NBA announces every All-Star Weekend participant

Kyrie Irving 2

All the All-Star stuff came down Thursday night.  This year’s All-Star Saturday Night has a new theme of Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference. Like that’s going to turn a weekend where everyone wants to (a) party and (b) not get hurt into serious competition. TNT personalities Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal made their picks as GMs for the Rising Stars Challenge. O’Neal had the first pick and chose Portland guard Damian Lillard. Barkley then chose New Orleans big man Anthony Davis. Yeah, you


Perkins: Memo to LeBron: Take Part in All-Star Saturday

LeBron James, Team USA

MIAMI – LeBron James, the Miami Heat’s All-Star forward and the man considered the best player in the NBA, called it “a story untold.” He has never been the top-paid player on the Miami Heat. He makes $17.54 million a season, the same as teammate Chris Bosh. “I have not had a full contract max deal yet,” James said.