Global Hoops Roundup: Carmelo Anthony Will Start All-Star Game, Kobe Joins Chinese Twitter


Carmelo Anthony Will Start All-Star Game-After suffering a right arm contusion during Wednesday night’s game versus the Raptors, Carmelo Anthony was considered questionable to start and even play for the Eastern Conference in this weekend’s All-Star game in Houston. However, during the All-Star media session on Saturday Anthony announced that he is ready to play and will start the game (ESPN).

Kenneth Faried Drops 40 Points in Rising Stars Challenge, Wins MVP-Kenneth “Manimal” Faried wowed the Houston crowd at the Rising Stars Challenge Friday night by scoring 40 points and collecting 10 rebounds. The NBA sophomore helped his team to a 163-135 victory as he was named the game’s MVP (Sports Illustrated).

Michael Jordan Beats Michael Kidd-Gilchrist One-on-One-Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist admitted that he lost to his team’s owner – 50-year old Michael Jordan – in a one-on-one pickup basketball game. Despite being 30 years younger than Jordan, Gilchrist could still not defeat the master. Said Gilchrist: “Oh, yeah. He’s good.” (CBS Sports).


Kobe Bryant Joins Chinese Twitter-After finally opening a Twitter account less than a year ago, it seems that Kobe Bryant has the social media bug now. He recently opened an account on the microblogging site Sina Weibo – a Chinese-language version of Twitter – and even before posting anything he had amassed more than 100,000 followers (Global Post).


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