Western Conference's Kobe Bryant, of the Los Angeles Lakers (24) laughs with Eastern Conference's Dwyane Wade, of the Miami Heat (3) and New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (7) during the first half of the NBA all-star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 in Toronto.
Western Conference's Kobe Bryant, of the Los Angeles Lakers (24) laughs with Eastern Conference's Dwyane Wade, of the Miami Heat (3) and New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (7) during the first half of the NBA all-star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 in Toronto. Mark Blinch The Canadian Press via AP
Western Conference's Kobe Bryant, of the Los Angeles Lakers (24) laughs with Eastern Conference's Dwyane Wade, of the Miami Heat (3) and New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (7) during the first half of the NBA all-star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 in Toronto. Mark Blinch The Canadian Press via AP

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About Ethan J. Skolnick

Ethan J. Skolnick

@EthanJSkolnick

Ethan J. Skolnick, who has spent the past two decades covering sports in South Florida, returns to The Herald to spearhead the coverage of the Heat. In addition to his previous two-year stint at the Herald (2000-2002), Ethan has worked at The Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Palm Beach Post and most recently, was a Senior NBA Writer for Turner Sports/Bleacher Report. He hosts the "The Ethan Skolnick Show" on 790 The Ticket, every day from 4-7 p.m., and is the co-author of two books, Innovative State and Raising Your Game. A graduate of Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale (Class of 1990), he earned his B.A. at The Johns Hopkins University and his M.S. from Columbia University.