Look around All-Star Weekend and you'll see the NBA moving in a new direction, writes J.A. Adande.
President Obama drew some boos for good-naturedly ribbing a Boston audience about the Kevin Youkilis trade.
While Chris Paul darted around a basketball court in a black Hornets practice uniform, the only NBA team for which he has played resumed trade talks for the All-Star guard, opening discussions with anyone who is interested.
Rudy Gay and LeBron James are already in midseason form. All they need is a place to play.
ESPN.com previews the Thunder's season, with predictions, lineups, fantasy forecast and the NBA Dish podcast.