Instead, 40-year-old Mavericks legend made his final, brief All-Star appearance one to remember, making three 3-pointers and scoring nine points in his only 3:58 on the court as his Team Giannis fell 178-164 to Team LeBron at the Spectrum Center.
"Obviously I'm going to be along with my sons because they're going to play the game - they're playing the game now, and I'm going to be along with them".
Nearly five years removed from their disappointing performance during the 2014 NBA Finals, Miami Heat fans immediately get a win as Miami's favourite son Dwyane Wade teams up with former Heat star, LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers.
"It was our second unit that came in - Dame, Klay, Brad Beal, LaMarcus, Ben Simmons, KAT", LeBron said after the game about what turned the momentum. "I always said he pushed me to be the player in '11 to ultimately win". He's stuck for the next few months playing somewhere he doesn't want to play, he might get traded this summer to a team that won't help him compete for a title, and he can't bring himself to clearly state which organizations represent his preferred long-term fits.
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Mickelson argued that he could "see just fine" on Sunday evening, moments after sunset with two holes remaining. Mickelson is one of three players looking to complete their collection of all four majors this year.
Wade and Nowitzki checked in together again in Sunday's All-Star Game, entering the game to a rousing ovation with just under a minute remaining in the first quarter.
Also, Kyrie Irving says he will play in Sunday's All-Star game despite missing Boston's last two games due to a sprained knee.
Giannis threw everything he had at the game but couldn't stop the momentum Team LeBron produced as they stormed to the win. Wade is retiring after 16 seasons, a lot of them with the Heat. Durant finished with 31 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a pair of blocks.
Dirk Nowitzki had to be talked into playing in this All-Star game, his 14th, by none other than National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver.
Davis added another twist in a later interview on NBATV, claiming that he never gave any destinations to the Pelicans. "It's easy to walk away right now".