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Saturday, February 16th, 2008 at 10:14 pm  |  18 responses

Links: All-Star Saturday

The camera is rolling…

by Lang Whitaker

Right now it’s All-Star Saturday night here in N’awlins, and I’m sitting about 20 rows behind the basket here in the New Orleans Arena. The Skills Challenge is about to start, and I think they just had the 2 Ball thing, or maybe it’s called Shooting Stars, or something. Wasn’t paying attention, sorry.

Earlier today I hit up All-Star practice. This is held each year over at the Jam Session, where they assemble a court in the middle of a convention center, put mics on the coaches and then let the fans sit in. Meanwhile, in between the two teams taking the court, there’s a 45 period where the players are all required to hang out on the court and the media is loosed upon them, resulting in something of a free for all.

In past years I’ve spent this time walking around, hearing bits and pieces here and there, but mostly chatting with other writers and media folk. This year I brought along my video camera…

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  • Chris

    Haha AI bein the biggest MJ fan there is. He should talk to Chris Tucker.

  • http://why-bother-reading.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Did he call you Langee?

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

    I saw some pics of Chris Tucker in the celebrity All-Star game, but is it me, or has he changed? Maybe I just haven’t seen him in years, but dude looked bloated.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I’m a jackass, I’m an a-hole, this and that…” Man, I love Rasheed.

  • riggs

    hes a lot fatter gerard

  • http://www.hagahaninge.se John

    “LEEEAAANG!”

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

    What is Chris Tucker doing these days anyway? Performing in the whole country? Eating too much?
    Sheed seems really happy…. when he’s thinking about the beach. bahahaha

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

    the “bahahaha” would be edited out if I could do that.

  • RV

    dan langhi….yeah that was definitely a “Langee”

  • RV

    that Spanish reporter tripped up AI by using Calderon’s middle name, i never got questions like that though, he’s not gonna say he hates him, but an asshole like ‘Sheed might..

  • RV

    was that Muresan?

  • Shawn

    Dwight’s creativity was impressive! But he actually threw the ball thru the rim on the superman-dunk, so it wasn’t a real dunk ;-)

    http://www.squidoo.com/DwightHoward

  • http://www.nba.com/timberwolves/community/garnett_oprah_051110.html Blinguo

    Gheorghe Mureşan > Langee Langee > Ping Ping > Calderon

  • RV

    the next links should include Alyssa Milano links

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

    good stuff lang, thanks

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