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Team LeBron Edges Team Steph in 2018 All-Star Game

Team LeBron Edges Team Steph in 2018 All-Star Game

Aside from moving ahead of Roberston in assists, the four-time league MVP also leaped past former Celtics greats Larry Bird and Dave Cowens to tie Kevin Garnett for 12th place in total rebounds with 88 for his career.

"As was the goal with the revamped format-which also included more money on the line for the players and the charities they support-the game was considerably more competitive and entertaining than in years past, even featuring impassioned calls for review, key defensive stops, and intensity that made for a more meaningful affair".

In interviews with CNNMoney.com and ESPN's "The Jump" during All-Star weekend, Silver said he and the players agreed to hold off on televising the first All-Star draft to see how it and the All-Star Game itself were received. "We did it the right way", Curry said in the news conference.

"Format was great", James said in the post-game news conference. If we don't play good basketball, we'll lose.

The NBA All-Star Game is usually a lacklustre affair of no defense and insane shots.

LEBRON James finished just two assists shy of a triple double as he dominated the NBA All-Star game to lead the team he captained to a 148-145.

Durant, however, said the Warriors have bigger things to worry about than the standings. Russ was able to make one move, they switched, and Russ kind of was left up in the air. With players more accessible, relatable and fun than ever, it continues to defy logic that the league's signature event should be so sterile and corporate.

Championships are fun
Championships are fun

When asked, again, who he would pick for his All-Star team, Antetokounmpo said, "I would pick LeBron". Team Stephen inbounded the ball to Joel Embiid, who set a high screen and handed it off to Curry.

Team LeBron rallied from an 11-point deficit with six minutes to play, finishing the game on a 25-11 run. "At that point you're just trying to make a play, and nothing really surfaced".

James was complimentary of Los Angeles as a host city all weekend, a fact that is not likely lost on Lakers fans. The Warriors can just barely free up the cap space to sign James outright, but it would mean gutting their team, and having Durant take a massive pay cut, something he already did this season.

"It is different", O'Neal told Sporting News this weekend. Plus, the Lakers are the one team on this list that could promise James that he wouldn't be the only superstar coming on board this summer.

There is something plain weird about being in Los Angeles for a celebration of the best of pro basketball and finding so few players from the LA franchises among the best.

James said the initial plan was to get the ball to Russell Westbrook and let him drive to the basket.

It frustrated players as well, who universally stood behind James and Durant.




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