LeBron James could have returned far sooner from his groin injury, according to his agent. As LeBron sat, the Lakers fell further in the standings. Or did he just wait as long as he felt he could before needing to carry the Lakers back into playoff position?
Ben Simmons found pure enjoyment playing in the All-Star Game, surrounded by some of the NBA's greatest legends. By Serena Winters
Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid share special moments with legendary Dirk Nowitzki at All-Star Game originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com The NBA All-Star Game is a polarizing event. Some people find it to be a no-defense embarrassment while others revel in the pure entertainment of a glorified three-point shooting contest with a smattering of impressive dunks mixed in. As Dwyane Wade put it during a mid-game interview, the game is a chance for the legends of the league on their last leg to interact with the young guys they'll pass the torch to when they finally retire.
After victory in the NBA All-Star Game, LeBron James immediately trained his sights on reaching the playoffs with the Los Angeles Lakers.