Anthony says he hopes the owners and the players union can come to a new labor agreement without a work stoppage.
Analysis: Anthony was speaking on Friday as part of the kickoff to All-Star weekend festivities. Either side can choose to opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement until Dec. 15. Last time the two sides could not come to an agreement, the owners locked out the players that shortened the 2011-12 season by 16 games.
Bryant has gone through an All-Star media day for the final time. Bryant says he would be fine playing just 10 minutes Sunday. Fans, however, are probably hoping for far more than that.
Analysis: The retiring star of the Los Angeles Lakers took questions for about 30 minutes, laughed and smiled throughout, accepted some gifts from international reporters - including a photo that said "thank you" _ and spoke in English, Italian and a little Spanish at times. He even asked a reporter from Taiwan to teach him a phrase in his language.
Bosh of the Miami Heat will miss Sunday's All-Star Game with a calf injury, and has been replaced on the Eastern Conference roster by Atlanta's Al Horford.
Analysis: Bosh did not mention the injury during Friday's All-Star media day availability session. He said earlier Friday that he was looking forward to playing in Toronto, where he spent his first 7 NBA seasons. Bosh's agent, Henry Thomas, did not return messages seeking comment.
Holiday scored 21 points with nine assists and six rebounds in the Pelicans' 100-96 win over Utah on Wednesday.
Analysis: Holiday's performance came two days after he had 27 points, nine assists and six boards in a win at Minnesota. He's capable of being a big contributor to New Orleans, but has shown a lack of consistency at times.
Kidd-Gilchrist could miss the remainder of the season after re-tearing the labrum in his right shoulder.
Analysis: Kidd-Gilchrist, who missed the season's first four months recovering from a torn labrum in the same shoulder, suffered the injury Wednesday at Indiana. The Hornets have yet to determine whether he'll rehab the shoulder in hopes of returning later this season or if he'll undergo another surgery. Kidd-Gilchrist played in just seven games following his return, averaging 12.7 points and 6.4 rebounds.