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Re: All star weekend thread
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2018, 03:54:47 AM »

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I didnít catch the game last night (but caught the highlights) but watched tonightís events... pretty weak imo.

I really donít know how to fix it. It may just be dead.

I guess if all the Saturday nights events featured only all-stars, thatís would make it good, but they simply donít want to do it.

Iíd say we had what, 18 participants across the 3 events? How many were all-stars? Off the top of my head I can only recall Horford, Embiid, Drummond, Thompson, George, Lowry, Beal. and Oladipo. Thats 8 (maybe I forgot one or two) of 18. Thereís no reason they canít put together a better event using the 24 all-stars.

NBA should push them to do it. Wouldnít it be fun to see Durant vs Steph vs Klay in the 3pt contest? LeBron finally do the dunk contest (cmon, letís be honest, punk move to never do it)!

Skills Challenge:
Horford
Embiid
Drummond
Davis
Lillard
Harden
Dragic
Walker

3-point Shootout:
Curry
Thompson
Durant
Irving
George
Beal

Dunk Contest:
James
Antetokounmpo
Westbrook
Oladipo

Or something like that. But how much more interesting is that? No disrespect to the guys that participated tonight, props to them, but this is ALL-STAR weekend. I just donít get how the best players are such divas and donít want to have fun for the fans. Would anyone still not think LeBron is a top-10 player of all time if he canít put down his first dunk and flushes a lame one on his second? Who really cares?

Itís a shame this weekend went from Jordan vs ĎNique to Mitchell vs Nance, Jr.
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Re: All star weekend thread
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2018, 09:53:02 AM »

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I donít mind the 3 point contest at all, but it might be time for a change with the dunk contest, and the skills challenge does nothing for me.

Iíd love to see a 2 on 2 or 3 on 3 competition, and also horse (not involving dunks).

Re: All star weekend thread
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2018, 10:04:46 AM »

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I donít mind the 3 point contest at all, but it might be time for a change with the dunk contest, and the skills challenge does nothing for me.

Iíd love to see a 2 on 2 or 3 on 3 competition, and also horse (not involving dunks).

Horse would be awesome! The problem with it though for a live televised event, is the length is totally unpredictable and could take forever.

Re: All star weekend thread
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2018, 11:49:53 AM »

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I donít mind the 3 point contest at all, but it might be time for a change with the dunk contest, and the skills challenge does nothing for me.

Iíd love to see a 2 on 2 or 3 on 3 competition, and also horse (not involving dunks).

Horse would be awesome! The problem with it though for a live televised event, is the length is totally unpredictable and could take forever.

They tried some version of horse once already, and it was a pretty big flop.

I like the skills challenge, but they need to spice it up a little bit. Add an extra challenge or two.

The dunk contest is what it is. Some years it's great, other years it's a dud.

I thought they should have kept the shooting stars challenge. It was a neat 'team' event that brought in old timers and women to kind of mix it up a bit.

Obviously the three point shootout is still the best event, though.   No need to mess with that much. I did like the old format better, but it's fine as is.

Re: All star weekend thread
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2018, 12:11:16 PM »

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Here's an idea to improve the quality of competition in the All Star Game:

Get rid of the Game MVP award and only hand out a Defensive Player of the Game Award with a substantial cash prize.

As bad as the game has been, I always liked rooting for the East because it was my home team.  Having no allegiance and Celtics on each side is weird.

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Re: All star weekend thread
« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2018, 12:13:13 PM »

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Here's an idea to improve the quality of competition in the All Star Game:

Get rid of the Game MVP award and only hand out a Defensive Player of the Game Award with a substantial cash prize.

As bad as the game has been, I always liked rooting for the East because it was my home team.  Having no allegiance and Celtics on each side is weird.

This is by far the best idea I have seen for improving the all-star game.

Re: All star weekend thread
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2018, 12:18:16 PM »

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Here's an idea to improve the quality of competition in the All Star Game:

Get rid of the Game MVP award and only hand out a Defensive Player of the Game Award with a substantial cash prize.

As bad as the game has been, I always liked rooting for the East because it was my home team.  Having no allegiance and Celtics on each side is weird.

This is by far the best idea I have seen for improving the all-star game.

Which is exactly why it will never happen.

After a few years we'd end up with a bunch of Marcus Smart's dominating in an early 90's Mike Fratello type scoring game.  Team Smart beats Team Tony Allen  72-67.

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Re: All star weekend thread
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2018, 12:35:14 PM »

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Here's an idea to improve the quality of competition in the All Star Game:

Get rid of the Game MVP award and only hand out a Defensive Player of the Game Award with a substantial cash prize.

As bad as the game has been, I always liked rooting for the East because it was my home team.  Having no allegiance and Celtics on each side is weird.

This is by far the best idea I have seen for improving the all-star game.

Yeah, I agree - this is a fantastic idea! You could even expand it to an All-star Defensive Team of 5 players to provide even more competition. I also agree with the East vs West thing - not having an allegiance to either side makes it even less interesting this year..

Re: All star weekend thread
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2018, 12:54:54 PM »

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I like that all star game idea for the defensive player award.

The skills contest is kind of a joke.  Itís so short that itís highly flukey.  Whoever wins the dunk contest can claim to be the best dunker that year and whoever wins the 3 point contest can claim to be the best 3 point shooter that year.  Those titles have a little bit of meaning.  I donít think anyone considers the winner of the skills challenge to be the most skilled.  Or even above average in skill.

Re: All star weekend thread
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2018, 01:13:07 PM »

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I like that all star game idea for the defensive player award.

The skills contest is kind of a joke.  Itís so short that itís highly flukey.  Whoever wins the dunk contest can claim to be the best dunker that year and whoever wins the 3 point contest can claim to be the best 3 point shooter that year.  Those titles have a little bit of meaning.  I donít think anyone considers the winner of the skills challenge to be the most skilled.  Or even above average in skill.

They should replace the skills challenge with a 3 on 3 tournament or a HORSE tournament. Add a time restriction in HORSE to make it feasible for TV, like however is ahead after a specific amount of time wins, or it goes to next letter wins.

Re: All star weekend thread
« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2018, 01:41:08 PM »

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Didn't they have a HORSE competition. I remember Rondo did great in it and was in the Finals against, I think, KD. Rondo lost. But it was incredibly boring and drawn out.

Re: All star weekend thread
« Reply #41 on: February 18, 2018, 03:50:15 PM »

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Didn't they have a HORSE competition. I remember Rondo did great in it and was in the Finals against, I think, KD. Rondo lost. But it was incredibly boring and drawn out.

It was never fully a part of the all-star weekend, and I believe didn't air on tv. They also didn't organize it well. They could put a time restriction on it and spark it up with some bigger names, replace the skills challenge with it.


A one-on-one tournament would be totally awesome too. Play up to 11, 1 pointers and two pointers (behind the 3pt line), and no free throws, call your own fouls. Single-game elimination. I would love to see that.

Re: All star weekend thread
« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2018, 06:30:34 PM »

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Didn't they have a HORSE competition. I remember Rondo did great in it and was in the Finals against, I think, KD. Rondo lost. But it was incredibly boring and drawn out.

It was never fully a part of the all-star weekend, and I believe didn't air on tv. They also didn't organize it well. They could put a time restriction on it and spark it up with some bigger names, replace the skills challenge with it.


A one-on-one tournament would be totally awesome too. Play up to 11, 1 pointers and two pointers (behind the 3pt line), and no free throws, call your own fouls. Single-game elimination. I would love to see that.
Oh I remember watching it on TV. I also remember that it was held in a different arena than the other events were happening at.

Re: All star weekend thread
« Reply #43 on: February 18, 2018, 08:08:49 PM »

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When does the game actually start? Half an hour? An hour?

Re: All star weekend thread
« Reply #44 on: February 18, 2018, 08:10:10 PM »

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What's all this pre game idiocy going on at the All Star game? Makes no sense. It's like they suddenly think they're American Idol