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Results of Events in the NBA All-Star Weekend

Posted on 14 Feb, 2016, by in NBA

The NBA All-Star weekend, held in Toronto this time, isn’t just about the All-Star game. A lot of people like the other stuff too: Dunk contest, three-point shootout, rising stars challenge which was Team USA vs Team World this time and even the celebrities going at it, which on this occasion was Team Canada against Team USA. More

NBA All-Star: Dunk Contest Becomes More Boring Each Year

Posted on 28 Jan, 2015, by in NBA

Another year goes by and the Dunk Contest remains a problem for the NBA on All-Star weekend, once again unable to draw better or at least better known players than Giannis Antetokounmpo, Zach LaVine, Victor Oladipo and Mason Plumlee. More

John Wall Wins a Dunk Contest That’s Becoming Redundant

Posted on 16 Feb, 2014, by in NBA

It’s hard to believe someone thought making the Dunk Contest about an East and West thing was a good idea, and yet they still went through with it. The East won, John Wall came out as the big winner from what used to be the biggest part of All-Star Saturday and now is just some awkward sequence with very few moments that get the crowd engaged. More

Andre Drummond Takes the MVP in a Meaningless Game

Posted on 15 Feb, 2014, by in NBA

There’s something about the Rising Stars Challenge that doesn’t quite work, despite the changes it has gone through over the years. Andre Drummond was the star of the latest edition, leading Team Hill to a 142-136 win over Team Webber. More

LeBron James Saves His Best Dunks For Practice

Posted on 11 Feb, 2014, by in NBA

The community of NBA fans will have to live with the fact that LeBron James isn’t going to compete in the Slam Dunk Contest yet again and probably never will. However, it doesn’t mean he can’t perform like one of the best in the business, putting on quite a show after a Miami Heat practice, which obviously went viral and has everyone convinced it’s actually better than anything we’ll see during the All-Star weekend. More

Paul George

The 2014 Dunk Contest Players

Posted on 7 Feb, 2014, by in NBA

There’s probably more star power this season to the All-Star Slam Dunk competition, with defending champion Terrence Ross joined by All-Star players like Paul George, Damian Lillard and John Wall, with Harrison Barnes and Ben McLemore completing the field of six. More

Stephen Curry

The 2014 Three-Point Contest Players

Posted on 7 Feb, 2014, by in NBA

The field in the 3-point shootout during the 2014 All-Star weekend is filled with previous champions (Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving) and currentAll-Stars with Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard and Joe Johnson also taking part in the competition. More

Three-Point Shootout is Good as its Best Contestant

Posted on 17 Feb, 2013, by in NBA

Unlike the usually disappointing dunk contest, the three-point shootout isn’t about star power, although having Kyrie Irving and Stephen Curry stroking the deep ball didn’t really hurt; it’s about having one or two competitors simply having a terrific night from beyond the arc. More

Slam Dunk Contest isn’t Worth Much Without Star Power

Posted on 17 Feb, 2013, by in NBA

No star power, not really interesting. There’s a problem with what used to be the signature moment of the All-Star weekend, but is now stretching a concept that seems to have gone quite boring and stale in recent years. People like Terrence Ross and Jeremy Evans, but aren’t that interested in seeing them battle for the Slam Dunk Contest crown. More

Your Deserving and Undeserving 2012 NBA All-Star Starters and Reserves

Posted on 10 Feb, 2012, by in NBA

The NBA All-Star doesn’t feel exactly right to some, but a 66 game NBA season is still longer than what we had in 1999, which makes it possible to squeeze it in. After announcing the starters, most of them deserving except for Carmelo Anthony and Blake Griffin, the guys on the bench got their names called up this week. More