All Star Weekend Discussion

Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby Forward Three on Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:41 pm

thkthebest wrote:Wait. What the hell? It's over?



This is a problem with most of the All-star weekend events on Saturday. They often have potential to be interesting but they end before that is possible. The Dunk contest has always been the exception, being the main event and all, but they managed to scoop it again this year and even though there were some great dunks, I honestly barely remember any of them at this point it happened so quick, and I just watched the dang thing!

I am not about to say the idea of having an All-star week makes sense, and I know All-star weekend events are fairly meaningless, but they really need to spend some more time on these things. As it sits, it's basically all marketing sizzle and no NBA steak.

Shooting Stars is a fun concept but it is just a half court shootout in disguise, how about something that actually gives you a reason to care about the WNBA player participating(since it is some of the only visibility they get on a national event)

Skills challenge is a good idea too, the relay format was an improvement but half the players still don't care and the event happens way too quickly. There should be a 4-man foot race at some point during the skills challenge. that's the type of thing people want to see when debating young athletic guards.

Three point shooting is always fun but this year's participants all seemed gassed or something. They all seemed to be running out of time and even with the addition of the money ball rack scores were pretty low. They keep trying to push/force this team aspect to everything why not have a player pass the ball instead of taking balls off the rack?


Dunk contest... see above post.
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby LTLakerFan on Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:29 pm

And tomorrow they will be wearing the dumba$$ T-shirts for the game, right? Did not see anything tonight.....did the Rook / Sophomore game have them too am guessing?
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby Rooscooter on Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:48 pm

I missed the whole thing..... And didn't miss anything....
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby gcclaker on Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:58 pm

Rooscooter wrote:I missed the whole thing..... And didn't miss anything....

Didn't even know it was on today...
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:51 am

LTLakerFan wrote:And tomorrow they will be wearing the dumba$$ T-shirts for the game, right? Did not see anything tonight.....did the Rook / Sophomore game have them too am guessing?


they were wearing their actual team jerseys with a huge patch on the back that said hill or webber depending on which team they were on

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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby wcsoldier81 on Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:13 am

The only thing I would care about is a 1 on 1 contest ...
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby Battle Tested20 on Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:46 am

wcsoldier81 wrote:The only thing I would care about is a 1 on 1 contest ...

Its a damn shame because I am sure this will one day happen but Kobe will be long gone and even if he is around still he wouldn't be in his prime to be able to show these guys a thing or two.
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby Congo Cash on Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:27 am

Watched the dunk contest highlights on ESPN website, looks boring... Good thing I missed it...
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby Lets Go Lakers on Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:42 am

As mentioned, just go with the 80's format. Simple and makes sense.

I had no idea Wall and Lillard were that athletic. Wow. I knew they were solid but they are explosive as hell. And Mclemore can jump out of the building. He was the most explosive guy last night. Not in the dunks but just sheer vertical. Best dunk was Wall's over the mascot.
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby LTLakerFan on Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:59 am

CaCHooKa Man wrote:
LTLakerFan wrote:And tomorrow they will be wearing the dumba$$ T-shirts for the game, right? Did not see anything tonight.....did the Rook / Sophomore game have them too am guessing?


they were wearing their actual team jerseys with a huge patch on the back that said hill or webber depending on which team they were on

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Now that I like. Pretty sure though I read the varsity game is going to be with the sleeves again. Hopefully not. Paper this morning says the players and fans pretty much hated the stupid new dunk competition.
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby MadMax on Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:37 am

gcclaker wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:I missed the whole thing..... And didn't miss anything....

Didn't even know it was on today...
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby Juronimo on Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:27 pm

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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby karacha on Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:31 pm

Bad ASW so far.I don't even know why I bother to watch any of these events anymore.
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:41 pm

the performance by aloe blacc was the only good thing about the weekend
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby laakers on Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:46 pm

Very confused about that guitar performance. Lebron seemed to be getting into it though.
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby thkthebest on Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:46 pm

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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby karacha on Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:55 pm

laakers wrote:Very confused about that guitar performance. Lebron seemed to be getting into it though.


Well, it's usually singers performing national anthems. This is a throwback to instrumental masters, such as Jimi Hendrix, but with a more texas-blues oriented sound, if that makes sense. It's different, but interesting.
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby Juronimo on Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:58 pm

Delta blues style since they're in no. Good lawd those uniforms are ugly.
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:02 pm

the 2 dunks by the west were more impressive but the one by lebron gets creamed on by reggie
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby karacha on Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:04 pm

Durant can hit almost any shot, guarded or no. Doesn't even matter anymore.
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby karacha on Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:05 pm

Wow, nice dunk by Griffin there! :man13:
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby karacha on Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:06 pm

Griffin is pretty much practicing dunks right now.
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby lakersyunowin on Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:07 pm

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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby laakers on Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:07 pm

Some good fast breaks so far. Lol'ed when neither Irving nor Wade wanted to be on the receiving end of the oop, or do a dunk themselves.
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby Ras Algethi on Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:08 pm

This is how all star games always start out. HOpefully it gets more competitive in the 4th.
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