All-Stars give Dwyane Wade farewell fete
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dwyane Wade is adamant that the end of this season will be the right time for him to bid farewell to the game of basketball. The game of basketball spent the weekend disagreeing with him. Wade's final All-Star appearance as a player is complete, a four-day trip that had testimonials, celebrations, moments with his family, countless photos and chats with some of basketball's royalty, and one more lob to LeBron James for good measure. Wade scored seven points in his final All-Star Game, helping Team LeBron get a 178-164 victory over Team Giannis. "If you could wake up and say, 'This is how I would like my perfect day to go, this is how I would like my perfect All-Star weekend to go,' then this was it for me," Wade said.
Team LeBron rallies to beat Team Giannis in NBA All-Star Game
LeBron James was trading lob passes with Dwyane Wade again, one last time. Catching lobs from former teammate Kyrie Irving once again, too. And after making a stepback 3-pointer late, he stared down Joel Embiid to send a message without saying a word. Oh, this mattered to James — and Team LeBron as well. Team LeBron, down by 20 in the second half, finally got firing and went on to beat Team Giannis 178-164 in the All-Star Game on Sunday night.
NBA All-Star Game rewind: 3-point shots, dunks, J Cole and a killer national anthem.
Sunday’s NBA All-Star capped off a successful all-star week in Charlotte, which had to wait a year to get the game. From Steph Curry’s alley oop pass to his two-handed dunk to finish, Sunday’s all-star game was entertaining. To most.
NBA, FIBA announce plans for pro league in Africa
CHARLOTTE, N. C. (AP) — The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa. The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport's global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The initial plan is for the 12-team league to begin play in January, and former President Barack Obama is among those who are expected to have direct involvement with the league's operations. It's yet to be determined which existing club teams will be part of the league.
All-Star: 10 things to know about the weekend
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - With All-Star festivities set to officially begin Friday, here are 10 things to know going into the weekend: BACK TO CHARLOTTE Charlotte hosted NBA All-Star weekend in 1991, and now gets it back a second time to join 14 other cities that can say it hosted the league's showcase midseason event on multiple occasions. Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Seattle, St. Louis, Los Angeles and the L.A. suburb of Inglewood, California, are the other previous multi-hosting All-Star cities. The Bay Area, the Detroit area and the Dallas area are also two-time hosts, though never technically twice in the same city.
Kannapolis Intimidators explain why they’re dropping Dale Earnhardt’s famous nickname
The Intimidator nickname of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt is being dropped by his hometown baseball team because his widow Teresa owns the name and the Kannapolis team can’t build around it at new stadium
Siakam anota 44 puntos y Raptors vencen 129-120 a Wizards
TORONTO (AP) - Pascal Siakam logró la mayor puntuación de su carrera con 44 unidades y capturó 10 rebotes, OG Anunoby anotó también el máximo de tantos de su vida con 22, y los Raptors de Toronto vencieron el miércoles 129-120 a los Wizards de Washington para su sexta victoria consecutiva. Serge Ibaka totalizó 10 puntos y 13 rebotes, en tanto que Kyle Lowry añadió 14 unidades y 13 asistencias por los Raptors, que se valieron de un gran tercer cuarto para remontar un déficit de 12 puntos y conseguir su quinto triunfo en fila sobre los alicaídos Wizards. Jeremy Lin jugó 25 minutos en su debut con Toronto luego de firmar al comienzo del día, tras ser dejado en libertad recientemente por los Hawks de Atlanta.
Man shoots 3 women, killing 1, then leads police on chase
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a man who killed a woman and wounded two others in South Carolina has been arrested after a short police chase in North Carolina. York County Sheriff's spokesman Trent Faris said 35-year-old Marques Heath shot two women in a Rock Hill neighborhood, killing one of them around 10:55 a.m. Tuesday. Faris said at a news conference that Heath then shot a third woman about 15 minutes later. The sheriff's office Twitter account said Heath was arrested around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday after a short police chase in Charlotte, North Carolina. Faris did not have a motive for the shooting, but says Heath appeared to know all three women.
All-Star game marks latest milestone for Michael Jordan
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Buzz Peterson knew Michael Jordan as well as anyone when they were in college. Roommates and teammates at North Carolina, they spent countless days competing on the basketball court in practice and endless hours talking hoops....