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NBA is one of only three major leagues in North America in which teams play every other team during the regular season (the others being the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer). Each team hosts and visits every other team at least once every season. In February, the regular season pauses to celebrate the annual NBA All-Star Game. Fans vote throughout the United States, Canada, and on the Internet, and the top vote-getters at each position in each conference are given a starting spot on their conference's All-Star team. Coaches vote to choose the remaining 14 All-Stars.

Pascal Siakam challenge with Mike Scott during basketball game between Raptors at Wizards 3/2/1
Pascal Siakam is officially a major part of the Toronto Raptors’ long-term plans. The Raptors and Siakam have agreed on a four-year, $130 million maximum extension, a person with knowledge of the...
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Chinese state media has warned that NBA commissioner Adam Silver will face “retribution” for defaming China in the latest twist to a dispute that began with a basketball team executive...
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) against the Golden State Warriors during a preseason NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019.
What next for the NBA and China? It seems that both sides want to move on but will the US or Chinese media let them?LeBron James is taking flak for comments made to the media before the LA Lakers...
Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence, joined by General John ”Jay” Raymond Commander of USSPACECOM displays the signed document for the Establishment of USSPACECOM
President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani says he is unaware of reported federal investigation Louisiana's Democratic governor forced into runoff Lawmakers focus their ire on NBA, not China MORE on...
President Donald Trump speaks at the 2019 HBCU Week Conference
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Democrats, Muslims and other groups condemned President Donald Trump on Friday for criticizing the state for welcoming so many Somali refugees, and they called out...
The NBA and Yao Ming in particular are extremely popular in China
“The 360” shows you diverse perspectives on the day’s top stories. What’s happening: A simple tweet by an NBA general manager escalated into an international incident that put the business...
Kelly Craft and Michael R. Pompeo at US Embassy Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday urged the NBA to stand up to China after Beijing criticized the basketball league after a team official expressed support for pro-democracy demonstrations...
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates after scoring against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half in Game 5 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in San Antonio.
The NBA will complete its trip to China in silence. Saturday’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets to end this year’s NBA China Games series will be played as scheduled in...
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver at a game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards at Verizon Center on November 21, 2014 in Washington, DC
The NBA had been hoping to boost its popularity in the lucrative China market this week with a pair of pre-season exhibition games, but those plans were thrown into disarray by a tweet from Houston...
A protester is confronted by riot police during a massive demonstration outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong on Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Saitama: The NBA will not regulate speech and won't apologise for a controversial tweet from a Houston Rockets executive that has sparked a Chinese backlash, the organisation's commissioner said...
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The creators of “South Park” have responded to China’s ban of their critical “Band in China” episode with a very on-brand “official apology” that wasn’t an apology at all — more of a plug for the...
Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, top row center right, former NBA Houston Rockets basketball player Yao Ming, top row center left, and NBA Commissioner David Stern, bottom left  pose with children during the NBA Cares Special Olympics Basketball Clinic ahead of a 2013-2014 NBA preseason game against the Golden State Warriors in Shanghai, China, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013
The National Basketball Association came under fire on Monday for its response to a tweet by a Houston Rockets official in support of Hong Kong protests for democracy, the latest overseas business to...
Spain's team celebrate with the Naismith Trophy after they beat Argentina
Marc Gasol looked to the sky as confetti fell, some sticking to his massive shoulders, and then cradled and kissed the giant golden chalice that goes to the World Cup champions. He's getting good at...
Players on the Team USA react after their teammate Paul George suffered a serious leg injury
Seventh place is the best struggling Team USA can hope for in the FIBA World Cup after they were beaten 94-89 by Serbia on Thursday. After winning 58 consecutive international games, the...
Donald J. Trump presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Boston Celtics basketball player Robert “Bob” Cousy
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump presented 91-year-old basketball legend Bob Cousy with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday, praising the Boston Celtics star as “one of the...