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A new format for the NBA All-Star Game had a negligible impact on television ratings.
Little change in TV ratings for new-look NBA All-Star Game
A new format for the NBA All-Star Game had a negligible impact on television ratings.
A new format for the NBA All-Star Game had a negligible impact on television ratings.
Little change in TV ratings for new-look NBA All-Star Game
A new format for the NBA All-Star Game had a negligible impact on television ratings.
Her jazzy rendition at the NBA All-Star game didn't go smoothly
'I Honestly Tried My Best.' Fergie Speaks Out About Her National Anthem Performance
Her jazzy rendition at the NBA All-Star game didn't go smoothly
Team LeBron's LeBron James, second from left, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, shoots as Team Stephen's Draymond Green, left, of the Golden State Warriors, Klay Thompson, second from right, of the Golden State Warriors, and Stephen Curry, of the Golden State Warriors, defend during the first half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
Team LeBron's LeBron James, second from left, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, shoots as Team Stephen's Draymond Green, left, of the Golden State Warriors, Klay Thompson, second from right, of the Golden State Warriors, and Stephen Curry, of the Golden State Warriors, defend during the first half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
Team LeBron's LeBron James, second from left, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, shoots as Team Stephen's Draymond Green, left, of the Golden State Warriors, Klay Thompson, second from right, of the Golden State Warriors, and Stephen Curry, of the Golden State Warriors, defend during the first half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
Team LeBron's LeBron James, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, holds MVP trophy after his team defeated Team Stephen at the NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. Team LeBron won 148-145. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Team LeBron's LeBron James, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, holds MVP trophy after his team defeated Team Stephen at the NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. Team LeBron won 148-145. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Team LeBron's LeBron James, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, holds MVP trophy after his team defeated Team Stephen at the NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. Team LeBron won 148-145. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Team LeBron's LeBron James, top, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, dunks over Team Stephen's Kyle Lowry, of the Toronto Raptors, defends during the first half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Team LeBron's LeBron James, top, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, dunks over Team Stephen's Kyle Lowry, of the Toronto Raptors, defends during the first half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Team LeBron's LeBron James, top, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, dunks over Team Stephen's Kyle Lowry, of the Toronto Raptors, defends during the first half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Team Stephen's Stephen Curry, left, of the Golden State Warriors, and Team LeBron's LeBron James, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, stand together during the first half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Team Stephen's Stephen Curry, left, of the Golden State Warriors, and Team LeBron's LeBron James, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, stand together during the first half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Team Stephen's Stephen Curry, left, of the Golden State Warriors, and Team LeBron's LeBron James, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, stand together during the first half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
<p>Wizards guard John Wall plans to return to the University of Kentucky this summer to continue pursuing his bachelor&#39;s degree, <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wizards-insider/wp/2018/02/19/john-wall-plans-to-return-to-college-this-summer-because-he-promised-his-dad-hed-get-degree/?utm_term=.51ae51695d9e" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:according to Candace Buckner of The Washington Post" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">according to Candace Buckner of <i>The Washington Post</i></a>. </p><p>Wall, 27, said he intends to fulfill a promise he made to his father, who died when Wall was eight, to obtain his degree.</p><p>“I’m going back to school this summer to get my business degree,” Wall told <em>The Post</em>. “That’s what I’m focusing on. I promised my dad that.”</p><p>In January, Wall wrote a poignant open letter to his father on The Undefeated, reflecting on their relationship and revealing he wanted to finish his degree. </p><p>&quot;I know you’re proud of the man I’ve become,&quot; Wall wrote. &quot;I’m the first in our family to attend college, and although I have not yet completed my degree, it is a goal that I hope to accomplish.&quot;</p><p>Wall added that his sister ended up becoming the first in their family to graduate from college. </p><p>Wall attended Kentucky during the 2009-10 academic year, starring for the Wildcats before leaving school early for the NBA. The Wizards selected Wall first in the 2010 NBA draft. </p><p>“When our career is over, when we retire and the basketball stops bouncing, we still have to find something else to do,” Wall told <em>The Post</em>. “Whether you want to be a general manager, a doctor, a businessman, whatever, you have to believe on everything you stand on.&quot;</p>
John Wall Plans to Return to College This Summer to Pursue Degree, Fulfill Promise to Father

Wizards guard John Wall plans to return to the University of Kentucky this summer to continue pursuing his bachelor's degree, according to Candace Buckner of The Washington Post.

Wall, 27, said he intends to fulfill a promise he made to his father, who died when Wall was eight, to obtain his degree.

“I’m going back to school this summer to get my business degree,” Wall told The Post. “That’s what I’m focusing on. I promised my dad that.”

In January, Wall wrote a poignant open letter to his father on The Undefeated, reflecting on their relationship and revealing he wanted to finish his degree.

"I know you’re proud of the man I’ve become," Wall wrote. "I’m the first in our family to attend college, and although I have not yet completed my degree, it is a goal that I hope to accomplish."

Wall added that his sister ended up becoming the first in their family to graduate from college.

Wall attended Kentucky during the 2009-10 academic year, starring for the Wildcats before leaving school early for the NBA. The Wizards selected Wall first in the 2010 NBA draft.

“When our career is over, when we retire and the basketball stops bouncing, we still have to find something else to do,” Wall told The Post. “Whether you want to be a general manager, a doctor, a businessman, whatever, you have to believe on everything you stand on."

The HOLDAT Podcasts' Nate Robinson and Carlos Boozer talk with Pistons All-Star Andre Drummond about his nickname and post-dunk catchphrases at NBA All-Star media day.
Pistons' Andre Drummond speaks at NBA All-Star media day
The HOLDAT Podcasts' Nate Robinson and Carlos Boozer talk with Pistons All-Star Andre Drummond about his nickname and post-dunk catchphrases at NBA All-Star media day.
Fergie is apologizing after trying something different with the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game.
Fergie says she “tried my best” after national anthem blowback
Fergie is apologizing after trying something different with the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game.
Fergie is apologizing after trying something different with the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game.
Fergie says she “tried my best” after national anthem blowback
Fergie is apologizing after trying something different with the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game.
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving reunited Sunday in the NBA All-Star Game, sharing laughs on the bench and hooking up... <a href="https://nesn.com/2018/02/nba-rumors-lebron-james-drafted-kyrie-irving-to-send-message-to-cavs/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Read More &#187;" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Read More &#187;</a>
NBA Rumors: LeBron James Drafted Kyrie Irving To ‘Send Message’ To Cavs
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Stephen Curry talks to the press following the 2018 NBA All-Star game.
Curry On Draft, Last Play Of The Game
Stephen Curry talks to the press following the 2018 NBA All-Star game.
The HOLDAT Podcasts' Nate Robinson and Carlos Boozer catch up with Heat guard and three-point contest participant Wayne Ellington at NBA All-Star media day.
Heat Guard Wayne Ellington Explains Why He's the Best Shooter in the NBA
The HOLDAT Podcasts' Nate Robinson and Carlos Boozer catch up with Heat guard and three-point contest participant Wayne Ellington at NBA All-Star media day.
The HOLDAT Podcasts' Nate Robinson and Carlos Boozer interview Rockets All-Star Eric Gordon at NBA All-Star Game media day.
Rockets' Eric Gordon answers questions at All-Star media day
The HOLDAT Podcasts' Nate Robinson and Carlos Boozer interview Rockets All-Star Eric Gordon at NBA All-Star Game media day.
LeBron James turned in a captain&#39;s performance in this year&#39;s NBA All-Star Game, showcasing his trademark dynamism and cunning from the outset of Sunday&#39;s contest.
Story of the Day - LeBron shines to pick up All-Star MVP
LeBron James turned in a captain's performance in this year's NBA All-Star Game, showcasing his trademark dynamism and cunning from the outset of Sunday's contest.
LeBron James turned in a captain&#39;s performance in this year&#39;s NBA All-Star Game, showcasing his trademark dynamism and cunning from the outset of Sunday&#39;s contest.
Story of the Day - LeBron shines to pick up All-Star MVP
LeBron James turned in a captain's performance in this year's NBA All-Star Game, showcasing his trademark dynamism and cunning from the outset of Sunday's contest.
LeBron James turned in a captain&#39;s performance in this year&#39;s NBA All-Star Game, showcasing his trademark dynamism and cunning from the outset of Sunday&#39;s contest.
Story of the Day - LeBron shines to pick up All-Star MVP
LeBron James turned in a captain's performance in this year's NBA All-Star Game, showcasing his trademark dynamism and cunning from the outset of Sunday's contest.
LeBron James seemed determined to prove he is still the NBA&#39;s main man, turning in an electric all-round display in this year&#39;s NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles.
Play of the day: LeBron flies for reverse dunk
LeBron James seemed determined to prove he is still the NBA's main man, turning in an electric all-round display in this year's NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles.
LeBron James seemed determined to prove he is still the NBA&#39;s main man, turning in an electric all-round display in this year&#39;s NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles.
Play of the day: LeBron flies for reverse dunk
LeBron James seemed determined to prove he is still the NBA's main man, turning in an electric all-round display in this year's NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles.
LeBron James seemed determined to prove he is still the NBA&#39;s main man, turning in an electric all-round display in this year&#39;s NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles.
Play of the day: LeBron flies for reverse dunk
LeBron James seemed determined to prove he is still the NBA's main man, turning in an electric all-round display in this year's NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles.
Joel Embiid showcased his prowess at both ends of the court in Sunday&#39;s NBA All-Star game.
Embiid drains monster three then makes huge block
Joel Embiid showcased his prowess at both ends of the court in Sunday's NBA All-Star game.
Joel Embiid showcased his prowess at both ends of the court in Sunday&#39;s NBA All-Star game.
Embiid drains monster three then makes huge block
Joel Embiid showcased his prowess at both ends of the court in Sunday's NBA All-Star game.
Joel Embiid showcased his prowess at both ends of the court in Sunday&#39;s NBA All-Star game.
Embiid drains monster three then makes huge block
Joel Embiid showcased his prowess at both ends of the court in Sunday's NBA All-Star game.
Team LeBron overcame Team Stephen 148-145 in an enthralling NBA All-Star encounter.
Team LeBron beat Team Stephen in All-Star thriller
Team LeBron overcame Team Stephen 148-145 in an enthralling NBA All-Star encounter.
Team LeBron overcame Team Stephen 148-145 in an enthralling NBA All-Star encounter.
Team LeBron beat Team Stephen in All-Star thriller
Team LeBron overcame Team Stephen 148-145 in an enthralling NBA All-Star encounter.
Team LeBron overcame Team Stephen 148-145 in an enthralling NBA All-Star encounter.
Team LeBron beat Team Stephen in All-Star thriller
Team LeBron overcame Team Stephen 148-145 in an enthralling NBA All-Star encounter.
Evan Cohen discusses NBA Player Paul George's free agency.
Time to Schein: Paul George's free agency
Evan Cohen discusses NBA Player Paul George's free agency.
Evan Cohen discusses NBA Player Paul George&#39;s free agency.
Time to Schein: Paul George's free agency
Evan Cohen discusses NBA Player Paul George's free agency.
Evan Cohen discusses NBA Player Paul George&#39;s free agency.
Time to Schein: Paul George's free agency
Evan Cohen discusses NBA Player Paul George's free agency.
Evan Cohen discusses NBA Player Paul George&#39;s free agency.
Time to Schein: Paul George's free agency
Evan Cohen discusses NBA Player Paul George's free agency.
Evan Cohen discusses NBA All-Star game and future drafts.
Time to Schein: NBA All-Star Draft
Evan Cohen discusses NBA All-Star game and future drafts.
Evan Cohen discusses NBA All-Star game and future drafts.
Time to Schein: NBA All-Star Draft
Evan Cohen discusses NBA All-Star game and future drafts.
Evan Cohen discusses NBA All-Star game and future drafts.
Time to Schein: NBA All-Star Draft
Evan Cohen discusses NBA All-Star game and future drafts.
Evan Cohen discusses NBA All-Star game and future drafts.
Time to Schein: NBA All-Star Draft
Evan Cohen discusses NBA All-Star game and future drafts.
Singer Fergie walks off the court following the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Singer Fergie walks off the court following the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Singer Fergie walks off the court following the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Singer Fergie performs the national anthem prior to an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Singer Fergie performs the national anthem prior to an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Singer Fergie performs the national anthem prior to an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Team LeBron&#39;s LeBron James, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, holds the MVP trophy after his team defeated Team Stephen at the NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. Team LeBron won 148-145. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Team LeBron's LeBron James, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, holds the MVP trophy after his team defeated Team Stephen at the NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. Team LeBron won 148-145. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Team LeBron's LeBron James, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, holds the MVP trophy after his team defeated Team Stephen at the NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. Team LeBron won 148-145. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Tiki and Tierney discuss the comments of NBA commissioner Adam Silver on re-seeding the playoffs.
Tiki and Tierney: Should the NBA re-seed the playoffs?
Tiki and Tierney discuss the comments of NBA commissioner Adam Silver on re-seeding the playoffs.
Tiki and Tierney discuss the comments of NBA commissioner Adam Silver on re-seeding the playoffs.
Tiki and Tierney: Should the NBA re-seed the playoffs?
Tiki and Tierney discuss the comments of NBA commissioner Adam Silver on re-seeding the playoffs.

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