NBA All-Star Game
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NBA All-Star Game, Feb. 19

Cleveland’s LeBron James, who was voted most valuable player of the game, passes the ball after Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett blocks his way to the basket in the second half. (Sue Ogrocki / AP)
Destiny’s Child members (from left) Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams sing the national anthem before the start of the NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston on Sunday. (LM Otero / AP)
All-Star forward Pau Gasol of Memphis gives some instruction during a clinic at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston before the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday. (Aaron M. Sprecher / EPA)
Rapper Jay Z shakes hands with Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson before the start of the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday. (LM Otero / AP)
Clipper forward Elton Brand takes a look around during the game Sunday. (Lisa Blumenfeld / Getty Images)
Entertainer Jamie Foxx sits courtside at the NBA All-Star Game in Houston on Sunday. (Ronald Martinez / Getty Images)
Laker guard Kobe Bryant is grabbed and fouled by Miami center Shaquille O’Neal during the first half of Sunday’s game. (Lisa Blumenfeld / Getty Images)
Phoenix’s Shawn Marion dunks the ball in the first quarter of the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday. (Larry W. Smith / EPA)
Miami’s Dwyane Wade tries to drive around Kobe Bryant of the Lakers. (Sue Ogrocki / AP)
Miami’s Shaquille 0’Neal looks to pass the ball while being guarded by Houston’s Yao Ming. (Sue Ogrocki / AP)
San Antonio guard Tony Parker goes for a layup around Shaquille O’Neal of the Heat. (Lisa Blumenfeld / Getty Images)
New Jersey forward Vince Carter begins to elevate for a dunk Sunday. (Ronald Martinez / Getty Images)
Rocket forward Tracy McGrady shares a laugh with Heat guard Dwyane Wade during Sunday’s game. (LM Otero / AP)