NBA All-Star Game MVP Prediction & Odds, 2/17/19


Stephen Curry and LeBron James may have earned the loudest cheers at Saturday's NBA All-Star media day at Bojangles Coliseum on Saturday, but Anthony Davis made the most noise with his comments.

LeBron might have had some ulterior motives when drafting his team after selecting Kevin Durant with his first pick.

The other teams reportedly on Davis' list include the Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, LA Clippers and New York Knicks.

In what would be a well-deserved tip of the cap to Doncic, it seems the Dallas Mavericks guard heard the rumblings that he'd replace Davis.

"This isn't getting old", Nowitzki, a 14-time All-Star, said after a self-deprecating jab at his own age. There's a ton of talent and, although this is an exhibition, we love to see the guys start to care down the stretch and turn it up a notch. After entering the game at the same time with 5:11 to play in the opening period, both players turned back the clock a bit.

"I just want to go to a team that wins", said Davis, while adding that he won't sign an extension with any team until he reaches free agency in 2020. Simmons already got his feet wet in Friday night's Rising Stars Challenge, scoring 28 points. The Miami Heat superstar still has 26 games left in the regular season and potentially a playoff series before his brilliant 16-year career finally comes to a close.

Wade finished with seven points in 10 minutes, and Nowitzki never returned after his nine-point, four-minute opening stint.

Dirk Nowitzki had to be talked into playing in this All-Star game, his 14th, by none other than National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver.

Nowitzki entered the game at the end of the first quarter during a stoppage that also got Dwyane Wade into the game.

"Exactly what Dirk said", Wade said as he took the microphone.

"I'm very thankful for all the opportunities I've had". "Here and there it's been emotional, and it's kind of tough to perform when fans are yelling, 'We want Dirk!' and I'm coming in the second half ice cold and they want me to score right away".