The 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend is over, and as always, there’s a lot to unpack from three days of festivities among the best athletes and biggest celebrities in the nation. This year’s edition was in Los Angeles, and the stars and athletes didn’t disappoint.
Here’s what we’ll remember from it.
Fergie’s ... interesting ... anthem performance birthed a Draymond Green meme
Here’s Fergie’s performance alright.
Fergie certainly sang the national anthem. She did. The anthem, that is what she sang.
Then, in the most perfect way possible, the camera panned to Draymond Green as Fergie was singing, and Green could not hold himself together.
So, here’s the meme:
this is the new american flag pic.twitter.com/grSTVVapwK— Whitney Medworth (@its_whitney) February 19, 2018
This mixtape cover pic.twitter.com/avP7xkmvtS— You thought you was Kofie? (@KofieYeboah) February 19, 2018
IF YOU MISSED IT, HERE'S THE ALL-STAR INTRO RECAP: pic.twitter.com/xtXeOLboZc— Matt Ellentuck (@mellentuck) February 19, 2018
Twitter wasn’t done with the Fergie roast either:
Neither was Steph Curry:
LeBron James and Kevin Durant locked down Curry to win the All-Star Game
Here’s about 14 inches of wingspan between two of the greatest players ever to stop the greatest shooter of all time in an All-Star Game.
What a finish that the NBA couldn’t have scripted any better! James was so happy.
Dennis Smith Jr. had one of the best dunk contest slams ever!
Dennis Smith Jr. 360 through the legs switching hands pic.twitter.com/BNJDVPsUhh— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) February 18, 2018
Larry Nance Jr. dunked just like his dad did
Nance didn’t win it either, but his tribute to his father was spot-on.
Larry Nance Sr and Larry Nance Jr— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) February 18, 2018
Side by side pic.twitter.com/5O487kHV84
Donovan Mitchell’s incredible dunk contest performance
There’s some Mitchell-Nance controversy over who deserved to win, but Mitchell had an impressive showing regardless in his win.
Donovan Mitchell went full Vinsanity. pic.twitter.com/dY7SSlhWrv— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 18, 2018
Donovan Mitchell with the pageantry pic.twitter.com/IfQlo2oNC9— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 18, 2018
He had an awesome tribute to his sister, too.
Devin Booker set a record with 28 points in his three-point shootout win
Joel Embiid forgot to take the tag off his shorts in the skills competition
Wait a minute ... JOEL EMBIID STILL HAS THE TAG ON HIS SHORTS pic.twitter.com/y9TTmilwzc— SB Nation (@SBNation) February 18, 2018
James rebuked a FOX News report where he was told to “shut up and dribble”
LeBron on Laura Ingraham's comments: "We will definitely not shut up and dribble. I will definitely not do that." pic.twitter.com/z3GMVPmriF— SB Nation (@SBNation) February 17, 2018
Then he wore these shoes:
LeBron's using his shoes to make a statement pic.twitter.com/0K4jx84ONw— SB Nation (@SBNation) February 18, 2018
Guillermo from Jimmy Kimmel asked Nance Jr. how James smells
I can't stop watching Larry Nance's reaction to being asked how LeBron James smells pic.twitter.com/zobSevyQGp— Matt Ellentuck (@mellentuck) February 17, 2018
13 Basketball Hall of Fame finalists were named!
They include Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Ray Allen, Maurice Cheeks, Grant Hill, Chris Webber, Katie Smith, Tina Thompson, coach Charles “Lefty” Driesell, coach Kim Mulkey, coach Rudy Tomjanovich, referee Hugh Evans, and the Wayland Baptist University women’s team.
Those elected will be announced at the Final Four on March 31.
Bogdan Bogdanovic balled out in the rising stars challenge
Quavo won an MVP and crushed the All-Star Game halftime show
Quavo now has a:— SB Nation (@SBNation) February 17, 2018
Grammy nomination ✅
Platinum album ✅
MVP Trophy! ✅ pic.twitter.com/06MyzFbyps
Quavo is out here Eurostepping pic.twitter.com/L175Ud9cNS— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 17, 2018
And SWATTED a shot:
Quavo blocked this shot into the cheap seats pic.twitter.com/FXm5RwHh6o— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 17, 2018
- There’s hilariously a real, legitimate box score for the NBA All-Star celebrity game
- Ben Simmons’ errant goaltend nearly took off Donovan Mitchell and Buddy Hield’s head
- NBA players tell us who they’d pick to be on their bobsled team
- Paul George was bad in the three-point contest, but Michael Jordan was worse