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Magic's Banchero tops NBA's Rising Stars squad
Orlando Magic rookie forward Paolo Banchero, the No. 1 pick in last year's draft, headlines the list of participants in this year's Rising Stars Game during the NBA's All-Star Weekend.[read more]

Post-antisemitic slur, Leonard seeks NBA return
Meyers Leonard, 30, who last played in the NBA in January 2021 before being suspended for using an antisemitic slur during a livestream of a video game and dealing with injuries, told ESPN's Jeremy Schaap that he expects to play in the NBA again.[read more]

Triple-double, OT win highlight LeBron's big night
LeBron James moved within 89 points of breaking the NBA's career scoring record and climbed into fourth place on the assists list, finishing with a triple-double in his return to Madison Square Garden as the Lakers won in overtime.[read more]

Malone, Nuggets staff set to coach Team LeBron
Michael Malone and the staff of the Denver Nuggets have clinched their trip to Salt Lake City for All-Star weekend, where they will coach Team LeBron -- the club that will be drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James -- in the Feb. 19 matchup.[read more]

Wiz-Pistons ppd. over ice storm; Pels alter travel
The Pistons have been unable to leave Dallas due to an ice storm, leading to the postponement of Wednesday night's home game against Washington.[read more]

Sources: Suns' Booker could return for Nets game
Suns star Devin Booker, sidelined the past five weeks because of a left groin strain, could return as soon as Tuesday against the Nets, sources told ESPN.[read more]

How LeBron James' worst game motivated him to become the greatest
There's one game James' haters point to the most to discredit his GOAT status: Game 4 of the 2011 Finals. The loss forced LeBron to dig deep and unlock new superpowers.[read more]

Look to these players for a playoff push
John Cregan identifies the players to target to bolster your team.[read more]

Roundtable: Which players should you trade for before it's too late?
Our fantasy experts explain which players they are looking to trade for before ESPN's Feb. 17 fantasy basketball trade deadline.[read more]

Breaking down the NBA's historic surge of 50-point performances this season
This NBA has had 19 50-point games halfway through the 2022-23 season.[read more]