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2015 Annual All-Star Diary

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (1)



For possibly the first time ever, the Three-Point Shootout was hyped up more than the Dunk Contest. In Sunday’s All-Star Game, threes were being thrown up left and right, whereas usually players start going in for dunks when the game descends into chaos. With teams attempting more threes year after ye...

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2014 All-Star Extravaganza

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (1)






Shooting Heaving Stars (No, not the Shooting Stars, because Team Hardaway made all of their shots from inside half-court but didn’t even advance to the finals because they couldn’t knock down the half-court heave)...

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All-Star Diary

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (3)

SHOOTING STARS


8:23 - The Shooting Stars participants are announced. (1) Why is Brook Lopez in a shooting contest of any kind? (2) How did the league makes teams? Did they just pick three random players and pair them together? I thought this event couldn't get any more pathetic. It just did.

 

8:24  - Muggsy Bogues is a head and a half shorter than the WNBA player on his team. He's the most underrated player in ...

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Top 10 NBA Dunk Contest Dunks of All Time

Posted on February 16, 2013 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

In preparation for tonight's Slam Dunk Contest, here is a video I made of the top 10 dunk contest dunks in the history of the event:


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Check back tomorrow for an analysis of NBA All-Star Saturday Night.

2013 All-Star Starters: Eastern Conference - How Can the Knicks Get Carmelo Going Again?

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (3)


Backcourt:


 

Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers should replace Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics


In terms of pure talent, Irving is probably a top-10 player in the NBA (24 points, 6 assists, 4 assists per game) while Rondo still can’t shoot an open 18-footer. In terms of entertainment, even though Rondo gives us those “Did he just do that!” momen...

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2013 All-Star Starters: Western Conference - Just How Bad a Coach is Mike D'Antoni?

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (1)

 


Backcourt:



Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers


Considering that the Houston Rockets are an above .500 team and that the Lakers aren't even in the playoff picture, you could have definitely talked me into James Harden earning the starting spot with numbers that are nearly identical to Kobe’s:


Harden: 25.9 points, 5.4 assists...

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What Could Be the Most Entertaining Sporting Event of the Year... If We Had It

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)


“Who is the best one-on-one player in the world?” is a question asked by every NBA fan. However, there is no way of answering that question… yet. Back in 1973, the NBA held a 1-on-1 tournament (which Bob Lanier won by defeating Jo Jo White in the finals). There is no reason for the NBA not to bring back this competition and make it an annual event.




Hold the first three rounds in the four-hour marathon on the afternoon of ...

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Who Should Have Really Made the All-Star Game?

Posted on February 12, 2012 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (7)


In this article, I will be offering up who should have been chosen to participate as reserves in the All-Star Game. The starters voted on by the fans are Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Dwight Howard (Eastern Conference), and Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, and Andrew Bynum (Western Conference). 



Before we delve into who should or shouldn't be all-stars, let's get a few things straight:

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Recapping the All-Star Weekend

Posted on February 20, 2010 at 9:07 PM Comments comments (2)

Rookie Challenge:

Nobody really came to play Friday night on the Sophomores. But, we can give them a break because they didn’t have Derrick Rose, last years’ far and away Rookie of the Year winner. I liked the way the Rookies actually controlled the ball well and settled for open jump-shots and not contested ones. A result of this game-plan was recording five less turnovers than the Sophomores and attempting fewer three-pointers. Even though it is a pick-up...

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When Should a 50 be a 50?

Posted on February 20, 2010 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (4)

When you have a competition based solely on subjective judging, there will always be controversy. In the dunk contest, there’s a panel of five judges who each score a dunk from 6 to 10. This makes a 50 the highest possible score for a dunk. DeMar DeRozan was awarded a 50 this year on a dunk that was way less than spectacular. That got me thinking: ‘What makes a 50?’

 

I think a 50 dunk must have creativity, elevation, style, and of course, difficulty. DeRoza...

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