02/17 10:48 CST The Latest: Curry, Mourning, Rice, Bogues feted as legends
The Latest: Curry, Mourning, Rice, Bogues feted as legends
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) --- The Latest on All-Star Weekend. (all times local)
Dell Curry, Muggsy Bogues, Alonzo Mourning and Glen Rice were honorees at the
20th annual NBA Legends Brunch.
The brunch is a tradition on the morning of the All-Star game. About 2,000
people attended Sunday, including about 200 former NBA players.
Curry was presented a "hometown hero" award. Bogues was feted for his work as a
community ambassador. Mourning received the Global Ambassador Award, and Rice
was selected as the Charlotte Hornets Legend of the Year.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was among the speakers, along with Dikembe Mutombo
and actor and comedian JB Smoove.
All-Star Sunday has arrived.
The 68th edition of the NBA's annual midseason showcase exhibition game gets
played in Charlotte, with LeBron James set to start for the 15th consecutive
year, Kemba Walker ready to excite his home crowd and legends Dirk Nowitzki and
Dwyane Wade ready to bid the game farewell as their careers wind down.
After that, the true All-Star "break" begins. There are no games on Monday,
Tuesday or Wednesday, which gives every player and coach a couple of needed
days off before the real playoff push begins.
Play resumes Thursday night with six games, as the sprint to the end of the
regular season begins.
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