Western Conference's Kevin Durant, of the Oklahoma City Thunder, hoists the Most Valuable Player trophy following the NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in Orlando, Fla. The Western Conference won 152-149. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) ORG XMIT: DOA153
Yao Ming was selected to start for the Western Conference in the NBA All-Star Game eight times, and was named to the All-NBA Team five times. At the time of his final season, he was the tallest active player in the NBA, at 2.29 m (7 ft 6 in).He is also the only player outside of the US to lead the NBA All-Star voting.Yao is one of China's best-known athletes, with sponsorships with several major companies
Oklahoma City, led by the brilliance of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, ties its series with San Antonio
Lynx meet Sparks in battle of undefeateds = In the Western Conference, the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks have kept each other company at the top of the standings with their perfect records. The two teams match up June 21 for the first time this.....
Description of . Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) takes a shot against Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul (3) in the first quarter in Game 6 of their Western Conference NBA Playoff game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Thursday, May 1, 2014. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)