NBA: The 2017 All-Star Game Officially Has A New Home In New Orleans After Being Moved From Charlotte

Michael Jordan can now officially thank the governor of North Carolina for ruining all-star weekend for his Charlotte Hornets. The league was strongly considering moving the weekend from Charlotte next season because of a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. This morning they made the move official, announcing that New Orleans will host the weekend again after having it in 2014.

(Video) NBA: Carmelo Anthony Takes His Sneakers Off, Signs Them, Gives It To Fan & Takes Selfie With Him

It’s really nice to see famous athletes do things like this for their fans.  During the All Star game Carmelo Anthony came across a special fan wearing an Eastern Conference jersey.  He stopped, took off the sneakers he was wearing for the game and signed them for the fan.  He also took a selfie with the excited young man.

(Video) NBA: Russell Westbrook Wins Back To Back All Star MVP’s As The West Defeats The East 196-173!

The night was all about Kobe Bryant but in the end it was Russell Westbrook who stole the show, again! For the second year in a row, Westbrook was named MVP of the all star game, finishing with 31 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. The game was competitive until the 4th quarter when the West started to pull away as both teams shattered previous scoring records. Paul George finished only one point shy of the individual all star scoring record with 41 points but seeing as it came in a loss, it doesn’t hold as much weight.

(Video) Sports: Nicki Minaj Performs At Jordan Brand Classic At Barclays Center, Shows Off Custom Jordans

Last night in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center, the best high school basketball players were on display playing in the Jordan Brand Classic. The game which pitted East vs West was full of future college and possible pro stars but there were just as many people there who came to see Nicki Minaj put on her own show. The possible future Mrs. Meek rocked the crowd like it was her own concert, all white sporting some customized Jordan’s that nobody else has! She made sure to show the kicks the proper love they deserved and it was a good night for all. Check out some footage and the kicks.

(Video) Boxing: Kill The Rumors! Floyd Mayweather Says Neither He Or Pacquiao Have Signed Any Contract

You can pretty much kill any rumors you may have heard after Floyd Mayweather spoke with David Aldridge during the NBA All Star game. You knew Aldridge was going to have to ask about the fight and the rumors that he and Pacquiao agreed to a $250 million dollar fight. Floyd flat out said that was false and that neither himself or Manny have signed anything, which disputes everything we have been told about Manny allegedly already signing. At this point nobody even wants to hear about who hasn’t signed what. Let us know when something is actually signed.

(Video) NBA: Lebron, James Harden & Russell Westbrook Highlight The First Half Of All Star Game

The stars are putting on the type of show you might expect to see at the Mecca of it all, as the West leads at halftime 83-82 over the East. There have been some dope plays so far, including Lebron setting things off with a tough alley oop, which was eventually followed by Steph Curry & James Harden hooking up for a mean throw down as well. Russell Westbrook is the star of stars so far though with 27 points and a couple jaw dropping plays.

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