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.


West German Judge

February 17th, 2014 at 9:17 AM ^

I'll never understand the Bennett selection.  When the Pistons were slated to select him in mock drafts it was akin to heading to the Olympics and heading home with a Copper medal; I wouldn't have the slightest idea of what to do with my prize.

The fact that he was out of shape as an incoming rookie without nursing an injury that I'm aware of (which, would surprise me even more that the Cavs took that gamble on a recovering player) makes him much less sympathetic and a lot harder to root for.  The pre-draft process featured his first and possibly his last but definitely the biggest job interviews he'll ever go through, and he didn't take the it seriously enough.

1 percent

February 17th, 2014 at 11:59 AM ^

He had shoulder surgery that kept him out of the entire offseason. He didn't play until the regular season started.

I agree with part of what you said. Tristan is a typical power forward and Bennett is a stretch four. I would have rather they draft Oladipo but I'm not sure how he would have fit either.

It was just a bad year to have #1.


February 17th, 2014 at 9:57 AM ^

way to much build up, way to much music, too much talking, stop changing everything.

I like the rookie vs sophmores game, or rookies vs rookies east/west. Dunk/3pt contest only, 1h 30mins max, 45mins each. No music breaks for concerts, same old rules. Let fans vote on who is in both contests and pay the selfish guys to do it and win it, suspend them if they don't agree to participate. No pregame garbage time, no between the contests breaks beyond setup. Stop with the celebrity crap also. I was so mad at the dunk/3pt that I didn't bother with the all star game.

West German Judge

February 17th, 2014 at 11:01 AM ^

Absolutely agree that the celebrity junk is unnecessary.  It just adds insult to injury when your preferred player isn't named to the All Star roster or dunk contest or three point competition or whatever...and then you see Frankie Muniz and Justin Bieber crossing over Snoop Dogg.  Ridiculous.