Jimmy Butler logged just under 20 minutes of floor time on Sunday, scoring six points for the Eastern Conference All-Stars in their 192-182 defeat at the hands of the Anthony Davis-led West. While he said Sunday he doesn’t feel mentally or physically fatigued at this point in the season, it’d be hard to blame Butler for looking forward to a break. After all, not only does he lead the Bulls in scoring and minutes, but he’s also continued to hear his name bandied about in the kind of trade rumors you can’t avoid, even at All-Star Weekend.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban took his longtime feud with President Trump to the basketball court Friday night, donning a No. 46 jersey during the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome. With Trump being the 45th president of the U.S., Cuban's attire seemed to be a direct jab to Trump's tweet last Sunday, which read, "I know Mark Cuban well. He backed me big-time but I wasn't interested in taking all of his calls. When asked about the jersey by ESPN before the game, Cuban made no mention of Trump, instead saying tongue-in-cheek, "I couldn't get 23. This is two times 23." But according to ESPN, no one on the West celebrity squad wore No. 23. But Cuban, who supported
Cleveland Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving thinks the earth is flat. Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green thinks the earth may be flat, or he might just be trolling the frenzy following Irving. What does LeBron James think? “Kyrie is my little brother. If he decides the earth is flat, that’s ok,” James told reporters on Saturday. Well that’s disappointing. Not that you would expect LeBron to come out and blast his own teammate, much less an important one and in a forum as easygoing as NBA All-Star Weekend. But still. A flat earth? Why not razz him a little bit? The whole thing is ripe for the kind of playful jabbing you do when a friend has a very dumb, misguided opinion about something. Like