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LeBron James' plan to become King of Hollywood

LeBron James' first act, becoming one of the greatest basketball players in history, is all but settled as a success. His second act -- to become a global entertainment icon -- is just beginning.

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LeBron denies any rivalry between himself and Curry (0:36)
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All-Star Saturday Night's sights and sounds (1:44)
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Grading the 2017 Slam Dunk Contest

Pacers swingman Glenn Robinson III outlasted Suns rookie Derrick Jones Jr. to take the top grade in the 2017 Slam Dunk Contest.

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Robinson III wins dunk contest over Jones Jr. (2:02)
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The science behind GRIII's winning dunk (0:48)
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3-Point Contest for SagerStrong Foundation (2:24)
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Live All-Star coverage from New Orleans

As NBA-All Star Weekend kicks off, ESPN reporters are all over New Orleans taking in the scene and providing dispatches from around the city.

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Is Dolan good for the NBA? (0:52)
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Abdul-Rauf a trail blazer for athletes speaking out (6:36)
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At All-Star Weekend, it's the Year of the Feud

K.D. vs. Russ, Phil vs. Melo, Sir Charles vs. LeBron -- the list goes on and on this weekend in New Orleans, writes Mike Wise for The Undefeated.

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Announcer introduces Durant from OKC. It's awkward (0:20)
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Westbrook dodges KD question with ease (0:16)
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The future of the NBA threw down in the Big Easy (1:02)
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Inside the NBA Rising Stars Challenge (2:29)
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1dNeil Johnson

Biggest buyers and sellers at NBA trade deadline

These four teams have the largest incentives to make moves at the trade deadline, either by buying big for the playoffs or selling now to build for the future.

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What to expect at the All-Star Game (1:19)
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Teen reporter Jarrius Robertson steals the show (2:18)
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The science behind MJ's free throw line dunk (2:54)

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ICYMI: Glenn Robinson III jumped over 3 people, including Paul George, to take dunk contest win with a perfect 50. es.pn/2kMN4fc

Announcer introduces KD from OKC, and it's awkward

Kevin Durant is introduced during a 3-point contest break from an announcer that mistakenly says that he plays for Oklahoma City instead of Golden State.

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Robinson III clinches dunk title with a 50

Glenn Robinson III uses three people as props, including Pacers teammate Paul George, as he leaps his way to the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest title, defeating Derrick Jones Jr. in the final round.

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Aaron Gordon dials up a drone dunk

Aaron Gordon, the reigning champ, collects a ball dropped from a drone before bringing it through his legs. The dunk wasn't enough, though, as Gordon was eliminated after his second dunk.

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How DJ Khaled saw DeAndre's dunk

Check out DeAndre Jordan's first dunk of the 2017 Slam Dunk Contest from DJ Khaled's point of view, where Jordan jumped over a turntable while grabbing the ball from Khaled's hand.

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NBA players, celebrities take part in 3-Point Contest for SagerStrong Foundation

At All-Star Saturday night, a 3-point contest is held to raise money for the SagerStrong Foundation, with NBA players and celebrities taking part in a one-minute shootout.

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