 16.
It’s time we stop treating Ben Simmons like a Rookie of the Year contender, and more like a potential All-Star
Naturally, we all entered the NBA regular season expecting to see the Australian — who was just coming off a season-ending foot injury — slowly find his footing in the league, en route to a campaign that could put him in the Rookie of the Year discussion.
NBA: Top 10 candidates to be first-time All-Stars in 2017-18
The 2017-18 NBA season will give plenty of young players — and even established talents — their chance at earning the first All-Star bid of their careers. Here’s a look at the 10 most likely candidates to add an All-Star appearance to their Wikipedia page this year.
Warriors Reportedly Submit Bid to Host NBA All-Star Game
With Chase Center scheduled to be the new home of the Golden State Warriors in time for the 2019-20 season, the team has submitted a bid to host the NBA All-Star Game. The bid submission year is murky. However, league sources say the earliest it would be is for 2021.
Stephen Curry already has some ideas if he’s an All-Star Game captain
“Probably one of my teammates … until you run out of those options,” he said with a knowing grin. “Then you’ve got to figure it out. You don’t go into a draft knowing what pick 9-10-11 is going to be. You have to see how it all unfolds.”
No more East vs. West as NBA revamps All-Star Game format
Under the revamped format, two captains will draft the 2018 All-Star teams from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves, making selections without regard for conference affiliation.
2018 NBA All-Star Supplier Diversity Program
The NBA All-Star Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Program has been providing for more than 15 years opportunities to qualified minority-owned, woman-owned and other diverse supplies (M/WBEs) to participate in the NBA All-Star procurement process. Interested vendors who are in Toronto area need to:
- Complete and submit the on-line application.
- Attach in the application or submit proof of certification as an M/WBE by one of the certified agencies approved by the NBA.
– Minority business enterprises (MBEs), women business enterprises (WBEs), or lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered (LGBT), veteran-owned business enterprises
– Able to legally and effectively deliver goods and services in the requested location(s)
– Regularly provide goods and services that match our targeted list of commodities
– Maintain our minimum level of required liability insurance based on the commodity area
For additional questions/inquiries about the program, visit ==> https://allstarsupplierdiversity.nba.com/supplier-faq/
Larry Bird drives IndyCar to deliver Pacers’ All-Star Game bid
Larry Bird drove a Pacers-branded IndyCar to the NBA offices in New York City on Monday to deliver the team’s bid to host the 2021 All-Star festivities.
Detroit Pistons submit bids to host NBA All-Star Game in Detroit
The Detroit Pistons submitted bids to bring the NBA All-Star Game to Little Caesars Arena in 2020 and 2021.
Charlotte to host NBA All-Star 2019
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that Charlotte has been selected to host 2019 NBA All-Star. The 68th annual game will take place at Spectrum Centre on Sunday, Feb. 17.
Bucks want to host 2020 or 2021 NBA All-Star Game
“It is time to up the heat and put a lot of pressure on our friends at the NBA”, said Peter Feigin about the effort to host the NBA All-Star Game in the year 2020 or 2021. “What better way than the league to further endorse/promote one of the smaller-market teams than…an All-Star Game.”
Adam Silver: NBA All-Star Game will be ‘reset’ next year to be more competitive
The NBA commissioner says changes will be made for 2018. Speaking at a panel at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said that the All-Star Game will be different — and more competitive — next season.
10 moments to remember from NBA All-Star 2017
Taking a look back at the events, words and performances that stood out from a big weekend in New Orleans.
The NBA Slam Dunk Contest can be fun again with these 3 changes
We saw in 2016 that the Dunk Contest can still be great. How do we make that happen every year?
NBA All-Star Game scoring madness: West 192 – East 182. MVP Anthony Davis.
Glenn Robinson wins a disappointing Slam Dunk Contest
Houston Rockets Eric Gordon wins the 3 Point Shootout Contest
Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis is the new Skills Challenge winner
Jamal Murray (36 points) and Team World won the NBA Rising Stars Challenge.