Carmelo Anthony was en route to the airport, headed for that unwanted return to Denver, when the call he waited for all season finally came.
LeBron James nearly brought the East team back in the All-Star game. In the end, though, he and his Miami Heat buddies couldn't keep Kobe Bryant and the West from victory.
Matt Barnes returned to practice with the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, shooting free throws and doing non-contact drills just six weeks after tearing cartilage in his right knee.
The All-Star game was never supposed to be Kobe Bryant's highlight at Staples Center this season.
The NBA All-Star game has earned its highest television rating since Michael Jordan's last appearance in 2003.
Kobe Bryant talks more about his past than his future these days.
East vs. West was overshadowed by New York vs. New Jersey during All-Star weekend.
LeBron James racked up a silky-smooth triple-double. Kevin Durant dropped 34 points in 30 minutes. Amare Stoudemire slammed and jammed his way through Staples Center for 29 points.
Kobe Bryant needed only a quick survey of the All-Star rosters for the names to jump out at him.