The All-Star Weekend has come and gone. Sunday's main event, bar the pre-game and half-time entertainment, proved an adequate celebration of the NBA's finest talent. The All-Star Game itself is usually a glorified scrimmage, at least until the final 5 minutes when MVP honours are settled, but this year it felt slightly more serious. Some nice in-game storylines kept the game interesting from start to finish. I'm giving the All-Star Game itself a solid A-; All-Star Friday and Saturday get a C+ and a 'could do better'.
I'll remember All-Star Sunday for:
- CP3 & Blake Griffin showcasing some serious alley-oop synergy
- Chris Bosh getting nutmegged... twice and throwing up an air ball... twice
- Kevin Durant showcasing his full range of scoring weapons
- Kobe Bryant playing full-court defence on LeBron in a meaningless showpiece game to try and prove his dominance, as if it were the NBA Finals
- Kyrie Irving, Paul George and James Harden making their first of what will be many All-Star appearances