OT: Celebrity All-Star Game and Rising Star Game Open Thread

Submitted by Tate on February 14th, 2014 at 7:54 PM
The Celebrity Game is on ESPN now, the Rising Star Game is on at 9 on TNT.

Trey and THJ are both on Team Webber.


Prince Lover

February 15th, 2014 at 2:53 AM ^

My dad and I, after my high school team was eliminated from bball playoffs, would go and travel to watch Country Day his junior and senior year. Always rooted for him. Even thought Pistons could win a ring for him.
But c'mon, ever since his well publicized line about couldn't even afford a hamburger as a broke student while his jersey was selling for $50, he deserves these little digs. If you're taking money and even if you think you deserve them, for playing college bball, don't publicly complain of how broke you are.


February 15th, 2014 at 2:54 PM ^

There is no distinct timeline for when the money was delivered nor do we have good reason to even trust the feds on the exact figure. We also don't know how much he saw and what his parents did.

Many forget that Webber had a very long contract holdout that actually went into November (back when rookies could negotiate instead of sign on a scale). Many have speculated that most of Martin's money found him in between the time he declared in April of that year and when he actually started getting NBA checks, signing bonus, etc. "Can't afford a burger" is certainly possible.


February 14th, 2014 at 9:03 PM ^

If anyone is interested, CBS has the rosters for the Rising Stars game as well as the Skills Challenge here - LINK

Team Webber, where Burke and Hardaway will be, also includes:

Anthony Davis

Michael Carter-Williams

Jared Sullinger

Mason Plumlee

Victor Olidapo

Steven Adams

Kelly Olynyk

Team Hill is as follows:

Damian Lillard

Bradley Beal

Andre Drummond

Harrison Barnes

Terrence Jones

Giannis Antetokuonmpo

Jonas Valanciunas

Dion Waiters

Pero Antic (injured)

Miles Plumlee (replacement)


February 14th, 2014 at 11:22 PM ^

THjr was on fire from three. went at it with waiters one on one for a bit. THjr was the purer shooter but Waiters shook him a few times off the dribble.

If THjr can work on the D the sky is the limit for him...


February 14th, 2014 at 11:26 PM ^

he was a monster in that game. If he can improve his FT shooting and develop post game, sky is the limit for Dre. He could be one of the best C in the league when all is said and done.