TORONTO – Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson received a Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday at the annual Legends Brunch.
Robertson got the award from fellow Hall of Famer Magic Johnson and Timberwolves rookie Karl-Anthony Towns — the newly crowned skills challenge winner at All-Star weekend.
Robertson is a past president of the players' association. In his remarks Sunday he urged the NBA's current players to study the history of how past players fought for certain rights "and look where you are today."
Carmelo Anthony said he "might" play for Team USA this summer in Rio. He and LeBron James have a chance to make history by playing on four U.S. men's Olympic teams.
"I'm thinking about it," Anthony said.
Later, James and Dwyane Wade are-enacted some of their former Miami Heat plays, teaming up for an alley-oop dunk in the opening moments of the All-Star Game. They could have had another spectacular one midway through the first quarter, but James couldn't finish after a snazzy high bounce pass from Wade.
• Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis said he is thinking about playing for Latvia in the Olympic qualifying tournament. But he wants to work on his own game and focus on getting stronger.