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Sunday, February 17th, 2008 at 9:22 pm  |  358 responses

Links: All-Star Game Live Blog

Getcha popcorn ready…

by Lang Whitaker

Please allow me to reintroduce myself, my name is Lang, and I’m going to be your host tonight. We’re here, a few rows behind the basket, watching the guys get warmed up. Check the All-Star 2008 category page to see what’s up with everything else. We ready…get your comments going. Russ, curb your enthusiasm.

• Aiight, we just ate a hearty Mexican dinner in the middle of the Superdome — for some reason the media food stuff is in the Superdome, across the street from the New Orleans Arena. And for some reason they served Mexican for dinner, you know, since we’re in Louisiana and all.

• They’re showing a video of Chris Rock talking about the NBA on the scoreboard, with subtitles on the bottom. They had subtitles running all last night, too, but it wasn’t really helpful until Dikemebe was on the mic.

• Harry Connick and Branford Marsalis are on the floor, talking about the “unique culture” and “unbelievable food.” They’re wearing amazing suits — like game show hosts.

• Holy crap — the Rebirth Brass Band is playing in what appears to be a hastily assembled whorehouse in the corner of the arena. They have a guy named Trombone Shorty in the band — I thought he was in Dip Set.

• The Eastern Conference All-Stars just emerged from the fake building. I’m sure none of these guys went to a who…never mind. Rasheed is dancing his butt off up there.

• This is actually pretty cool. It’s a really impressive set — maybe 40 feet high. Dwyane Wade is making like a drum major in here. So is Dwight. I wonder how Shaq likes hearing Dwight referred to as Superman?

• Trombone Shorty is in the house. I’d like to be referred to as Trombone Shorty from now on, please. All of us in the press section are tapping our toes. You can tell the people from ESPN.com because they’re the ones not able to keep the beat.

• The Western Conference team emerges from the house of ill-repute. Byron Scott gets a rousing ovation! He crosses his arms and purses his lips. Dirk Nowitzki looks like he wants the floor to open and swallow him whole.

• Western starters are here. Iverson, Kobe and Yao all appear to be less-than excited to be there. Only Carmelo gives the camera a little bit of a smirk.

• The All-Stars take the court and it’s time for the National Anthems. Whoever made the comment below, this place really was rocking during all that. I hate to use the “f” word, but that was fun. Deborah Cox is singing the Canadian National Anthem at a glacial pace. So much for this place rocking. Branford and a collection of New Orleanians play the US anthem.

• We got Jones and Bengtson in the comments already. This could be a historic night. Russ, you’re right about it looking like the Muppet Show..Khalid and Sam are the two old men in the balcony box making snide comments.

• Chris Paul and David West welcome the crowd and the PA system begins pumping out “Start Me Up.” Yes, this is the NBA we all know and love. The NBA definitely knows how to make a grown man cry.

• These uniforms are super confusing. White, gold and blue in various incarnations. One’s white in the front, one’s white in the back. There may actually be three teams out there. Dwight Howard and Dwyane Wade have two dunks to make it 4-0.

• Melo’s wearing the Jordan XXIIIs, as is Chris Paul. Kobe’s wearing red handkerchiefs as shoes.

• Celeb watch: Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Chris Tucker, Terrell Owens, David Robinson, Dominique Wilkins (with Ludacris), Jimmy Jam, Karl Malone…

• Dwight Howard goes to the free throw line and someone yells out “SUPERMAN!” How long until someone yells “SUPERMAN DAT HO”?

• Bron gets a big dunk, the D-Wade gets a run-out. All the guys on the East are so excited to be playing with good teammates that they can’t contain it. They’re up 14-7. Byron Scott better bring in Eddie Jordan to fix the West team.

• Everyone’s on the West is wearing red socks. I think Stephen Jackson picked the color.

• Up 18-7 with 6 to go in the first, Doc Rivers subs in all the Pistons to make sure the East doesn’t run away this this thing.

• Timeout. A cameraman from the NBA just ran over here and started filming us. I HATE THE NFL. BASEBALL IS FULL OF CHEATERS. THE NBA IS THE GREATEST LEAGUE EVER. Just in case that was in HD.

• Sure enough, the Pistons come in and the West makes it 18-14. Rasheed gets called for a foul and I mention that I hope he gets a T. Sam says he should get two Ts and go away on vacation.

• AI picks his second steal and nearly throws it into the stands, but Amare still almost bangs it. I think Rasheed has his jersey tucked into his jock strap. Also he’s playing with the straps hanging off his AF1s.

• Why does David West get to have his last name on the back of his warm-up jacket?

• The Hornets elderly dance team takes the floor and does an umbrella dance. Not ella, ella, ella, but something using umbrellas…and then they whip their shirts off — not kidding. Thank goodness they have on t-shirts; my mexican food hasn’t settled yet. Hornets assistant Darnell Walker is really into this performance, and Caron Butler also applauds. Pervs.

• Pierce uses Dirk for two, makes it 28-19, East. The West is finally starting to show a little life, but Rasheed is hustling to loose balls, playing help defense…I’m voting for him for MVP no matter what, so that he can give an acceptance speech on national TV and terrify a censor somewhere in the TNT truck.

• And Rasheed gets his second foul. Why won’t Doc Rivers let Joe Johnson play? Hater.

• 34-28, East, after one.

• Prime Time is in the house! Deion! They interview him on the scoreboard and he says the food is exceptional and the police force has been “outstanding.” I love Deion.

• They show Archie Manning on the scoreboard and Sam stands and applauds, then sits down and says, “Man that guy has some good sperm.” I feel sick.

• Brandon Roy checks in and scores four straight points. Joe Johnson is in, finally. Chris Paul drives right around Jason Kidd and scores. Mark Cuban probably didn’t like seeing that.

• The Honeybees are in the house. Insert joke with “honeycomb” as the punchline here.

• 8:52 to go in the second, East up 46-39. The Honeybees perform but Darnell Walker and Caron Butler don’t seem to care. Pervs. I wish the Honeybees were in the mixed zone after the game.

• Bob Love, Bob Pettit and Willis Reed, all Louisiana natives, are introduced to an ovation. I cheer for Pettit even though I’ve never seen him play because the last time the Hawks won a title was when Pettit was on the team.

• Chris Paul drains a three over Kidd, then Kidd fires up an airball. Mark Cuban is busy deleting Rod Thorn’s number from his Blackberry.

• Ben wonders aloud how many guys have been All-Stars in one conference, then the other, then back in their original conference? I start trying to think of an answer but get confused when Dwight Howard and LeBron James get back to back to back jams. Superman!

• CP3 for three, then Bron for 3. We got a game on our hands. 62-53, East, 5 to go in the second.

• Alyssa Milano is on the scoreboard and asked to describe some of the work she did this weekend. She mentions Brad Penny and Carl Pavano. I don’t know how old she is but she looks great. Sam points out that she played Ah-nold’s daughter in “Commando.” I think that’s the halftime show.

• Out of the timeout, all ten players stand at halfcourt waiting for the game to begin, and Amare comes out in his warm-ups and gives the West a pep talk. Forget Byron Scott.

• AI replaces CP3, who has has 7 points and 6 assists in 9 minutes. Jason Kidd’s gonna have nightmares about CP3 tonight. LeBron has 12, 6 and 7.

• Sheed fires up a lefty three pointer! Misses but still. And what’s up with D-Wade? The man appears to have lost a step.

• 64-57 East, 2:39 in the half. The trampoline dunkers come out and perform two intricate dunk routines, only to miss the final dunk both times. yao is really into it — I’m looking for Gilbert to run out and dunk one but don’t see him around.

• There’s a halftime show coming up involving “New Orleans’ finest musicians.” If Li’l Weezy isn’t out there I’m leaving.

• Sam points out Kobe’s played two minutes in the game. Too bad Baron Davis couldn’t have come and actually, you know, played in the game.

• Sheed fires another lefty three and nails it. MVP!

• Halftime, 74-65, East. Talk it out.

• Back. Missed the halftime extravaganza. Ben has a great comment he’s going to post in a second. I saw Jet Li and Dominique Wilkins under the stands at half. A security guard shook his hand and said, “Hi, Jet Li.” I wish she’d called him just Jet.

• Khalid and I also saw Gabrielle Union down there taking a picture with a fan. We made sure you can see us smiling in the background. If whoever took that picture reads this, please email it to us.

• Halftime stats: Bron with 12, 6 and 7. Sheed with 3 and 5, including a lefty three. Brandon Roy has 11 and 5, and CP3 has 7 and 6. I guess CP has the inside track on MVP?

• BTW, at lunch today, DJ Toney Blare informed us that Dr. John had part of his finger shot off. Dope. And just so you guys know, Branford Marsalis is a SLAM subscriber. I’m guessing Harry Connick isn’t.

• I can’t keep up with the comments while I’m writing this but thanks for everyone who’s contributing.

• Love D-Wade doing the MJ wrist-slap reverse.

• Allen Iverson goes right around Kidd for a two. All these West guards must be salivating at the Mavs losing Devin Harris.

• Um, Kobe is out. He’s not on the floor, not on the bench, either. Team player.

• Dwight dunks as easily as I walk. And that’s not as easy as it sounds.

• I just wondered aloud what would if happen if the entire SLAM crew jumped Jet Li after the game. Khalid says we’d get our backs broken. I think he’s right.

• 91-77, East, at least while the East guys who play on bad teams are all in. Now D-West and Boozer are in, so maybe the West will show a little life. Nash has 4 and 4 in 15 minutes. I’m pretty sure a Suns fan will accuse me of hating Nash because I pointed out the facts.

• Paul Pierce is guarding Nash and vice-versa. CP3 freaks some dudes and hits Melo for a dunk.

• Rasheed is only taking threes — 4 of them on the game, 3 of them lefty.

• 98-87 with 4:34 to go in the third. Joe Johnson and Paul Pierce try to run a two-man game but JJ throws it away — he’s not used to playing with a jump shooter.

• According to SI.com, the Kidd deal is back on. That would be dope if Kidd switched teams right now. He wouldn’t even change jerseys because they’re all the same, I think.

• Byron takes a 20 with the West down 11, 104-93. Rebirth Brass Band comes back out just as the 20 second horn ends. This is going to be the longest 20 in history. Trombone Shorty is going to take over the Western Conference coaching duties, I think.

• If I get another dog I’m gonna name it Trombone Shorty.

• Alonzo Mourning is introduced on the scoreboard to great indifference.

• Chris Paul changed into his new signature Jordans at the half. Carlos Boozer is wearing shoes made from gold wrapping paper, I think.

• End of three, 106-93. Is the West going to make a run? No, because Byron Scott is the coach. KG and Karl Malone appear outside the House of Ill Repute. KG thanks the people of New Orleans for hosting us. Karl Malone is wearing a bowling shirt. I didn’t understand anything he said.

• Sam and Khalid want to make a commercial about the pregame meal with phrases like, “Where hair in the nachos happens.”

• A Mardi Gras parade just ran onto the court. The Honeybees do not show us their…

• Kobe’s back on the bench with a glove on his right hand. Mama se mama sa mamacu sa.

• For CP3 to get the MVP, they’ve gotta win, especially with Bron nearing a triple double. CP throws an amazing bounce pass to Carlos Boozer that he manages to trun into a turnover. CP rips Rip, then STAT pounds one on Dwight. You never get dunked on, Dwight?

• CP3 to Boozer for a dunk, and then Duncan comes in for Boozer. West has cut it to 5, 108-103. The crowd’s starting to get into it.

• Timeout on the floor, and Nash is the first out to congratulate CP. They announce a New Orleans “hometown hip-hop crew.” Who is it — Cash Money? No Limit? No, a bunch of 8 year olds.

• I still think the SLAM crew could take Jet Li. Khalid says he’s not sure, but he’s going last.

• Amare tomahawks one off a great dish from Duncan, then Bron hits a three to make it 110-103.

• CP takes the ball from Chris Bosh and gets it to B-Roy for a lay-in. Jason Kidd returns to get burned over and over by CP3.

• Actually, Kidd is on Dirk, who scores easily. Then Duncan gets the most fundamental jumper in history to give the West a two point lead, 114-112.

• Timeout with 5:34 to go. Taylor Hicks is introduced and he appears to be about 70 years old. Bob Pettit looks like a teenager compared to Taylor Hicks. They show a great video clip of NBA players being asked what a po boy is. Yao Ming suggests a po boy “is a troublemaker.” From the bench, Yao cracks up at himself.

• The West comes out with CP3, B-Roy, Duncan, Dirk and Amare. The East has Wade, Kidd, Howard, Jesus Shuttlesworth and Bron. Let’s see if Bron steps it up. As I type that he wipes CP3, then Duncan gets him back.

• Dwight gets a layup to tie it up, 114. Dirk shoots an airball from the top of the key. Bron gets a two to put the East up two, then Dirk dunks on Khalid’s hate to tie it at 116. LeBron leaps over Jet Li — if we have a fight with Jet Li, Bron’s on the SLAM team.

• Amare gets an and one and misses the shot. Kobe screams Hee-hee!

• Ray Allen wets a three to put the East up 119-118, and then CP hits a long jumper, then hits B-Roy for a layup. West is up 122-119. The entire West bench is up cheering. Allen hits a three to tie it at 122. Turning into a great game.

• Jesus, Jesus! Ray Allen puts the East up 125-122. Both benches are up and at ‘em. Ray Allen is 9-of-12. 1:49 to go.

• They play a Beyonce song during the timeout. I don’t know which song it is but it’s one where she sings hysterically and wildly. Aretha Franklin could eat Beyonce in two bites.

• Here we go. The West run a nice play to get CP a jumper but Wade breaks it up. CP3 wets a three to tie it at 125. Ray Allen turns into Ray Allen again. Dirk turns it over and LeBron nearly rips the basket down. HE DRINKS YOUR MILKSHAKE!!!

• 127-125, and then Dwyane Wade gets an and-one to put the East up 4.

• Dirk gets capped by D-Wade, and Khalid screams, “I hate Dirk!” B-Roy hits a three to make it 131-128, East, 7 seconds left. Ray Allen gets fouled.

• Byron Scott has been replaced by a wax figure. The East throws it in and the West throws in the towel…but then CP fouls Ray Allen. Final score, 134-128.

• What did we learn tonight? LeBron is the best player in the NBA today. Jason Kidd is barely a speed bump to Chris Paul. Dominique walks around with a bluetooth earpiece in. Ray Allen has some juice left. And Byron Scott played Dirk Noqitzki a ton of minutes — trying to tire him out?

Finally, we learned that I’m tired. Time to hit the tables.

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  • http://www.gigginonya.com/images/free20kobe.jpg backboard

    here we go

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    I love Rebirth!!!!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I’m taking notes on the telecast all night long again. Gonna stick with that and leave the comments to the readers.

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Anyone else feel this culture crap they’re doing is coming off REALLY cheap and cheesy?

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Respond to us on the telecast, Russ!

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Oh christ, I cant wait to see Dirk and Nash dance!!!

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    That place is rocking. I’m f*cking jealous ya’ll!

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    the ovation for Byron Scott was deafening. That was a surprise.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    It looks like the Muppet Show.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Did he unfold his arms?

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Deborah Cox is from Toronto? Didn’t know that…

  • riggs

    whoa stephanie jordan in that dress

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Wow that guitar is WAY TOO LOUD

  • http://slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Sam: The ovation for Byron Scott was deafening because Lang was clapping harder than anyone, right in your ear.

  • Scott

    thank god this is actually on live in the UK this year, not everyone here only cares about football!

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Dwight: MVP?

  • http://www.myspace.com/hemantsbeats what

    am i the only one who thinks these uniforms are hideous? front and back different colors wtf?

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Dwight playing like it’s a real game.

  • Scott

    ohhh big alleyoop to Lebron

  • http://250asprin.blogspot.com DJ Leon Smith

    WORST JERSEYS EVER

  • h-wag

    F those jerseys.
    Worst idea ever. Even worse than individual team jerseys like a few years ago

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Lebron can be a point guard. Easy.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hemantsbeats what

    Duncan tryna bank in a 3? The anti-virus software is not working apparently

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Ugly game so far. Someone please muzzle Reggie!

  • Scott

    is that all from Kobe for the night?

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Yao?

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Tim “Butter Fingers” Duncan

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    reggie miller makes me hate life.

  • Khalid Salaam

    how long until the west blows the east out?

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Apparently Iverson thinks Amare can jump 14 feet

  • Khalid Salaam

    AI is everywhere!!

  • thehawkwillneverdie

    wow di anyone else see chris bosh take like 9 steps. this is such a joke. and billups has to get out of the game. I HATE VILLANOVA!

  • Khalid Salaam

    DIrk is not concentrating

  • Scott

    the Pistons bore me…

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    this is truly awful basketball. can we the players be threatened with arrest for boozing and womanizing next year in phoenix so we can get a decent game?

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    AI is the only one with some creativity. Too bad his teammates aren’t looking.

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    Lang that SJax comment almost made me spit my drink out. Killed me!

  • http://www.yahoo.com Michael NZ

    B-b-b-boring.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Kobe needs to go punch Reggie out with that lobster claw of a right hand. He’d be the MVP.

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    Reggie almost makes me want to mute this thing.

  • Khalid Salaam

    D league all star game lol…

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    The rookie game was actually less sloppy than this, which is saying something.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Can FEMA come in and clean up the offenses?

  • Scott

    Alyssa Milano.

  • riggs

    gabrielle union….damn

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    ah’nold looks positively retarded. america, everyone!

  • thehawkwillneverdie

    i would rather watch the d leauge all star game.

  • http://www.yahoo.com Michael NZ

    …hey when is Shaq gonna bring it up, you know, throw in a couple crossovers… as he does each year? Kinda waiting for that.

  • riggs

    im sorry no one has told you michael, i think u need to sit down first…

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    anyone know what mitch kupchak is doing on the east bench?

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    I miss KG/Kobe/Tracy/ Even Vince/Shaq. I want jax/baron. Wish Caron was healthy. This game is making me feel OLD.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    reggie miller on players canceling their vacations for this weekend: “gotta love that hot sun”. and out comes the ipod. thanks, reg.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Caron even had the biggest smile when announced even though he ain’t playing.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Holly: How do you think it makes ME feel?

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Primetime.

  • Khalid Salaam

    Banquette Bounce

  • montaellis8

    why is this such a joke?

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    ahhaa, Russ. It’s not a good feeling This is THE weekend, and I’m feeling nostalgic. Also, worried about Kobe’s hand. DAMMIT, this game needs to get entertaining really quick!

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Well Russ, you can REALLY complain about this game and no one will rebuff you for it.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    sam wins the internet.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    I just spit my drink at the sperm comment.

  • http://www.yahoo.com Michael NZ

    @Holly… hear on missing KG and Shaq. Tmac?? Not so much (this year anyway).

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    oh wow, Sam.

  • Khalid Salaam

    Chris Paul is the future

  • Khalid Salaam

    Chris Paul is the future

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    no homo on my Archie comment. Obviously.

  • Scott

    Doc Rivers? I reckon Pingping could coach this Celtics team to a similar record

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    you could hear a pin drop in that joint.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Wow, they just showed the West standings and it really is quite amazing how close the records are.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Khalid is apparently too cool for SLAM now.

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Reggie Miller really needs to stop talking. I mean, like, ever.

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    I love New Orleans women behy-bayy

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Did Reggie seriously say that Chris Paul is a great leader despite his size? I hate Reggie Miller exponentially more as an announcer than I ever did when he was a player, and he was my least-favorite player in NBA history.

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    bahhhhh.

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    You guys are missing some GREAT COMMERCIALS

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    Khalid!! How long did it take for you to get your luggage?

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Commercials are only good cause we don’t have to hear Reggie.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    tim duncan should really get himself a recurring role on a smart sitcom.

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    Chris Paul is the present

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    I’m the only one here using the wireless, which is extremely slow… so I’d just like to say obviously no homo to go with my Archie comment.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    y’know, i’m thinking of starting a blog dedicated solely to reggie’s commentary. it’s the only way to cope.

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Dwight for MVP, for serias

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    Holly i got my luggage at around 4 pm Saturday. Thanks for asking…..this game is missing both intensity and comedic timing. I miss Shaq

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    or maybe Lebron

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Game finally picking up the pace.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    oh!

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    or maybe co-MVPs

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Yep, co-MVPs

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    that last exchange – kidd to ‘bron to howard – is reason enough to trade kidd to cleveland. wake up, danny ferry.

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    yeah dwight Ew Ayy!!

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    we’re at the basket the east is going to… that Kidd to Lebron to Dwight play was coooool

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Why didn’t Brandon Roy compete in the dunk contest?

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    Allyssa Salaam??

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I would pay Jason Kidd to fire a bullet pass straight at Reggie Miller’s head. OK, I couldn’t actually pay him, but I’d babysit TJ.

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    Mutoni, do it. Khalid, glad you got your stuff. Dwight is insane.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    kevin garnett needs to be mic’d up. his howls are life affirming.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Khalid has good taste. Too bad you don’t play baseball.

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    Chris Bosh has the slowest growing hair ever. He’s been working on that twist/pre-locks look for like 3 years and it hasn’t changed at all

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    SHUT UP REGGIE!!!!!!!!!

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    think reggie gets as much joy from the fact that everyone hates him as an announcer as he did when he played? this is something i feel we should explore.

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Best dunk contest since 88? Kill me….

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    I’m tired of all these fundamental dudes playing. I wanna see some amazing sh*t. make it happen all stars!

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    that cupcake thing was the most confusingly entertaining thing ever. kinda like gerald’s entire body of work, really.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    I like this all-star game. FYI: My question about east-west-east all stars was prompted by Ray Allen’s presence.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Can we get Spike to heckle him while announcing??

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    roscoe!

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    rasheed is the mvp, i don’t care what anyone says.

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    Hope dwade gets his hops back.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Sheed with a left handed 3?! Gotta love him…..

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    WHICH ONE Y’ALL ORDERED DA CRAWFISH?

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    wade is moving about as well as larry bird did in the 91 season.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    By the way, by “babysit TJ” I mean “buy him bourbon and cigarettes, and maybe a hooker.”

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    tj would probably grope you, russ.

  • montaellis8

    wtf r u guys talking about?

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Hey SLAM guys… has there ever been a guy who had a triple double at an all-star game? Cause Lebron’s on his way.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I always used to joke with Lang that he’d run into him on the loading dock smoking cigarettes. I think he’s actually 27 years old.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    jukai: i’m pretty sure jordan had one.

  • Scott

    Jordan did it once

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    ahaaaaahahah Russ.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Jordan had a 3×2 in ’97 and didn’t even get MVP (Glen Rice). Think he had another one too, in ’98 actually.

  • Sanchez

    This is bullsh*t. Here in Australia we gotta put up with Mike Brown an some other fu(k wit. Also im sure its been noted many times but it looks like there’s 4 teams playin. impossible to track any more than one or two players an still watch the ball.

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    Dirks game is just ugly. That dude is so overrated its crazy

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    might as well pack your bags now, lang.

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    sheeeeeddddd.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    don’t hate on zee german. he’s nice with his. soft, but nice nonetheless.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    SHHHEEEEEEED!

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    wade with the patented travel.

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    reggie shut the efff up. PLEASE.

  • Crysesu

    Is Byron Scott really wearing a W.W.J.D. bracelet?

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    if ‘sheed ran for office, i’d apply for US citizenship just to vote for him. barkley/sheed 2014!

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    the players all have that glazed, “24 more minutes of this bs, then back to the liquor and whores!” look on their faces. i love this game.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Obama/Sheed 2008.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    After eight years of Obama/Oakley, of course.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    I saw Sheed shooting three 3’s so far, two left-handed, one right-handed. He hit a left-handed one. Weird.

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    I think Kobe is the all-time leader in All-Star ppg. Tonight will end that. Blame the limp noodle… finger.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    ‘sheed would run on the ‘i’m an a-hole but y’all love me for it!’ platform. screw change.

  • Sanchez

    Sheed wit the lefty 3. Mike Brown (1 of the commentators we gotta put with) just said (re: sheeds lefty 3)”I thought he did it earlier but i didnt say anything”.. umm wot?! Hello! you’re a commentator. COMMENTATE!!!! fu(kin a-hole…
    Now wheres that mute button?

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    The east is holding this lead. I’m not shocked but i would have lost money if i was betting

  • mike

    do the fans really decide the MVP? please let Yao Ming win it, that would put an end to fan voting for anything. anyone have and over/under for how many all-star games yao plays in. i’m gonna say 20.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I’ve got over 2,500 words already.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    pardon me, the Sheed thing was already noticed. Still weird.

  • Sanchez

    so please i dont wanna hear any complaints bout reggie!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    And while I normally don’t like impressions or impressionists, I think Frank Caliendo is better at doing Charles Barkley than Charles Barkley is. Why isn’t HE the color guy tonight? That would have been incredible. His Bill Walton is epic, too.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Jesus Russ. Have fun with that athritis.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Reggie Miller is a turrible knucklehead who went to stupid class.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Still, if I had to choose between Reggie and Bill Walton, I’d go with Miller, no doubt.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    caliendo is talented, annoying.

  • riggs

    i just seen an nowitzky “where choking happens” commercial

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    gerard, you are a sad man. walton makes the nba about 11% more enjoyable.

  • Crysesu

    Where’s Birdman and Weezy F. Baby?!

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    dirk, “where boring happens”

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I think Dr. John used to sell Bill Walton animal tranquilizers.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    dr. john looks endearingly homeless.

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    everybody hates on connick jr but i think he’s decent. notreally sure what people expect, btw ellis marsallis is dope

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Dr. John looks like a piano playing Keebler Elf.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    i like jazz and all, but i can’t fully support anything connick jr. is seemingly in charge of. i just can’t.

  • Sanchez

    Are there any musicians not named Marsalis in N.O?

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I can’t take Harry Connick seriously.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    i really feel like i should be in a smoky room inhaling vodka/cranberrys during this set.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Sanchez: Yes, the ones named Neville.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    If the next set of dueling pianos isn’t manned by Baby and Li’l Wayne, I quit.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    I’m with you Mutoni.

  • Sanchez

    Hmmm, the fact that Utah are nicknamed the Jazz and not New Orleans is really starting to piss me off about now

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    i wish i could get away with wearing glittery clothing.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    I love jazz but this sh*t is killing me.

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    what is dr john a doctor of exactly??

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Bout to pour me a damn drink.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    I’m with Khalid: Connick is a cool cat. And Marsalis is, too, obviously. Woulda’ liked to see at least a little N.O. hip-hop acknowledged, but obviously that has never been the NBA’s strong suit. Also, Khalid’s Bosh/hair comment was hysterical.

  • riggs

    russ i think david stern is trying to stay away from anything hip-hop

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Okay, I just want to the bathroom and saw one of the most amazing things ever: an old cat was playing the shell game with plastic bottle caps, AND sucking people in. I saw him take a $100 off a 20ish dude. New Orleans is amazing.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Mutoni, I hope you’re talking about Luke, because Bill makes my ears bleed. And I’ve got big ears. So that alwats makes a mess.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    how exactly do you call a street? chuck’s fave five confuses me.

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    That shells guy has balls. New Orleans Bhey-Bhayy!!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    24 ounces of Bud for a 24 minutes of second-half ball. We’ll see if my notes and comments progress accordingly. I hope I don’t get all bitter and sarcastic!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    STOP CALLING DWIGHT HOWARD SUPERMAN! God! It owuld have been like nicknaming Michael Jordan “Dr. J” in 1985. It’s disgusting and it needs to stop.

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    OH IT’S AN ALL-STAR GAME YA CAN’T TRADE ANYONE HURRR HURRR HURRRRR

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    I wish i was in NO for the activities after this game.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    pretty sure d-wade watched his copy of ‘come fly with me’ this morning. very nicely done, dwyane.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    WTF is Reggie talking about trades need to be made. Mute is now in effect.

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Wow, the west needs help… Iverson and Duncan one possession, four rebounds, five misses

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    i still can’t tell which team is which. did dr. john design those unis?

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    can’t wait for these notes, Russ. I also can’t wait to hear about last night in detail.

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    dwight’s gonna break his arm. EEWWWWWWWWW!!!

  • Missy

    I hear ya Russ… Shaq is going to be HEATED! I can’t wait to hear his quotes about all this D Howard = Superman crap.

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Lebron James, #1 player in the nba

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    LeBron MVP…..

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Mutoni is killing it with these comments. Holly, did you not see Lang’s review of last night? : http://slamonline.com/online/2008/02/links-all-star-saturday-night/

  • Larry

    I hope everyone can see that my city is back, but we still have work to do Hornets in the finals !

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    ‘bron is playing like he spent the afternoon talking sh*t w/ bosh’s girlfriend.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Paul is nice.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    ray allen’s jumper is purty.

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    the 3rd Qt is bangin

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Jukai: you asked if anyone had a triple-double in the All-Star game, and the answer is yes: MJ had one in ’97, with 14, 11 and 11.

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    I gotta go to the bathroom for some shell game.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    i bet kobe is gonna re-enter the fray if the game stays tight in the fourth.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    If Yao keeps hoisting threes, China is gonna vote for Marcus Camby next year.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    rasheed is shooting protest threes.

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    Ben: I somehow managed to miss those.. MAN! Thanks :) Where is Kobe again

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    mutoni i think kobe’s on a plane already. russ, hope the brew tastes good. definitely an advantage to watching at home as opposed to the press section…

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    david west is apparently on the road.

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/christopher_sells-authorHV106.html chiqo

    david west=charles smith

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    They gotta keep Paul and Nash in if they wanna win. Having Iverson take all these fadeaways ain’t gonna win anything.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    ben: pour bourbon into your coffee mug. not that i would ever do that while sitting in a press box. ahem.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Ben: In New Orleans I figured the press section would have bottle service.

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    andddddd as I say that…

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Who’s the LVP so far? Joe Johnson? And I love that Steve Nash isn’t passing at all.

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    I’m all about the Rebirth Brass Band (performing for us during your commercials). if i could i’d have them play at the SLAM DOME on paydays

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    And if the Kidd trade indeed is official, they should just play nine guys with Kidd running the point for both teams at the same time.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    reggie remarks, brought to you by suicide.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Like I said at the beginning, Rebirth rules. Support ‘em, y’all:
    http://www.rebirthbrassband.com/

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    paul pierce is shanking dudes in the post. figuratively, of course.

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    Karl Malone looks like a guy in my bowling league

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    LeBron needs to get back in to complete his triple double.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Paul Pierce with the touching Jamal Crawford tribute at the end of the third.

  • http://www.yahoo.com Michael NZ

    Where’s Amare?

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    I feel like we are all in the SLAMdome right now with everyone commenting.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Karl Malone should have worn his draft-day knit tie tonight.

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    Kidd plus Mavs=a team i still woudn’t put money on to win a championship.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    karl malone was straight robbing guys as a dunk contest judge last night. i think he was made no one paid him tribute with the hand-behind-the-head dunk.

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Good plan, put Tim Duncan and Yao Ming, who have been doing WONDERFUL

  • Elyse

    They announced that Kobe is in the locker room getting treatment…I mean, it’s not his fault the league made him play.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    carlos boozer: where no hangtime happens.

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Boozer is friggin horrible…

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Boozer nicely messing up a beautiful Paul pass.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    PHE-nomenal profile pic of coach byron scott. scornful look, arms permanently crossed.

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    STAT!!

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Amare!

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    yikes. amare just burned dwight’s superman cape.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Amare with the facial.

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    Amare is kryptonite! I assume that joke has been made before I said it.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Semi-Pro looks so awful I can’t even stand it.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    this game’s pendulum swings from horribly unwatchable, to highly entertaining. there’s no middle ground.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Voting is open for MVP! Who cares that it’s a five-point game with four minutes left? Like that matters.

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Well, Tim Duncan is back in. West has given up already.

  • http://www.yahoo.com Michael NZ

    Oh, so there’s Amare.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I mean eight minutes.

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Good god STAT!

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    How do you get a shot clock violation in an All Star game?

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    amare is just, wow.

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    DIRKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    c.paul for governor.

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Dirk MVP

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    game is pickin up intensity now.

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Well, Paul and James just hurt their MVP chances….

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    lebron with a tribute to vince carter.

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    obama/paul for president

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    Chris Paul was telling LeBron all about that airball.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Kobe’s gonna chop his pinkie off and get out there.

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Paul just blew an open layup the play before, Sam

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    kg and kob’ must be dying to be sitting this one out.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    KG might get in there in his suit.

  • http://yahoo.com DP

    always at the party late. had 2 study 4 human a and p test and I ‘ve missed the freakin game so far. CP3 4 MVP. play wit it.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    craig sager’s suits, inexplicably, get more and more ridiculous by the day. he should be given some kind of award.

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    Khalid is a rabid Dirk hater.

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    dirk sucks

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    And on cue!

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    wade brought his refs from the 2k6 finals, it appears.

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    dirk still sucks

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    amare for mayor.

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    STAT!!!

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Amare has been great.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    DWade left his hops in ’06.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    ray shot that from harvard.

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Man… this game got ridiculous

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    “F*ck microfracture surgery”–Amare

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    did paul just knock ‘bron off the block? MVP!

  • http://yahoo.com DP

    Ray Allen hits like 5 three pointers every all star game. brandon roy something f*cking smooth. play wit it.

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    Ray Allen’s got a nice jumper

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Nine points in HOW many seconds for Allen?

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Ray motherf*cking Allen!!

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    holy jeebus. allen is engulfed in flames.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    kg’s reactions should be a reality show.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Has an injury replacement ever won MVP before? Because Ray Allen’s about to.

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    This is not the right time but everyone say Happy Birthday to Ben Collins!

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Does anyone actually think House of Payne is funny? I mean, even a little?

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    wowww i take back all that i said earlier….. i can’t even focus to write. Lang is killing me with these notes.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Ben who??

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Ray Allen 2008 = Stephon Marbury 2001. Yeah, I said it.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Ray Allen would be a lock in the four-point contest.

  • maclovenotwar

    hey, did anyone notice Kobe is the only player scoreless?

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    ray allen 2012 = hopefully not stephon marbury 2008

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Paul is still trying for MVP.

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    HOLY *&********* LEBRON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    lebron just ended the world.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    God damn Bron!!!!!!11111

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    This game is dope.

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    WADE@@@@@

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    BRON just went to the next level

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    mann.. we need kobe….

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    ok, so khalid is right about dirk. i hope he has to write a feature about him soon.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Dirk should be sponsored by Charmin.

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    DIrk is a failure..i don’t want this game to end.

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    This ASG and the whole weekend has been superior to Vegas. Yeah I said it!

  • riggs

    the east have some great finishers damn

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Poor Dirk. A classic performance. Flashs of pure greatness mixed by blocks and airballs.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Dirk getting blocked by Wade was just embarrasing.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    ray and ‘bron = co-mvps.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I hope the fans vote Kobe for MVP. Or Yi Jianlian.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Jason Kidd just said he wants to stay in New Jersey.

  • maclovenotwar

    what are dirk and jason talking about?

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    kidd to dirk: ‘you know, i heard you were this soft, but to actually see it…wow’

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Lebron needs MVP. Ray Allen played well for seven or eight minutes, Lebron played the entire game.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Bron for MVP. Time for the mixed zone…thanks for playing, everyone.

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Is Byron f*cking with Dirk and Kidd’s psyche right now by keeping Dirk in the game??

  • Sanchez

    How the West was robbed

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Dirk should announce his retirement and go back to Australia.

  • riggs

    mutoni just murdered the comments section with that post

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    ray needs that co-mvp. lebron is gonna win at least 5 of those trophies.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Is it too late for Cuban to include Dirk in the Kidd trade?

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Kidd is calling Van Horn to tell him to stay retired.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I’m with co-MVP too.

  • http://slamonline.com Khalid Salaam

    jason kidd is having buyer’s remorse

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    that won’t happen, sadly enough, since fans got to vote.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    ray wuz robbed. lebron’s numbers were gaudy (as always), but ray’s shooting cemented the win. injustice!

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Is it too late to mention that it was Paul who blew the game by committing that stupid offensive foul? Or is everyone gonna keep on the Dirk bashing?

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    i love lbj’s forced smile. pr 101, kiddies.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ The Life and Times of Roger Rabbit

    David Stern couldn’t wait to get his grubby little hands on the mic. He didn’t have to grab it from Ernie like that.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    mutoni: go to work! Kidd to Dallas, I’ve got the link right here, even Dave D’Allessandro says it real this time!

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Dirk bashing is just tooooo easy.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    4,022.

  • http://www.yahoo.com Michael NZ

    Hahaha… was cracking up at that fake Bron smile/smirk.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    i’ll get something up in the morning. time for a quick bite and a movie before bed. peace out. it’s been fun.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Ray Allen got robbed. Him, P2 and KG should stick up Bron for the trophy. Enlist Jet Li if necessary.

  • Chris

    Ray was fking robbed!!!!

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Ray Allen didn’t half deserve that. MVP usually means the entire game, not 1/8th the game.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Holy hell, TNT is rebroadcasting the entire thing right now.

  • http://fjsdklf.com Jukai

    Ah, good times. It’s time for 40 minutes of “OMG DIRK SUCKS/RAY WAS ROBBED” chat. It’s a good time to not read the usual unintelligent crap. Good night everyone!

  • Sanchez

    Dork Nowitzki

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Wow, I just saw my favorite player from my favorite team for the last time with a Nets logo. Okay, a small one on the back of his jersey, but still….

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    is it really 12:30? I feel like its 7pm.

  • Jer Boi

    yea ray allen did kinda get robbed

    but bron almost had a triple double..

    i wish the west won and cp3 got mvp

  • http://www.myspace.com/hemantsbeats what

    The times are messed up, unless Slam’s offices are based in New Brunswick, Canada.

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    or nova scotia, canada. haha

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I’m looking through the photos on Yahoo!, and a whole MESS of guys changed shoes at the half. CP3 and Melo both changed from the Jordan XX3 to their respective signature shoes, and Ivy switched up the colors of his Answers. Also, LeBron’s shoes were DONE. That man must be a weartest nightmare.

  • Ben Payne

    that was a funny post, especially the part where you said lebron was the best player in the L, you do remember that the only reason he won MVP was that Kobe wasn’t playing right?

  • http://slamonline.com #XV

    THE ALL-STAR GAME IS BACK!!! – Magic Johnson

  • http://coco-vents.blogspot.com Co Co

    “Doc Rivers subs in all the Pistons to make sure the East doesn’t run away this this thing.”

    By far my favorite line in the whole blog.

  • tealish

    Ben Payne, because two years ago when Bron won the MVP Kobe didn’t play either? Or maybe he was there, but just didn’t feel like playing playing. You know what I’m talking about. Like against the Suns in the playoffs couple years back when he decided to pass up open layups for the good of the team.

  • Krayzie Bone

    Russ, do you have photos of Lebron’s shoe damage?

  • Krayzie Bone

    I’m a lazy browser

  • http://www.basketballboards.net dma

    broy is so smooth. i swear he passed all night and ended up west’s mvp without forcing anything.

  • http://www.myspace.com/impulseshopper_acquirente its just alex

    My satellite dish went out before the game…f*ckers. Luckily, a friend was watching. You had to expect that LeBron would win the MVP if only because Stern would make it happen.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Slamonline doesn’t do daylight savings time.

  • Milan

    Can’t believe I just read the entire comments section. Can’t believe I was actually reading Lang’s entry, before an exam (which got postponed till Wednesday) this morning. Oh the things Slam does to me…But it was worth reading it all. Top stuff.

  • speedy

    Dirk a failure . Why .
    He had some ups and some downs .
    I would like to see somebody make a perfect game .
    LeBron hit the air once , too .
    so shut up !
    Especially Khalid.

  • http://mynameinorange.com Hisham

    speedy: ups and downs?hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahaha. Dirk only robbed Chris Paul of a perfect weekend capped off with a comeback win for the west allstars+MVP. He was clearly trying to redeem himself and show the world that he is indeed clutch. And then he airballs a three. and then he turns it over on a crucial posession. and then he gets blocked on a three by a guy that’s a half foot shorter than him. and then he gets dunked on. pfew..

  • http://mynameinorange.com Hisham

    i say that’s too many downs, and not enough ups. And speaking of ups, on that dunk he made, i’m surprised he didn’t trip over the painted lines on the floor while “going up”.

  • maio

    Be aware of this: during commercial brakes in the US we – the viewers overseas – get to hear everything the announcers say off the air.
    It’s usually quite embarassing.
    Like Doug Collins sucking up to Reggie.
    Or Reggie saying during SDC (paraphrasing):”It would be a good idea if he donated the 50.000 prize money to the city of NO. Cheryl, whisper in Dwight’s ear that might be a good idea.”
    Or Byron Scott reminding them he went to the NBA finals.

  • http://mynameinorange.com Hisham

    needless to say, i didn’t like Scott’s subbing at all. Dirk had way too many minutes in the end. Plus I had money on Melo winning the MVP haha, so his minuteless fourth quarter had me kind of annoyed to put it kindly

  • http://mynameinorange.com Hisham

    haha yeah maio i caught that too

  • maio

    It’s still sadly usually way better then the local TV guys.

  • http://mynameinorange.com Hisham

    from which country were you watching maio?

  • speedy

    He doesn’t have to show the world that he is clutch in an Allstar game .
    He just made some wrong decicions in a pick up game.
    We talk in the playoffs Hisham.

  • http://www.garrettelliott.com Garrett

    I know it’s already been said, but worst jerseys ever.

  • stoned_raider

    West would have won with kobe, cause KOBE is the best player in the league, lebron is lucky kobe didnt play

  • PhilG

    Meaningless without Monta Ellis.

  • http://www.myspace.com/bangonthetableproductions Alpha-bet

    Dirk in a failure

  • http://www.myspace.com/bangonthetableproductions Alpha-bet

    Dirk is a failure

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