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NBA NIGHTLY RUNDOWN- All-star 2012 edition

Posted by shawn cassidy on February 27, 2012 at 1:35 AM

Kobe Bryant sets ASG points mark, passes MJ

1. Kobe Bryant 271

2. Michael Jordan 262

3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 251

4. Oscar Robertson 246

5. Bob Pettit 224

6. Julius Erving 221

7. Elgin Baylor 218

It was Bryant's 14th All-Star appearance, tying him with Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett for the most All-Star selections among active players. Jordan played in 13 All-Star Games.

Pass Jordan all you want. Your still not better than Jordan.

Ben & Jerry's sorry for fortune cookies

Ben & Jerry's, the iconic ice cream brand famous for flavors borrowed from a broad swath of the culinary spectrum, has apologized for including fortune cookies in its "Taste the Lin-Sanity" frozen yogurt sold at a Harvard Square location in Boston.

The Vermont-founded company has replaced the fortune cookies in its honey-swirl, Jeremy Lin-inspired variety with waffle cones.

"We offer a heartfelt apology if anyone was offended by our handmade Lin-Sanity flavor," Ben & Jerry's said in a statement.

Lin, the New York Knicks point guard who shot to NBA stardom this month after spurring a win streak in the absence of Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire, played four seasons for the Harvard Crimson before turning pro in 2010.

"We are proud and honored to have Jeremy Lin hail from one of our fine, local universities and we are huge sports fans," Ben & Jerry's said in the news release. "Our intention was to create a flavor to honor Jeremy Lin's accomplishments and his meteoric rise in the NBA, and recognize that he was a local Harvard graduate.

"We try (to) demonstrate our commitment as a Boston-based, valued-led business and if we failed in this instance we offer our sincere apologies.

The Lin craze has brought up a lot of issues around race.

Deng breaks all-star dress code

"I wouldn't do something that's negative," Deng said. "I wouldn't do that at all. If you look at the T-shirt, it's not of anything. I'm not advertising anything. I just felt like being where I'm from and where I came from, it's something that I always wanted to see as a kid. Now that I'm I here I had a chance (to do that). I'm sure there's a kid out there, or a lot of kids, who really enjoyed it and made them happy to see that."

When Deng's name was announced, he stood on a platform with the rest of the Eastern Conference reserves and held the shirt up off his chest proudly. It was a decision he said he had been thinking about for a while.

"It's a lot," Deng said of representing Africa. "I appreciate the fact that I'm in the position that I'm in to do so. I just felt like there's only been (Hakeem) Olajuwon and Dikembe (Mutombo) and both were big men. Being a perimeter player (from Africa), it hasn't happened before. And I just felt like I didn't want the kids to just see it and just go by. I just wanted them to remember where I came from and get something out of it."

Deng said he wasn't sure if he would be fined for the gesture, but he didn't seem to care.

"I really don't know," he said. "If I get fined, I'm OK. To me, what I did is worth it for me."

The league is fined happy so good luck there Deng. I don't see anything wrong with it.

Top Plays of the Night

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Well we know the West spanked the East for most of the night. KD wins his first all-star MVP.

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Reply paul
8:49 AM on February 27, 2012 
I think it's interesting that Paul appears to have stolen that pass from Rondo! Remember Rondo did it against Chicago. What did they say about the sincerest form of flatter?