OT: NBA All Star game open thread

Submitted by mGrowOld on February 16th, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Well this is a rather "different" way of introducing the players.  And soon you will get to the NBA like it used to be back in the 70's and early 80's when defense was something not exactly shall we say....embraced.

Let the game begin.



February 16th, 2014 at 8:48 PM ^

I am gutting it out waiting for the game to start.  FWIW the National Anthem was damn pretty bad ass IMO.  Gary Clark Jr doing it solo on the electric guitar

The Shredder

February 16th, 2014 at 9:08 PM ^

Loved all star weekend growing up. The parents and I would sit around the TV watching our favorite players. My fav jerseys were the 1992 ones when Magic won the MVP after sitting out the year due to HIV.

I still like it now but there is just to much extra crap. Like the pre game takes to long. They keep messing with the rules of every event. I am old school so just don't fuck with it!

Vengeful Barbarian

February 16th, 2014 at 11:34 PM ^

I still like it now but there is just to much extra crap. Like the pre game takes to long. They keep messing with the rules of every event. I am old school so just don't fuck with it!

This! All the extra crap is ruining it for me too. Just stick to the rookie game, slam dunk contest, three point shoot out and the all star game. They should make it mean something by giving the winning team's conference home field advantage like in MLB.


February 16th, 2014 at 9:37 PM ^

For reasons unknown Noah keeps playing defense when the East is on defense.  Whoever he's guarding has got to be pissed at Hell with getting matched up with only dude not 100% conceeding the shot.


February 16th, 2014 at 9:49 PM ^

If you have any questions why the East is dog doo compared to the West just look at the reserves for each team. The West is loaded with near MVP quality players and the East has, umm, not near MVP players.

The league has to find a way to fix the dumpster fire that is theEastern Conference.


February 16th, 2014 at 10:18 PM ^

It probably would not shock anyone at all to know that Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin are the most prolific scorers among both teams at halftime. Meanwhile, Kyrie Irving and Dwight Howard are leading the teams in rebounding. 

Of note, the Eastern team is 6-21 from beyond the arc. From an offensive standpoint, that's rather been the difference. 

Magnum P.I.

February 16th, 2014 at 10:31 PM ^

Lol. Ball out, Melo! Leading the team in points in the all-star game! For THREE! Lol. Anthony is the prototype all-star game player. All-time leader in 20-point games in a losing effort (Iverson a close second).

rob f

February 16th, 2014 at 10:47 PM ^

Your mention of the name "Darko" in an NBA thread is far, far more painful to the ears than fingernails on a chalkboard could ever be.  Especially to anyone who even ever-so-slightly followed the Pistons over the last several years.


February 16th, 2014 at 10:59 PM ^

I'm flipping back and forth between this game and Air Force One. Mr President got to the plane and a flight attendant told him that Michigan beat Notre Dame which was a game he recorded. they showed some footage of the game but it looked a lot older than 97 (when the movie was released). Anyone know what I'm talking about?


February 16th, 2014 at 11:36 PM ^

The FA says the score was 14-13 Michigan with a fist pump! The President looks disappointed but was it because he was a ND fan or didn't want to know the score of the game? I will argue that the president is a Michigan fan because he tells his daughter to pay attention to the best part of the game. Go Blue