Schayes: Where is the Love? SAG lawyer among candidates to lead NBPA

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NEW ORLEANS — What happened to the “love of the game” qualification in choosing a replacement for Billy Hunter? David White of the Screen Actors Guild is one of the candidates who was interviewed by the NBA players’ union’s search committee here at All-Star Weekend, and he is reportedly the frontrunner for the job. Again, I must ask: Are the players being played? I can’t see where Job Qualification No. 1 is being addressed.

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Tweet of the Day: Ben McLemore Gearing Up For Slam Dunk Contest

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Engrave today’s date in your head, as tonight’s slam dunk competition could be worth remembering. NBA All-Star 2014 marks only the second time that the Sprite Slam Dunk competition will feature three All-Star Game participants. In recent years, fans have become accustom to doing a web search on half of the players in the competition.In the year 2000, Vince Carter rocked the rims and probably had the best dunk contest of all-time. In 2003 we saw Jason Richardson score perfect fifties. A

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All-Star Weekend, By The Numbers

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While correspondents Danny Schayes and Jackie Taylor go about their business in NOLA, some numbers for you to peruse in preparation for tomorrow night’s All-Star game and tonight’s All-Star Saturday events:

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From China to America: Which Imports Could Impact Playoff Races?

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Hoop dreams come in all shapes and sizes. And halfway around the world, some dreams are just beginning — the dream of making it back to the NBA. This weekend, the Chinese Basketball Association concludes its regular season as teams gear up for the playoffs. For many Americans playing in China, the dream is humble yet significant – to compete for an NBA roster spot. No matter how you look at it, getting back to the NBA is always a long shot.

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DraftStreet NBA All-Star Freeroll

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I said I’d be back on Tuesday, but I’m popping in to announce a special giveaway, courtesy of DraftStreet. If you like free money, enter this contest and take your shot at a share of $10,000. The top 411 spots get paid and the winner gets $1,000 in cold hard cash. All you have to do is pick a team of six All-Star Game players that score the most total DraftStreet points. The standard NBA format we’ve grown accustomed to is

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Tweet of the Day: Festus Ezeli

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Two days removed from a last-second Wednesday night loss to the Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli, like many other NBA athletes, decided to use the All-Star break to travel. His flight, however, may have had some unnecessary stress due to the pilot’s lack of tact. Some time prior to takeoff, the pilot addressed the passengers over the intercom and revealed some rather unsettling news while expressing his expectation to arrive at their destination faster than the time that they

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Scotto: Midseason Report Cards for Knicks and Nets

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Before the season, championship expectations were attached to both the Knicks and the Nets. The Knicks were coming off the team’s first season with at least 50 or more wins and a trip to the Eastern Conference semifinals since the 1999-2000 campaign, when Jeff Van Gundy patrolled the sidelines, Patrick Ewing wrapped up his final season in New York and Allan Houston was in the prime of his career. The Nets were coming off their first trip to the playoffs in six years

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