Latest NBA All-Star Game News

Game of Phones: 76ers get blown call on bench in blowout

Apr. 13, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — How's this for a blown call: Amir Johnson was busted showing Philadelphia 76ers All-Star teammate Joel Embiid his cellphone on the bench late in a Game 1 playoff loss. Johnson was caught by TV cameras sitting on the bench and scrolling through his phone late in the fourth quarter and...

Russell, LeVert leads Nets to Game 1 stunner over 76ers

Apr. 13, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — D'Angelo Russell rang up a scoring burst that helped Brooklyn dial up an upset and filled Philly's home court with a barrage of boos. All-Star Ben Simmons wants to put the fans on mute — and the Sixers could stand to silence their cellphones. "If you're going to boo, then stay on...

Correction: Cavaliers-Renamed Arena story

Apr. 10, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — In a story April 9 about the renaming of the Cleveland Cavaliers' arena, The Associated Press erroneously reported when the team will host the NBA All-Star Game. It is 2022, not 2020. A corrected version of the story is below: Cavaliers' arena renamed Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Cleveland...

Sixers keep Embiid home from 3-game trip to rest left knee

Mar. 30, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have decided to rest All-Star center Joel Embiid during their three-game trip for precaution with the playoffs approaching. Coach Brett Brown said before the Sixers played at Minnesota on Saturday that Embiid stayed home as part of the team's plan for "load...

Antetokounmpo, James sit out Bucks-Lakers matchup

Mar. 19, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokoumpo and LeBron James, who served as competing All-Star captains, both will miss Tuesday night's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. Antetokounmpo, an MVP front-runner, turned his right ankle during the Bucks' loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday....

76ers All-Star C Embiid returns from sore left knee

Mar. 10, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid is starting for the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday after missing the last eight games with a sore left knee. Embiid was declared good to go against the Indiana Pacers and was playing for the first time since the All-Star Game. The 24-year-old Embiid is averaging 27.3 points...

Pau Gasol signs with NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks

Mar. 3, 2019 8:31 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pau Gasol signed with the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, two days after the 38-year-old Spanish center reached a buyout agreement with the San Antonio Spurs. The two-time NBA champion and six-time All-Star averaged 4.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 12.2 minutes in 27 games for the Spurs...

Embiid hopes to return from knee injury next week for 76ers

Mar. 2, 2019 8:46 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid expects to return to the lineup next week from a sore left knee that has cost him the last five games. Embiid sat out again Saturday night against the Golden State Warriors and has not played since the All-Star game. The 24-year-old Embiid...

Silver: Changes to NBA All-Star Game 'an earring on a pig'

Mar. 1, 2019 5:10 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he would consider shortening the regular season, but only if the league could develop something meaningful to do to replace the games — and revenue — they would be giving up. Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday,...

Former NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson suffers stroke

Feb. 26, 2019 7:12 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson has suffered a stroke. The 48-year-old Anderson recently completed his first season coaching NAIA program Fisk University in Nashville. Fisk said in a statement Tuesday that the university community extends its "thoughts and prayers" to Anderson...