The Warriors said that “although not condoning his previous actions that led to the extortion attempt, the Warriors fully support Coach Jackson during this time.”
The Oklahoma City Thunder forward scored 36 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help the West build a 21-point cushion
Bryant and the best of the West held off a furious East comeback, winning 152-149 in the NBA All-Star game on Sunday night.
Bryant broke Jordan’s record of 262 points on a dunk with 4:57 left in the third quarter. That gave him 20 points for the game.
Evans, who got into the competition as a replacement for injured New York guard Iman Shumpert, earned 29 percent of 3 million text message votes cast by fans.
Team New York had the touch from outside and won the Shooting Stars event to open the NBA’s All-Star Saturday night festivities.
Blake Griffin leaped over a car and threw down a two-handed dunk to the accompaniment of a gospel choir, winning the slam dunk contest in iconic style before his hometown fans on All-Star Saturday.
The NBA Commissioner says the league and the players’ association realize the importance of agreeing to a deal before the expiration of the current one on June 30.