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Richard Jefferson: “I have no plans. I’m going to a wedding in Phoenix and coming back here. My house is under construction in L.A., so I can’t go there. So I’m just going to lay low and get ready for the final stretch of the season. I know, it’s disappointing.” Dwight Powell: “I’m going to L.A. My girlfriend lives out there. I’ll go for the weekend.” Mark Cuban: “I’ll be up there [in New York] for a technology conference. Take the kids up there and hang out. The kids want to see snow. You’ve got to let your kids make their mistakes while they’re growing up.” ESPN.com

February 10, 2015 Updates

James Harden has another event for All-Star weekend. Harden and fellow All-Stars Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins are among the players to compete in the NBA’s first fashion show. Produced by LeBron James’ Springhill Production Company, the one-hour “NBA All-Star All-Style” will be taped Friday night inside New York’s Hammerstein Theater and air Saturday at 5:30 p.m. on TNT. Houston Chronicle

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The city will turn one of New York’s busiest neighborhoods upside down for four days — all for a 45-minute concert, The Post has learned. The NBA All-Star Weekend concert, topped by an “A-list” performer the city hasn’t identified, will be held in the Flatiron Pedestrian Plaza as the Knicks and Nets host festivities next month. New York Post

“It’s going to be a nightmare,” Albert Tutus, 66, who runs a souvenir shop on Broadway and 25th Street, fumed when told about it by The Post on Monday. “It’s going to be the worst.” “It’ll be a mess trying to get around here, basically impossible,” said Theresa Ciccone, 58, who sells scarves on 23rd and Fifth. “For me, a resident, it’ll make life really difficult,” said Shelli Cline, 60. “I have no interest in the concerts, or the huge crowds it’ll bring here. It’s going to be one big standstill for days. It’s irresponsible.” New York Post

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December 18, 2014 Updates

"I was 17 years old, being cheered on the basketball court but being called a `nigger' by those same people on the street," he says. That summer riots erupted in Harlem. "I stepped off the subway right into the middle of it. It was chaos, wild, insane, and I just stood there trembling. Cops were swinging nightsticks at everybody, bullets were flying, windows were being smashed, people were stealing and looting. All I could think of was that I wanted to stay alive, so I took off running and I didn't stop till I was at 137th and Broadway, several blocks away. And then I sat huffing and puffing and pondering about what I'd seen, and I knew what it was: rage, black rage. The poor people of Harlem felt that it was better to get hit with a nightstick than to keep on taking the white man's insults forever. Right then and there I knew who I was and who I had to be. I was going to be black rage personified, black power in the flesh." Sports Illustrated

December 17, 2014 Updates

Minnesota Timberwolves backup center Ronny Turiaf will miss the rest of the season recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right hip. The surgery went as planned Tuesday in New York and the team announced after that Turiaf won't return this season. Turiaf appeared in only two games this season, his second with the Timberwolves. They're his seventh NBA team in 10 seasons in the league. NBA.com

December 14, 2014 Updates

New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert has a dislocated left shoulder and could miss at least three weeks. The Knicks also said Saturday that an MRI on guard J.R. Smith's left foot revealed a small tear of the plantar fascia and he is questionable for their game Sunday against Toronto. USA Today Sports

December 2, 2014 Updates

Going back to fashion elements of the earliest NBA All-Star games, the league will feature a “simple, classic and timeless” uniform design at the 2015 All-Star Game in New York in February. Also, for the first time, the All-Star uniforms will include the first and last name of the player on the back of the jersey – the first name above the number and the last name below it. The East and West uniforms will incorporate “indigenous elements of the city or the host team into the uniform and that’s where the uniform for New York really begins,” NBA vice president of apparel, sporting goods and basketball partnerships Christopher Arena said. For The Win

November 27, 2014 Updates

But the most significant aspect of the move is its implications for injured stars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. There is a growing belief that one or both could rejoin the lineup soon, perhaps as early as Friday against New York. They returned to practice this week and are scheduled to have their respective injuries evaluated over the Thanksgiving holiday. Oklahoman

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

November 12, 2014 Updates

The National Basketball Association has just scored a grand space at Joseph Moinian’s 545 Fifth Ave. on the southeast corner of East 45th Street. Sources in the NBA confirmed that the organization that represents the teams has finally settled on a dramatic new space for its fans to stock up on gear and mingle with players. According to a description on 42stories.com, the first floor of retail has 76 feet of frontage along Fifth and another 80 feet on East 45th. The second floor runs 149 feet on East 45th, which is a heavily foot-trafficked commuter side street to and from Grand Central Terminal. New York Post

October 28, 2014 Updates

The NYC Marathon field will have a slightly taller look this year as the National Basketball Association joins in to promote physical activity throughout New York’s five boroughs. The NBA will hold a relay, pairing league celebrities with local youth runners to complete the Nov. 2 race in 24 legs, league Commissioner Adam Silver and Mary Wittenberg, chief executive officer of race organizer New York Road Runners, said yesterday at a pre-race luncheon. Silver, a two-time NYC Marathon finisher, will run the first leg with 14-year-old Staten Island resident Lauren Pitarresi, while Dikembe Mutombo, the 7-foot-2 center who played for both the New York Knicks and then-New Jersey Nets, will run the final leg of the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) race. Bloomberg

October 27, 2014 Updates

Anthony said that he and Bryant, whom he considers a good friend, had several conversations outside of the pitch meeting, but that he never felt pressured. "He wasn't calling me every day and like, 'Get over here! I want you here!'" Anthony said. "We had conversations about different situations whether it was in New York or in L.A., but it wasn't to the point where it was non-stop calling or texting or stuff like that." ESPN.com

September 16, 2014 Updates

Steve Kyler: I have heard there is no shortage of suitors to buy the team. I had a league source tell me there is a billionaire hedge fund guy in New York that seems poised to out-bid, but we’ll see. Until then, Coach Bud is running the show. I think that will change fairly soon after an owner is in place. There isn’t much that needs to be done with the roster, in the short term. Basketball Insiders

September 12, 2014 Updates

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