All Stars

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 15:  (4 of 8) John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards dunks the ball during the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night as part of the 2014 All-Star Weekend at Smoothie King Center on February 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wall Leads East To All-Star Dunk Triumph

Wall’s sensational slam finished off a clean sweep for the Washington star, Paul George and Terrence Ross in the contest’s new battle format, helping the Eastern Conference earn a 2-2 tie against the West on All-Star Saturday night.

02/15/2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 15: Marco Belinelli #3 of the San Antonio Spurs shoots during the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night as part of the 2014 All-Star Weekend at Smoothie King Center on February 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Belinelli Wins All-Star 3-Point Contest

The Italian, who previously played for New Orleans, needed to win a tiebreaker round in the final to beat Bradley Beal.

02/15/2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 15: Chris Bosh #1 and Dominique Wilkins #21 of the East Team celebrate during the Sears Shooting Stars Competition on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night as part of the 2014 All-Star Weekend at Smoothie King Center on February 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Bruce Yeung/NBAE via Getty Images)

Team Bosh Wins All-Star Shooting Stars Contest

Miami’s Chris Bosh and teammates Dominique Wilkins and WNBA player Swin Cash had a final-round time of 31.4 seconds.

02/15/2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 15: Trey Burke #3 of the Utah Jazz and Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trailblazers high five during the Taco Bell Skills Challenge on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night as part of the 2014 All-Star Weekend at Smoothie King Center on February 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lillard, Burke Take NBA All-Star Skills Challenge

The skills course consists of dribbling around obstacles, passing to targets, and hitting shots from medium and close range. The winning time was 45.2 seconds.

02/15/2014

The red carpet on 42nd Street for the ninth annual MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show. (credit: WCBS 880's Paul Murnane)

MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show Gives Fans Free Up-Close Look At Players

The trip started at Bryant Park on 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue, on about 80,000 square feet of red carpet, and continued past Grand Central Terminal.

07/16/2013

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Five Changes To Make The NBA All-Star Game Better

By: Martin Sumners The NBA All-Star Game was introduced in 1951. Initially, the game was an almost quaint two-hour exhibition and although held in non-cosmopolitan cities such as Ft. Wayne, Indiana, it was often elegantly […]

02/24/2012