The NBA All-Star Game has had some lackluster finishes over the last few years, but this one was different. The players actually tried hard. They played defense when they had to, they ran from end to end like a normal regular-season game, and they all seemed to be playing with pride.
All-Star games are normally fun — even when players aren’t trying. But when you add on a tie game in the final two minutes, it gets 10 times better. We had an official review, a go-ahead bucket, and a crucial defensive stop to end things.
The only way the NBA could have made this weekend better was by televising the draft. But that’s water under the bridge. Hopefully, we’ll get a peek in on the process next season.
Either way, this was another great game and a great wrap to All-Star Weekend. Now, let’s get on to the road to the playoffs.
LeBron James and Kevin Durant played incredible defense to close the game
I’ve never seen defense played like this in an All-Star game. This was fun!
Maybe next year, Steph!
Karl-Anthony Towns brought back his Rick and Morty kicks!
And we love them!
They’re not better than these, though.
I swear to you this Giannis Antetokounmpo block is not a goaltend
It isn’t! I will die on this hill!
This happened hours ago, and I’m still appalled by it. Team Steph lost by three points, too. GIVE THEM THESE POINTS BACK, AND THEY COULD HAVE MADE IT INTERESTING.
Anthony Davis wore a DeMarcus Cousins jersey:
With Cousins sidelined to an Achilles injury, this was nice!
LeBron threw down a reverse dunk:
From Russell Westbrook, too!
Kyrie Irving had a nasty behind-the-back in-and-out move:
Steph Curry ate some popcorn on the bench:
LeBron did an up-and-under like Michael Jordan:
- Everyone roasted Fergie’s national anthem, and she deserved it.
- No clue what this opening was, but I never want to see it again.
- Pharrell and N.E.R.D were awesome! We missed Rihanna though.
- LeBron James is your All-Star MVP!
- And he was so happy about winning!