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N.B.A. Dunk Contest Goes to Donovan Mitchell, and His Homage to Vince Carter

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:41:02 GMT

Before his winning dunk, Donovan Mitchell peeled off his jersey to reveal a vintage Vince Carter model. Mitchell then executed a 360-degree spin dunk similar to the one Carter used to win the 2000 contest.Mitchell edged Larry Nance Jr., sealing his victory with a close approximation of the 360-degree spin dunk that Carter used to win the 2000 contest.

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On Pro Basketball: The N.B.A. All-Star Game Has Shed a Major Distraction

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:13:30 GMT

DeMarcus Cousins, left, and his New Orleans teammate Anthony Davis during a game last year. They were brought together by a deal hashed out during the 2017 N.B.A. All-Star Game.For the first time in a long time, the trade deadline has already passed. That means the All-Stars can play without rumored deals getting in the way.

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The N.B.A. Dunk Contest Has the History. The 3-Point Contest Has the Stars.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:11:41 GMT

Michael Jordan during the 1988 All-Star dunk contest, which he won, on his final attempt, with a soaring leap from the foul line.The 3-point shot has increasingly become the signature play of the N.B.A. So why shouldn’t it resonate at the league’s All-Star weekend?

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Don Carter, 84, Who Brought the N.B.A. to Dallas, Is Dead

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:17:13 GMT

Don Carter, center, with Ross Perot Jr., left, and Mark Cuban at a news conference in 2000, when Mr. Cuban took over the Dallas Mavericks. Mr. Carter had earlier sold his majority interest to a group led by Mr. Perot but kept a minority stake.Mr. Carter and a partner founded the Mavericks in 1980 and built the team into a model franchise that quickly became a contender.

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‘To Me, It Was Racist’: N.B.A. Players Respond to Laura Ingraham’s Comments on LeBron James

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:44:12 GMT

Dwyane Wade, right, defended his former teammate LeBron James after the Fox News host Laura Ingraham questioned Mr. James’s intelligence.In a segment on Thursday, the Fox News host mocked Mr. James and said he and his fellow basketball stars should refrain from expressing political opinions.

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On Pro Basketball: The Knicks at Midseason: Full Arena, No Plan

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:12:38 GMT

Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay with the Wizards' Bradley Beal. The Knicks blew a 27-point lead and lost to Washington, 118-113, on Wednesday.Frank Ntilikina’s dwindling minutes are a troubling sign that the Knicks have given up on yet another player, and yet another year.

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N.B.A. Stars Get Into the Hollywood Game

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:56:02 GMT

Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors started an entertainment company, Thirty Five Media, in April.Los Angeles is suddenly crawling with basketball royalty like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant, who are developing TV shows, streaming offerings and movies.

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Carry-On: What Joel Embiid Can’t Travel Without

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:00:30 GMT

The all-star basketball player always brings his PlayStation, ChapStick and cologne.

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On Pro Basketball: Milos Teodosic Is for Real, Even if That Cheeseburger Story May Not Be

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:59:09 GMT

Milos Teodosic, the 30-year-old Serbian rookie on the Los Angeles Clippers, digs into a breakfast sandwich. A cheeseburger it is not.The 30-year-old N.B.A. rookie from Serbia is producing plenty of highlights as a Los Angeles Clipper. But stacks of beef for breakfast? No way, he says.

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Cavaliers 121, Celtics 99: On Paul Pierce’s Night, LeBron James Steals the Show

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 01:07:38 GMT

Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics was on the losing end of a battle against his former teammates on the Cleveland Cavaliers, including LeBron James.The Celtics had a postgame ceremony planned for their former All-Star player, but a blowout win for the Cavaliers made the night far less celebratory.

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