In a game that is truly about a school-yard game and just having fun in the biggest spotlight of the NBA season, the players "brought it."
It's back to business for the NBA -- the All-Star weekend is over and the second half of the season begins. The San Antonio Spurs who maintain the best record in the NBA finished the first half with three wins and they picked up where they left off.
While the NFL is cracking down on head injuries and the MLB continues to investigate performance-enhancing drugs, many are overlooking one of the biggest health issues in all of sports: the ACL tear.
This weekend is NBA Commissioner David Stern's last NBA All-Star Game where he will sit in the driver's seat in the same manner that astronaut Neil Armstrong sat in the commander's seat of Apollo 11.
As the congratulatory wishes come in to mark the 50th birthday of Michael Jordan, one the greatest basketball players of all time, I am struck by the iconic image of MJ in flight and what it represents for all of us.
James, frustrated with the comparisons, took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to voice his opinion on the situation.
This nation is obsessed with rankings. Who is best? Who is number one? Who should be number one? So it should not come as a shock that there are a lot of people who have decided that now is a good time to conjure up a Micheal Jordan vs. LeBron James debate.
So far the reviews on Howard's commitment to that work have not been stellar. It doesn't really matter if that's my opinion, but it does matter if it is Kobe Bryant's opinion.
Greg Oden will face an uphill battle in his return to the NBA. If he is able to return to full strength, like Amar'e Stoudemire and Jason Kidd, he provides a high rate of return for the team that assumes the risk of signing such a chronically injured player.
Rest assured, the Wizards are not suddenly some juggernaut. Their 13-35 record puts them in second to last place in the Eastern Conference and that unimaginable start to the season basically ruined any playoff hopes they may have had.
The ABL is the first professional basketball league in the United States to play FIBA rules with the aim of placing players on teams of international professional leagues. And there is no shortage of talent in the new league.
Kobe is putting the responsibility on his big men, Dwight, Pau and Earl Clark to be active and aggressive in the post, and demand the ball. If they do not seem engaged or aggressive positing for the ball, Kobe has recently thrust his bigs into the spotlight and they "had" to deliver.
Even though Iverson was born in Virginia, he's a native son of Philadelphia and has given hope to troubled individuals that walk a similar path as the star guard.
Allen Iverson is an all-time great -- but can he actually get on an NBA roster and help a team win ball games, and perhaps that elusive NBA championship?
The lockout is in the rear view. That's official. That's a fact. Done. Finee. Kaput. You can bet your Tuuka Rask on it.
In Boston's double overtime win against the defending champion Heat, the Celtics looked like they may be a classic example of addition by subtraction.