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Kidd Karma
02-03-2012, 02:16 PM
I'll kick off this thread with the all star starters:

West
Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Andrew Bynum, Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant

East
Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade

Kidd Karma
02-03-2012, 02:17 PM
Fan voting:

http://www.nba.com/2012/allstar/2012/02/02/starters-release/index.html

Kidd Karma
02-16-2012, 08:00 PM
Rookie-soph draft:

http://www.sheridanhoops.com/2012/02/16/jeremy-lin-added-to-rising-stars-challenge-rosters-set/

A ton of point guards.

nashtymavsfan13
02-16-2012, 09:45 PM
Stoked that Paul George is in the Slam Dunk contest, he's going to be exciting to watch.

OSUmavsfan
02-17-2012, 12:31 PM
Stoked that Paul George is in the Slam Dunk contest, he's going to be exciting to watch.

I'm pretty excited for the dunk contest in general. Derrick Williams, Iman Shumpert, and Chase Budinger are also all really good athletes. A lot of people are upset because of the lack of star power, but I think the dunks will be more impressive this year.

Skywalker
02-17-2012, 12:57 PM
yeah I like it as well, they are all young guys with something to prove so (hopefully) no one will pull a Gerald Wallace in '10

adonis
02-23-2012, 01:21 AM
Why is Demar DeRozan not in the dunk contest? He's the best dunker in the league imo.

sefant77
02-23-2012, 01:43 AM
All i care about is Dirk (and maybe Kidd) sitting down with Deron and Dwight...

Kidd Karma
02-23-2012, 04:23 PM
All i care about is Dirk (and maybe Kidd) sitting down with Deron and Dwight...

Yep, business trip.

Kidd Karma
02-23-2012, 04:38 PM
Here's something that might throw a wrench into the plan. Kidd's ex-wife was just seen in first class headed to All Star Weekend.

http://twitter.com/#!/TrueHoop

As far as I know she still lives in their NJ house and 3 of his kids are with her. Don't know if Nets brass got her a ticket and sent her down there for a weekend vacation. But it's an intereseting development....or it could be nothing. don't even know for sure if Kidd is headed there to hobknob with the DDD.

rabbitproof
02-23-2012, 05:03 PM
That is random as hell.

Prevent defense from the Nets.

Who would be doing the lobbying on the Nets' part? Kris Humpheries? Do the Mavs send a Kardashian?

twelli
02-24-2012, 10:41 PM
Wonder how many people are watching the "Raising Stars" game who just want to see Griffin and Lin. Great, they get almost no playing time. What a brain fart by the coaches (Steve Kerr?)

At least Rubio with some fancy skill.

CadBane
02-24-2012, 11:10 PM
Wonder how many people are watching the "Raising Stars" game who just want to see Griffin and Lin. Great, they get almost no playing time. What a brain fart by the coaches (Steve Kerr?)

At least Rubio with some fancy skill.

Uh, it was by design. I'm sure from their coaches. Blake is an all-star, he's not going to risk getting hurt in this. And Lin had just played 2 B2Bs (same reason Fields didn't get much burn).

I bet Cousins wishes every game was the rookie-sophmore game.

Rubio put on a show, and Irving was on fire all night (8-8 from deep).

twelli
02-25-2012, 01:40 AM
I understand not playing Lin because he's probably exhausted and all, but since this was more of a show game for the fans, I am pretty sure that a lot of broadcasters will be mad at the coaches for not giving him more time on the floor. He played something like 8 minutes. Not playing Griffin a bit more is even more surprising, cause people want to see him dunking and stuff. He's the perfect athlete for these type of games designed to entertain the crowd.

Wait, Budinger in the Dunk Contest tomorrow? At least something worth waiting for...

Hope the All-Star weekend is over soon.

tcat075
02-25-2012, 03:36 AM
Twelli, I'm sure I'm not the first to ask this but who is the quote in your signature referring to?

Scoobay
02-25-2012, 08:48 AM
Twelli, I'm sure I'm not the first to ask this but who is the quote in your signature referring to?

really? gotta be Dirk right? unless i'm severely mistaken.

sefant77
02-25-2012, 10:25 AM
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/968921/walldunk_medium.gif

http://i.imgur.com/a3HzI.gif

Big Boy Laroux
02-25-2012, 10:28 AM
That Monroe steal was hilarious.

At least the rook/soph game does one thing right - the players wear their team unis. I hate All-Star Jerseys. Just a chance for the league to make more money.

CadBane
02-25-2012, 03:50 PM
What was funny during the Rook/Sophmore game is that on one play, Cousins was blatantly fouled with no call and he just glared at the official. Knowing him, I was hoping there was a legit chance he'd be the first guy ever T'd up in an All-Star game.

dude1394
02-25-2012, 04:34 PM
I understand not playing Lin because he's probably exhausted and all, but since this was more of a show game for the fans, I am pretty sure that a lot of broadcasters will be mad at the coaches for not giving him more time on the floor. He played something like 8 minutes. Not playing Griffin a bit more is even more surprising, cause people want to see him dunking and stuff. He's the perfect athlete for these type of games designed to entertain the crowd.

Wait, Budinger in the Dunk Contest tomorrow? At least something worth waiting for...

Hope the All-Star weekend is over soon.

Why should broadcasters be any more ticked off than fans paying full price for crappy games. To heck with 'em.

tcat075
02-25-2012, 08:37 PM
really? gotta be Dirk right? unless i'm severely mistaken.

Honestly, it sounds the quote was from last postseason referring to Peja.

Nothing against Dirk, but there are better three point shooters than him (at least in practice...when it comes to shooting the go-ahead three pointer in Game 2 of the finals, though, he easily tops just about anyone).

GhostFace
02-25-2012, 09:39 PM
God I hate Mario Chalmers

GhostFace
02-25-2012, 09:41 PM
Kevin Love.. of course.

walter
02-25-2012, 10:45 PM
The dunk contest has truly become a joke

jleefilled
02-25-2012, 11:05 PM
So many unoriginal, uninspired dunks it's almost hilarious. A joke is a pretty good description of the dunk contest. So far George's reverse dunk after touching the backboard is my favorite.

Dtownsfinest
02-25-2012, 11:11 PM
So many unoriginal, uninspired dunks it's almost hilarious. A joke is a pretty good description of the dunk contest. So far George's reverse dunk after touching the backboard is my favorite.

There's only so much a human can do in a dunk contest lol. Its been over 20 years. All you can do now is make past dunks look better.

Bayliss
02-26-2012, 12:24 AM
They should bring back Horse. But not the stupid version that ad Durant where all they did was shoot 3 pointers. Make it to where they had to be creative.... You see some guys shooting left handed from 20 feet out.... or some off the backboard off the bounce type shots.... to me that is more impressive than watching 6'6" athletes dunk a basketball.

jthig32
02-26-2012, 12:32 AM
I still think they should line them all up and play knockout.

Bayliss
02-26-2012, 12:38 AM
I still think they should line them all up and play knockout.

That would be good too. You could do around the world with them. But make it challenging with some "obstacles" that distract them, such as rotating broom handles, etc. A version of Wipeout on the NBA Court.

The players wouldn't get hurt, but there has to be something that is fun about it.

#41
02-26-2012, 03:55 AM
Honestly, it sounds the quote was from last postseason referring to Peja.

Nothing against Dirk, but there are better three point shooters than him (at least in practice...when it comes to shooting the go-ahead three pointer in Game 2 of the finals, though, he easily tops just about anyone).

Delonte was pretty useless in last year's run.

CadBane
02-26-2012, 04:28 AM
Honestly, it sounds the quote was from last postseason referring to Peja.

Nothing against Dirk, but there are better three point shooters than him (at least in practice...when it comes to shooting the go-ahead three pointer in Game 2 of the finals, though, he easily tops just about anyone).

Well, honestly, you're wrong, because it IS about Dirk.

And why would a guy who wasn't on our team last year be discussing Peja?....

LonghornDub
02-26-2012, 02:17 PM
I thought the dunk contest was fine. Not the best one ever, and not the worst. The second round was much better than the third, though.

Kevin Love winning the 3-pt contest is lolzy. Jeez.

Kante
02-26-2012, 04:04 PM
Twelli, I'm sure I'm not the first to ask this but who is the quote in your signature referring to?

Referring to Dirk: http://www.telegram.com/article/20120115/COLUMN08/101159824/-1/sports_columns

Delonte fan of Nowitzki
Delonte West has played with some of the NBA’s best, James, Garnett, Pierce and Allen, but it didn’t take him long to appreciate playing with Dirk Nowitzki. Even though West has played with Nowitzki for less than a month in Dallas, he sees why the veteran forward belongs among the game’s elite.

“I remember LeBron talking about him,” West said, “and saying that he thought Dirk was the best player in the league and he really meant that. His skill set and the footwork and just being able to basically do what he wanted at his own pace. It’s like playing against your big brother in the garage. When game point came, you know he’s going to get it. He’s going to back you all the way down and shoot whatever shot he wants. He’s going to make it.”

West said that just before the Celtics hosted the Mavericks on Wednesday, and with 5.6 seconds left Nowitzki did exactly what West had said: He backed down Garnett and then spun and laid the ball in the basket as Bass fouled him. Nowitzki’s three-point play broke an 85-85 tie and sparked a 90-85 victory.

“It’s a fun situation to be in,” Nowitzki said. “Everybody’s looking at you and your team really depends on you, so I like to be in the position where I can make something happen.”

Nowitzki is 33, but West marvels at how hard he works.

“In training camp,” West said, “when all us older guys were struggling, icing our knees, he was coming back running line drills on his own with the training staff. That says a lot.”

At the end of each practice, the Mavs conduct a competition and ring a bell whenever someone makes 20 of 25 3-point attempts.

“He’s always around 23 or 24,” West said. “The bell rings every day.”

West worked stocking furniture during the lockout so he was glad to see the season begin.

“It told me the league minimum ain’t that bad,” West said.

markus1234
02-26-2012, 08:04 PM
Poor Dirk is just running up and down the court like crazy. Shut it down let's go home....

Dan1
02-26-2012, 08:12 PM
seriously f* durant and kobe, selfish bitches
zero respect for the rest of the team

adonis
02-26-2012, 08:19 PM
seriously f* durant and kobe, selfish bitches
zero respect for the rest of the team

Give them their moment. Did you forget what happened last year?

Murphy3
02-26-2012, 08:28 PM
I thought I'd try the all-star game this year.. I made it part of the way through the first quarter before I turned it off. It's absolutley unwatchable.

markus1234
02-26-2012, 08:42 PM
Durant is simply annoying, makes even Melo look like a team player. And east does not care anymore. Especially Dwight does not really know what to do out there.

sefant77
02-26-2012, 08:57 PM
Thanks to Durant and Westcock for ruining the game...chuck chuck chuck

Bayliss
02-26-2012, 08:58 PM
I don't know a single one of the musical performers. I guess it is because I am a hick from a small sourthern town.

mavsman
02-26-2012, 09:01 PM
The All-Star-Game. Where 50% fts happens.

sefant77
02-26-2012, 09:02 PM
Steve Nash gave me more fun in 4min than Kobe/Durant/Westbrick in combined 40

CadBane
02-26-2012, 09:20 PM
Christ, just got finished watching the first half. It's not even enjoyable...worse than usual. Like they said, it's devolved into the Rookie-Sophmore games. When I hoop at the gym and games turn into this, I just walk out.

sefant77
02-26-2012, 09:42 PM
Westbrick bricking a three with Dirk standing free beside him....guy is even too stupid to play PG in a ASG

jleefilled
02-26-2012, 09:49 PM
At least, Steve kerr gives Dirk some respect.

CadBane
02-26-2012, 09:54 PM
Dirk with 7 points, 4 boards, 1 assist and a +9. Not too shabby, all things considered.

sefant77
02-26-2012, 09:58 PM
Dirk is done for the game and didnt injury him...well done

GhostFace
02-26-2012, 10:02 PM
They are talking about Lebron being that all time closer... by winning the All Star game.. /vomit.

Nice brick Durant. Nice.

dude1394
02-26-2012, 10:09 PM
All star games are like watching sports center highlights.....boring after about 3 minutes.

CadBane
02-26-2012, 10:17 PM
"Choir boy" Durant just went...

"Goddamn man, call the fucking foul!"

In an all-star game...

Dan1
02-26-2012, 10:17 PM
Give them their moment. Did you forget what happened last year?

i probably did, or didnt even watch... but 25 shots? thats clearly a MVP hunt and thats what sucks in all-star game tbh. bench players stand there doing nothing when they were selected as ALL-STARS too

and ofc 37 min when Nash played 4? maybe Brooks is the guilty here...

CadBane
02-26-2012, 10:17 PM
Kobe still choking on his fts...

Dan1
02-26-2012, 10:24 PM
yay Durant got his MVP!!
btw, i miss nelly coaching: http://www.basketball-reference.com/allstar/NBA_2002.html :( :)

GhostFace
02-26-2012, 10:31 PM
Gotta admit, that dunk by Westbrook was nuts and the choke by Wade was even better.

Skywalker
02-26-2012, 10:46 PM
and the choke by lebron even better

GhostFace
02-26-2012, 10:57 PM
and the choke by lebron even better

Sent you a message about your forum signature.

tcat075
02-27-2012, 01:33 AM
Well, honestly, you're wrong, because it IS about Dirk.

And why would a guy who wasn't on our team last year be discussing Peja?....

Referring to Dirk: http://www.telegram.com/article/20120115/COLUMN08/101159824/-1/sports_columns

Oh, wow, I didn't even register that it said West. Not really sure how I pulled that off.

He's exaggerating, simply because even three point specialists don't shoot 88-92% in practice on a regular basis. Reason I said Peja is because that's one of the few guys who I think could actually hit that many that regularly. Perhaps I'm underestimating their skills, but from the videos I've seen and whatnot that's just a bit too high of a percentage.

Anyway, my question got answered. And of course, to be clear, I'm not hating on Dirk of course. What can I even say about him...he's one crazy mf'er.

j0Shi
02-27-2012, 01:34 AM
2011: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/allstar2011/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=hollingerasg-110221

2012: http://espn.go.com/nba/allstar2012/story/_/id/7619510/nba-possible-nba-finals-preview-display

#41
02-27-2012, 03:08 AM
2011: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/allstar2011/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=hollingerasg-110221

2012: http://espn.go.com/nba/allstar2012/story/_/id/7619510/nba-possible-nba-finals-preview-display

Love it. "And it doesn't take a rocket scientist to start thinking about these guys matching up in June." Genius!

Rick Carlisle
02-27-2012, 05:07 AM
It doesn't make sense to me that the all-star players get selected by the fans and coaches while the all-star coaches get there purely by record. It's not the coach's fault if, for example, the players show up to camp out of shape and get their butts kicked for about two weeks straight before getting their act together.

j0Shi
02-27-2012, 06:16 AM
I think the whole All-Star Event is completely underwhelming. They basically promote every event to consist of the best players in that category (Overall - ASG, best shooters - 3P contest, best dunkers - dunk contest), but, surprise, that's not nearly the case.

I mean either you go for the show (how about the 3P contest only for centers that normally don't have the range? That's funny, I'd watch, really.) or make this one a more serious exhibition and add something that makes it worth to compete for.

dude1394
02-27-2012, 09:27 AM
It is a complete joke. Ive never been a fan of the entire weekend. Actually the three point shootout is about the only thing worth watching. The rest of it might as well be mascots on trampolines.

DirkFTW
02-27-2012, 12:18 PM
Wade broke Kobe's nose during the game?? (http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/7619601/los-angeles-lakers-kobe-bryant-suffers-nasal-fracture-all-star-game)

I don't know how serious a "nasal fracture" is... will it require a Hamiltonian mask?

LSMF
02-27-2012, 03:29 PM
Wade broke Kobe's nose during the game?? (http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/7619601/los-angeles-lakers-kobe-bryant-suffers-nasal-fracture-all-star-game)

I don't know how serious a "nasal fracture" is... will it require a Hamiltonian mask?

Dwyane Wade is such a fucking hack, how do you injure someone in an All-Star game smh...and btw LOL @ the term "Hamiltonian Mask". Rep to you, sir.

LSMF
02-27-2012, 03:31 PM
After the game, I saw Dirk and Dwyane Wade give each other a "Pound". I haven't seen those guys acknowledge each other since Game 1 of the 2006 Finals. And I'm pretty sure they hate each other, or maybe Dirk doesn't hate him anymore after finally getting his revenge.

CadBane
02-27-2012, 04:33 PM
Oh, wow, I didn't even register that it said West. Not really sure how I pulled that off.

He's exaggerating, simply because even three point specialists don't shoot 88-92% in practice on a regular basis. Reason I said Peja is because that's one of the few guys who I think could actually hit that many that regularly. Perhaps I'm underestimating their skills, but from the videos I've seen and whatnot that's just a bit too high of a percentage.

Anyway, my question got answered. And of course, to be clear, I'm not hating on Dirk of course. What can I even say about him...he's one crazy mf'er.


He's not exaggerating at all. Wide open, in practice, yeah, they do. I once watched Gilbert Arenas hit 29 straight threes.

LonghornDub
02-27-2012, 05:35 PM
I think either in Seven Seconds or Less, or in someone's commentary about it, somebody is talking about Amare making a high percentage of unguarded three pointers left-handed at practice.

NBA players are crazy good when they don't have other NBA players trying to stop them.

Blackspider
02-27-2012, 07:08 PM
I think the whole All-Star Event is completely underwhelming. They basically promote every event to consist of the best players in that category (Overall - ASG, best shooters - 3P contest, best dunkers - dunk contest), but, surprise, that's not nearly the case.

I mean either you go for the show (how about the 3P contest only for centers that normally don't have the range? That's funny, I'd watch, really.) or make this one a more serious exhibition and add something that makes it worth to compete for.

Are you suggesting to go full retard and do what Selig did with the MLB? Making a silly exhibition game in the middle of the year decide who gets homefield in your sport's championship series?? :D

This has to be the dumbest idea in sports ever. Might as well get 2 random people to play the game on the PS3 and see who gets homefield. Same concept.

Kidd Karma
02-28-2012, 08:04 PM
It's an exhibition for 3 quarters 8 minutes, then the losing team makes a furious comeback making it a game the final 2 minutes. The pick and go between DHo and Lebron was great to see. Don't change a thing....the game itself, the dunk contest, snooze fest. they should make it an in game dunk contest, pull out the top 5 dunks each quarter, have a vote, and tally off a vote on the top 4 dunks in each quarter.