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(L-R) NBA All-Stars Kevin Durant (35) of Oklahoma City Thunder, Chris Paul of Los Angeles Clippers, LeBron James (6) of Miami Heat, Blake Griffin of the Clippers and Dwyane Wade of Miami Heat watch a young fan during a dance contest during practice for the NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston, Texas February 16, 2013. The All-Star game will be played on February 17. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

(L-R) NBA All-Stars Kevin Durant (35) of Oklahoma City Thunder, Chris Paul of Los Angeles Clippers, LeBron James (6) of Miami Heat, Blake Griffin of the Clippers and Dwyane Wade of Miami Heat watch a young fan during a dance contest during practice...more

(L-R) NBA All-Stars Kevin Durant (35) of Oklahoma City Thunder, Chris Paul of Los Angeles Clippers, LeBron James (6) of Miami Heat, Blake Griffin of the Clippers and Dwyane Wade of Miami Heat watch a young fan during a dance contest during practice for the NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston, Texas February 16, 2013. The All-Star game will be played on February 17. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
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(L-R) Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, and Miami Heat's Lebron James joke during practice for the NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston, Texas February 16, 2013. The All-Star game will be played on February 17. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

(L-R) Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, and Miami Heat's Lebron James joke during practice for the NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston, Texas February 16, 2013. The All-Star game will be played on February 17....more

(L-R) Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, and Miami Heat's Lebron James joke during practice for the NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston, Texas February 16, 2013. The All-Star game will be played on February 17. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant (L) chats with Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin during practice for the NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston, Texas February 16, 2013. The All-Star game will be played on February 17. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant (L) chats with Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin during practice for the NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston, Texas February 16, 2013. The All-Star game will be played on February 17. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED...more

Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant (L) chats with Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin during practice for the NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston, Texas February 16, 2013. The All-Star game will be played on February 17. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
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NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks looks to make a pass during practice for the NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston, Texas February 16, 2013. The All-Star game will be played on February 17. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks looks to make a pass during practice for the NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston, Texas February 16, 2013. The All-Star game will be played on February 17. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES -...more

NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks looks to make a pass during practice for the NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston, Texas February 16, 2013. The All-Star game will be played on February 17. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
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Chicago Bulls' mascot "Benny the Bull" goes to grab the headband of NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks during practice for the NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston, Texas February 16, 2013. The All-Star game will be played on February 17. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

Chicago Bulls' mascot "Benny the Bull" goes to grab the headband of NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks during practice for the NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston, Texas February 16, 2013. The All-Star game will be played on...more

Chicago Bulls' mascot "Benny the Bull" goes to grab the headband of NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks during practice for the NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston, Texas February 16, 2013. The All-Star game will be played on February 17. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
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Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah looks to make a pass during practice for the NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston, Texas February 16, 2013. The All-Star game will be played on February 17. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah looks to make a pass during practice for the NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston, Texas February 16, 2013. The All-Star game will be played on February 17. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah looks to make a pass during practice for the NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston, Texas February 16, 2013. The All-Star game will be played on February 17. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
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