Final buzzers for NBA All-Star Game auctions start sounding this week

All of the stars are up for grabs — and there’s a Sager Strong touch, too.

That’s the best way to sum up the All-Star 2017 New Orleans auction that ends later this week via NBA Auctions.

It’s a sale that includes game-worn jerseys worn during one half of the showcase event, players’ warm-up jackets and shooting shirts, shorts and even one autographed item that could steal the some of the spotlight away from the big stuff at a much lower price.

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Buzz Poll: Is the trade to New Orleans good for DeMarcus Cousins?


After the defensive showcase of the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans on Sunday night, the basketball world got some rim-rocking news with one of its more controversial stars.

DeMarcus Cousins was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans with Omri Casspi for Buddy Hield, ‎Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, the Pelicans’ first-round pick and the Philadelphia 76ers’ second-round pick this year.

Cousins has averaged 21.1 points and 10.8 rebounds per game for his career, which started back in 2010 when the Kings took him with the fifth pick in the NBA Draft. But he’s perhaps better known for his clashes with reporters, teammates, coaches on an underachieving team.

But now he has a fresh start — and some expectations for a team that has some talent you might have heard of. Tell us what you think with our two Buzz Poll questions below or via a comment or on Twitter.

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Kobe Bryant’s NBA All-Star jersey dominates at auction, doubling past record & Steph Curry’s gamer, too

Kobe-Bryant-2016-NBA-All-Star-Jersey-auction2One of Kobe Bryant‘s final NBA All-Star Game jerseys got a big send-off on Thursday just like the star who wore it.

How? Via NBA Auctions.

The jersey was worn during the first half of his final All-Star Game on Feb. 14 in Toronto and sold for $100,040 after 74 bids — basically doubling what is believed to be the previous high for a jersey sold on the site.

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Panini America prepares card set for NBA All-Star Game & plans signings

panini-america-2016-nba-all-star-game-karl-anthony-townsWith the NBA All-Star Game and its corresponding events set for this weekend in Toronto, that means Panini America will be on the scene for the event’s NBA Centre Court interactive event.

For those in attendance, that means exclusive trading cards and autograph signings.

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