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Common performs before the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

Column: Kobe, Ex-Comish Stern Waked as Only NBA Can

Feb. 17, 2020 12:29 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — It's been almost a month since Kobe Bryant died, almost two months since NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern preceded him. If one measure of a man is how much he's missed, well, the Windy City wake honoring both was raucous enough to shake the heavens. The NBA All-Star weekend is supposed...

LeBron James, of the Los Angeles Lakers, talks with the media during the NBA All-Star basketball game media day, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

Bryant casts shadow as NBA's best meet in All-Star Game

Feb. 15, 2020 7:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Kobe Bryant always seemed to be in top form when he stepped onto the court for the NBA All-Star Game. The league's current best will try to match his effort when Team LeBron and Team Giannis meet on Sunday. The All-Star festivities returned to Chicago for the first time since 1988 when...

U.S. forward Miles Bridges, of the Charlotte Hornets, holds the MVP trophy after the NBA Rising Stars basketball game in Chicago, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Bridges, Zion lead U.S. over World in Rising Stars Challenge

Feb. 15, 2020 8:55 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Miles Bridges soared like his boss in Chicago. Zion Williamson delivered his share of punishing dunks, even damaging the rim. It all added up to a high-flying start to the All-Star weekend. Bridges scored 20 points and took MVP honors, Eric Paschall added 23 more and the U.S. beat the World...

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama address the participants at a summit on climate change in Chicago. Obama made an unannounced appearance at an NBA Cares event during All-Star weekend in his hometown of Chicago with several of the league’s top rookies, second-year players and coaches. The event Friday, Feb. 14, 2020,  was for volunteers to fill several backpacks with school supplies, and that work predictably stopped when Obama walked into the room.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

The First Fan: Obama appears at All-Star NBA Cares event

Feb. 14, 2020 5:35 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Zion Williamson and Trae Young are used to meeting fans who are typically a bit nervous during those interactions. This was different. This time, they were nervous to meet the fan. Former President Barack Obama — a huge basketball fan, officially the game’s First Fan during his...

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) attempts a shot as Sacramento Kings guard Cory Joseph (9) and forward Harrison Barnes (40) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Doncic shines in return from injury, Mavs beat Kings 130-111

Feb. 13, 2020 12:24 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Before heading to the All-Star game to play with his basketball idol, Luka Doncic returned from injury to test a pairing that's a lot more important to the Dallas Mavericks sensation. The 20-year-old Slovenian and fellow Euro star Kristaps Porzingis will want to keep this up after the break....

Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) reacts to a missed 3-point attempt by Tim Hardaway Jr. (11) that would have tied the game near the end of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Mavs' Doncic returns after missing 7 games with ankle sprain

Feb. 12, 2020 9:50 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic returned for the Dallas Mavericks for the final game before the All-Star break against Sacramento on Wednesday night after missing seven games with a sprained right ankle. The first-time All-Star injured the same ankle and missed four games earlier this season before spraining the...

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) shoots against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

At All-Star Game, Africa's potential will be showcased

Feb. 12, 2020 2:11 PM EST

The moment was not lost on Giannis Antetokounmpo. The NBA's reigning MVP, a Greek of Nigerian descent who is now starring in Milwaukee, was about to make his first two selections of this year's All-Star Game draft and understood how significant his words would be when they resonated across the world's...

Mavericks sign Kidd-Gilchrist after buyout with Hornets

Feb. 11, 2020 12:25 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks added veteran Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to their young core Tuesday as they close in on the franchise's first trip to the playoffs in four years. Kidd-Gilchrist, the No. 2 pick in the 2012 draft, signed with the Mavericks after taking a buyout from the Charlotte Hornets....

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) celebrates a dunk against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Clarkson, perfect Gobert help Jazz beat Mavericks 123-119

Feb. 11, 2020 12:30 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Another perfect night for Rudy Gobert against Dallas didn't feel much like one with a lead slipping away in the third quarter. The Utah Jazz and their 7-foot-1 center found a way to hang on for the win. Jordan Clarkson scored 25 points before fouling out, helping Gobert and the Jazz beat the...

Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier, left, beats Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. to a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Curry returns home, scores 26 as Mavs rout Hornets 116-100

Feb. 8, 2020 10:26 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seth Curry has watched his older brother Stephen have some memorable homecoming games at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. He figured he needed one of his own. A motivated Curry was impressive Saturday night in his hometown, making his first 10 shots from the field — six of...