Tweaking the All-Star Game: NBA says goodbye to East vs. West format

Official release The National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today a new All-Star Game format for NBA All-Star 2018 in Los Angeles. This will mark the NBA’s first All-Star Game without a matchup between the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. Under the revamped format, two captains will draft the…

Watch: Winners of NBA All-Star Saturday

All-Star Saturday is one of the most anticipated days during NBA All-Star Weekend. I enjoyed watching the skills challenge and three-point contest, but the dunk contest was lame as usual. NBA unicorn Kristaps Porzingis, Rockets guard Eric Gordon and Glenn Robinson III of the Pacers were the winners of the events. Watch the highlights here:…

Look: NBA All-Star West and East reserves

The reserves for the NBA All-Star West and East squads were announced Thursday (Friday in Manila). NBA All-Star reserves were voted in by the coaches of the league. Here’s the list of players who made the cut for both squads: West reserves Russell Westbrook Klay Thompson Draymond Green DeMarcus Cousins Marc Gasol DeAndre Jordan Gordon…

Look: East and West starters for NBA All-Star Game

The NBA All-Star Game starters for both the East and West teams were revealed Thursday (Friday in Manila). The starters were voted by fans (50%), media (25%) and players (25%). The East squad will comprise of Cavs teammates LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan, Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bulls star Jimmy Butler. The…

Look: 2017 NBA All-Star uniforms

The NBA All-Star Weekend is nearing and adidas decided to reveal the uniforms the players will wear for the midseason spectacle. Charcoal and red for the West. Grey and blue for the East. The 2017 @adidasHoops #NBAAllStar uniforms & warmups! pic.twitter.com/iR6RtpIUik — #NBAAllStar 2021 (@NBAAllStar) January 5, 2017 It looks stale and boring to me….

Players, media to also vote for NBA All-Star starters

For the first time ever, NBA players and basketball media will join fans in selecting the starters for NBA All-Star 2017 in New Orleans. NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by Verizon will tip off at 11 a.m. ET on December 25 (December 26 in Manila) before an exciting lineup of five Christmas Day matchups on…