This won’t be the last time DeMarcus Cousins wears a NOLA jersey. New Orleans hosted the NBA’s All-Star Weekend, and then stole headlines away from the festivities just as the game was ending on Sunday night, when the Pelicans agreed to terms with the Sacramento Kings on a deal that would keep three-time All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins in The Big Easy for good. News of the trade, reported by The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, came down around the same time players were set to meet with the press for postgame interviews.
1 2/20/2017 11:23 AM PST Dwyane Wade wasn't an All-Star this season ... but that didn't stop him from livin' it up like one with his old teammate, Chris Bosh, and their wives on a boat trip in Miami!! The Bulls star didn't make the team for the first time in 12 seasons, but it clearly doesn't look like he had a case of FOMO ... especially with his gorgeous wife, Gabrielle Union, showing off her killer bikini bod. Bosh also got the All-Star treatment with a foot rub from an on-board masseuse. Meanwhile, LeBron James -- the last member of the Big 3 -- had 23 points in 19 minutes in Sunday's game for the East. Everybody wins.
The NBA’s All-Star Game isn’t as pointless as the Pro Bowl, but Sunday’s largely defense-free 192-182 Western Conference win was a reminder … that it’s close. It was a predictably hostile crowd and perhaps an unpredictably hostile Westbrook, who jawed with Durant at center court in the third quarter. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook still aren’t seeing eye to eye.