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All Star Game Thoughts...


Personally I remember All Star weekend and the game to be a must watch. Getting to see my basketball favorites, Bird and Jordan to name a few suit up and do amazing things. The games themselves had that edge to them. Guys wanted to win and they put that effort into it. Slam dunk contests had the cream of the crop. Jordan and Nique dueling and so many other special dunkers. The three point contests had Larry and him asking who was finishing second. There was an aura of greatness and it really was special to those guys to suit up and play. 

There was one moment this weekend that made me smile. JT met Larry Joe Bird and his response afterwards was that of a little kid. That's how it should be honestly. I remember getting to shake Larry's hand when Magic was enshrined and I felt that same way. 

These new All Star weekends just don't have that pizzazz anymore. The dunk contest has nothing left to offer and it's full of g league gimmicks that are well not worthy of our time. The three point shootout has lost its cache as well. We should be seeing the best of the best out there and we are not! Even in the game it's nothing more than a glorified scrimmage where they all have so much money that winning and putting effort into it is well non existent. Honestly getting to see some of these guys is worth it but the rest I could do without. 

Not sure what needs to happen but Adam Silver you have an issue. All Star weekend sucks and it will never have that magical feeling like it used to. These guys really don't value the fact of being an All Star. You get that clown putting imaginary crowns on his head and it's laughable. This game needs effort and we just don't see it. 


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