Sunday, February 18, 2007

NBA All-Stars

  • Kobe Bryant had 31 points and 6 assists as the Western All-Stars cruised to an entertaining 153-132 blowout of the Eastern All-Stars.
  • The West set a couple of All-Star game records with 69 field goal and 52 assists.
  • Dwight Howard is the next Shaq. In a game where the big men rarely dominate, Howard had 20 points and 12 rebounds.
  • The NBA's All-Star game is the best of its kind at any sport. Heck, even their halftime shows have surpassed the NFL's Super Bowl's.
  • Good tickets were supposedly going for over $20,000 with the likes of Jay-Z, Beyonce, Diddy, Prince, Eva Longeria and Adam Sandler being caught on camera often.
  • While having All-Star weekend in Vegas turned out to be a great idea, having an NBA team there is completely different. The chances of the NBA adding an expansion team are slim, so look for Vegas to join Oklahoma City, Anaheim, and Kansas City as the top candidates for a franchise to move to.
  • Is there any player more fun than Shaq?
  • Charles Barkeley comes to mind, and the race against referee Dick Bavetta was the best event of the weekend.