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NBA Reports Zero Positive Tests From All-Star Game

NBA Reports Zero Positive Tests From All-Star Game

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, no positive tests emerged from the three rounds of testing that unfolded at the NBA All-Star Game showcase in Atlanta. The 2021 NBA All-Star Game is in the books and the latest COVID-19 tests from event show that no positive results have emerged. On Monday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski delivered an update regarding the latest round of testing from the All-Star Game in Atlanta. Players, coaches and officials COVID test results all returned negative from All-Star Game on Sunday, league...
13 hours ago
Lillard, Curry Steal the Show, Team LeBron Wins 2021 NBA All-Star Game

Lillard, Curry Steal the Show, Team LeBron Wins 2021 NBA All-Star Game

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Team LeBron put each of its cheat codes in at the right time, and rode that momentum to a convincing 170-150 triumph over Team Durant in the 2021 All-Star Game. The Three Point Shootout ended roughly a half-hour before the 2021 NBA All-Star Game began, but one half into the exhibition, it became clear that Team LeBron didn’t quite get that memo. Damian Lillard and Stephen Curry casually traded 43-footers at the end of the first half — which wouldn’t have been a problem if they weren’t on the same team — the highlight of a 27-8 run...
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Anfernee Simons Wins the 2021 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest

Anfernee Simons Wins the 2021 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports High fliers, including Portland’s Anfernee Simons, took to the court at halftime of the All-Star Game. The 2021 NBA All-Star Game Slam Dunk Contest may have been oddly placed (at halftime of the main game) and slightly lacking in star power, but Cassius Stanley, Obi Toppin, and Anfernee Simons put on quite a show nonetheless. Simons looked fabulous with his Portland Trail Blazers logo and Oregon t-shirt. He was ready to fly. Stanley came up first in the opening round and threw down a between-the-legs windmill for an impressive score of...
17 hours ago
NBA All-Star Game: Curry Wins 2021 Three-Point Shootout

NBA All-Star Game: Curry Wins 2021 Three-Point Shootout

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports The NBA’s best long-range marksmen dueled it out in Atlanta. Here’s how it went. The 2021 NBA All-Star Three-Point Shootout went down in Atlanta, Georgia today, part of the All-Star Game festivities. Steph Curry, Jaylen Brown, Zach LaVine, Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley, and Jayson Tatum participated in the event, with Curry coming out on top with a final-round score of 28. Jaylen Brown opened up the proceedings with a disappointing 17, putting too much motion into his jump. But Jayson Tatum roared back, scoring 25. Zach LaVine struggled...
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Vucevic Eliminates Covington in the Opening Round of the Skills Challenge

Vucevic Eliminates Covington in the Opening Round of the Skills Challenge

Photo by Alika Jenner/ Trail Blazers forward Robert Covington was eliminated by Magic center Nikola Vucevic in the first round of the Taco Bell Skills Challenge. Trail Blazers forward Robert Covington was eliminated in the first round of the 2021 NBA All-Star Skills Challenge. For the event, the Blazers forward donned his Tennessee State jersey—representing his HBCU roots. Covington faced a field that included Luka Doncic, Chris Paul, Julius Randle, Nikola Vucevic and Domantas Sabonis. Prior to the competition, Covington announced that he is donating to $25 thousand...
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All-Star Showcase Game Day Thread

All-Star Showcase Game Day Thread

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Enjoy the 2021 NBA All-Star Game with the Blazer’s Edge community. The 2021 NBA All-Star Game is here and Damian Lillard is set to take the floor with Team LeBron. Outside of Lillard’s presence in the main event, Robert Covington and Anfernee Simons will also participate in events at the showcase. Covington, a 30-year-old forward out of Tennessee State University, is going to hit the floor in the skills competition. Simons, a high-flying guard out of IMG Academy, headlines a three-man field in the dunk competition. Sunday,...
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Griffin Signs With Nets

Griffin Signs With Nets

Photo by Jonathan Bachman/ After clearing waivers, former Pistons big man Blake Griffin appears to be headed to the Nets. Blake Griffin intends to sign with Nets after he cleared waivers this weekend. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Griffin is expected to join Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden in Brooklyn. Interested teams have expected Griffin to pursue a championship in Brooklyn alongside Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden. https://t.co/5uMTu0Nfgv— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 7, 2021 The Portland Trail Blazers were...
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Robert Covington’s Impact as NBA’s Only HBCU Alum to Highlight All-Star Weekend

Robert Covington’s Impact as NBA’s Only HBCU Alum to Highlight All-Star Weekend

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports The NBPA pledged $3 million to support and recognize HBCUs for the All-Star Weekend. The NBA’s only HBCU alum, Blazer forward Robert Covington, will also be a focus. History will be made tonight as the NBA prepares for its 70th All-Star Game. For some players, such as Portland Trail Blazers wing Robert Covington, there will be a special significance. This year’s event will put extra emphasis on recognizing HBCUs, also known as Historically Black Colleges and Universities, with the National Basketball Player’s Association pledging to...
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Simons’ Recent Run Shows Steady Improvement

Simons’ Recent Run Shows Steady Improvement

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons put together a 21-game run for steady improvement prior to the 2021 All-Star break. Don’t look now, but Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons is starting to make good on his overwhelmingly high upside. Simons’ rise, that was aided by the void created by CJ McCollum’s injury absence, has featured steady improvements in several key offensive areas. With Simons set to take center stage in Sunday’s three-man dunk competition at the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, here is a look at how the former IMG Academy...
Mar 7, 2021
Following Potential Exposure, Embiid & Simmons Out of the All-Star Game

Following Potential Exposure, Embiid & Simmons Out of the All-Star Game

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, 76ers stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons could have been exposed to COVID-19 prior to their arrival at the 2021 NBA All-Star Game. Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers will not participate in Sunday’s All-Star Game competition due to the NBA’s COVID-19 protocol. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers duo might have been exposed to the virus prior to their arrival in Atlanta. Wojnarowski, in a series of messages on social media, indicated that a barber that...
Mar 7, 2021
2021 NBA All-Star Game Preview

2021 NBA All-Star Game Preview

Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via A trio of Trail Blazers players look to leave their mark on the 2021 All-Star Game. 2021 NBA All-Star Game from Atlanta The 2021 NBA All-Star Game showcase is here and three Trail Blazers players are set to take center stage when the festivities unfold. Robert Covington, the league’s lone player from a HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), will take part in the skills competition before the main event starts. Damian Lillard, a reserve on Team LeBron, represents Portland’s lone player in the actual All-Star Game. At...
Mar 6, 2021
Spud Webb Judging Dunk Contest

Spud Webb Judging Dunk Contest

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The winner of the 1986 All-Star Dunk Contest knows a victory can change a player’s career, so what could it mean for Anfernee Simons? Anfernee Simons of the Portland Trail Blazers is slated to participate in the NBA All-Star Game Dunk Contest, and Spud Webb, who won the competition in 1986 in front of his hometown crowd, knows how winning the contest can change the shape of players’ future careers. According to Tim Reynolds of AP, Webb is looking forward to seeing how the young players in this year’s competition display their...
Mar 6, 2021
Fantasy Draft: The All-Time Best Blazers All-Stars

Fantasy Draft: The All-Time Best Blazers All-Stars

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Blazer’s Edge contributors Steve Dewald and Adrian Bernecich selected two squads comprised of the best Trail Blazers All-Stars. The 2021 NBA All-Star Game is nearly upon us. To get in the right mindset, Blazer’s Edge contributors Adrian Bernecich and Steve Dewald scoured the list of all the Trail Blazers players that have earned All-Star nods. After establishing a draft order, the duo put together two five-man squads comprised of players that earned All-Star Game bids during their time in Portland. Before we get to the two...
Mar 6, 2021
Carmelo Anthony Free Agency Stock On The Rise

Carmelo Anthony Free Agency Stock On The Rise

Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports The Blazers vet has been performing well in recent games. In the latest free agency rankings from HoopsHype, Portland Trail Blazers’ Carmelo Anthony is on the rise. The ten-time All-Star and future Hall of Famer has been playing well in recent games, and it is reflected in the rankings by Bryan Kalbrosky. Anthony has scored at least 22 points in three of his last five games, hitting six three-pointers in the Battle of the Melos when Portland defeated LaMelo Ball and the Charlotte Hornets on March 1. He swished on literally all ten of his...
Mar 6, 2021
Could Blake Griffin Land in Portland?

Could Blake Griffin Land in Portland?

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports After his buyout from the Detroit Pistons, where will the big man end up? The Portland Trail Blazers are short on bodies with Jusuf Nurkic still out with a broken wrist, so could six-time All-Stars Blake Griffin end up with the Blazers? According to Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports, Griffin could bring a lot to the table as a veteran playmaker for the Trail Blazers. Damian Lillard needs help, and although a prime Griffin would be a much better fit than this version, any little bit can help around the margins while Portland is without CJ...