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Dwyane Wade says he, LeBron James eyed Bulls in 2010 free agency until Heat made room for Chris Bosh too

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Chicago, like many teams in 2010, pushed hard to sign LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

The difference between the Bulls and everyone else outside of Miami: They nearly got LeBron and Wade.

So says Wade.

Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago:

This is where Pat Riley deserves a ton of credit.

LeBron and Wade joining Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah in Chicago could’ve been special. But the Bulls would’ve had to trade Luol Deng just to fit two of LeBron, Wade and Bosh.

The Heat cleared enough cap space for all three, making a bigger splash and appealing more to the free agents. Riley expertly positioned Miami to win this competition.

But it still leaves the great “what if?” of LeBron and Wade in Chicago.

Stephen Curry gets four-point play after Klay Thompson foul, Curry does some taunting

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Stephen Curry is enjoying going against Klay Thompson. Maybe a little too much.

In the first half, Curry was matched up on his Warriors’ backcourt mate and enjoyed that Thompson missed the shot.

Then in the fourth quarter, with the game tight, Curry drained the contested three and drew the and-1 on Thompson — and did a little taunting.

That’s some All-Star fun.

Stephen Curry bounces alley-oop way above rim, Giannis Antetokounmpo slams it down (video)

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CHARLOTTE – Stephen Curry bounced this so high!

I suppose it helps that Giannis Antetokounmpo has such ridiculous reach.

Dirk Nowitzki walks on All-Star court, quickly splashes three threes

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Maybe Dirk Nowitzki shouldn’t retire after this season.

Added to the All-Star Game by Commissioner Adam Silver (along with Dwyane Wade) in what is expected to be the final season for the future Hall of Famer, the greatest shooting big man of all time showed he still has the touch. Entering the game midway through the first quarter, Nowitzki proceeded to quickly splash a couple of threes.

And he was not done yet.

Nowitzki never officially said he was retiring….

Giannis Antetokounmpo throws himself alley-oop on free throw… that obviously doesn’t count (video)

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CHARLOTTE – It’s an All-Star game, but you still can’t do that. A free throw that doesn’t hit rim is a violation, and Giannis Antetokounmpo clearly crossed the line early, too:

He was clearly going for levity, and at least he accomplished that.