Overall, I wasn’t impressed.
Maybe because I put so much faith in the Slam Dunk Contest, but NBA All-Star Weekend wasn’t all that this year. Especially the Slam Dunk Contest.
Shannon Brown let me down. Big time.
Now just because it all took place in the new ginormous Cowboys Stadium with the Hulk-Size HD Flat Screen doesn’t make it the greatest show on earth. However, having 109,000 people – the largest crowd ever to watch a basketball game – at Sunday’s All-Star game was impressive.
I know. I sound like a hater.
I’m not. Just wanted more.
On the real, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James put on a show in Sunday’s All-Star game.
Lob dunks. Fancy passes. Steals. Did it all. Big ups to them, but then again, you knew the All-Star game was going to deliver. It always does.
Friday night has become solid because of the Rookie-Sophomore game. You really do get to see the future stars. Remember when Kevin Durant lit it up?
Now Durant’s an All-Star. So someone like Sacramento rookie Tyreke Evans, who did his thing in Friday’s game, is sure to be an All-Star later in his career.
It was also good to see rookie DeJuan Blair out of Pitt play well. San Antonio got a true steal in the draft in this guy. He may not play 12 years in the league, but he’s going to be a handful for about six or seven.