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For those who haven’t filled out their NBA All-Star ballots yet, according to this compelling argument from teammate Timofey Mozgov, Ty Lawson definitely deserves a vote. Mozgov released this video with a simple plea: “He’s a good dude, you’ve got to vote for him … and again have a good day and don’t drink and drive.” For The Win

December 2, 2014 Updates

The city of Cleveland is vying to host the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, but LeBron James isn't so sure he wants the exhibition to come to town. "It would be too much for me," James said following shootaround Tuesday in advance of the Cavaliers' game against the Bucks. "It would be too much for me. I think it would be great for us to host it, but hopefully I'm no good in that year if we get it. I don't want it. My family, friends -- I don't want it. Too much." The Cavaliers were recently part of a bid led by the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission to host the weekend extravaganza, a league source confirmed to ESPN.com. Northeast Ohio Media Group earlier reported Cleveland's bid. ESPN.com

December 1, 2014 Updates

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission have submitted a bid to host the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. Cavaliers Chief Executive Officer Len Komoroski and President and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission David Gilbert both confirmed to Northeast Ohio Media Group that the bid has been placed. Cleveland Plain Dealer

New York is hosting the NBA All-Star Game in 2015, followed by Toronto in 2016, leaving vacant slots in 2017 and 2018. Based on recent studies of other cities that have hosted the All-Star Game, Gilbert estimates the city of Cleveland would experience an economic impact of approximately $100 million. Cleveland Plain Dealer

November 14, 2014 Updates

The NBA is expanding the All-Star ballot to include all players, and pushing back the start of voting so fans can better consider their choices. Voting for the Feb. 15 game in New York will open Dec. 11. It traditionally began this week, when teams aren't even 10 games into their seasons. The ballot on NBA.com will for the first time feature every player in the league. It formerly included only 60 players per conference who had been selected by a media panel. NBA.com

November 13, 2014 Updates

The NBA is expanding the All-Star ballot to include all players, and pushing back the start of voting so fans can better consider their choices. Voting for the Feb. 15 game in New York will open Dec. 11. It traditionally began this week, when teams aren't even 10 games into their seasons. The ballot on NBA.com will for the first time feature every player in the league. It formerly included only 60 players per conference who had been selected by a media panel. ESPN.com

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Adam Silver: “I realize you can’t just take the existing 82 game schedule, regular season plus playoffs then just plop another tournament down on top of it. I think you’d have to take a serious look at the All-Star break if it were a midseason tournament, the game itself, events around All-Star, but conceivably what a midseason tournament could look like is some number of teams, you could either begin with all the teams and have a single-elimination tournament, it’s another area where through floating the idea, I’ve gotten some really interesting suggestions. It may be an opportunity to bring in international clubs, there’s been talk about the NBA sponsoring a world championship, of course there’s a world cup now which the United States participates in, but for the NBA, club championships are very different. We, I and others at the league office have studied the champions league for European soccer. They have other types of cups and midseason tournaments. Basketball Insiders

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Anthony supports the idea of a longer, week-long break for the All-Star Game this season. The game will be played in New York. "I love it, I'm a big fan of that. I wish it was two weeks," he said. Anthony isn't bothered by the idea of playing an extra back-to-back to extend the break. "We play too many games as it is. So another back-to-back is not gonna hurt," he said. ESPN.com

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Did the NBA move too quickly in eliminating the center position on the All-Star ballot? At least one NBA executive believes so. "I wouldn't call it a renaissance because they don't play the position quite the same way, but the position is stocked with young quality players," he said, ticking off Andre Drummond, DeMarcus Cousins, DeAndre Jordan and Jonas Valanciunas coming up behind Joakim Noah, Dwight Howard, Brook Lopez, Al Jefferson, Roy Hibbert and Marc Gasol. Bleacher Report

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