Published: Mon, February 18, 2019
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Dirk Nowitzki snubs LeBron James on handshake attempt during All-Star Game

Dirk Nowitzki snubs LeBron James on handshake attempt during All-Star Game

As for the reserves, it'll be LaMarcus Aldridge, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson, Ben Simmons, Bradley Beal, Karl-Anthony Towns and Dwyane Wade for Team LeBron. Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News reported the quote from Doncic, who stated that he "couldn't sleep" after hearing he may take the spot of Davis on Team LeBron.

Kevin Durant was named the MVP of the game, as he scored 31 points and seven rebounds. I also get that the Pelicans seemingly did not want to give into the Lakers, as it seems as if Davis has been planning to team up with LeBron James the second he signed in LA.

Wade and Nowitzki checked in together again in Sunday's All-Star Game, entering the game to a rousing ovation with just under a minute remaining in the first quarter. Players like Milwaukee Bucks' point guard Giannis Antetokounmpo and Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook have made this difference. Let's not forget about that fresh retro Hornets jacket he wore. He launched into "A lot" as he walked into the crowd at midcourt and then broke into "ATM" as the lights dimmed. The freakishly long Greek star slammed Curry's unconventional alley-oop pass home, with both benches reacting in disbelief. The Pelicans are going to trade Davis to whichever team offers the best package for him, and if Davis truly plans to explore free agency in 2020 regardless, the Pelicans have no incentive to send Davis where he wants to go. It's a good thing defense isn't the focal point of this game, because if it was this would be a big loss for Team LeBron.

Kevin Durant leads Team LeBron with 13 points but James Harden is struggling, going 1 of 7 from the field.

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Stephen Curry is favored to be the MVP, as he has 9/2 odds.

Behind Nowitzki's 14 All-Star appearances, the Maverick with the next-most is Rolando Blackman, with four, then Mark Aguirre with three. When the second half began, the Pelicans announced that Davis was out of the remainder of the game with a left shoulder injury, The Pelicans won 131-122. Antetokounmpo leads all scorers with 18 points. Giannis registered 11 rebounds, five assists, one steal, and three turnovers. He defends out there beyond the 3-point line. Here are the full rosters for Team LeBron and Team Giannis.

Early in the fourth quarter, Curry shot a 3-pointer from the right wing while getting fouled by someone who's usually his teammate.

Davis requested a trade late last month and indicated he is open to playing for just about any other franchise. "To be that young and already at the top of the class as one of the elites in the game, it's a joy to watch his progression".

Mike Malone (Team LeBron) and Mike Budenholzer (Team Giannis) are the two head coaches in tonight's matchup.

The 2019 NBA All-Star Game is at 8 p.m. EST on Sunday, February 17, at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Bet on Team Giannis at -5.5.

But Team Giannis could have a hard time going against a stacked team that includes LeBron James, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant starting.

The soulful rendition by the Charlotte native had social media buzzing.

It's an incredible answer from an incredible basketball player. This is usually deserved, but in some cases a player makes it when there are better players that year.

Marc Stein of the New York Times told ESPN Radio prior to the game that it was "nonstop Anthony Davis talk" during the weekend's festivities.

Deloris pushed National Basketball Association moms to get together as a group -because there is power in numbers- and make an impact in their communities.

"The suggestion actually came from a fan in an email to me", commissioner Adam Silver said Saturday at his All-Star press conference, according to ASAP Sports.

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