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Sunday, February 15th, 2009 at 7:54 pm  |  756 responses

Links: The 2009 All-Star Game Liveblog!

Shaq and Kobe reunite again as co-All-Star MVPs.

by Lang Whitaker

Sunday night and we’re ready to get it crack-a-lacking. Let’s go!

• About an hour before tipoff I was walking around under the stands and walked past the press room and heard someone speaking. I walked in and found Sen. John McCain stading there talking to about 10 reporters, so I walked up and listened in. When someone asked him to choose his favorite player in the NBA, I heard his wife, Cindy, groan, as if she knew there was no way for him to answer and keep everyone happy. He answered but gave a couple of choices. Once a politician, always a politician.

• Love that TNT is preceding the All-Star Game with The Rock. Fantastic movie.

• Everyone’s  ready to go, it seems. Just caught up with Ernie Johnson who says he’s feeling great and sends his best to SLAM’s readers.

• The East just came out to shootaround to “Roc Boyz.” L’chaim! I’m guessing nobody at the NBA knows what that song’s about?

• The West came out to the more conventional “Bring ‘Em Out.”

• Melanie Collins is not a game.

• Craig Sager drank a bottle of Pepto-Bismol and vomited it all over his jacket. I think the color of his jacket should be called Pepto-Abysmal.

• Aiight, had some techincal difficulties there, mainly because I’ve been using the same laptop for the last 5 years and now it would just be faster if I used an Etch-a-Sketch instead of this thing.

• Loved the intros. Nice anthems as well.

• Early celeb watch: Muhammad Ali, Jesse Jackson, Donald Fasion, John McCain, Spike Lee in an Abe Lincoln top hat. Seriously.

• Dwight welcomes the crowd. “Hey y’all! We gon’ have some fun!” He’s been watching too much Paula Deen.

• Here we go. I’m going with D-Wade for MVP.

• And he hits a three off the bat. Nice.

• Duncan getting shots up early. So’s KB24. 9-4 early on.

• Dwight said, Hello Tim! Wade with a crazy dunk from the wing. Bron again. 16-6 early on.

Weird stuff is happening…my computer is slower than Shaq tonight and I can’t get a wireless signal. So I’m out You guys want to keep talking it out in the comments, go for it.

I shoulda got a PC.

• I’m briefly working again. Everyone loves Bill Russell — except for me, because when I was a kid and asked for an autograph he said no and was really a jerk about it. And now he sells his autographs. Classy!

Aiight, even though my computer kinda died in the first half, I’m gonna keep on taking notes and add them later, or as my computer deems ready.

• Halftime. John Legend and Juanes. If you’re out there, play a faster song, please. Zzz…

• Uh-oh, he just went to a faster song…that nobody knows.

• Jimmy O’Donnell and Brian Benson, if you’re out there…hook a dude up.

• One advantage of being here live: I can’t hear Reggie Miller.

• So Kobe (13) and Pierce (14) are leading scorers at the half. David West has fewest minutes played with 6:22.

• BTW, someone told me that Luis Scola is rolling completely posse-less out here and has been seen a few places (hotel bar, Hooters) sitting alone and eating or having a drink.

• Redeem Team tribute…to “Bittersweet Symphony.” Kinda cool to see them all here together…well, most of them. Now Coach K is on the scoreboard with a  video tribute to Redeem Team. He also urged them to buy his latest book and to use the products he endorses. LeBron’s cutting up during Jerry Colangelo’s speech. I wish Colangelo would snap, “HEY! PAY ATTENTION, DAMMIT!”

• I’m testing out sitting in Ben’s seat instead of mine — perhaps I was in a dead zone?

• Ah, maybe so!

• We have better seats for the NBA All-Star Game than we do for a regular season Knicks game.

• Donald Faison bricked a couple of threes at the end of the half.

• Second half opens with “Crazy Train.” The East has a ways to go here.

• AI begins the second half by shooting a layup over the backboard.

• The West is actually running plays. Iso for Yao Ming and he hits over KG.

• LeBron! With the shot he almost dunks, gets fouled and then does a lefty windmill layup!

• I was talking with Mike Grange from the Globe and Mail last night and he said he thinks LeBron still has a ton of upside — thought he could be averaging 34 or 35 easy. Just saying.

•Dwight just threw a shot from Duncan into the third row. Any block that impressive shouldn’t be considered goaltending.

• It’s sorta fitting that Cindy McCain is sitting next to Eva Longoria, isn’t it?

• 86-74 West, with 7:55 to go in the third.

• After Duncan threw that pass two feet over Yao’s head he shrugged and tried to give him five — and they missed that, too.

• Kobe. 3. LeBron. 2.

• Yao and Dwight go down in a tangle. We hear the people in Orlando gasp from here. They’re both fine.

• They keep showing a great fake infomercial in the arena with NBA players singing love songs — Shaq singing “Carribbean Queen,” Amare singing “That’s Amore,” etc. Just looked for it on YouTube but no luck.

• The Kiss Cam segment included Jay and Beyonce. Beyonce gave the camera the stink eye and Jay held up the dynasty sign. Really. Mediatakeout will have a whole post about that tomorrow.

• Shaq is back and scores. Mo Williams for three.

• Kobe makes a layup and screams “Oh sh*t,” which gets picked up on the mics and broadcast throughout the arena.

• Shaq iso’s on Dwight Howard and hits CP for a long two.

• Shaq pulls the give-and-go with Chris Paul which the East kinda lets happen. Shaq’s like the oldest guy in the Teacher-Student game who the crowd is cheering for.

• Now that I’ve got internet access I’m afraid to move my computer at all. The problem is that I’ve got it in my lap and it’s searing a burn into my left thigh. I’m live-blogging this game even if my pants catch on fire!

• Corbin Bleu is here again. Can we just call him Corbin Bleh?

• The West players came out of the timeout and I swear I saw Chauncey texting someone.

• Joe Johnson is back! I just want him to score at least 1 point.

• The West is dominating, 109-89. 59 seconds to go in the third.

• I love Shaq, but he manages to disrupt he flow of his own team’s offense even in an All-Star game.

• After three, it’s 110-91, West. Disappointing that T-Mac hasn’t had a good game thus fa…whoops!

• Yes, whoever asked, Roy and Chauncey are both wearing number 7.

• Bennie the Bull won’t stop messing with Ludacris on the sideline. He might be the only mascot gangsta enough to not be afraid of Luda.

• 116-99, West, with 9:14 to go. Other than Shaq being Shaqciting, it’s been a rather uneventful game. Still, Shaq and JabbaWockeeeezzzzzzzz was pretty dope. And then the game started.

• Chris Tucker plays the game on the scoreboard during the TO. What is a “saquaro?” On tape, Shaq says it is where he originated, the land of the cactus. CP3 says it’s “something sharp, like a sword.” DWade says a fish. Dwight says it’s a hat. Amare says it’s similar to a dust storm. Chris Tucker chooses cactus, and he’s right. Yao Ming loves this from the huddle.

• Great moments in NBA All-Star timeouts: “Say Hello to the Reverend Jesse Jackson…and Akon!”

• Back to live action. LeBron is back and going to take a shot at closing this gap. Three-point play, good. West leads 120-104.

• Writers are bailing out left and right. Bron misses a big dunk, then Dwight misses a three, then Wade gets a follow dunk.

• You can tell Phil Jackson is coaching the West because even the East’s points are way more exciting, the West is just more effective and not as compelling.

• 124-106, West. 5:55 to go.

• The game is so boring now that I’m googling Melanie Collins. Literally, not figuratively. Found the link of the day, though.

• Anyone else have a feeling this is what a postseason Phil/Mike Brown match-up could be like?

• Dwight rips Kobe then clears it out to go one-on-one…and turns it over.

• 136-114, 2:09 to go.

• Chris Paul catches an oop! Can we turn out the lights yet?

• OK, can Joe Johnson get just 2 points? He wants the ball…and CP3 steals it and misses the dunk.

• Amare/é/’e with the windmill to punctuate the win. Then Brandon Roy with the oop. They should’ve started doing this about 15 minutes ago.

• Bron on the clear-out for the huge flush.

• And that’s it. Final score is West 146, East 119. Kobe led the way with 27, so from a basketball standpoint he probably deserves the MVP. But from an entertainment standpoint, the MVP should totally go to Shaq. My solution? Co-MVPs, Shaq and Kobe.

• And the MVP goes to…Shaq and Kobe! I actually called that in the car three hours ago in the car on the way to the game. What!

• Shaq says he’s just happy to be here. Kobe says it was “fun, it was fun” playing with Shaq again. Will Ernie ask Kobe how Shaq’s ass taste?

• Apparently not.

So that’s it from Phoenix. Hope you guys had fun tonight and thanks for being with us. We’ll have some wrap-up material in the next few days…

We out!

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  • http://www.myspace.com/mcnarrative Kieran

    Is Reggie gonna be commentating? there hasnt been much to get excited bout yet but he literally ruins the enjoyment

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    McCain’s favorite NBA players are probably George Mikan and Whitey Skoog.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    I love SEAN CONNERY in the Rock. I also love how stupid everybody in the FBI/CIA/Military is, and Nick Cage knows more than his direct superiors haha. The Rock is the only Michael Bay movie besides Transformers I can watch without hating. ALL STAR TIMMME :) Yippeee. And Russ, do you think McCain even knows basketball? I Mean he doesn’t even know how to turn on a computer (not an age joke, he really doesnt know the internets)…And isn’t he one of those…baseball people? ew.

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  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Over/under on how many times I hit “mute” tonight is 27.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Russ, just somehow tune Reggie out. What is with this indian thing at the ASG intro?

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    They really just did “the snake” in this wonderful Native American exploitation intro and DIDN’T show Kobe? Sigh.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Bron and Kobe are eagles… I guess they forgot Kobe is the Mamba.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Someone needs to tell him he’s an eagle now.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Russ, he never thought the same of Whitey after that endorsement of Ron Paul.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I’m not worried about Reggie as much as I am about hearing that annoying mailorder ESL chick in the Jim Beam commercial again and again and again.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Mr. Bryant…I would like to tell you that…You are indeed an eagle now. No, I know you have been called the Mamba on many occasions, yes I realize the eagle thing was totally daft…Yes I realize we exploited an entire culture to give you that animal parallel…

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Go East!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Where exactly does one get Band-Aids with their name on them? Hook me up!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Sager looks like he should be working at a Baskin-Robbins circa 1965.

  • Candice

    Any comment’s on Sager suit and shoes’s? Is it worse in HD?

  • Uzi

    Somebody please smack Craig Sager across the head!

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    I thought the ESL chick was pretty until I got really annoyed with her voice. “a LITTTTTUL BEET CHUBBBEEE….” like STFU. For the record, my father just told me word for word… “LEBRON IS BETTER THAN KOBE I THINK.” Then my mom can be heard in the background “DONT YOU EEEEVEN PUT DOWN HIS BOY.” Apparently, mom thinks Kobe is my offspring?

  • Candice

    @ Russ, I wonder about the Band-Aids too.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    David Aldridge is my man, but asking LeBron “it never gets old, does it” was pretty weak. He’s 24!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    if you put the tv on mute, the bourbon b!tch is very appealing. Sort of like the commentary styling of jeff van gundy

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    If you say anything bad about Jeff Van Gundy’s commenting again I’ll have you killed.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Mute #1.

  • http://www.myspace.com/mcnarrative Kieran

    Ok guys guess who we have in the UK as our guest expert….thats right grizzled all star vet john amaechi

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I hope one of Shaq’s shoes is a Twittering device.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    oh awesome *makes joke about John breaking down the uniform functionality. By the ay, Muhammed Ali is dressed WELL

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    Shaq can’t look directly at Craig Sager’s candy striper outfit.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Yeah, Shaq! Eff you, Sager!

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    those red shoes Sager has are sooo Pee Wee Herman

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Kenny Smith quoting Biggie already? Very nice.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Jeez, Muhammad Ali looked terrible. That’s sobering

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I wonder whether Dwight Howard owns a single article of clothing with sleeves?

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    he’s dressed well, but mentally obviously its gone. It’s so sad. I love boxing, and I know Caputo is knowledgeable, but Ali being shaky like that is one hell of a reason to regulate it a whole lot more.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I’d totally forgotten that David West was an All-Star.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    I predict more than 500 comments tonight. Don’t let me down, everyone!

  • Candice

    Should the other player’s play since it’s all about Kobe abd Bron?

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Russ, that’s cause David West shouldn’t be an All-Star this year.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Russ: He aint; hes just in the game

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Ben, if near the end we dont have 500 comments, you know I’ll just spam the crap out of the comments just to hit 500! *kidding, I know we will hit 500!*

  • Candice

    @ Russ they haven’t really mentioned him that much, so it’s not your fault.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Much like the skill level on the floor is highest on Sunday night, the “talent” in the stands reaches its apex as well.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Unfair that Ben beat me to that punch.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Doug Collins looks like he got hit with the aging stick this year.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    fine russ, i love that he will drink his diet sodas and call out non-existent pick and roles.

  • Candice

    Bron is playing in the backcourt? I thought he was in the frontcourt.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    i will now go watch the game. Goodbye all you beautiful people.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Wade looks like Nelly circa 2001.

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    Reggie sounds like Nelly circa today. *mute*

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Oh God, they panned to Reggie Miller. I just got scared. He just brought up PEACHES AND HERB. What? WHAT? Kenny Smith brings up Biggie, Reggie brings up Peaches and Herb. That’s the major difference between the two.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Reggie Miller should be relegated to D-League announcing.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Russ, that’s okay, I kinda like how they have local sports guys/interesting sports bloggers doing the D-League, if you have Reggie announcing, the D-League will fold faster than the CBA under Isaiah Thomas.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Not one for multitasking, huh BETCATS? Truth is I respect you for focusing on just watching the game. In this era of liveblogs that seems nice and quaint.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Lang has been silent for a minute now. What’s up in PHX?

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    That’s fine that he wants to get that money, but there’s NO WAY Dwight Howard eats McDonald’s.

  • dre

    I’ll hit mute whenever that Kevin Rudolf song comes out again. Something abt the NBA’s choice of theme songs

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Dwight probably eats their fries once a month haha. Heck, I DONT EVEN EAT MCDONALDS. That stuff gets me sick. Hey athletic trainer shoutout! haha

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I thought “the biggest, hottest party in the desert” was Burning Man?

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Kurt Rambis, YEAH-YEAHEEEE

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Hate Alert: Phil Jackson is a punk, oh, and I love Jameer. Chester, baby!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Had Tracy McGrady actually made the team, would the Phoenix training staff have been able to fix him in a weekend?

  • Uzi

    nice theme music. somebody call KG!! danceoff is on.

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    the jabbawockees are starting for the east?

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Mute #4 for the White Man Group.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Lang was saying he saw the Jabowokees on sat night. MTV boys.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Can I get info on who the female DJ’s are?

  • Candice

    This is different, they usually do each conference seperate.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    The West warmups look like NASA jumpsuits.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    I said a hip-hop…Tonight has got that classic feel to it. Better not disappoint.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Dirk looks thrilled.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Them cheerleaders need to be scared right about now. Masked men is dangerous.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Shaq is a jabbawokkee?! WHAAAAAAT? I love this game

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    OK, Shaq in the mask is funny.

  • Candice

    OK shaq…….

  • Uzi

    SHAQ you crazy! do you see him throwin em around

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Shaq! The League will never be the same when he leaves.

  • http://www.myspace.com/mcnarrative Kieran

    thought they were gonna break into some westside story sharks v jets thing there

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Tzvi, this does have a CLASSIC feel to it. I am getting my hopes up here.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    AI is the essence of cool. How can you hate on him? This could easily be his ASG. Enjoy, young fellow.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Hey, Tim Duncan’s wearing a featureless mask, too! Oh wait, that’s just his face.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Judging from his prolonged silence, I think Lang is a JabbaWokkee.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Kobe to Shaq!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Candice

    They said that pilot was possibly flying the plane on autoflight.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Lang must be broke, cuz he hasn’t been seen in 10 minutes atleast.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    okayyyyyyyy. Saber in da house! Hi everyone. Now THAT is how u introduce allstars. Great songs, djanes, jabba’s masked cronies and SHAQ! Best intro ever. The person who thought it up did a great job.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    grant hills wife has pipes

  • Candice

    Chris brown was scheduled to do it before his troubles.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    are you serious? is this real? man grants wife can sing but i hate jordin sparks.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Candice with the joke BADUM CSHHHHH

  • Candice

    @Justin, why do you hate Jordin?

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Jordin. What a cute face. Anyone else find it wrong to hear oh canada and not seeing the cam pan over to Nashty. Wow, Jordins SINGING!!!

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Jordin pulls those notes way tooooo long. she is not a gospel singer. stfu

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    I know those of you who won those all-star warm jackets are feeling awfully proud right now.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Go Jordin! Not mad at her at all.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    500 comments was a ridiculous request. We can easily get to 1000.

  • Candice

    @Justin I wasn’t trying to be funny. All I know was the Jabba’s were a back-up plan. My 16 cousin doesn’t find Chris Brown trouble funny.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    i love lebron’s game. Luv it. Always trying to outdo everyone ( his stupid shuffle earlier, declaration of dunking on 13ft next year) is really starting to tick me off

  • http://www.myspace.com/mcnarrative Kieran

    With his old hair back I would like to see Al catch a dunk tonight if thats still possible. Just for old times sake

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Looking at her biceps, Jordin could replace Amar’e if he gets traded.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Yup, those warm-ups are nice. Some people will be mad happy in the near future.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    I’m not an american idol fan, I’m not a fan of her singing

  • Candice

    @Kieran a lob from who exactly?

  • http://www.myspace.com/mcnarrative Kieran

    so mvp predictions?

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Candice, jabbawockeez were backup plan? DAMN that’s a backup plan i want.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Its on!

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    lack of true pg’s in the east, and mr. Alley oop in the west (cp3). Not good. Aasaaargh, reggie stfu. Doug should do his whole talking over other commentators bit…. Nonstop

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    AI! SHow and Go. Get that man a cover, pronto!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Tim Duncan is such a ball hog.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Like his dunk contest last year, Howard threw that one in.

  • edgar

    somebody shoot reggie miller

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    They should pull Kobe and put him back in when Shaq comes in.

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    take a shot for every crab dribble reference

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    high fg% early especially east. They are dialed in. Looks like they wanna play both sides of the court. Me like

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    AI should be playing point not the wing. That’ll free James up for those Oops.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    ooooh, Kobe barely stuffed that one. Tired legs?

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Yes, KG swatting away the post-whistle shot even in the ASG.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    This is already better than Friday and Saturday combined.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Russ must have hit mute on Lang.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Everyone to see the game. Caputo say there are people not getting it due to “satellite problems.”

  • riggs

    kg doesnt care lol

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I hate that E-Trade baby.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Kobe got MVP this year, especially after only playing three minutes last year.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Mute # I lost track already.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    my bad. I forgot the east has Flash. Mr. Do it all(spectacularly). Who needs a pg when u got the flash. Gotta say after initial dislike, even the fiery western unis are growing on me. Must be drunk. Nahhh, i just liv the allstar game.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Double R

    Eboy that etrade baby is funny and so is that “trust” commercial from geico

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    Iverson looks like Kenny Lofton

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I like the bourbon commercial chica.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Caputo isn’t seeing the game, Ben? really? that’s unacceptable. And apparently, Obama’s “time for change” line is the reason for EVERYTHING these days

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Ben and Matt: No problem in Manhattan, that I know of.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Ben. As i told Holly on friday. Try online stream at justin.tv. Hassle free

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I hope Shaq dunks all over Dwight and the PHX in-arena DJ plays the Superman theme.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    and by the way, by unacceptable, i mean that satelitte isnt working, I’m not saying Matt is unacceptable haha! Kobe Bryant. wetttt

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    WTF, that was a hell of a damn good move by CP3. DAMN.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Kobe playing the tight perimeter D.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Bryant just showed darksaber that his legs are fine, thank you.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    uh oh. Mambiatch is gunning for fifty already

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    The West doesnt really have that type of allstar showtime team. They got less athletes and more shooters/scorers.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I’d love to see a ref give someone a T for hanging on the rim tonight.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    HYUNDAI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Tzvi, the west has less big men and no true PG’s so it’s kind of even there.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    How many assists does LeBron have?

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    THE EAST*********

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Lang/Ben/Ryne: Are Rookies-Sophs, Dunkcontest guys, 3pt shooters, in the house at the game 2nit, or did they already bounce?

  • Smoovetendo

    i think kobe is tryna get mvp

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    LeBron will pass Amare the ball and wink, telling him to give it back to him in a few days…

  • bobbyfade

    I need mini burgers!!!!

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    cp3 could outspin and accelarate allover any defender in the L, but idiot prefers to bump, grind, undercut and pushoff big guys while bringing it up. So bloody annoying. Just leave em in your dust, playa.

  • Smoovetendo

    paul pierce just airballed a jumpshot while shaq was playin no defense on him

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I really and truly hope Shaq wins MVP.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Imagine the look on the face of NBA Photos Joe Amati if Shaq’s last dunk had brought down the backboard, which has like 87 cameras attached to it.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    O’Neal. The PG

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Lewis finally hits a 3 from the wing. A day to late.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Tzvi: a few guys are here but I think most left. Dudes usually like to get a day or two off before they get back to the grind.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Lang, thanks for telling us who the DJ’s are. They did swell

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    I’m back. And read the notes I’m posting, Tzvi, I mentioned some of those guys. Eric Gordon had to go to the Bahamas for a funeral, he told me.

  • bobbyfade

    So Reggie has never seen a no look outlet pass before!! Did this guy even play ball??

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Celtics are looking weak.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    damn, shaq channeling his inner earvin tonight

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Tzvi, your punchlines are gold tonight.

  • Fat Lever

    I want to see Shaq run a fastbreak for old times sake.

  • Smoovetendo

    good 1st quarter….reggie miller will make me uppercut him in the jaw one day

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Kareem in this G commercial= wonderful!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I hope Terry Gilliam and Monty Python sue Gatorade. I mean G.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Lang, I only see mention of Durant and Westbrook. I was referring to Kapono, Mason Jr., J.R Smith, etc. SOrry to hear about Gordon.

  • Fat Lever

    Eboy, I was thinking what if that Jim Beam chick had us all fooled and she really turned out to be a dude back in the day…I might have problems.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    the Jim Bean chick has nothing on Bar Rafaeli

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Someones doing a nice job promoting the jabba’s lately. Dudes are everywhere.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Reggie Miller needs to be euthanized.

  • Fat Lever

    They just showed Cindy McCain, and I swear she had those troll dolls hair…

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Thanks to Ben and Lang. Keep feeding us with that insider info. Snoop looks like crap, especially after seeing beyonce on screen with her father, umm, husband.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    She’d still get it, WITH extra equipment. Did I just type that?

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    …Reggie Miller just called Calvin Broadus “snoopydoggydogg.” oh no.

  • bobbyfade

    The NBA All Star game….where 3 point shots happen!!

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Devin Harris is going to get the Kenny Anderson Memorial 17-minute ASG appearance tonight.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Dash is fast.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Dirk has such a sweet fade.

  • Fat Lever

    Like drink enough Jim Beam and you won’t know if the person you’re about to smash is a man or woman! Good times!

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    unless the East makes all their jumpshots, i’m not sure how west can lose. they have the point guards AND the big men.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    i’m one quarter away from pouring hot candlewax into my ears. Reggie said SNOOPY doggy dog.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    The finish of this game is going to be fantastic.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Devin Harris: fastest baseline to baseline player with the ball in the league, actually in the world. 3.9 seconds. hot damn.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Focus on the shoes, some good new stuff out there tonight. Is that Joe Torre who just walked behind a bench?

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    darksaber, yeah i heard it. i wanted to die.

  • edgar

    did chris tucker eat jackie chan?

  • Paul Johnson

    McCain’s favorite NBA players are probably George Mikan and Whitey Skoog. LMAO best line of the day…

    who is melanie collins? I have to see a pic of her.

    I am stuck here at work on eglin afb with no cable in my bldg… I will be watching the whole game on nba tv later tonight…

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    sorry about the lack of comments for a second. i’m blaming the internet “connection” here in the arena.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Also, Lang’s notes are backtracking for me.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    if KG got fouled out of this game, i’d laugh. and i think it’s gonna happen.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Not sure what the deal is with the internet connection at the arena, but it’s shotty as best. It’s so shotty, in fact, that comments were inexplicably shut off for a moment. Apologies, everyone.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    oh okay, thanks for the update Ben. I had just e-mailed your blackberry to warn you in case yall didn’t know due to the game being so good.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Rashard running the point?

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Assist Kobe.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Oh, by the way folks, Kobe has an assist now. Team player yall

  • Fat Lever

    As much as I can’t stand anyone on the Celts not named Ray Allen, PP’s footwork is among the best in the league.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Ben, if we don’t get to 500 its because of the connection in the arena.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    YAO SAYS EAT THE HEAD

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    DWade and Barkley have jumped the shrimp.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    can we call Danny Granger Rorschach, like the masked guy from WATCHMEN? please?

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    i’m just amazed that barkley LOOKS like he knows how to use chopsticks

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    jumped the shrimp, i thought it was jump the- HHHEEYY I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE!

  • Fat Lever

    If you buy Al Harrington’s shoes, do the shoes send a shock up your legs if you step within the 3 point line on offense?

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    fantastic! PA playing Beatles’ “twist and shout”!

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    SLAM All-Star Traditions: bad connections (flights and internet)

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Young Jeezy in the building.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Ben Osborne with the zinger. He’ll be here all night.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I wonder which Make-A-Wish kid got stuck with David West?

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    i think the kid that got assigned to joe johnson has been playing for him

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    everyone’s favorite is back! split screen interview with no shots of the game!

  • bobbyfade

    Dirk loves his ‘Your great letter’…..

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    I suggested the “where one-liners happen” subtitle out of respect for Lang most of all, and for Russ second, but I have faith that even with Lang sitting the rest of this one out, you guys can fill in the breach.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Lang needs to get a new comp, a Mac. Who is sponsoring? Anyone?

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    Russ with the funny. and West musta heard you.
    wow mo is FAST and can shoot.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Mo Williams has a pep in his step.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    cp3 has eyes on the back of his head.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    All-Star Weekend, where 20-minute timeouts happen.

  • mdmc

    Lang is out! Panic!

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    it’s almost as bad as superbowl.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Do you understand the words coming into my mouth? Do you understand the food coming into my mouth?

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    The chestbump/explode into water thing—someone thought that was a GOOD concept for a commercial? Really?

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Are Truehoop and other competetiors also boosting the arena’s wireless, cuz they seem to be ok. Damn….

  • Prison Mike

    LOL @ Russ. “you get to hang out with NBA All-Star…….David West!”

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    ahh Lang. Thats the equivilant of putting the fan toyour cell phone and saying its windy out have to call you later. Enjoy yourself although this is about the most boring All Star weekend of all time

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Where Melanie Collins happens.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    I hear they had to pay Russell for that hug just now

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Bill Russell looks closer to 55 than 75. And that hug with Ray Allen was…awkward.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Could Reggie Miller please mute himself?

  • Fat Lever

    I wonder if KG told Bill Russell to EAT THAT M*&#! F*$(#@! CAKE YOU PIECE OF S***!!!!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Split-screening for interviews during a game is the worst idea ever.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Chris Bosh, Ive cut his braids…..have you gotten the memo yet? You look like a six foot nine mystikal.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I can’t fathom the idea of an All-Star Game without Shaq and AI. AI’s passing in ASGs is so crucial.

  • Prison Mike

    What’s the record for most dribbles in an ASG. I think Chris Paul is close.

  • Fat Lever

    Oh cr@p, Ali lived in Cherry Hill NJ. I grew up there, and mom and pop dukes still live there. Never knew that.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Word, Tzvi. Steve Jobs needs to hook Lang up and we’ll make it The Links, presented by Apple.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Shaq needs to be in the ASG even after he retires. Shaq needs to be Shaq

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I kind of hate the fact that Ali’s wearing Oakleys.

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    Marv Alberts meandering a bit with that story

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Bill Russell just went for cake, aaaaand Reggie Miller just RUINED it

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    And if Macs are being given away, mine’s a good three or four years older than Lang’s.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    That’s the idea of the night. We can get the whole Dome maybe, presented by Apple. Though, remember Jobs just stepped down.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Iverson looks like a 12 year old.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    First half MVP? Probably Kobe. Ryne just posted the Shaq performance in SLAMTV…we did a lot of stuff on the site this weekend…definitely check it out during halftime.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    When Marv said “back in my boxing days” I was like, “ummmm,” but then he said “at NBC” and it made (more) sense.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    the wakajabbeez….wow, Craig knows his stuff.

  • Smoovetendo

    haha craig sager and his suit jus called he jabbawockeez…the wackajabbez

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    The Wakka-jobbees

  • http://slamonline.com/ Double R

    They would not let this Shaq/Kobe teammates thing go

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Iverson looks as young as that UK 13 year old who knocked up the plump 15 year old (who looks like 45)

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Craig Sager’s a wack job, all right.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    NBA’s actually gonna have a sensible musical guest choice in john legend? who woulda thought?

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Between Sager and Miller, that broadcast crew has their fingers on the pulse of pop culture….. circa 1987

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Sager and Reggie……….Where Pure Sh*t Happens!

  • mdmc

    this game is missing vince and t-mac. nothing speactacular so far.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    by the way, when Al Harrington looks in to the camera for the protege and says “I made it for the streets”…It looks eerily similar to Radio Raheem when telling the LOVE/HATE story in DTRT

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    Rings for winning the gold at halftime? WTF. When did this start. Its pretty sad they won’t let that gold go. I know its been a long time, but be cool, its supposed to happen.

  • Smoovetendo

    does sager dress like that to get attention? shouldn’t they have some kind of dress code for sideline reporters

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Nicolas Cage is still making movies…why?

  • http://slamonline.com/ Double R

    @Lang, maybe you got Bill at a bad time

  • http://slamonline.com/ Double R

    *caught

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    TNT needs some new in-game analysts. Suns needs to fire their GM pronto.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Chris Paul, competent public speaker, great point guard.

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    Great the Messiah speaks at halftime

  • http://slamonline.com/ Double R

    So they have two players address the crowd and none play for Phoenix

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Did anyone notice last night when Cheryl Miller was holding the results for the dunk contest winner, the camera stayed focused on her tig ole bitties? odd….

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    the Messiah? you mean…MJ?

  • Fat Lever

    Practice?!?!? We talking about practice, man!

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    this ASG sucks

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    The Messiah, Obama.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Oh, it’s OBAMA. YAY. :) BARACK OBAMA

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    whoa. the video was hella lame up until now. obama!

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    The Prez is on the big screen. Thanks for the comment, Mendel.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Obama, sweet. :)

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    I do however like the defense being played from the jump.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    A president that understands basketball?

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    of course it’s awesome that he’s reading a teleprompt.

  • Prison Mike

    Did any one else notice in the NBA Cares video, kobe got the first line by an NBA player. However, LeBron got 4 lines compared to kobe’s 3. Very interesting. It’s like they are trying to keep us guessing who the best is.

  • http://www.slamonline.com bobbyfade

    Barack with tips on picking up women!! Gotta love this guy!!

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Stim-u-lus!! stim-u-lus!!

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    when he said lace em up, it reminded me that our president is no longer ignorant to culture.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    OBAMA FOR MVP!

  • Smoovetendo

    BARACK O’BALLA!!!

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    I swear if we don’t see at least one Kobe/Shaq alley oop I’m gonna order Haterade in bulk.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Not sure how I feel about this propaganda at halftime.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    John Legend….meanest hairline in the music biz.

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    Why has every music act blown

  • Smoovetendo

    John Legend does know that this is the NBA All Star Game and not the Democratic Convention right?

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    chris quinn knows spanish?

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Tzvi, usually I’d get annoyed, but Obama actually knows basketball, he’s not laying his words on ears that he has no understanding of. Wait, is he speaking spanish? Can I get some info on this?!

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Is that lil wayne behind juanes?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    John Legend has that pleasing tone about his voice that makes me want to relieve my bowels.

  • http://www.slamonline.com bobbyfade

    What the guy in the bad white tee said…..

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    Does the NBA need some econ stimulus to pay for a real halftime act

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Smoovetendo, i think this whole uplifting john legend/nba cares/obama calling for work in the community is just trying to get everyone in a hopeful, working mood to try and fix the horrrrrible pickle america is in domestically from an economic standpoint.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    jesus. Comments section is still locked on my laptop connection. Had to use thr iphone and steal my neighbours wireless to get back in here. I blame Lang’s 5 year old, low ram equipped craptop.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    hey john, could you sing a little closer into the mic?

  • Fat Lever

    Eddie House’s beard > John Legend’s beard

  • Prison Mike

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    In my dreams Snoop, Jay-Z, Beonce, Luda and Shaq would mob the stage rip the mics and start free styling and beat boxing

  • mdmc

    the halftime show sucks too. this has got to be one of the least entertaining all stars weekeends ever.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I would rather have seen Sly and the Family Stone….in their current state, then this rehashed bullsh*t.

  • http://www.slamonline.com bobbyfade

    Did they just say Boomshackala?? Awesome!!

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    ok this is more like it john

  • Prison Mike

    LOL @ Zee

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    That backup singer in the blue sweatsuit has a great future behind her.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Mendel…in MY dreams Beyonce would perform a 10 minute pole dance routine and then give us all a nipple shot, ala Janet Jackson.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Paul has 8 assists. Can he get 13 more?

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Eboy, I still say my dream is that Big L rises from the stage and starts meltin the mic.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Would John Legend have been this successful if his name was John Mediocre?

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    I think half the reason ASG weekend is so chill is due to the fact no body want to end up in pink under wear.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Johnny boy, there was nothing Legend-ary about that performance.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Lang is back!

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    cp3 or kobe probly gonna win mvp. what yall think?

  • Uzi

    Imagine Bron really played for the Browns. That crab dribble would come in handy. Check out the airtime on the touchdown!

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    To make matters worse, now I got C.C. Sabathia peddling cars on tv for toyota of vallejo,,,,ugh. As if he didn’t have enough $$$$

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    john legend ruined the montreux jazzfestival for me last spring. Luckily, india arie restored my hope with a banging set. Oh someone tell EJ his mike’s activated andvthe whole world can hear him pouting like a baby

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    Eboy, true that. For next to nothing we could get a Beyonce remake of Mariah Cary preformance several years ago

  • http://www.slamonline.com bobbyfade

    CP3 for MVP! He’s been the most entertaining player so far!!

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    What do you think is going on back in the lockerroom?

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    my moms just kicked me off the tv =/ thank God for nba.com

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    This is hella stupid.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    “Yeah, we got gold medals, but those things are wack.”

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Im’a see these rings on ebay tonight, or Craigslist for sure.

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    Honestly its not cause I heard it talked about but that Mariah Performance in that jersey dress is my favorite all star moment ever, I’ve been trying to get my women to wear one of those things in the bedroom since with no luck.

  • http://www.slamonline.com bobbyfade

    LeBron with the pinky ring!!

  • http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=RBQEmmgDl9I Boing Dynasty

    Ring tray girl could get it. At center court.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Mariah was BANGIN back then Mendel, good call.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Wow, talk about reliving a nightmare. Dirk had to stand there to represent the horrible performance of Deutschland @ Beijing. So how long till this version of flash’s ring is spotted on some slut and spread on the internetssss.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Coach K. live via satellite ….. from HELL

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Russ do you really like stu scott? Lang:The pepto abysmal line made me laugh so hard my girlfriend shushed me. Kobe is gunning son.

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    did they really have to put on the usa warmups.? i wonder if bosh was wearin his hsuit underneath his

  • Prison Mike

    Does anyone else have something to say during half time? going once……goine twice……

  • Uzi

    poor Luis. where the hell is that great wall when you need em.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Tina Thompson stepped it up since she first started ballin. I’m not mad at ya. And as for that sprite commercial, if cats start exploding into each other, the last thing i’m doing is trying to drink it.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Pure curiosity but why did they have a scantily clad ring girl? like, the Olympics ceremony should be respectable and about the olympics, not some slinky skank in a little black dress wearing a silver platter on her hand with rings on it. What is this, XXX, the NBA edition?

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    Does Carlos Boozer get a ring or a 6-inch trophy labeled “participant”?

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    USAB! USAB! USAB!

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    zee! Great line, man. Stiil laughing at “from hell”

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    D-Wade jungle gym on the rim was dope.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    HAHAHAH 6-inch ring, haahha.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Is Shaq wearing a mouthguard, or does he have a mouthful of bacon?

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Shaq’s mouthguard looks like raw steak.

  • Fat Lever

    They couldn’t get Etta James in a body length Russell jersey ala Mariah for MJ for Bill’s 75th?

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    Hey, I’m back!

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Russ, you don’t link to your blog anymore?

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    is anyone else watching the nba live broadcast too? i just saw Dr J eating. that was way more exciting than anything that happened during half time.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    It must be killing Barkley to have to watch this from home/Flashdancers.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Lang, the line about better seats. A little De Ja vu. You said that, and it disappeared an hour ago.

  • http://www.slamonline.com bobbyfade

    Lets go already….

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    wackajobbies and eddy murphy references, plus ej clearing his throat for 5 minutes during lulls. AND reggie. My ears are bleeding

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    My blog hasn’t been updated since John McCain was alive.

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    Barkley watching from home or rehab

  • Fat Lever

    Russ, it’s killing me watching it from home, in a bad way. And Reggie Miller has a lot to do with that.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com DP

    this is pretty tight.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Reggie Miller, along with Bill Walton & Jay Bilas are the worst color commentary/analysts in NBA/NCAA history. Do these corporations completely ignore that?

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    You had an extended game blog from a knicks game in early january or late dec. I think. Yeh, that facebook theme

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Kobe sucks at talking to human beings.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Has anyone noticed the same two groupies sitting by the west bench, they were sitting there last night too!! I’m assuming their there as “personal assistants”?

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Reggie just said AI was 6’1 and Yao was 7’3. His math f*cking sucks. I mean really.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    crab dribble!

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    Yao Ming is taller than Allen Iverson. Hard hitting analysis from Reggie.

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    yao shoulda danced wit the jabbawockeez

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Reggie and Doug Collins at the same time is a nightmare of epic proportions.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    hahhah Reggie Miller misspronounced a phrase with three letters. it’s a la not allah. hahaha Reggie basically just described MJ as allah oh god he is an example of horrible announcing

  • Fat Lever

    Reggie can’t even say “A la” correctly…

  • http://www.slamonline.com bobbyfade

    Who the fuc is Dwayne Wayne Reggie??

  • Fat Lever

    Justin, thinking the same thing. Weird….

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    This game needs more Shaq.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Stoudemire saying goodbye on every play to the fans

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Amare, or Amar’e has on some horrible kicks.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    was dwight trying to dunk over yao to get revenge of nate yesterday?

  • Fat Lever

    “Dwight Howard allah Hameek Olajuwon” says Reggie

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Who’s this “Dwyane Wayne” fellow Reggie keeps mentioning?

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    CP3 wheels off pick’n'rolls better than almost anybody in the L

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    kobe=mvp

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    Dwayne Wayne from A Different World?!

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    The US team will use their rings to decode who will win the chip this year

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    What team is Timothy Hutton on?

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    “you’re out of your vicinity in the 3PT line, get back in the paint.”…yes, I’m sure Kobe said those exact words to Dwight Howard.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Russ, Timothy Hutton is the academy award winning shooting guard from the Oklahoma City Leverage.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    AI shoulda worn 3 in this game.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Yao is slower than Shaq

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Hey Kobe. There are other players on your team. They’re pretty good. Just thought you should know.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Damn Yao looked geriatric going for that loose ball.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Lang, I offered my seat in the first quarter. May it bless you with access the rest of the evening.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    wow. only bron can score on a layup against yao AND duncan. that man is sick.

  • Fat Lever

    I’d love to be able to find AI’s 2006 all star warmup replica, the one with all the patches of the ASG’s he’s played in on the sleeves. I think that was his last ASG as a 76er.

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    i refuse to further acknowledge Reginald Miller’s lack of a brain here (unless he truly pulls out a big time zinger…there’s still time). He is ruining this game for EVERYONE!

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Oohhhhh snap Russ

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    i love how they advertise that timothy hutton won an academy award even though he won it about 300 yrs ago

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    They should get some WWE announcers

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    Paul Pierce shouldn’t be cracking on Mutumbo like that.

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    oh, Jesus!!

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    i thought people have already tuned him out already. i don’t register anything he says. OMG KOBE ASSIST TO SHAQ!! THE WORLD JUST COLLAPSED!

  • Fat Lever

    Who would have thought Jamal and Al from City Guys would be doing Foot Locker and Comcast commercials after the critical acclaim they got for their roles.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Kobe to shaq! Dude don’t you slam guys have an in at tnt that you can talk to about how much reggie sucks?

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Shaq’s gonna punch Kobe in the face soon.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    DP, were you referring to the game, the liveblog or the comments? Or all 3?

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Kobe to Shaq.
    NOW.

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    Mo is playing VERY well tonight. effortless shooting, nice overview. Me like.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    worst oscar winners ever: Timothy Hutton, Charlton Heston, Chicago, Shakespeare in Love, Braveheart, Crash.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Is reggie eating peanut butter? It sounds like it when he talks. If so, please let it be tainted with salmoniella.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Kareem played in 19 All-Star games? There’s a record that’s never being broken.

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    shaq and chris wit the play of the game!

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Bryant can steal and nice behind the back to shaq. Haha he tried to cross over Dwight.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    This is turning into your traditional TNT rout.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    c’mon! shaq HAS to win MVP right? give and go with chris paul in the post?

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    Oh snap, shaq is awesome. Tunneled Dwight for the give and go. L’il warrior is feeling it!

  • Fat Lever

    Shaq is the man. Making this game bareable(sp).

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Pretty sure Kobe just waved off Karl Malone.

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    we the WESTTTTT *annoying dj khaled voice*

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Rashard Lewis, David West : get out.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Smoove…no. DJ Khaled is the worst DJ to get his mixtapes sold in the history of music. screw that ish. You just ruined my night. hahaha

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    he hung on the rim! T on him c’mon! hahaha.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Doing some PUSH-ups? OK, Marv.

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    ok shaq might get mvp

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    SHAQ MVP

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Doug Collins sounds almost as bitter as Reggie when he announces. Cranky bastards.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    This game is pretty much Amar*e’s biggest nightmare.

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    umm, why is Rashard here again? 7 points in the 3 point finals, fumbling everything tonight… Vince couldn’t have made some plays tonight? c’mon!

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    ….Reggie Miller called shaq the big cactus. okay guys. I’m done just joking around. Reggie Miller needs to be shot

  • Robert

    Too bad fans are voting because from the looks of it Shaq and Kobe should win as co mvps. That would be a great story for this year

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    If two dudes crashed together and exploded into clear liquid, I wouldn’t be bathing in the sh*t.

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    Joe Johnson wishes he had Rashard’s output tonight.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    Russ, the ever sensitive man, thinking about how “the other dude” feels.

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    lmao @Russ ahahahahahaha i was thinking the same thing. dont you have to be layin on your stomach to do a push-up

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Shaq should be at every all star game until the end of time. Watching him make easy passes difficult is priceless. And Lebron is capable of 20 all star games if he ever learns how to shoot a jumper.

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    Tuesday Shaq goes back to the Lakers

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    On the 6th day the Lord created Melanie Collins, and he saw that it was good.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Russ read my comment about sprite earlier

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    i second Anton: Rashard and West should be escorted out. quietly of course. Oh, Yao too.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I’m a little disappointed that Shaq isn’t twittering during time outs.

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    E.V.A.! rrrrrrarrrrr

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Obama should send all the Gitmo detainees to Reggie’s house

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Anton, that was the current events comment of the night by my unofficial count

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    the sound of two balloons rubbing together pretty much describes reggie miller

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    he should send the gitmo crew to Michael Currys house

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    Yessss, the Shaqspin! this is vintage stuff! Btw, only chance the east had was their bunch of shooters, too bad none (happy you made it JJ, you too jesus) are shooting like two for three thousand!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    If the fans vote for MVP, will Yi Jianlian win?

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Are Billups and Roy both wearing Number 7?

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    its only the 3rd quarter?!

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    The virgin fraternity on the drums

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    alrite, let’s get Shaq the MVP. seriously. get to it people.

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    gotta love it when game equipment has to be adjusted due to ONE player: Shaqproof. Nice.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Sly and the Family Stone, Lang.

  • Fat Lever

    My ’89 Nissan Maxima had the same security system as that 2009 Lincoln MKX at about 1 tenth of the price.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    i actually like THIS sonic commercial. smart kid. or good writer.

  • Paul Johnson

    I just saw a pic of Her… Melanie Collins is not a game for real…

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Dear Shaq,
    Please don’t retire.
    Thank you,
    -Real Fans That Still Have a Glimmer of Hope that One Day the NBA Can Be Exciting Again

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    He fouled me!! He f&&* fouled me!!! ha ha ha ha

  • http://www.slamonline.com Holly

    Love the Grange link, Lang! One of my favorites here in TO. I’ve also heard for a beatwriter, he’s pretty sick on the bball court.
    And Whoooooo Shaq!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Tzvi: It’s been like that for a while now. When KG was in the West, both he and Duncan wore 21, both AI and Marbury wore 3, etc.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Benny the Bulls mascot just told Ludacris that Amare’s going to Chicago.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    albie, you do realize that money is 75% cotton, 25% linen? It’s not paper from trees, it’s mostly cotton. That’s the true irony of the joke.

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    Lang, since the tnt sound crew is made up of 12 year olds today, could you please tell us what Doctor J and Earvin were honored for earlier! There was NO comment from the superduper crew of tnt!

  • http://nba.com tealish

    This game has been less than fun to watch so far. Kobe shooting 20 shots already, defense fallen completely off after the first 5 minutes, blowout in the making, no memorable plays. GET VC IN THERE! He’ll at least do a windmill or two…

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    doug collins is a fan of desperate housewives…ok

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I’m trying to figure out what kind of tool TO is. Probably a Philips-head screwdriver. And Cindy McCain looks like the Crypt Keeper after a Vogue makeover.

  • Paul Johnson

    cindy mccain does look like that lmao

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    a “sneaky leaper”? I’m sneaky bad at my job.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    No amount of Vi@gra can arouse this game

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    wtf did saeger just say?

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    Oh lordy, John Mccain on the Mic. What is this, election part deux?

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    McCain still thinks Shaq is the NBA MVP. He hasn’t watched the NBA in years. in YEARS

  • Plasticman

    Awkward moment on the UK telecast.John Amechi is “in the studio” with a couple of other unkowns. Awkward moment came when Eva Longoria-parker came on screen and they all went aaaaaaaahhh… Amechi included, come on, he’s not foolin anyone!!

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Thanks, russ.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    It’s Scalabrine time.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    joe johnson is the only dude who hasn’t scored yet. poor Lang (and Myung, and what, and Co Co).

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    it sounded like he yawned while he was talking. Seriously, do some of these guys have dirt on Ted turner? How the f are they still working?

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Actually McCain said that “Shaq’s STILL the MVP”.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    And Lang, that was me who asked. Thanks.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    So I guess whatever Mamba has, Shaq owns a part of it.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Is Reggie txting Spike right now? “OMG URE ON TV!”

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Thats really MJ in that benny the bull costume.

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    if Pau would do the crybaby face less on the court, i might actually try to learn to appreciate dude. But as soon as i see him whining, i wanna punch him… hard. Too bad, he plays hard, is a good interview and was great on the mic in the rookie game…

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    melanie collins is my future babymama

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Anton, him saying that implies he thinks that Shaq should be the mvp in the league to begin with. ASG, maybe, MVP period? oooooh silly John. Go steal Cindy some more pain killers from their own charity :)

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    oh my gawd. Melanie Collins can GET IT.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    All the Celtics should have worn No. 6 to honor Bill Russell. Like when AI wore 6 for Wilt.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Melanie Collins for MVAnotherwordforcat

  • reptdot

    where is VC i wanna see some highlights

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    LBJ, 3 steps. count them, he even lifted his pivot on the spin. Just watch it.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Move o’ the night right there.

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    Amaechi said aaahhhh when they saw Eva onscreen? words (that i can legally write here) fail me! Oh, Lebron abusing the big guys again.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Pierce and Harris both in 34 as well. Should have noticed earlier

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Split-screen SUCKS.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    DWade’s new nickname is The Bailout

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Shaq’s children will eat Kobe’s children

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    damn lebron and all his travels…this aint a walk to remember

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    shaq and kobe. biggest bromance in basketball now, apparently. they even get a slo-mo clip to lead into commercials.

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    Lebron, pay attention to Wade now, that is how you tipdunk! woulda been fantastic though, had he one handed that one, then he misses the easy reverse.. they should just turn the last 5 mins. into an impromptu dunk off, like the rookie game Wade / Bron participated in a while back.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Once Kobe’s children are old enough to Google stuff, that family is over

  • spanish armada

    I couldn’t agree more about Gasoft… It’s a pity coz is the best f&*%$ spaniard ever!!!!
    I could punch him to see if he could be like his brother…

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    see, I called it. Smoove, thanks for agreeing. 3 steps, lifted the pivot on the spit. t-r-a-v-e-l.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Gabrielle Union should “give and go” to Melanie Collins

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    who is this melanie collins. Dame’s been mentioned on here since friday!

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Darksaber, she’s a legit bikini model, super effing fine, and a sideline reporter.

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    @Darksaber google images. its worth the detour.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    they need to put shaq back in.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Kobe just pumped on LBJ like nothin.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    kobe is trying to make sure shaq doesn’t get the mvp. c’mon put shaq back in the game, phil!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    That Devin move was nasty until he tried to bank it off the side of the backboard.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    My gf wants to know is chris tucker is playing shaq in his next movie or something that mf got large.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Chris Paul is an amazing PG.

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    Hmmm gooogling….googling…standard professional pic…googling collins bikini model…GULP!

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    carmelo anthony > david west??

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Kobe. Just stop. Phil should pull him.

  • spanish armada

    Gasol MVP hahaha

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Kobe with the miss, Gasol with the follow….Deja vu?

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    DWIGHT HOWARD JUST TRIED TO SHAMGOD KOBE

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    ShammGOD > kobe & dwight??

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    by the way, we just passed 500 comments. Ben Osborne, the oracle.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I guess a comeback ain’t happening.

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    Gotta say without this liveblog, i might have dozed off a few times during this telecast. 2001 allstar game, this is not!

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    Gotta say without this liveblog, i might have dozed off a few times during this telecast. 2001 allstar game, this is not!

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Smoove, God Shammgod is so fresh with his move.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    The 2010 Dallas all star game is already better

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    I dropped you guys a link above…

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    omg i want to put in some negative votes for kobe. what an ass! pass the fcuking ball!

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    oops!

  • Paul Johnson

    yea i just read melanie collins is hooked up with some nhl dude

    But she can still get it lol

  • Fat Lever

    These G commercials are brutal. First Wayne, now a medieval KG/Jeter.

    Their ad agency needs to be fired.

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    i agree justin

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Best. Link. Ever.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    Lang’s link was the one i first went to too. her body is a work of art. def link of the day.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Fat Lever, you need to see the full 10 minute monty python gatorade KG commercial its gold.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Didn’t think 24 would make it easier to hate him

  • spanish armada

    omg CP3 should be da Slamdunk winner!!!!

  • Fat Lever

    Too bad TO won’t be on the Cowboys next year.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Chris Paul just caught a f*cking oop.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Shaq was robbed

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    actually im lovin Kobe right now…but i am biased

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    omg. someone give JJ a layup!

  • mdmc

    joe johnson is 0-for-4 w/ 0 pts and 4 turnovers. yikes!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Kobe more or less ruined the game.

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    CARMELO ANTHONY > Joe Johnson

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Amare’s last dunk as a Sun.

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    yes a DUNK CONTEST!!!

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    LBJ has missed more dunks than I can think of. Man he took way too long for that, but it was ruff

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    Lebron thinks he can dunk on 13ft? Well how about making your dunks today? although, the off the glass two hander was sweet

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    I’m sorry Lang.

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    Lang: nice link. careful, wifey might be blogging too.

  • Fat Lever

    Justin, unless KG somehow gets knocked the f out in that G spot(hahah), then I won’t enjoy it.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    LeBron’s head WAS over the rim on that last one, right?

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Fat Lever, Kareem makes the coolest appearance in it ever, and the rabbit is voiced by Jordan. trust me, it’s effing gold.

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    Safe to say that the AS-weekend was a fairly boring one. Wrong mix of players i guess. This event needs a stimulus package for Dallas. SHAQ-A-ZULU IS THE MENSCH! GREAT ENTERTAINMENT.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    F*ck you Kobe. Just one alley-oop to Shaq, was that too much to ask for?
    You f*cking @sshole.

  • Prison Mike

    how cute, they’re both MVP

  • Fat Lever

    Wow, Stern snatched the mic from EJ with a quickness…

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    This game felt a lot like the vegas one, tho I think players may have been more hungover for that one. The Kobe mvp will add to the similarities. 525 and counting on the comments. U guys are going to make us have to implement that thing where u only see 250 at a time. Nice work.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Gay. Gay. Gay. Gay. Gay.

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    KOBE AND SHAQ C0-MVPS…OK NICE PERFECT STORYLINE

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Co-mvp’s?!? what is this Utah? Seriously, kill the scripted love fest.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Ha good call lang.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Kobe Bryant/Shaquille O’Neal…Co-MVP’s. This whole weekend feels scripted. Like for real. Like this is weird. First the Nate/Dwight, then this?

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    wow. okay. let’s see them fight for the trophy now.

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    WOW, as if the dunk contested wasn’t scripted enough, we have the ballhog sharing the mvp with the true entertainer of the evening!

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    …Wtfery galore.

  • Fat Lever

    Wow, Kobe breaking out the super fake laugh to the Big Legendaries line.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    And all the East team turned their backs during the presentation. Wow.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Kobe+Shaq: THE BIG LEGENDARY’S

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    wow, Mambiatch fake smile much? nba should just get mcmahon to organize this mess and embrace the tacky illusion. scripted ish! pisses me off.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    reggie: “they put their differences together.” gold if there’s any.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    wow…WERE BFFS OKAY

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Reggie just said: “I’m glad they put their differences together” WOW

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    ON ANOTHER NOTE…EAST GOT BLOWN THE F*CK OUT

  • http://slamonline.com/ Double R

    @Prision Mike: I’ve noticed that about Stern for a while now. Ernie should have punched him in the face

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    And Reggie says “BFFs” to put a rancid cherry on the heaping sh*t sundae he’s been making all night.

  • Fat Lever

    HAHAHAHAHA albie, fitting end to the night.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Charles Barkely had a better weekend than this. At least he got the best head of his life.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Time to go join Charles at flashdancers……

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Inside the NBA is on NBATV? And they’re RE-BROADCASTING the All-Star Game on TNT? Gee, thanks a lot, NBA. SOME OF US DON’T GET NBATV.

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    Anton: you are killing me today! even more than Russ. The swearing at Kobe not throwing an oop to big entertainer had, f*ck that, still has me in tears

  • Prison Mike

    why did they even ask us to vote, i want my money and time back

  • Fat Lever

    Anton, hopefully Chuck’s companion wasn’t taking Yao’s advice on what to do with the head.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Hm, maybe I’ll watch the entire thing again and re-comment on everything and get this to a thousand.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    “Yeah you know I’m just glad to be here, just wanna have fun…The Big Commentor”

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Russ, I’m down. Let’s pad our stats like Kobe did with all that shooting!

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    amen to Russ. i DON’T HAVE NBATV. FCUK YOU NBA. THANKS A LOT.

  • Fat Lever

    Its a sad weekend when the highlight of the entire weekend was KD dropping 46 in the Rookie-Soph game.

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    David Stern is drunk…with power. What an utterly annoying to look at person. Darth Stern, even you have bosses, relax, dick!

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    G.P. has officially changed the use of are in sentences to is.

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    the highlight of the weekend was melanie collins

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    on slamonline, it sure was, smoove

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    3 seconds of Mariah Carey in that ’03 Jordan dress > the last 72 hours.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Shaq and Kobe at the post-game….damn is Kobe being extra fake or what? Please turn the fake street bravado off!!!

  • http://slamonline.com/ Double R

    In the link of Melanie Lang put up, there is a picture of something called a “dong bong”

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    God bless you, Russ.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    GP has also replaced the word those with them in everyday use.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Double R

    I would link to another series of Melanie pics but it would probably be lost in the “comment is being moderated”

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    i feel strangely empty now that the game is over and there won’t be no more live blogging

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    people who’s ruined this all star weekend: reggie, stern for scripting everything, kobe for playing like he’s on the 06 lakers, all the east coaches for getting all swingmans into the game. who else? feel free to add. there are plenty of blames to go around.

  • Fat Lever

    Albie, NATE ROBINSON. Not just this weekend, but the dunk contest in particular forever for me.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Double R

    @albie: Blame t-mac. Is he still taking responsibility for those kind of things

  • Fat Lever

    I seriously think that dunk where he uses Chandler as a step stool is the WORST dunk ever in the history of the contest. Next worst one, his 20 attempt dunk. Plus he robbed my boy Iguodala from a title.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Double R

    Russ where are you? I thought you wanted to reach 1k. Let me help. Kobe > MJ+Magic+Wilt+LeBron. Your’re welcome

  • riggs

    wanna reach 1k? just let BETCATS come in and take over for the rest of the night

  • http://slamonline.com/ Double R

    That Nate/Chandler dunk should not have even been allowed. What’s next, dunking using a trampoline?

  • http://nba.com tealish

    REGGIE IS NOT THAT BAD.
    Goddamn, the hate is ridiculous here.
    Reggie isn’t good on the mic. No really, he’s not. He says the wrong things sometimes and his voice can be screechy, but damn people, it’s not worth this incessant hatred! I’d like to see one of you guys do a live broadcast without choking on your tongues :)

  • Fat Lever

    HAHAHAHAA, KG finally called Sager out on his outfit.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    KG just told sager to burn his suit…..

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    And he called out Phil Jackson for playing zone…subliminals!!!!!!!

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    lol @ riggs. So true

  • http://slamonline.com/ Double R

    If the East had hit their shots they wouldn’t have played zone

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    kg calling out sager and phil was great as was shaq in general……david west should have been melo………… its not the same without vince

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    dwight got robbed.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    i kind of expected shaq to have some sort of remote control flying cactus helicopter.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    watching kobe and lebron try to out ballhog each other wasnt that fun.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    THIS, ladies and germs is why they usually pick subs in the same position bosh out+mo in=loss for lack of size

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    BREAKING NEWS: AMARE TO THE GRIZZ FOR SHADY ARTHUR, KYLE LOWRY, AND THE CORPSE OF ANTOINE WALKER.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    i wonder if scola and marc gasol watched the game together.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    seriously, what the fcuk were the judges thinking when they scored nates jump off wilson chandler???? thats how kids dunk, he didnt do a trick at all. if a dunk ever deserved a 0, that was it.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I think I’m commented out.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Betcats is like that obnoxious kid who comes to the party late and that’s when the cool kids know it’s time to leave.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXuolMTzuz0 Nbk

    That was almost a waste of money, if being there was not as much fun as it was, that game would have been a total waste of money. The West played a ZONE? WTF

  • http://sportzin.com Joey E.

    ASG, much like the 2009 Phoenix Suns, was a huge disappointment

  • http://sportzin.com Joey E.

    I actually meant the entire Weekend, but oh well

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Sitting in airport reviewing all the online all star stuff on my phone. I must humbly say I think lang’s blog was the best (and he was playing hurt–imagine him with a working computer), as were our commenters. This flight to Newark is going to be PACKED. Clearly filled w people who are at the game, but pretty low on ‘star power’–the rapper/producer Kwame, former seton hall star Anthony Avent, and some other nba journalists. Here’s hoping I sleep the whole way home. Goodbye slamonline for at least 12 hours. Goodbye phoenix til, well, they sure aint hosting the finals anytime soon.

  • Jackie Moon

    Did people here hate on Mike when he took 23 shots in the 87-88 ASG, 23 shots in the 88-89 ASG, 25 shots in the 90-91 ASG, 24 shots in the 92-93 ASG and then 27 shots in his final All-Star game? Just wondering.

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    man, i can’t imagine an all star game without big daddy. kobe & shaq reunion, co-mvp, yeah.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    @ Jackie Moon: no, because Mike was the best. Mike was incredible. Mike was a passer. Mike was likeable.

  • j4zz m4n

    rudy was robbed.you should not get points deducted for taking that long it’s in the rules that you have 2 minutes then 2 attempts his dunks were so sweet.at least in the uk i don’t have the displerasure of listening to reggie on a regular basis i swear i wanted to hit him after only my first quarter of ever listening to his commentary. 2010 dunk should be nate,ariza,bron and jrich

  • Jackie Moon

    @Anton- Thanks for clarifying, but the last two aren’t true.

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com/ Michael NZ

    Thank you Russ. Nuff said?

  • Young Chris MP3

    Get Shaq back on the Lakers…

  • stokesey

    Has the allstar game been yet???

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I’m totally sending B. Long a Dong Bong.

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    I’m not sure what that is but it doesn’t sound good.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Click on Lang’s link and look to the right.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    3/4′s of the way down the page.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Hi Eboy. Hi B. Long.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    What’s up Moose? I think the commenters are going to be going at it alone today.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Yeah, most likely true. There’s an ice sculpting contest in the Hub today. Interesting, huh?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    And Eboy, how’d you get into NOYZ in the latest issue?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    The All Star MVP was clearly Russ.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Co-sign Izzo.

    I don’t know, seriously, Moose. I think someone (not sure who) just wanted to fu*k with me. If I pollute Ryne’s inbox with 700 NOYZ submissions….I bet it won’t happen again!!!

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    What’s crackin, Moose. So Chris Mihm and Sun Yue for Shaq sounds about right?

  • Plasticman

    “the Phoenix Sun’s Sun Yue-”
    I’d like to hear Reggie get that call correctly.
    Actually I probably wouldn’t

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    I gotcha, Eboy. And B. Long, all I’m doing is sitting in front of the computer at Where Basketball B. Longs waiting for a new post.

  • MeloMan13

    Geeeez. Kobe and Bron ruined the ASG. do they not realize that the players on there team are above average?

  • MeloMan13

    and thats the reason D.west should never be an all-star again

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Or Joe Johnson.

  • http://fdklf.com Jukai

    So, like, SLAM takes President’s Day off? Are they a federal institution?

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    It was all a dream.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I think Russ is accurate…..we were all manipulated by the Stern Matrix from Friday to Sunday.

  • http://fdklf.com Jukai

    HEY I just glanced over at Slam’s top 50 and it says you guys put Gilbert Arenas over ALLEN IVERSON? What? Can someone explain that?

  • Andy

    Porter’s gone.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    That was a dream, too.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Dywane Wade’s still at #8.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    And Steve Nash is still #6.

  • The Seed

    Kobe shot with in the game, Pierce and Lebron and Dwade all shot with hands, and would have shot more if the East would not have given up. Kobe/Shaq MVP was a nice end to this game, eventhought Kobe deserved it by himself. Look at the last All star games played, the two Lebron won he avearge at least 21 shots per game and if you watch the tape his ball hogging was bad. KOBE FOR REAL MVP coming soon in 2009.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    IT WAS ALL A DREAM. I’ve never even seen a copy of “Word Up!” magazine, though. Stick around, I’ll namedrop Peaches and Herb, next. (That was that girl from the start of ATLiens and Herb Williams, right?)

  • http://fdklf.com Jukai

    Eboy, remember when that one writer did Pierce’s writeup without any grammar and misspelled all his words on purpose, just to spite the commentators? What was that dude’s name? Started with an R?

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I love Kobe and all, but there were a couple of possessions where he was the only player to touch the ball, and at least two or three where he fired up threes from 25-plus. I know it’s an All-Star game and it doesn’t really count and you’re supposed to go out there and have fun, but it would be nice if other guys got that chance, too. Kobe’s insecurity with his status really stands out in ASGs. Someone should have gotten Yao a bucket a LOT earlier.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    And hey, thanks Jukai! I was cool with talking about All-Star fallout with y’all today, but I guess I have more important things to do. Also, if you want to get technical, I didn’t misspell anything in Pierce, I just left out all punctuation and capitalization. So if anyone’s wondering where I am today, ask Jukai. Have fun playing with yourselves.

  • http://fdklf.com Jukai

    Ah, man, this time I wasn’t trying to be mean and was just having fun. I was even gonna respond to the Kobe post.
    What’s Russ’s address, I gotta send him a an apology card.
    Would he be mad again if I just re-gifted a Valentine’s Day card and crossed out anything to do with love and wrote sorry?
    I liked your Wade writeup for the Slam top 50 Russ!!! =(

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Russ hit the nail on the head with his Kobe analogy. It’s a shame it’s not going to be debated/discussed.

  • http://fdklf.com Jukai

    Dude, I don’t think Kobe took too many shots! He’s a shooting guard, that’s what they do, historically. Didn’t Jordan average 20 or so shots in his all-star showings?
    Plus, the commentator’s wouldn’t shut up (at all. ever.) about how the ‘feel’ to the game was more serious than previous All-Star games, which was started by Lebron and the East’s defensive pressure. If Yao is panting up and down the court and is doing all he can just to defend Dwight Howard, would you give him the ball or would you play to win if they’re playing to win?
    Dude, I’m sorry! All-star talk! See!

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    If LeBron James had scored 27 and the East had blown out the West, all the knob gobbling that would’ve taken place on this thread would’ve crashed the site.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Let’s make something very clear…..there was about 4 guys in that game last night who actually made it enjoyable to watch the game….Shaq, CP3, Lebron and Dwight. They’re the only ones who tried to make off the wall moves….had fun with the matchups….etc. The rest of the guys all looked like they’re out there either a)not to be embarrased or b)to get some extra TV time. The spirit of the “entertainment” aspect of All-Star weekend is offically dead….and when Shaq leaves, it will have been cremated.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    B…..no one cares what you or your gay goof troop thinks about the rest of the world and basketball in genral. You’re a front running Lakers fan….you have no credibility. Where were you when they sported the Kwame/Smush look? Nowwhere around here. What…they didn’t have the internet in Louisina in 2005? Perhaps you’ve been misleading us…..like the rest of the cholos that pollute this site..that you’re life long’s instead of…..you know……only todays….when sh*t’s good.

    Care to debate it….since everyone else is nowhere to be found today.

  • http://fdklf.com Jukai

    Eboy: co-sign. You know what was the CLEAR best part (outside of the Shaq-behind-the-legs thing?)… when they stopped playing and just took turns dunking the ball. I WANT to see Dwight Howard try to out cross Kobe. I also want to see Yao, Gasol, Garnett try it. I want to see Tony Parker try to dunk.
    I want to see Dirk post-up!
    Maybe they think this is the MLB and the all-star game means something.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Actually…..maybe it should (mean something) then we’d get one of the best basketball games each season with it’s best players deciding it, actually playing for something worthwhile.

    And B….I’m only stirring sh*t ’cause nothing else is going on today.

  • http://fdklf.com Jukai

    Rumor mill: Tyson Chandler for Joe Smith, Chris Wilcox, and one or two first round draft picks… maybe!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    That would be a good move for NO.

  • Prison Mike

    Wow. Kobe had a +24 and LeBron had a -14. Ouch.

  • http://fdklf.com Jukai

    Eboy: I didn’t know this, but the Hornets as an organization aren’t doing very well, mostly because of Peja’s MONSTER contract, but, well, no one’s going to take Peja. Joe and Wilcox both come off the books next year. Man, what’s up with all these playoff teams trading away any simmer of a chance?

  • Prison Mike

    I guess any time a team loses three games in row, they fire the coach and/or rebuild.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Peja to the Cavs?

  • http://fdklf.com Jukai

    Did you hear that or are you once again stirring sh*t up, Eboy?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    It’s a rumor.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    LeBron might change his number to 6.
    do not want.

  • Young Chris MP3

    I’ve been saying for years that The League should emulate baseball’s way or rewarding the winning all-star team. The conference that wins the all-star game should see homecourt advantage in The Finals.

  • http://fdklf.com Jukai

    Then we’d see more games like this one, Young Chris. You find Kobe shooting threes and Garnett swatting the ball after a whistle and Chris Paul full court pressuring AI more entertaining than Shaq throwing no look passes and the players making room for a Lebron dunk?

  • http://slamonline.com/online/media/2008/10/slam-radio-the-most-unlikely-preseason-venue/ James The Balla

    Naw … the conference that wins get an extra point in the W column, so that would be everyones 82nd game. Losing conf. gets a point in the L column!

  • http://fdklf.com Jukai

    Ugh… Jason Richardson arrested for Reckless Driving… going 90 in a 35… good trade, Kerr.

  • http://slamonline.com Melo&JR2daRaptors

    it seemed that Kobe brought the ball up the court EVERY time in the second half yesterday, even though he had the best Pg in the league, CP3, on his team

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    To the SLAM staff:
    Are yall sure that “IeShoes”, who has an add on the mainpage, isn’t selling fake Jordans? Thats pretty wack if you’re allowing a fake J seller to promote using your site. I’m not sure if they’re fakes or not, but they are suspiciously “well” priced (Jordan Vs for about $75)

  • http://allday-fadeaway.blogspot.com nbk

    is that true jukai?

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Sam Presti is way too smart to give up a first rounder in that package for Tyson Chandler. That deal won’t get done unless its a 2nd rounder or lottery protected.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I thought the same thing, ciolkstar (about the fake Jordans).

  • http://allday-fadeaway.blogspot.com nbk

    Richardson had his 3 year old in the car, without a seatbeat or carseat WTF how stupid can one person be

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Whoa JRich. That is really dangerous. Not just dumb, like Bron opening it up on the highway.
    I fell asleep during the ASG last night, but Shaq was clearly the best part of it. The intro with jabbawokeez (sp?) was prob the highlight of the entire weekend and going between Dwight’s legs for the give and go was the best part of the actual game. Kobe sickens me. he never deserved Shaq.

  • http://slamonline.com Melo&JR2daRaptors

    @Anton: i think Bron should change to number 6, he never should have worn 23 anyways

  • http://allday-fadeaway.blogspot.com nbk

    The best thing about that SHaq play was Dwight talking ish to him while he was dribbling, TNT played a close up of it after the game. Dwight looked foolish hah

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Damn NBK, thats seriously f*cked up.
    And E, I’m almost certain those are fakes. SLAM needs to step their advestising game up, if I didnt know any better I might think “Wow, what a great deal. SLAM is a reputable business, especially in the hoop community, surely their advertisers aren’t complete shmuck bootleggers”

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    I wonder if Shaq planned that move with CP3 ahead of time. It certainly looked seamless. Dwight is charismatic and is the likely heir to Shaq’s Dominant Bigman throne, but the Sports world will be worse off without the Diesel, a true original.

  • http://allday-fadeaway.blogspot.com nbk

    Richardson told the popo he was on his way home from taking his boy to dinner. The cop followed richardson after he saw him going 65 in a 40, then pulled him over when Richardson’s speed got up to 90 in a 35…..my question, wtf is the cop waiting for him to speed up for? Is that entrapment or something EBOY?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    *Notices that Jukai was comment #666. Smirks. Moves on.*

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    No…it isn’t nbk. The cop could have had several reasons for monitoring before making the stop…..but a charge is still a charge, whether it was 65 or 95.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Sorry E, when the Lakers were running with Smush and the Kwamster I was working my ass off as a mnagment canidate in Dallas for a Marketing firm. No time for the internets. But my boss did give me tickets to the Mavs/Lakers game that Kobe dropped 62 in three quarters in. It was like a religous experience. No one talked sh!t at work ever again.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    hakim warrick to the spurs….. i wish

  • The Seed

    The hate of Kobe, after reading these comments suck, this player is top 10-top 5 with one more championship of his own and everyone is hating on him. Saying he is fake and all this mess. I bet some of yall posting would seem fake too people too, if your life was talked about and covered 24/7. That’s why he is so guarded and for the record if you think Lebron is this outgoing everytime he is on TV, now thats fake. The peopl I have seen alwasy trying to laugh or make people laugh, have alot of issues sometimes. Just something to think about when always dissing Kobe like he is fake, when Jordan interviews sucked and Birds and Magic just stumbled on words all day trying to talk.

  • http://allday-fadeaway.blogspot.com nbk

    LeBron James’ media career is based off of what Michael Jordan did, when he was a rookie his agent gave him MJ interview tapes. You don’t know what your talking about

  • http://www.bbl.org.uk Josh D

    They only named Shaq the co MVP becuase of his history with Kobe, if anyone deserved to be co MVP it was STAT or CP3

  • Young Chris MP3

    nbk: Then why does Lebron sound so uneducated when he speaks?

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    The issue I had with Kobe’s ASG “performance” wasn’t that it was “Fake”, but that is was so extremely selfish. His insecurity is actually visible. Kobe is a great player, no one in their right mind can dispute that. But the facts remain, he’s never won a chip without Shaq and he is the clearest example of a psychohpath/megalomaniac in professional hoops.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Josh D is a moron. Kobe only got it because he wouldn’t stop jacking up shots. Shaq was clearly the most entertaining player in the game. It wasn’t even close, IMO.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    …and Seed, what “championship of his own” are you referring to for Kobe? Kobe and the Fakeshow crumpled against the Celtics last year. Remeber them completely giving up in game 6? Thought so.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com albie1kenobi

    For once I agree with Tarzan’s 0 point dunk on Nate

  • http://iwantoutofokc.com/ James the balla

    CorkStar is funny. KG doesn’t have a ring with without PP or Ray. Make him any less of a player? What about Parker? He doesn’t have one without Duncan! Anyless of a player? Like the only time you can say he hasn’t had one without someone is if he is the only player on the floor. Corkstar, if and when he wins a ship this year. Gues what … he will do it with Pau Gasol anddddd Derek Fisher. Which means he hasn’t won one without DFIsh. O and if he wins one with Pau, I guess after Shaq he hasn’t won one without Pau. O and Phil Jackson too. I mean why isn’t Kobe the only person on the roster. And be the coach and medical staff as well. Then we can almost say he did it without anyone. Except for the Laker organization. IDIOT

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    700

  • http://iwantoutofokc.com/ James the balla

    BET and myself had it at like 1100 during the Kobe post where he was named number one before the season!!

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    @ MP3: because he has street cred

  • http://thepaintedarea.blogspot.com/2009/02/quick-fernando-martin-note.html nbk

    Click on my name and read the story, if it does not make your day then it will surely give you goosebumps. If you read truehoop and read the Fernando Martin Story don’t worry about it. Its the same thing

  • http://iwantoutofokc.com/ James the balla

    WOw … cool story.

  • illydiva

    I know it’s late, and I was remiss in not live blogging on Saturday; but aside from the Dunk Contest being AWFUL anymore, I am sick to death of Nate Robinson. (Disclaimer: I will admit to not getting over his robbery of Iggy in ’07 but this has nothing to do with that.) Is Nate going to win every contest just because he’s 5’10? His dunks are either unoriginal and/or fake. He DID NOT dunk over Dwight Howard. He clearly used his hand to hoist himself over Howard and what’s impressive about that? Rudy was robbed. If Rudy was booed for taking too long, Nate should’ve been booed for using a trampoline in the previous dunk. Rudy’s dunks were the most creative and unique. I’m only 5’5 but I will forever hate short people because of Nate Robinson.

  • http://thepaintedarea.blogspot.com/2009/02/quick-fernando-martin-note.html nbk

    A few things about the Dunk Contest- Rudy did not get robbed – Nate Robinson Jumping off of Wilson Chandler is not like a trampoline at all, where do you see his body pushing Nate Robinson back into the air at all? If anything his back took height out of Robinsons dunk (but it did not deserve a 49 or whatever), and JR Smith is who got robbed, if you watch the contest him and Nate Rob did the SAME dunk to start and Robinson got 3 more points. THen on the second dunk JR got a better score then robinson meaning he should have actually beat him. And being there it awfully felt like the Finals of that contest were predetermined…..the finals were entertaining but the NBA’s intentions in the matter were transparant

  • http://iwantoutofokc.com/ James the balla

    Yeah … the off the back just doesn’t make any sense. I use to do that when I was in grade 9 first getting into basketball. I am only 5″9′, but sitll throw it down. But that right there … it was sad. Disrespectful to all short folk like myself!!

  • http://iwantoutofokc.com/ James the balla

    Cosign NBK. They were predetermined!!

  • http://myspace.com/arodakaroman and1ballermj2350

    Hey Rashard Lewis eats micky D’s, i was behind him in line!

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    @James the balla swallowa: The difference is thet TD’s chips all came with him as the best player on his team, same with KG, and almsot every other great winner in the history of the game. Kobe is best as a second fiddle, and knowing that drives him crazy. You too, apparently.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Also, Rudy’s dunk was very nice but it took WAY TOO LONG. Go back and watch the Vince, or even Jason Richardson, everything is clean and powerful on the first try. I’m not saying that anyone this year got close to Vince or JRich, but taking 8 or 9 tries, there’s absolutely NO WAY anyone is going to be ale to fully appreciate it. Its just too anticlimactic.

  • http://iwantoutofokc.com/ James the balla

    KG best on his team .. why did PP get finals MVP. And Ray Allen hold them together?

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    KG was the reason they won it. Its not all about scoring points. Kobe fans forget that pretty easily. Not surprised its ahrd for a little 5’9″ dude to appreciate the subtle value of a defensive big man.

  • http://thepaintedarea.blogspot.com/2009/02/quick-fernando-martin-note.html nbk

    And I hate the judging the THROW wtf its not a passing contest. Like why did JR Smith have to have his teammate through from the crowd? They need to do away with the teammate pass thing its garbage. LeBron – Josh Smith – Rodney Carney – Russel Westbrook 2010 dunk contest (in my dreams)

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    what does “and Ray Allen hold them together?” Mean?

  • http://iwantoutofokc.com/ James the balla

    lol so then MJ didn’t win they’re 6 championships? It was actually Pippen and Kerr?

  • http://myspace.com/arodakaroman and1ballermj2350

    Hey Rashard Lewis eats micky D’s, i was behind him in line on saturday!

  • http://thepaintedarea.blogspot.com/2009/02/quick-fernando-martin-note.html nbk

    James – MVP of the FINALS goes to the best offensive player. Defense got them there and KG is their defense

  • http://iwantoutofokc.com/ James the balla

    Well if it wasn’t for Ray Allen getting hot they wouldn’t have beaten the Lakers. He was on fire. REason being he was left open all the time!!

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    cosign NBK on the teammate routine being beyond played out. Pau’s silly little behind the back pass basically ruined it for Rudy. If he could’ve pulled that off on the 1st or 2nd try he would’ve been in the finals. Also, I fear we’ve entered the era of prop dominated dunk contests…

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    I’ll say it again James, Jordan was the BEST player on those Bulls teams. Yes, it takes a strong supporting cast for ALL championships. Scottie was the greatest second fiddle of all time, with Kobe as a close second.

  • http://thepaintedarea.blogspot.com/2009/02/quick-fernando-martin-note.html nbk

    KG is the most important player on the Celtics James – regardless of how much other guys help KG is their engine. Ray Allen is like the emergency brake – if the emergency brake was equal to a 3 pointer – Paul Pierce would be the gas. But not of that matters without the engine

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    No matter how hard he tries Kobe won’t be able to shoot his way to a ring without a true defensive big man to cover his ass. Jordan was able to do that, over and over again. Which is part of the reason it was so special.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Paul Pierce was absolutely unconcious during the Finals, but I don’t think the Celtics get there without KG. And that seems pretty obvious…

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    This again?

  • http://thepaintedarea.blogspot.com/2009/02/quick-fernando-martin-note.html nbk

    I think this is the first time I have ever agreed with you 100% ciolk

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Blame James the Balla, E. He tried to extend my take on Kobe’s inabaility to be a champ w/o Shaq as an indictment on the C’s and Dynasty Bulls. Doesn’t make sense to me either.

  • http://thepaintedarea.blogspot.com/2009/02/quick-fernando-martin-note.html nbk

    And why did they ask the fans to vote for MVP of the game? There is not humanly possible way Kobe & Shaq got the same amount of votes? WHy did they want us to text in? I didn’t see the game on TV so if they said I wouldn’t know

  • Justin

    ciolkstar is heated. lol

  • Justin

    nbk the media voted for Shaq and the fan vote went to Kobe. It was similar to the electoral college. They both ended up getting 6 points, so they got co-MVPs.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    This is way off topic but i just read that Phelps got poppoed for drunk driving when he was 19, apologized, and no one ever brought it up again. How is that less of a big deal than hitting a bong ata party when you’re 23 or whatever? In the story it said he would NOT be charger… what the hell could they have charged him with?! Not possesion, not PI because he was at a private home, I think its pretty scary that people even thought he should or even COULD be charged with a crime…

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Here’s something simple that most of the basketball-knowing world is aware of, and only Lakers fans don’t know or can’t swallow their fanship fast enough to accept it: the majority of people that belive Kobe is Micahel’s equal are Lakers fans. That being said….it’s a muted argument. The press (including SLAM)comes up with headlines and comparisons on a monthly or nightly basis to garner ratings, revenue, what have you and use some oversaturated numbers to promote their falsehoods. Let me ask yo uguys a question….when we saw the SLAM cover revealed and it was touting the headline “Can Anyone Guard Kobe” (parphrasing)was anyone expecting some cool, stats driven writeup that showed where he stands in that discussion? Possibly comparing Kobe to the games great, past and present, and having an “imaginary” analysis of how guys like Michael Cooper, Scottie Pippen and yes….even Michael Jordan could match up today with Mambo. Yeah, me too. Instead…we got a typical state of the Lakers…how’s Kobe doing piece. It was completley misleading, but panders to a certain audience….and Lakers fans make up the largest majority of ball fans and Kobe is the current centerpiece of that chapter of Lakers history. Ben O/Ryan gave us a definitive explanation as to why the mags covers are picked a certain way…so it should be obvious….but instead, false arguments are made…time and time again…because the fact of the matter is….the talent level of the current NBA is at an all time high, individually. So many guys are SO good…it’s hard to choose who’s best…sometimes from night to night. As a guy who followed Jordan’s career from college to close…as a teenager until I was an adult….I can tell you…..once Michael got his first title (and the whispers were there before that)there was NEVER, EVER discussion of who was the best player in the game….like the Kobe/Lebron nonsense that happens daily around here. Sure guys like Karl Malone and Charles Barkley were gifted a couple of MVP’s and had great years when they won and had solid teams behind them, but everyone knew…and still knows if you saw the complete body of Michael’s work. Was he a perfect player? No. Did he fail in situations? Yes. Was he portrayed in a light that covered his personality faults? Yes. But he made a legend out of being at his best in the biggest moments (something that Kobe and his team (s) have failed at miserably twice) and until someone else comes along and does just that…..there isn’t room for discussion….everyone else is outside in the waiting room..waiting for an invite into that room he’s at.

  • http://thepaintedarea.blogspot.com/2009/02/quick-fernando-martin-note.html nbk

    thats retarted- so comvp was predetermined?

  • http://thepaintedarea.blogspot.com/2009/02/quick-fernando-martin-note.html nbk

    Eboy – You should post that everywhere Lakers fans are…..I 100% Cosign what you just said.

  • http://thepaintedarea.blogspot.com/2009/02/quick-fernando-martin-note.html nbk

    Its a 4 person room though – Michael, Magic, Bird, Russel – Russel at the head of the table but everyone is starring for Michael

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    COSIGN EBOY

  • Caleb

    CP3 was the only guy with a double double, and was close to a triple double… but no MVP?

  • Caleb

    The slam dunk contest and the all-star MVP thing… both had a feel of being predetermined nonsense.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    nice one eboy. might i add the “no hands allowed” perimeter defensive rules of today. can anyone imagine what jordan would have done if you couldnt touch him on the perimeter? he would have avgd at least 40 every year.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    In the news: Fred Taylor cut by the Jaguars.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    @Caleb: They always have that feeling. And they probably are. Rudy’s dunks? They were great. Last place? No. But, you know, don’t care about the judging. Just watching it is fun, I don’t trouble myself with all of the rest.

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    Y’all see that massive article in the NY Times magazine with Shane Battier as the centerpiece?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Yeah, I did, Allenp. Great stuff, too. They touch on a lot of good stuff there.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    ^Yeah, I was at my folks house yesterday and my mom said I should read it. I haven’t yet but I think its mostly about Darryl Morey (The rockets GM), PER, and other newfangled metrics used to analyze sports.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com.dacre Dacre

    Russ Bengtson Posted: Feb.15 at 11:27 pm
    And Reggie says “BFFs” to put a rancid cherry on the heaping sh*t sundae he’s been making all night.
    _______________________________________________
    I’m officially hooked on Russ….

  • http://slamonline.com tina

    I’m sure there are a lot of Laker fans that know the difference between their favorite player & the best player. Not all Laker fans think that Kobe is the best so please stop with the hate. Oh & i’m not sure how some guys say it, i think it goes something like this– nbk please stop riding eboys jock.

  • Melo Man TO

    @NBK that was a gud story
    and its tru, Jr did get robbed. this whole giving 50′s because hes 5’3 is getting ridiculous.
    and Cosign with Eboy: MJ= GOAT, only Lakers fans argue but Kobe himself admitted it

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    “James the balla Posted: Feb.16 at 3:09 pm
    BET and myself had it at like 1100 during the Kobe post where he was named number one before the season!!” “Ben Osborne Posted: Feb.15 at 8:23 pm
    Not one for multitasking, huh BETCATS? Truth is I respect you for focusing on just watching the game. In this era of liveblogs that seems nice and quaint.”

    I’m so important!!

  • Caleb

    @Moose – word

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Eboy, thanks for all the help today. Everyone: me/Lang/Ryne were traveling and getting reacclimated today. Not sure where Mutoni was but he had given us a heads up…and our office was closed. Hence the slowness. The ad in that corner of the site is run by Google…I’ll look into if they can take it down or be more demanding of their advertisers, but I just wanted to clarify that SLAM sells (or gives away, or trades, whatever the case may be) the banner ad on top of homepage and the box ad below SLAMTV. The ad box in the lower lefthand corner in the box that says “ads by Google” is, well, an ad by Google.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    One PS on the slow day here; Jukai, considering us a federal institution works as well.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Gotta admire the interaction you guys from the Dome have been showing recently, Ben. It’s cool reading your reactions to suggestions/putdowns/critique etc.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Jukai has excellent insight haha. Ben FTW with the most in depth comment on ads of the week.

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  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    ahhh…Ads by google. So ya’ll have no say in who advertises in that space. Well just thought I’d let people know that them sh!ts is fake. It mostly pisses me off because I want to buy those Vs, but I *know* that they’re fakes. (there’s no way they have a full size run at $75 a pair)

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Did some more research…we actually can try and request that the bootleg shoe sellers ads come down. Should be down in next day or two. Thanks all for the heads up.

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