All Star Weekend Discussion

Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby Barnstable on Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:54 pm

Irving taking that tear drop over Howard might be the most exciting play this game
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:00 pm

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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:01 pm

Irving gunning for the MVP for the East
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:08 pm

OK I have to admit every time I see Dwight I am glad he isn't on the Lakers anymore.
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:11 pm

If the West wins: Ginger is MVP
If the East wins: Irving or Melo is MVP
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby therealdeal on Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:14 pm

Irving is just making it happen right now. I want him to win the All-Star MVP.
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:22 pm

The West choked
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby Ras Algethi on Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:22 pm

puffyusaf#2 wrote:The West choked


No Kobe. :man9:
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby Ras Algethi on Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:24 pm

Hopefully Irving gets MVP.
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:26 pm

Ras Algethi wrote:
puffyusaf#2 wrote:The West choked


No Kobe. :man9:

seriously. This game would of had much more intensity with Kobe on the floor.

The MVP is either Irving or Melo for the East in my opinion
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:29 pm

Go Kyrie!!
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby Ras Algethi on Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:31 pm

Kyrie's humble, easy going MVP interview was refreshing.
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:36 pm

MIke Brown still won't play him in the 4th :man10:
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:01 pm

kyrie irving to the lakers confirmed
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:55 pm

CaCHooKa Man wrote:kyrie irving to the lakers confirmed

yea that would be a move from hell
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:39 pm

Kyrie and Melo definitely showed their worth in this game. They're sending messages to their respective teams and their potential suitors.
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby thkthebest on Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:22 am

So Bill Russell supposedly told LeBron:

"Thank you for leaving me off your Mount Rushmore. I'm glad you did. Basketball is a team game. It's not for individual honors. I won back-to-back state championships in highschool, back-to-back NCAA championships in college. I won an NBA championship my first year in the league, an NBA championship my last year. 9 in between. And that, Mr. James, is etched in stone."
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby Forward Three on Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:02 am

However soggy the rest of All Star Weekend was, I really enjoyed the main event tonight. I can pick nits with it, there was a bit too much three point shooting for my liking and I wanted the West to win, but I thought the players struck a great balance between exhibition showcase and still taking it seriously. It was a bit odd though, down the stretch, the West couldn't get anything to go, even when they were starting to put more effort into it, the rim just had a lid on it. For a flash I thought we might have even seen overtime(if such a thing is possible for All Star?)

Durant, Griffin and Irving were a lot fun. Melo was lights out. Wall hit us with basically the same dunk that won him the dunk contest. Lebron was quiet, and you could tell he wasn't really going after anything (Except maybe some stat padding) but he had a lot of great slams, in particular that little baby windmill off the lob was really nice.

I still laugh at Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul at these games. Harden too. These guys literally cannot play without flopping and trying to get the whistle and of all the guys on the court, and it's been like this for years that I can remember, they(CP3 and Wade at least) both just can't seem to actually take the game lightly unless everything is going their way.
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby Forward Three on Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:09 am

One thing I always want to see more of in the ASG, and we've talked about it countless times being its own event, is one on one action. There are always those moments when players step back and let (insert whoever has the ball) go at (insert whoever their 'rival' is supposed to be), but they're staggered, few and far between and often one guy isn't quite taking it seriously. Tonight is was Durant and Lebron. KD was clearly trying to have some blacktop 1v1 against Bron, and Bron clearly wasn't interested in reciprocating.

I know why we'll likely never see such an event, sponsorships and the media overall. So much time and money and effort is spent into comparing top talents and pushing their images that if you actually had a clean straight up 1v1 where say someone like John Wall smoked everyone or hell some second-string guy even, that just doesn't play. Also, the league has gotten super interested in the sharing is caring mantra and teamwork and all(especially this year) which is fine, but completely the antithesis of what a 1v1 contest would be about.

So it's a bit disappointing that certain players (COUGH lebron COUGH) always seem to duck out when other players step to them on the one venue that they actually could show us a little something.
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby scissors on Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:18 am

Shooting Stars was the most fun to watch.

Also as much as I can't stand Griffin, I thought the first quarter Alley-oop fest was really fun to watch.
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby XXIV on Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:50 pm

scissors wrote:Shooting Stars was the most fun to watch.

Also as much as I can't stand Griffin, I thought the first quarter Alley-oop fest was really fun to watch.


Yeah the All Star contest is really the only time I actually root for Griffin to do well. I hate the East. :man10:
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby havoc33 on Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:27 pm

Although I enjoyed the game overall, I thought it lacked intensity. Incredibly lazy D, even for an allstargame, and the threepoint chucking was way overboard. Players like Durant was going for MVP from the getgo, and immediately hoisted two deep threes (both misses), which set the tone for the game unfortunately.

Oh, and what a joke to see Harden as a substitute for Kobe. Harden was invisible and gives to show how much a lesser place the NBA is without Kob. I hope Kobe is able to come back next year and have one last productive season and a proper send off in a final allstargame at MSG.
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby Ras Algethi on Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:47 pm

Harden is a manufactured star. In a all-star game where there aren't a lot of whistles and people really aren't interested, he doesnt have anything to show. His whole game is predicated on drawing fouls.

Lebron for all his perks is not a one on one player, and he knows it. KD is. KD was trying to go at him everytime they were matched up, Lebron didnt do anything on those match ups other than a few pull up 3s.
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby Battle Tested20 on Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:34 pm

Ras Algethi wrote:Harden is a manufactured star. In a all-star game where there aren't a lot of whistles and people really aren't interested, he doesnt have anything to show. His whole game is predicated on drawing fouls.

Lebron for all his perks is not a one on one player, and he knows it. KD is. KD was trying to go at him everytime they were matched up, Lebron didnt do anything on those match ups other than a few pull up 3s.

exactly, and I just loved it that when KD hit a 3 when Lebron was guarding him late in the game Reggie then said that Lebron is going to look to go right back at him.......but you know what happened, Lebron got the ball alright took a few dribbles, used the Noah pick, but then kicked it out to Kyrie.

Don't be scared Lebron..... KD whenever he got the ball and Lebron was guarding him he always looked to attack and I loved seeing that as I am sure Kobe did as well because it shows KD's mentality and mindset is growing/advancing
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Re: All Star Weekend Discussion

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:38 pm

Ras Algethi wrote:Harden is a manufactured star. In a all-star game where there aren't a lot of whistles and people really aren't interested, he doesnt have anything to show. His whole game is predicated on drawing fouls.

Lebron for all his perks is not a one on one player, and he knows it. KD is. KD was trying to go at him everytime they were matched up, Lebron didnt do anything on those match ups other than a few pull up 3s.


I agree. Harden is talented but completely over-inflated due to the whistles. He is a starter in the league and a great 6th man if he played that roll again but no way is he a superstar.

As for Lebron the announcers talked about how it will be him and KD in the 4th quarter. Yet everytime LBJ had a chance to go at KD he passed the ball away or took a long 3. KD on the otherhand attacked Lebron (when Lebron dared to defend him). LBJ has to control how he looks in the big picture. He really doesn't have that killer instinct
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