All-Star Rumors

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Gordon Hayward’s 17 minutes of playing time Sunday in New Orleans were relatively uneventful by NBA All-Star Game standards. But the Utah Jazz forward caused some buzz before the ball was tipped off. As the players stood for the national anthem, Hayward was the only member of the Western Conference team to place his hand over his heart — a gesture that did not go unnoticed online after the team had posted a photo to its official Twitter account. “I got a bunch of tweets about that one,” Hayward said Wednesday as the Jazz resumed practice. “So that’s cool.”