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alby
02-09-2009, 05:36 PM
Saturday

Rookie vs. Sophmore:
Rookies: Michael Beasly, Rudy Fernandez, Marc Gasol, Eric Gordon, Brook Lopez, OJ Mayo, Greg Oden, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook
Sophmores: Aaron Brooks, Wilson Chandler, Kevin Durant, Jeff Green, Al Horford, Luis Scola, Al Thornton, Rodney Stuckey, Thaddeous Young

Shooting Stars: San Antonio (Tim Duncan, David Robinson, Becky Hammon), Detroit (Aaron Affallo, Bill Laimbeer, Katie Smith), Los Angeles (Derek Fisher, Michael Cooper, Lisa Leslie), Phoenix (Leandro Barbosa, Dan Majerle, Tangela Smith)

Skills Challenge: Devin Harris, Tony Parker, Derrick Rose, Jameer Nelson

Three Point Contest: Mike Bibby, Daequan Cook, Danny Granger, Jason Kapono, Rashard Lewis, Roger Mason

Slam Dunk Contest: Nate Robinson, Rudy Fernandez, Rudy Gay, Dwight Howard

Sunday

All-Star Game:
Western All-Stars: Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Amare Stoudemire, Tim Duncan, Yao Ming, Chauncey Billups, Paul Gasol, Dirk Nowitzki, Shaq, Tony Parker, Brandon Roy, David West
Eastern All-Stars: Allen Iverson, Dwayne Wade, Lebron James, Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard, Chris Bosh, Danny Granger, Devin Harris, Joe Johnson, Rashard Lewis, Jameer Nelson (Ray Allen replaced him), Paul Pierce

alby
02-09-2009, 05:38 PM
With Jameer out, I would like to see Kidd in the skills challenge. Kidd vs. Harris would be good TV =P

Looks like Rudy Gay is dropping out of the dunk contest, I wonder who they are going to replace him with.

Kapono is going to win another 3 point contest.

nikeball
02-09-2009, 05:43 PM
^Didn't Kidd like miss alot of FTs last time?

ty
02-09-2009, 05:45 PM
Will TO play in the Celeb game again?

alby
02-09-2009, 05:45 PM
^Devin is going to miss his jumper, I guarantee it.

alby
02-11-2009, 08:32 PM
Mo Williams has replaced Jameer Nelson in the Skills Challenge.
JR Smith has replaced Rudy Gay in the Slam Dunk Contest.

nikeball
02-13-2009, 07:44 PM
Will TO play in the Celeb game again?

Yes. and he is owning.

MVP 2 years in a row??

Maybe he is playing the wrong sport :D

TheMaverick
02-13-2009, 08:25 PM
He had a nice off the backboard alley oop dunk.
'Nique looked so old out there.

nikeball
02-13-2009, 10:59 PM
LET'S TRADE JOSH HOWARD FOR KEVIN DURANT

horse900703
02-14-2009, 06:46 AM
Can't wait, its gonna be really fun!

jthig32
02-14-2009, 09:16 AM
I recommend checking out the highlights of the celebrity game at NBA.com. My goodness TO can throw it down.

And Durant showed why he had no business being in the rookie/soph game. He should have been in the real game.

BGMaverick9
02-14-2009, 10:45 AM
I'm going to take Joe Johnson for H-O-R-S-E

If Kapono doesn't win, I'll take Lewis.

Rose for the skills competition.

Superman Returns for the Dunk, Dwight.

Bayliss
02-14-2009, 12:23 PM
This is a crappy year for the contests. Kapono should easily win. The skills challenge is not exciting at all. And the dunk contest hasn't crowned the right winner in several years.

Bayliss
02-14-2009, 05:32 PM
And so far the Horse competition really needs a pure shooter in it. It has been extremely underwhelming to this point.

nikeball
02-14-2009, 05:51 PM
LET'S TRADE JOSH HOWARD FOR KEVIN DURANT

asdf

SMC0007
02-14-2009, 06:24 PM
WOW, the HORSE comp is RIVETING!!!!!!!!!!!! :/

LonghornDub
02-14-2009, 06:33 PM
The new Jumpman commercial with all the low-angle, on-court action is one of the best commercials I've ever seen.

BGMaverick9
02-14-2009, 06:52 PM
The new Jumpman commercial with all the low-angle, on-court action is one of the best commercials I've ever seen.

I agree....

If I remember correctly, Josh is part of the "Jumpman" legion isn't he?

Josh must've been hurt at the time of filming.....:D

craggmac
02-14-2009, 06:55 PM
anybody have a link for the All-Star stuff?

RareMilk
02-14-2009, 07:30 PM
I agree....

If I remember correctly, Josh is part of the "Jumpman" legion isn't he?

Josh must've been hurt at the time of filming.....:D

Yeah I loved it too.

here is a link to tonight's events

http://www.justin.tv/kobelakers1022

Bayliss
02-14-2009, 08:12 PM
And Pepe LePew comes in last place. They should change up the skills competition and make it real players at the end. They can try and swipe at the ball when they go by. Instead of just the cardboard cutouts they have where Ray Charles can weave through....

horse900703
02-14-2009, 08:24 PM
nobody is taking about it tonight? where is every one?

horse900703
02-14-2009, 08:25 PM
harris lost the Skills Challenge

MaVs 41 BaLler
02-14-2009, 08:26 PM
Yeah but Josh is too lazy to be in THE "Jumpman" commercial.
I cant see him yelling anything besides "F**K".

MaVs 41 BaLler
02-14-2009, 08:27 PM
Yea Rose won it.
The dude needs to lose his stage freight.

MaVs 41 BaLler
02-14-2009, 08:28 PM
PHOENIX FANS SUCK!

They don't even cheer at all.....

Bayliss
02-14-2009, 08:31 PM
Kenny thinks that Kapono couldn't win it in another era. Shooting translates to every era. Craig Hodges wasn't even PLAYING in the NBA one year he won it.

Kapono is born for these type of competitions.

SMC0007
02-14-2009, 08:42 PM
I recommend checking out the highlights of the celebrity game at NBA.com. My goodness TO can throw it down.

And Durant showed why he had no business being in the rookie/soph game. He should have been in the real game.



http://www.nba.com/video/channels/allstar/2009/02/13/nba_20090213_celeb_recap.nba/


T.O. dunked a lot and played a nice game last year too. I wonder who could win one on one T. O. or Romo...

SMC0007
02-14-2009, 08:44 PM
Kenny thinks that Kapono couldn't win it in another era. Shooting translates to every era. Craig Hodges wasn't even PLAYING in the NBA one year he won it.

Kapono is born for these type of competitions.


Yeah, Kenny can be a douche, he is just too cool for school most times. His the founder and originator of soo much stuff and his era was the best.. He rests his case.:)

Bayliss
02-14-2009, 08:59 PM
Being the lowest score out of the first round to advance hurts you. It doesn't give you time to rest.

What a terrible display.

MaVs 41 BaLler
02-14-2009, 09:07 PM
Kapono got over confident.

Dirk would of won it easy.

Bayliss
02-14-2009, 09:27 PM
Wow. Howward got points because of who he was.... that wasn't the best dunk in the first round.

jthig32
02-14-2009, 09:38 PM
Nate Robinson has never done anything worthy of being in the dunk conteset other than dunking over Spud Webb. That off Chandler's back was stupid.

Bayliss
02-14-2009, 09:41 PM
That was nice showmanship from Dwight.

jthig32
02-14-2009, 09:41 PM
Ok, the theatrics are cool, but this feels more like the Dwight dunk show rather than the dunk contest.

Bayliss
02-14-2009, 09:45 PM
The dunk itself is weak. There are many leapers who could dunk on that goal. James White being one of them.

The showmanship was nice but it still did not deserve a 50. Jordan and Nique could have gotten that as well. Larry Nance. Dr. J... Carter. Who else? Let's see... Kenny Walker... Rex Chapman..

Re-Dirk-ulous
02-14-2009, 09:46 PM
no love for Fernandez

fluid.forty.one
02-14-2009, 09:46 PM
Dwight Howard is on steroids.

jthig32
02-14-2009, 09:49 PM
There are very, very few people under 6'11" that could dunk on a 12 ft rim. You are out of your mind if you think Rex Chapman could have done it.

Bayliss
02-14-2009, 09:53 PM
Well, that goal didn't look 2 feet higher than the other one to me.

But the top of the backboard is over 12 feet. Way over it. The change off the backboard is a myth. But there have been MANY guys who can touch the top of the square on the backboard. It isn't anything special.

And a 6'6" guy with a 40"+ vertical a la Chapman could do it. Not that guys just attempt it regularly.

fluid.forty.one
02-14-2009, 09:56 PM
Nate should win honestly... that last dunk was lame.

Bayliss
02-14-2009, 09:57 PM
Rudy should have been in the Finals. The whole thing sucked big time. I can't believe how pitiful it truly was...

jthig32
02-14-2009, 09:59 PM
Well, that goal didn't look 2 feet higher than the other one to me.

But the top of the backboard is over 12 feet. Way over it. The change off the backboard is a myth. But there have been MANY guys who can touch the top of the square on the backboard. It isn't anything special.

And a 6'6" guy with a 40"+ vertical a la Chapman could do it. Not that guys just attempt it regularly.

Chapman was not 6'6". He was more like 6'3"-4".

jthig32
02-14-2009, 10:00 PM
So Lebron says he's going to be in the dunk contest next year that will be in....Dallas.

That could be cool.

fluid.forty.one
02-14-2009, 10:01 PM
Rudy should have been in the Finals. The whole thing sucked big time. I can't believe how pitiful it truly was...

come on man... Those finals were entertaining, even if Dwight's last dunk sucked.

Besides, Nate dunking over Rudy isn't nearly as exciting.

lol

Bayliss
02-14-2009, 10:03 PM
So Lebron says he's going to be in the dunk contest next year that will be in....Dallas.

That could be cool.

LeBron isn't an impressive dunker. But the buildup for the event would be phenomenal.

horse900703
02-14-2009, 10:03 PM
nate won the dunk, but howard dunk on the 12 feet hoop was pretty good~

MaVs 41 BaLler
02-14-2009, 10:07 PM
Nate that was tight.
I loved all the green.

MaVs 41 BaLler
02-14-2009, 10:07 PM
Also LeBron says he's gonna dunk on 13 feet.

Bayliss
02-14-2009, 10:08 PM
And if Stern was smart he would get Dirk in the 3 point contest next year so that the home crowd can cheer him on... granted Dirk's 3 point attempts and percentage varies and isn't always a league leader in either... but it is about marketing.

Bayliss
02-14-2009, 10:09 PM
Also LeBron says he's gonna dunk on 13 feet.

That's only if he gets to step on Nate's back for the dunk... scratch that.. he steps on Dwight's back.

MaVs 41 BaLler
02-14-2009, 10:12 PM
And if Stern was smart he would get Dirk in the 3 point contest next year so that the home crowd can cheer him on... granted Dirk's 3 point attempts and percentage varies and isn't always a league leader in either... but it is about marketing.

Yeah he should get Dirk in there. It would be awesome if Green could get into the Dunk Contest...assuming he's still on Dallas next year.

fluid.forty.one
02-14-2009, 10:15 PM
And if Stern was smart he would get Dirk in the 3 point contest next year so that the home crowd can cheer him on... granted Dirk's 3 point attempts and percentage varies and isn't always a league leader in either... but it is about marketing.

If he thought that way, Nash would have been in it this year.

Bayliss
02-14-2009, 10:18 PM
Yep, F41. It seems like the only thing Stern markets is his "Golden Ticket"... the Wade/LeBron duo.

jthig32
02-14-2009, 10:23 PM
You guys realize players aren't forced to do those things, right? Nash really sucked it up in the last two three point contests. He probably wanted to take a vacation during the All Star break for the first time in several years.

Bayliss
02-14-2009, 10:30 PM
You guys realize players aren't forced to do those things, right? Nash really sucked it up in the last two three point contests. He probably wanted to take a vacation during the All Star break for the first time in several years.

That's true. But can you imagine Bird turning it down? Hell, I bet if you asked Bird now to go out there and shoot in the contest, he would ask who was coming in second.

The 3 point contest is all about percentage + attempts. That is how idiots like Antoine Walker and Quentin Richardson get in the contest. It has been that way for the last 10 years or so.

jthig32
02-14-2009, 10:39 PM
I'm sure if Dirk is asked next year he will do it. And I'm sure if Nash had been an All Star this year he would have done it.

But he probably had plans. Understandable.

Windmill360
02-14-2009, 10:46 PM
So Lebron says he's going to be in the dunk contest next year that will be in....Dallas.

That could be cool.

well he is a cowboy fan.

Bayliss
02-14-2009, 10:46 PM
I'm sure if Dirk is asked next year he will do it. And I'm sure if Nash had been an All Star this year he would have done it.

But he probably had plans. Understandable.

I agree it is understandable. But Stern's lack of star power in the contests is mind blowing. And if Nash tuns it down why not ask Barbosa? He was already here doing the Skills anyway. Give the home fans someone to cheer for... and no that stupid "trifecta" crap they show aint it. As if I want to see a fat Bill Lambeer hoist up half court shots...

chumdawg
02-14-2009, 11:11 PM
Very disappointing dunk contest. Howard seemed absolutely out of ideas. The way he mailed in that last dunk attempt was enough, for me, for him to not to ever get asked back.

That was absolutely pitiful.

SMC0007
02-15-2009, 12:15 AM
Rudy got robbed. Not saying he would have won or moved on but the scores he got were obviously biased. The thing should be 3 rounds and take the total from all 4 dunkers as a whole. There should also be a rule that you can not attempt a failed dunk more than 3 times too. What a beating.

The Howard superman bit with the house music and extra elaborate props makes it very hard to believe that it's completely genuine. Kinda entertaining overall but I think it could be better.

SMC0007
02-15-2009, 12:16 AM
I agree it is understandable. But Stern's lack of star power in the contests is mind blowing. And if Nash tuns it down why not ask Barbosa? He was already here doing the Skills anyway. Give the home fans someone to cheer for... and no that stupid "trifecta" crap they show aint it. As if I want to see a fat Bill Lambeer hoist up half court shots...


If Lebron competes next year I would look for a few more stars to enter possibly, as to not be out done..

BGMaverick9
02-15-2009, 01:06 AM
The skills competition and 3 point shootout fell flat for me. Everyone knows you have to get into a flow to really get going in the shootout and it seemed like no one really had it going big time tonight. They all did fairly well in the middle rack, but nothing overly impressive.

I enjoyed the dunk contest. The build to Dwight's dunk with the phone booth and everything was a nice touch. That dunk on the taller backboard was nice, but seemed way too easy for him. The "Kryptonite" stuff was pretty cool too. Nate's jump over Dwight was really impressive.

LonghornDub
02-15-2009, 01:25 AM
Count me as another vote for "Rudy got screwed." I thought both of his two dunks were more impressive than just about any other dunk on the night, save for Nate's leap over Dwight.

nikeball
02-15-2009, 01:49 AM
Another Rudy fan here. The judges definitely screwed him over. Before it started it was already going to be Dwight v Nate in the finals. Some of Nate Rob's dunks were just repeats of two years ago. At least he didn't need 20 tries to get it into the rim this time.

edit: And what are you guys talking about? All of the Air Jordan commercials are great.

Like for the XX3, become Legendary

The XX1 when there were all the little kids on the play ground imitating his moves...If you look at all his commercials they were all great quality from today and yesteryear.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9yQaGj46Nw

jthig32
02-15-2009, 07:55 AM
C'mon, Rudy used up his entire allotted time for his second dunk. He missed it eight times before making it. It was a really nice dunk, but you have to get deducted for that.

Dunking on a 12 foot rim was the most impressive dunk of the night.

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 10:05 AM
It was not 12 feet high. The only player to ever dunk on a 12' rim has been Michael Wilson, a former Globetrotter.

Here's the video of it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNhE0eJe5KI&NR=1

But Dwight was not at 12 feet. I'm not exactly sure how much lower but it definitely was lower. And in the 11 feet range it just isn't that impressive. There was a rumor that Clyde the Glyde dunked on an 11' 5" rim back in 89.

Oh and Rudy got robbed. Big time.

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/c3/fullj.e2f2c985ea977d73d9163f8d6359ed2a/e2f2c985ea977d73d9163f8d6359ed2a-getty-83008114mw008_sprite_slam_d.jpg

LonghornDub
02-15-2009, 12:53 PM
C'mon, Rudy used up his entire allotted time for his second dunk. He missed it eight times before making it. It was a really nice dunk, but you have to get deducted for that.

You really don't have to get deducted for that. Nate didn't get deducted when he took 8+ attempts last year (or was it two years ago?). Plus, they instituted the 2-minute time limit precisely to alleviate that situation where a guy just goes over and over and over and then finally ends up with a 49 or a 50, so there's no reason to deduct points on top of that.

TNT
02-15-2009, 12:55 PM
I hope, that dirk will kick some ass there today :)

Windmill360
02-15-2009, 02:31 PM
VC dunks are the best ever.

Dirkgreatness
02-15-2009, 03:18 PM
J-Rich also had some sick dunks but i agree Vince Carter is the best dunker.

horse900703
02-15-2009, 03:56 PM
Can't wait for tonight, Let's go West!

nikeball
02-15-2009, 05:10 PM
G E I C O winnar

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3561/3280225887_b5ab789437.jpg

spreedom
02-15-2009, 05:56 PM
Dwight's dunk that he bounced off the side of the backboard was by far the best dunk of the evening. Too bad his first round was better than his second, though.

MaVs 41 BaLler
02-15-2009, 07:01 PM
LINK FOR ALL-STAR GAME!!!!

CODE: WERUNTHIS

http://www.dwert.webs.com/livestreams.html

LonghornDub
02-15-2009, 07:31 PM
ROFL @ Shaq's extended dance number with the Jabbawockeez. I love the guy.

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 07:35 PM
Dirk didn't even wave, just walked to his spot. Guess he is maximizing his efficiency.

Dtownsfinest
02-15-2009, 07:36 PM
Shaq + Jabowakeez = Classic

LonghornDub
02-15-2009, 07:36 PM
Dirk didn't even wave, just walked to his spot. Guess he is maximizing his efficiency.

Yeah, and Devin did the same thing to boot. Devin also looked like a fool last night during intros to the Skills Challenge.

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 07:37 PM
Why exactly do they have to sing the Canadian National Anthem? Are they going to do the German, Spanish, and Chinese next?

LonghornDub
02-15-2009, 07:39 PM
Why exactly do they have to sing the Canadian National Anthem? Are they going to do the German, Spanish, and Chinese next?

Raptors have a representative in the game, even though he's not playing. Regardless, I'm pretty sure they always sing it at the ASG if there is a Canadian NBA team. Do Germany, Spain, or China have NBA teams? ;)

GermanDunk
02-15-2009, 07:40 PM
My first All-star - appearance. Hey. I hope Dirk get´s some minutes.

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 07:41 PM
Raptors have a representative in the game, even though he's not playing. Regardless, I'm pretty sure they always sing it at the ASG if there is a Canadian NBA team. Do Germany, Spain, or China have NBA teams?

I'm sure if you asked the Canucks, they would say there really isn't a team in Toronto. :)

nikeball
02-15-2009, 07:44 PM
Why exactly do they have to sing the Canadian National Anthem? Are they going to do the German, Spanish, and Chinese next?

Toronto Raptors. Vancouver Grizzlies.

Big Country Reeves

Dtownsfinest
02-15-2009, 07:45 PM
Why exactly do they have to sing the Canadian National Anthem? Are they going to do the German, Spanish, and Chinese next?

Might have to do with the fact they play games in Canada............

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 07:45 PM
Let's see if LeBron guns for the MVP like he has the last two years.

Dtownsfinest
02-15-2009, 07:46 PM
Whoa what the hell? AI cut his braids?

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 07:46 PM
The West is really slow right now. They really needed a small forward on their team.

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 07:47 PM
Yeah he cut them Saturday. They showed it on NBATV during the East-West practice.

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 07:50 PM
What a terrible viewing angle.

Dtownsfinest
02-15-2009, 07:52 PM
Yeah he cut them Saturday. They showed it on NBATV during the East-West practice.

They showed him cut it live? He actually looks younger out there. I remember in Slam Magazine he said he would NEVER cut his braids. Guess he had a change of heart lol.

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 07:54 PM
Well I don't think it was live per se, but they had the footage. He got it done in the lockerroom. He wanted his youngest daughter's approval.

GermanDunk
02-15-2009, 07:57 PM
Dirks hews ´em down !

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 07:57 PM
To me it is weird watching the game this late at night. It used to be on at 2:30 when NBA carried it. At least TNT is broadcasting it. Can you imagine how awful it would be if ABC carried it.

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 08:01 PM
Kobe is gunning it so far.

MaVs 41 BaLler
02-15-2009, 08:02 PM
Shaq is killing it.
West is up.

The Crippler
02-15-2009, 08:02 PM
Dirk's +/- is off the charts so far.

Since he came in, it's a 10-0 run. Dirk plays, teams win. That's how it goes.

MaVs 41 BaLler
02-15-2009, 08:03 PM
Dirk's +/- is off the charts so far.

Since he came in, it's a 10-0 run. Dirk plays, teams win. That's how it goes.

Along with Shaq...

DubOverdose
02-15-2009, 08:07 PM
Gotta love how nobody passes to Dirk.

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 08:08 PM
Everyone has shot except Dirk.

The Crippler
02-15-2009, 08:09 PM
Dirk's so out of place in all star games.

The Crippler
02-15-2009, 08:10 PM
Dirk +21 so far.

DubOverdose
02-15-2009, 08:10 PM
Everyone has shot except Dirk.

He's touched the ball 3 times. Twice he had to pass immediately because he had no space, and the last time he got a rebound, but there was a foul right before he grabbed it. The other guys are being so damn selfish though, this is ridiculous.

MaVs 41 BaLler
02-15-2009, 08:11 PM
He has an assist to Gasol

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 08:12 PM
He isn't that out of place. He just refuses to shoot the ball even when he has a chance to shoot.

Windmill360
02-15-2009, 08:12 PM
we should trade dirk because he's not scoring out there.

Dtownsfinest
02-15-2009, 08:12 PM
Well I don't think it was live per se, but they had the footage. He got it done in the lockerroom. He wanted his youngest daughter's approval.

Wow that sounds pretty cool. I thought he just showed up like that.

Flacolaco
02-15-2009, 08:12 PM
This isn't Dirks kind of game. Honestly, I don't even know why he goes. He looks like the guy who can't sit at the cool kids table.

Whatever. I love you Dirk.

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 08:13 PM
He had a 3 point shot that he decided to pass it to Billups. He also could have shot it instead of passing it to Gasol. He has a couple opportunities.

Dtownsfinest
02-15-2009, 08:14 PM
Dirk's so out of place in all star games.

Yea his game is not for All Star games at all. It could be though. Even Gasol is out there trying to put on a show.

Windmill360
02-15-2009, 08:14 PM
we should trade for parker because dirk made that layup with parker.

MaVs 41 BaLler
02-15-2009, 08:14 PM
DIRKKKK!!!

mavErika
02-15-2009, 08:15 PM
nice Dirk!

Can we have Shaq now?

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 08:16 PM
See? You can'tt score if you don't shoot. Hoist them up Dirk!

LonghornDub
02-15-2009, 08:25 PM
Apparently the Paul Pierce parade to the free throw line extends into All-Star Weekend.

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 08:25 PM
This West team out there right now is horrid.

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 08:29 PM
Phil put back in some better players. David West should be out there.

Dtownsfinest
02-15-2009, 08:31 PM
Should I go stand in line right now to get tickets to see Watchmen? That trailer looks great.

nikeball
02-15-2009, 08:33 PM
HEY DIRK IS ON TV NICE

LonghornDub
02-15-2009, 08:34 PM
Dirk interviewed by Douchebag Sager. Dirk is pure class. Great interview.

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 08:34 PM
Abilene, Tx.. not that far from me.

horse900703
02-15-2009, 08:35 PM
Good Job Dirk!!

Scoobay
02-15-2009, 08:35 PM
+/-
Dirk Nowitzki, PF 8 2-3 0-0 2-2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 +21 6

not watching the game but checked the box and saw this... :)

horse900703
02-15-2009, 08:37 PM
This year's all star is not that good~

Dtownsfinest
02-15-2009, 08:37 PM
Shaq's a Frisco man. You trade for him and he'll already have a home to come to.

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 08:37 PM
Sager asks some wild questions sometimes. The other day at the Eadt-West practicve, he was talking about globalization of the game with Dirk then immediately asked: how's it like playing with Kobe?

I mean... ask him something more personal about him or the team than that. Geez. David Aldrige should have been the guy doing the West interviews.

Dtownsfinest
02-15-2009, 08:38 PM
This year's all star is not that good~

Guy's are playing defense. I guess it matters what type of game you enjoy. The dunks and guys just letting players walk past them to score or a well defended game. Defensively its been solid. Guys actually contesting dunks.

DavidDaMonkey
02-15-2009, 08:38 PM
Why exactly do they have to sing the Canadian National Anthem? Are they going to do the German, Spanish, and Chinese next?

My guess is because of the Raptors.

The Crippler
02-15-2009, 08:39 PM
It absolutely blows my mind that the NBA marketing executives dont realize what they have in Dirk Nowitzki.

He's got to be the most down to earth superstar that I've ever seen and would be a great role model for all kids.

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 08:40 PM
I guess Jackson changed his mind on Dirk going into the game...

LonghornDub
02-15-2009, 08:46 PM
Sager asks some wild questions sometimes. The other day at the Eadt-West practicve, he was talking about globalization of the game with Dirk then immediately asked: how's it like playing with Kobe?

I mean... ask him something more personal about him or the team than that. Geez. David Aldrige should have been the guy doing the West interviews.

I met/briefly talked to Craig Sager once. He's as much of a douche in person as he seems like on TV.

DubOverdose
02-15-2009, 08:49 PM
It absolutely blows my mind that the NBA marketing executives dont realize what they have in Dirk Nowitzki.

He's got to be the most down to earth superstar that I've ever seen and would be a great role model for all kids.

He doesn't seem to want to be famous.

jthig32
02-15-2009, 08:55 PM
He doesn't seem to want to be famous.

Bingo.

He doesn't even have an agent. An obvious sign of someone who just wants to play the game, make his money and live his life.

MaVs 41 BaLler
02-15-2009, 09:11 PM
WHAT ABOUT JASON KIDDS RING!

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 09:14 PM
That international group looked like they were thrown together at the last minute.

DavidDaMonkey
02-15-2009, 09:18 PM
FWIW, Dirk has the highest +/- at +19

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 09:28 PM
The East doesn't have the talent like the West. AI, Mo Williams, Rashard, etc should not have been all-stars.

jthig32
02-15-2009, 09:38 PM
How does someone not love Shaq? Honestly.

MaVs 41 BaLler
02-15-2009, 09:42 PM
MARK CUBAN I HOPE YOUR WATCHING.....
TRADE FOR SHAQ!

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 09:47 PM
Shaq would definitely bring some aspects that the Mavs need.

Dtownsfinest
02-15-2009, 09:48 PM
I think the Western Conferences needs to thank the Suns for not resigning Joe Johnson.

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 09:48 PM
Dirk needs a little Kevin McHale in him.

jthig32
02-15-2009, 09:51 PM
I think the Western Conferences needs to thank the Suns for not resigning Joe Johnson.

Yep, although there are many other things they did to save money beyond tradeing Joe Johnson. The NBA as a whole should be happy the Suns have a cheap owner.

MaVs 41 BaLler
02-15-2009, 09:54 PM
Why is T.O wearing a laker shirt

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 09:58 PM
Get one more hoop Dirk to get in double figures....

jthig32
02-15-2009, 09:58 PM
Dirk shows off his "one foot Euro fadeaway". Was hoping he'd bring that out tonight.

horse900703
02-15-2009, 10:00 PM
who did guys vote for MVP?

MaVs 41 BaLler
02-15-2009, 10:02 PM
who did guys vote for MVP?

SHAQ

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 10:03 PM
And it looks like Dirk won't come back in tonight....

Flacolaco
02-15-2009, 10:05 PM
Why is T.O wearing a laker shirt

Because he's a gigantic tool.

Bayliss
02-15-2009, 10:07 PM
Because he's a gigantic tool.

As many catches as he drops, he apparently needs a bigger tool.

BGMaverick9
02-15-2009, 10:13 PM
I was happy Dirk was rolling relatively well while he was out there. I really liked that he was interviewed as well and I bet that kid had a blast with Dirk, awesome stuff.

fluid.forty.one
02-15-2009, 10:18 PM
How is Roy getting this many minutes in an all star game?

MaVs 41 BaLler
02-15-2009, 10:21 PM
It's going to be awesome next year in Dallas.....

Cuban will make it special.

Windmill360
02-15-2009, 10:24 PM
oh how wonderful, it's like a written story!


*barf*

GermanDunk
02-15-2009, 10:28 PM
Wow. Amazing happens. Kobe and Shaq both got the same number of clicks by the idiots ( as me ) subscribed at NBA.com. And the coach is Phil Jackson ? Boy, what a surprise.

NBA: Fuck U

MaVs 41 BaLler
02-15-2009, 10:29 PM
Hehe i voted Shaq 5 times

horse900703
02-15-2009, 10:30 PM
K.O. MVP pretty cool!

nikeball
02-15-2009, 10:31 PM
It's going to be awesome next year in Dallas.....

Cuban will make it special.

I cannot wait to get tickets for events to this. The new Cowboys' stadium is gonna be rockin'.

alby
02-15-2009, 10:35 PM
I cannot wait to get tickets for events to this. The new Cowboys' stadium is gonna be rockin'.
I'll go next year with you. Let's get a big group together.

BGMaverick9
02-15-2009, 10:38 PM
I'll go next year with you. Let's get a big group together.

dm.com gathering!

I'd go.

Windmill360
02-15-2009, 10:40 PM
I wonder how much the tickets are going to be.

So all the events are at the AAC and the game is at the Stadium correct?

BGMaverick9
02-15-2009, 10:41 PM
I wonder how much the tickets are going to be.

So all the events are at the AAC and the game is at the Stadium correct?

I think most or all of the stuff would be at the AAC. It makes sense to save the suspense of being in that stadium for the big game.

Maybe they could have the practices at the new stadium, but maybe have that be the only event hosted there until the big game.

Flacolaco
02-15-2009, 10:42 PM
From the sound of the TNT broadcast, you'd think Amare had already been dealt.

LonghornDub
02-15-2009, 10:44 PM
I'll go next year with you. Let's get a big group together.

I may have something that weekend next year (yeah, oddly enough I'm having to worry about a commitment a year in advance). But it could be on one of the surrounding weekends instead. If so, I'd totally be down for a D-M.com All-Star Weekend hang.

BGMaverick9
02-15-2009, 10:49 PM
I may have something that weekend next year (yeah, oddly enough I'm having to worry about a commitment a year in advance). But it could be on one of the surrounding weekends instead. If so, I'd totally be down for a D-M.com All-Star Weekend hang.

You know we'd have to go all out for this...I can't imagine what will happen.

Flacolaco
02-15-2009, 10:59 PM
You might be able to get tickets to the game itself, depending on how many of those seats they sell. Bring your binoculars.

But the Saturday stuff at the AAC...forget about it, unless you're willing to pay big bucks. When we had the NHL All-Star game a couple of years ago, those tickets were going for 500 bucks in the upper levels. I can't imagine how much the NBA ones would be.

Dtownsfinest
02-16-2009, 12:00 AM
Shaq made the All Star game a hell of a show:



http://i44.tinypic.com/9t1pjb.gif

BGMaverick9
02-16-2009, 12:04 AM
I loved the dance...gotta gif that!

ty
02-16-2009, 12:20 AM
Shaq and Kobe MVP's? The NBA is rigged.

Dirkgreatness
02-16-2009, 02:13 AM
Shaq looked great today! I would be really excited if we managed to acquire him.

RareMilk
02-16-2009, 08:12 AM
What's great is even if you get the worst seats ever as long as you're facing the court you can still see the game because the jumbo-tron tv they are building is the biggest one yet

Underdog
02-16-2009, 09:16 AM
http://i44.tinypic.com/9t1pjb.gif

Greatness...

LonghornDub
02-16-2009, 10:10 AM
He's got some cat-like quickness on that cut to the hoop, doesn't he?

Flacolaco
02-16-2009, 10:14 AM
I say this out of love, because I don't want to see you guys get hurt: Stop thinking about Shaq.

Underdog
02-16-2009, 10:18 AM
I say this out of love, because I don't want to see you guys get hurt: Stop thinking about Shaq.

But thinking about Shaq is a lot more fun than thinking about another first-round exit...

TNT
02-16-2009, 10:36 AM
Greatness...

Does somebody have picture of it. When O'neal passes or something.

jthig32
02-16-2009, 11:10 AM
I say this out of love, because I don't want to see you guys get hurt: Stop thinking about Shaq.

Yeah, I've really had to force myself to stop considering it.

Because I experience uncontrollable drooling when I do.

Dim499
02-16-2009, 02:15 PM
http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nba_experts__20/ept_sports_nba_experts-972132782-1234744070.jpg?ymGckzAD1fjnVbse

jthig32
02-16-2009, 02:32 PM
Wrong thread.

Flacolaco
02-16-2009, 02:36 PM
http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nba_experts__20/ept_sports_nba_experts-972132782-1234744070.jpg?ymGckzAD1fjnVbse

lol.

"Sit behind me you stupid Euro's....and no talking!"

Windmill360
02-16-2009, 03:11 PM
http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nba_experts__20/ept_sports_nba_experts-972132782-1234744070.jpg?ymGckzAD1fjnVbse

We should play the caption this picture game.


Pau: "Want to hear the most annoying sound in the world?"

GermanDunk
02-16-2009, 04:54 PM
^^This is how i will look like before getting married. Haha.