All-Star Friday: The best pictures

Feb 16, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of the Rising Stars Challenge at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports Feb 16, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; USA guard Dennis Smith Jr. (1) scores in the Rising Stars Challenge at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports Feb 16, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; World guard Buddy Hield (24) moves to the basket ahead of USA center John Collins (20) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Feb 16, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; World center Domantas Sabonis (11) and USA forward Taurean Prince (12) fight for the ball in the Rising Stars Challenge at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Terrell/AP via USA Today Sports Images Feb 16, 2018; Los

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Larry Nance Jr. on being traded by Lakers, joining his hometown Cavs, playing with LeBron and more

In the hours leading up to the NBA trade deadline last Thursday, the Cleveland Cavaliers were easily the most active team in the league. The Cavs completely reshaped their roster, making three different trades and parting ways with Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade, Jae Crowder, Channing Frye, Derrick Rose, Iman Shumpert and their 2018 first-round pick. When all was said and done, they had acquired Rodney Hood, George Hill, Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.

The addition of Nance may be the most interesting, as he was born and raised in Akron and his father Larry Nance Sr. played seven seasons with Cleveland. He was a two-time All-Star with the Cavs and he’s one of only seven players to have his jersey (No. 22) retired by the franchise. Naturally, his son was a huge fan of the Cavaliers.

Growing up in Cleveland had a profound impact on Larry’s life. In fact,

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NBA podcasts du jour: Warriors are not No. 1 anymore

All the top NBA podcasts compiled here on a daily basis so you don’t have to look for them. Enjoy!

The Number 2 Seed in the West Warriors February 16 06:57 AM

Marcus Thompson and Tim Kawakami examine a Golden State Warriors team that for the first time in the Steve Kerr era, sits in second place in the Western Conference at the All Star break. The guys break down more of the the Warriors’ bench issues, the potential playoff path and the worst contract in Bob Myers’ tenure as GM.

Episode 69: LeBron James & DJ Montage – via uninterrupted.com February 16 04:34 AM As promised #TeamChanning … lives on (kind of). We should probably come up with a new hashtag but none the less as #TeamRichard & Mason Plumlee said last week, “the show must

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