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TV Ratings: Oscars Posterized NBA All-Stars

The Artist Picks Up Best Picture at the Oscars

Because of the shorten NBA season caused by the lockout, this is the first time the telecast of the NBA All-Star game went head-to-head with the 84th Academy Awards. I thought the basketball game would get crushed, even with Linsanity in attendance - technically, he was only in the Rising Stars Challenge which took place on Friday.

Who’s bright idea was it to go head-to-head with one of the biggest tv events of the year? Couldn’t the NBA have done it the week before or after the Oscars? Maybe TNT, which televised the game, thought it’s good counter-programming.


Bryant, West hold on to win NBA All-Star game

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The Kevin and Kobe show won it for the West at the NBA All-Star game, holding off LeBron James at the end.


Love wins three-point contest, Evans the slam dunk

Jeremy Evans

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love took just 19 three-pointers his rookie season in 2008-09. He made just two... Three seasons later, Love is the 2012 Three-Point Contest champion... People replaced cars as props in the NBA's slam dunk contest to wrap up All-Star Saturday night, won in the fan vote by Utah Jazz Jeremy Evans.


Kobe wins MVP, helps West top East in All-Star Game

Kobe wins MVP, helps West top East in All-Star Game

Kobe Bryant won his record-tying fourth All-Star Game MVP award to the delight of his hometown fans, scoring 37 points and propelling the West to a 148-143 victory against the East in the NBA's midseason showcase on Sunday night.


Blake Griffin leaps car, wins slam dunk contest over JaVale McGee

With a gospel choir at midcourt encouraging him to fly, Blake Griffin soared over a car and threw down a two-handed dunk. The rookie's remarkable leap won the slam dunk contest, and it also drove home the clear point of All-Star Saturday: The Clippers' rising star is just at the beginning of one thrilling ride.


Griffin, record-tying 4 Celtics picked as reserves

Blake Griffin is going to his first All-Star game, and Kevin Garnett matched an NBA record Thursday with his 14th straight selection as one of a record-tying four Boston Celtics headed for the midseason event....


Lakers' Bryant, Magic's Howard lead first All-Star returns

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder top the Western Conference, while Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic and LeBron James of the Miami Heat lead the Eastern Conference after the first returns of 2011 NBA All-Star Balloting presented by T-Mobile. Bryant, The Finals MVP last season, is the overall leader with 722,682 votes.


Record crowd sees East beat West All-Stars

In front of a record crowd at Cowboys Stadium, Chris Bosh made two free throws with 5 seconds left to push the East past the West 141-139 in the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night. Dwyane Wade scored 28 points to earn MVP honors.


Bosh, 7 first-timers headed to All-Star game

Local products Chris Bosh of Toronto and Utah's Deron Williams are headed back to Dallas for the All-Star game, which will include seven first-time selections....


LeBron James Lies, Pulls Out of NBA Slam Dunk Contest

LeBron James Lies, Pulls Out of NBA Slam Dunk Contest

After putting his name into the hat for the 2010 dunk competition, the self proclaimed King has reversed court and withdrawn.


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