Rising Stars Challenge

Andrew Wiggins #22 of the World Team goes up to dunk during a game against the U.S. Team during the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge as part of 2015 All-Star Weekend on February 13, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wiggins Shines As World Team Beats U.S. In Rising Stars Challenge

Some of the dunks were impressive — all four contestants in Saturday’s slam dunk contest were in Friday’s game — but the play was spotty.


Jeremy Lin (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)/Dwight Howard (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)

A Break From Lin To Put Focus Back On Howard

Jeremy Lin has been the NBA’s biggest story this month, but the focus shifted back to Dwight Howard, where it began this season, with the NBA’s midseason event in the city he insists he loves but wants to leave.


David Stern (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images), Jeremy Lin (credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kallas: David Stern (Almost) Gets It Right On Jeremy Lin

Presumably, someone with a brain got to the commissioner and Lin was named to play in the Rising Stars Game.


Jeremy Lin plays for the New York Knicks against the Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden - New York, NY - Feb 15, 2012 (credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

NBA Adds Knicks’ Jeremy Lin To All-Star Weekend, Rising Stars Challenge

Charles Barkley praised the addition, saying it was “really stupid the NBA denied him in the beginning.”