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Sunday, February 14th, 2010 at 5:23 pm  |  229 responses

Links: NBA 2010 All-Star Game Liveblog

Push it to the limit give it mooooore!

by Lang Whitaker

Howdy partners! It’s about three hours before tip-off and I’m sitting courtside here in Dallas, ready for All-Star 2010. I got here to Cowboys Stadium at noon to do some stuff on NBATV. And let me just say, this building is amazing. Like, really, really, really amazing. Walking in was like boarding the Starship Enterprise. I was here early enough to see Alicia Keys and Shakira rehearse, and they will not disappoint. (Luckily, Usher decided to start practicing while we were doing “The Beat” live on NBA TV. That was fun.)

Anyway, tonight has potential to be really good.

(Oh, and the scoreboard!)

Anyway! We’ll be chattering away here tonight during the game, the way only the SLAMonline fam does. Looking forward to it. I’ll be back closer to tipoff…

• Early celeb spotting: Jermaine Dupri, Jesse Jackson, Jerry Jones.

• It’s almost 7:00 PM here, when the festivities begin. They’re introducing an astronaut who took an All-Star jersey into space, apparently. Or maybe he bought it there.

• Chris Tucker in the house. Also, Gabrielle Union. Also, Ludacris.

• I tried to convince Joe Johnson to shoot every time he touches the ball tonight. We’ll see if that works. It would be awesome if the All-Star Game turned into Iso-Joe.

• Wale in the house.

• Just spent 45 seconds looking around trying to figure out where the score was.

• Time for introductions. Lights out, flashes, and…of course, here comes Usher.

• Seeing an uncomfortable Stan Van Gundy on the scoreboard during introductions cracked me up. HUGE ovation for Derrick Rose. Joe Johnson was pretty Joe Johnson as he rose up through the floor. I know it was corny, but I liked when they danced.

• And it’s pretty funny to hear 90,000 people scream when they hear Li’l Jon say, “Let’s go!”

• Just saw Jerry Stackhouse ask an usher (not Usher) where his seats were.

• West. Pau gets a healthy cheer, but so far Kobe and Wade have the loudest cheers. Little surprised they didn’t boo Wade, you know, considering the 2006 Finals.

• And Dirk gets the big cheers, the Romo-sized cheers. Where’s J-Simpson?

• Anthems: Gretchen Wilson did a great job on the US Anthem (with flag presented by soldiers from Ft. Hood), and the Canadian Tenors did the Canadian Anthem. No idea who they are, but they were good, too.

• We should consider this whole thing a win since the Black Eyed Peas aren’t involved, right?

• Just realized I haven’t actually seen Mark Cuban all weekend. Would be funny if he went to the Keys or something for the weekend.

• In an odd turn of events, the internet signal here in Cowboys Stadium is awesome, but the cellphone signal is a wash.

• West leads 6-3 early. Who’s going to be the first All-Star to going flying off the raised court? My guess is Gerald Wallace.

• First timeout of the game with the West leading 18-17. Nash has 5 assists, Melo leads all with 8 points.

• During that last time-out, they had a bunch of, um, in-shape women dunking off of trampolines. That could’ve been the best All-Star party of the weekend.

• Next timeout has video of Chris Paul singing “On Bended Knee,” and then Shaq singing “MotownPhilly,” then Dirk singing “End of the Road,” then LeBron and a tone-deaf Derrick Rose singing “Hard to Say Goodbye To Yesterday.” Funny stuff.

• Craig Sager’s tie is sparkly. Henry Abbott just ran down and did some reporting and found out where it came from.

• After one, the East leads 37-34. Melo leads everyone with 13 points, Dwight with 11. Only 1 foul on the East. Mark Cuban is probably furious about this somewhere.

• I wonder if Shaq and the Jabbawockeez are watching this game together somewhere?

• David Lee had a dunk attempt stripped and then just fouled Pau with the and-1. Josh Smith woulda dunked on someone by now.

• Just spotted Sam Perkins in a three-piece suit. Also here, Mark Aguirre in a DePaul long-sleeved t-shirt. Contrasts.

• During a timeout, Derek Fisher just came out with a bunch of kids in NBA Cares t-shirts to talk about NBA Cares. I was hoping he’s sing “If You’re Out There.” He didn’t.

• West is up 51-47 with 8 mins to go in the second. I was hoping we’d get to 200, but don’t think it’s happening.

• The last All-Star to get playing time? Jason Kidd. Most minutes played so far is Dwyane Wade with 12.

• Floyd Mayweather just walked past us with a seven-person entourage, of which Mayweather was the smallest member by far.

• They announce members of the Dream Team: Pippen, Mullin, Ewing and Magic. Other Dream Teamers — not invited!

• Pretty sure nobody tuned into All-Star to see a Kidd/Kaman two-man game.

• Kaman and Nowitzki running das two-man game!

• Joe Johnson’s giving us a little Iso-Joe. When Chris Bosh will pass the ball, that is.

• And at the half, the East leads 76-69. Nice halves for Melo (17 pts) and Durant (10 pts). Bosh is leading the game in minutes played with 15, Melo has 8 boards and Nash and Wade have 7 assists apiece.

• Now, Shakira and Alicia Keys.

• Rick Fox and Eliza Dushku just walked past me, hand in hand.

• I guess The Who wasn’t available?

• Waiting for my pulse to settle after that Shakira performance…

• David Stern just texted Roger Goodell and said, “That’s how you do a halftime.”

• I was just joking about Shakira. As far as Wifey knows.

• Second Half!

• Dwight Howard just dribbled the length of the court and came in for the hammer dunk, and he was coming directly at me the entire way (I’m sitting just behind the basket). And there’s no way in the world I’d ever try and take that charge.

• Mark Cuban is making his way down press row, glad-handing all the writers. He even has his shirt tucked in. Hey, it’s a start.

• The East is getting loose a little bit here, opening up a 9 point lead, 97-88, with 5:33 to go. Lots of dunks from Bron and Dwight.

• Check this out from Dwight.

• East up 103-94, Bron going full-blast out there. Wade has 16 and 10.

• Just showed Shaq on the scoreboard, and he kissed D-Scott on the head.

• I think Mark Cuban and Jerry Jones are having a cipher.

• PA announcer just said, “Ladies and Gentlemen, Spike Lee!” And no mention of Swizz Beatz, sitting next to him.

• After three, the East leads 113-104. Mark Cuban and Jerry Jones are out on the court now trying to get the crowd hyped.

• Attendance is 108,713. Yikes.

• Score is actually 118-112, I think. Score here on the official box scores on our table is wrong, or maybe delayed.

• Derrick Rose just got subbed out of the game, and the only player standing and clapping (loudly) on the East bench was KG. The man is a team player.

• Ben just said “Whoa!” I turned and looked left and saw about half a dozen mascots in those inflatable suits all standing in place, bouncing up and down. A jarring sight.

• All mascots in every sport must have had to learn the “Single Ladies” dance.

• LeBron nearly went off the edge of the court there in front of the East bench. Closest anyone’s come yet, I think.

• East leading 135-126, with 3:52 left. Seem way more into this than the West right now.

• Prediction: Co-MVPs, Shaq and Kobe.

• East up 2, 1:46 to go. The MVP is ON THE LINE!

• Chris Bosh shakes loose for an oop and…MISSES it.

• Chauncey goes one-on-one and scores on an elbow jumper. Tie game.

• East misses, West comes down, game on the line…and Wade strips Deron Williams. For some reason the West fouls? The score was tied? Why did they foul? Weird. Wade calmly knocks down two free throws to give the East a 139-137 lead with 12.7 left.

• West ball. They go to Dirk on the wing, he gets Dirk in the air and draws two shots. Dirk to the line to tie it. Good and…good.

• Game tied at 139 with 7.7 left. East looks for Wade, covered, then Bron, covered. Dwight’s the third option, and he gives it back to a cutting Bosh, who gets fouled by Billups. A native Dallas dude to the line…good, and good. East leads 141-139, with 5 seconds left. Melo goes for three to win…and misses. Game, East wins 141-139.

Wade finishes with 28 and 11. Bron with 25 and 6.

Thanks for hanging in with us all night on the Liveblog. I’ve been taking photos all weekend for a long post next week when we return to NYC.

And we out.

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

    Managed to wrangle the afternoon off from work… game tips at 2pm here in New Zealand. Great seats Lang.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    Man I can’t get over Brown, Wallace and DeRozan… Nate actually dunked pretty good. And Derozan had two nice dunks but … man!!!
    No Kobe, CP3, Iverson (kind of) and Rose is possibly out?
    The HORSE game didn’t make sense, the 3rd person didn’t have to make the shot. And it was boring… plusssss how many commercials were during HORSE, had to be a T.V. record!!!
    The 3 point shootout was terrible too. One person hit 20 and that was it.
    Me and all my friends found ourselves watching the Olympics over All Star weekend. What has this world come to?

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    Fellas I have a feeling tonight has the potential to make up for the lackluster last evening…

  • MikeC.

    Did anybody catch the Sprite amateur dunk-off? It was much better than the NBA’s Dunk Contest. The Air Up There pulled off two dunks that I’ve never seen before. Somebody already mentioned this idea in a previous thread, but I’m throwing it out there again; we need to see the winner of the amateur dunk-off go up against the NBA’s dunkers in the Dunk Contest. Going against an amateur will make the NBA’s dunkers bring out their best.

  • guti

    nashty for mvp.

  • MikeC.

    Nash-Dirk co-MVPs.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    I hope so lang… hey did you get to chat with josh Smith yet about not being selected for the All Star team?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    To be honest… when Bron played in his first All Star game, they had a little dunk off at the end. I hope they do that tonight, Bron, Wade, Durant … just let loose for the last 3 minutes of the game. In order for that to happen it will have to be a blow out… but I would like to see it to make up for the lack of dunking we had the other night!!

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

    Wasn’t that dunk off thing with LeBron etc in the Rookie/Soph game? Not the actual All Star game?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    Yeah it was NZ… my bad!!

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

    Lang this game will need to be a triple OT epic – with LeBron doing something crazy to win it at the buzzer – to make up for the events so far. Its been that bad.

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    @James: Josh is in Turks and Caicos.
    MikeC: I talked about that on The Beat.

  • http://slamonline.com GotHandles?

    worst dunk contest i’ve ever witnessed. all the missing is ridiculous. tonight should be dope.

  • therighttoremainsalient

    To me, the allstar weekend/dunk comp yesterday was like a really badly executed first date. I know “the girl” though, and she is fine so I’m going to give it another shot and see how we go today…

    Durant for MVP.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    i cant wait to not hear that fn usher song anymore. the only thing more annoying was “the bum” in horse. cant wait for shaq to take his place.

  • http://slamonline.com Matt Lawyue

    I DVR’d the events last night (Chinese New Year celebrations) and watched them this morning. From all the twitter pics/chatter today, it already seems tonight’s going to outdo last night by a mile.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    It’s weird.
    When I was 16, I was the same height I am now. 5″9′. I could run and jump and hang on the rim. No particular training, just a lot of basketball.
    But I remember certain times, when girls would be at my game, or I would be playing pick up ball and some ladies were watching. I could jump about 6 inches higher lol, and had a whole new repertoire. I can only imagine being in front of 40 thousand women … how are these dunk competitions becoming so bad?
    @Lang – Not sure what Turks and Caicos is but it sounds like a taco bell lol!!

  • Nghiem

    Dallas looks really cold…

  • therighttoremainsalient

    @James the Balla – I call it the “maximity congruency”. I’ve experienced the exact same “fanfare to performance” level of basketball showmanship. I think there must be a ceiling to these things – see those dunks in front of 25 of the hottest chicks you know and a few of your mates, probably would have got you the trophy, a french kiss and a feed at Ihop. Inside a stadium of +30,000?…It’s just not enough..

  • therighttoremainsalient

    Turks and caicos…are they Islands…?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    You’re right main.
    Yeah, could be… I am watching entourage and don’t feel like googling it!!

  • therighttoremainsalient

    I’m putting out an early bid for DURANT for MVP. Although I would like to see the following:
    * Nash get 20 assists.
    * LeBron James with a triple double – Points Assists BLOCKS.
    * Dirk hitting a shot on the buzzer, falling out of bounds and getting fouled on the play – he proceeds to fall into the lap of Scarlett Johansson and they talk briefly, flirt in quasi-german and then next week start dating (I would expect them to marry at the end of the year).
    N.B. Not all of these things have to happen in the one game…

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

    Darkhorse MVP pick: Chris Bosh. Standard if-I-had-to bet-my-life pick: Durant.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    Deron Williams… MVP

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    I feel very thankful to be sitting here. Awesome view of the whole situation.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    I feel very thankful for you rubbing that in lol.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    These Old Spice adds are soooo weird.
    It’s sad that we still have to argue/discuss the “superman” nickname/tag. Grow up and get over it.

  • http://fdjsklf.com Jukai

    David Lee MVP… you heard it here

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi Twersky

    You say whatup to miss Gabrielle U., fam? Also, what a hyped commercial for the game TNT just aired with Common! B-B-Bangin!

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  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Luda!!!

  • Nghiem

    Haha, deja vu?

  • http://Www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Is the Dunk contest over yet?

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Oh, and James, I wasn’t trying to rub in at all. Was trying to show I’m not taking it for granted. Gabby wasn’t really checking for us, Tzvi.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi Twersky

    Ludacris has been played out for a minute. If J. Cole or Meek Millz is in the building, that’d be what’sup.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Is James Harden secretly from Philly?

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Don’t forget to read Lang’s blog, everyone.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi Twersky

    Meanwhile, for those watching on TV, if you like baseball, head over to espn during commercial breaks. They’re evaluating MLB offseason moves team by team.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Tzvi, “Last of a Dying Breed” has only been out for a little more than a year, no?

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi Twersky

    That is a philly beard, Ben. We’ll claim him.

  • vongustedt

    what time is tipoff plz?

  • michael scorn

    I just watched the “More than a Game” movie about LeBron James. I take back any negative thing I ever typed or said about him.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    @Tzvi@8:16: go Dodgers!

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Hi Laura!

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    @michael scorn: definitely a great movie

  • Candice

    I was afraid that the were just going to film the scoreboard.

  • http://Www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I say Dirk gets 40+.

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

    Usher lip-syncing.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi Twersky

    Ben, Theatre of the Mind was alright. But his vintage tracks were $. Now he’s not much better than the next man. Lang, thoughts on Usher’s performance? Hope we don’t see him on NBA commercials in May/June.

  • http://slamonline.com Matt Lawyue

    This is the first time I’m hearing the actual song, and not the chorus from Usher.

  • http://slamonline.com Maurice Bobb

    Ursher ladies and germs! He see that Chris Brown spot opening. He’s comin’ for that crown baby

  • Jay

    Is that Usher or Capt. Jack Sparrow?? wtf

  • http://fdjsklf.com Jukai

    Holy christ… this is already more impressive of an intro than any other all-star game. It doesn’t seem cheesy. It seems crazy big.

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

    What, no Jabbawockeez?

  • http://slamonline.com Matt Lawyue

    “From the New York Knicks, David Lee!” Sorry, I had to.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    King James

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi Twersky

    KG deserves to be out there like I do.

  • http://slamonline.com Maurice Bobb

    L Beezy with the dipsey doo dance. He needs to drop a triple double on ‘em tonight

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi Twersky

    Usher and them girls are doing some serious things on stage. Good thing the games on at 830, and no kids are up watching.

  • backboard

    oh lord, please make him stop. i mean usher…

  • Candice

    Didn’t know D. Rose has such a following in Dallas.

  • namik

    Are we a little late over here in India? They’re just starting to rise out of the floor…Nash seems pretty excited about it. I say Dirkistan for MVP this time.

  • namik

    Usher again? Damn..Coulda been worse. It couldve been…Omarion.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    So who’s it gonna be tonight? East or West?

  • http://Www.slamonline.com Eboy

    No Shaq=no fun.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Is Miley Cyrus from Texas?
    I’m kinda expecting her to just pop up any time now.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Ah, this reminds me of Hendrix playing with his teeth.
    But totally not.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi Twersky

    Stackhouse! Thanks for that, Lang. Let’s get this underway!

  • namik

    If the Suns trade Amar’e then I say Nash should just come straight back to Dallas. They management is just terrible (turrible?) up in Phoenix..

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    The elevated court is very Final Four-ish.

  • namik

    Holy crap, that screen is massive! Cubes definetly looked out for the fans..

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

    @Eboy: will miss Shaq bringing it up then crossing it over out by the 3 point line.

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Checking in from São Paulo, Brazil – can’t belive I am missing a night of carnaval to watch television, but hey basketball will always be my biggest love (although naked women & beer is a close 2nd and 3rd). Good game fellas!

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Dirk Feature in SLAM 136: On Sale Now!

  • Fat Lever

    Dirk with the “Everythings bigger in Texas” mention. Think he said that because he feels inadequate after the whole Greg Oden fiasco? Pause.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    That was the jabbawakeez I think.
    And I know Ben… just f()cking around!!

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    First All-Star dilemma; do I want annoying Brazilian commentators or Reggie Miller’s squeaky voice poluting my hearing.

  • http://slamonline.com Maurice Bobb

    The uni’s are actually kinda fly this year

  • http://slamonline.com Matt Lawyue

    Lang- the black eyed peas WILL find their way into some part of tonight. It’s inevitable.

  • http://slamonline.com Maurice Bobb

    D Wade with the pass off the board to himself for the slam jam bam! Gotta love it when that happens

  • Candice

    Lebron has already taking too many shots.

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Durant will be MVP, I’m calling that before he’s even on the floor.

  • http://slamonline.com Maurice Bobb

    I dared Dwight to shoot threes in the game during warmups earlier. I guess he listened…

  • TraceMc

    why is reggie miller, the stupid f###, allowed to come even close to a microfon, AGAIN ??
    ruins the whole evening…

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    If pink is for breast cancer awareness, then the light blue shoes Bron is rocking has to be for prostate cancer, right?

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Or maybe Melo will claim the award. Who you guys got?

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Dwight looks great. Getting ball more than he does in Magic games. You’d never think SVG was the coach…

  • http://fdjsklf.com Jukai

    My boy Nash with what, four assists already? I love this already; no defense, of course, but not sloppy play! This is good basketball. Lots of ball movement!
    Lebron doesn’t seem to be overly controlling the ball, meaning he’s letting someone else win MVP this year

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

    Dig the unis… I hate the Black Eyed Peas… elevated floor looks like a stage… and shouldn’t they have the Czar in there instead of Reggie?

  • http://slamonline.com Maurice Bobb

    Don’t sleep, Nash still got moves for that a**

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Anyone else get the feeling Adidas messed around w. Nike by telling them the allstar jerseys would be more teal-ish then pulled a switcheroo? Lebron, Bosh and PP’s shoes are ghastly.

  • http://slamonline.com Maurice Bobb

    Ok, I’m not liking the lukewarm reception D Will is getting from Dallas fans. He played high school here. Give the man some hometown love people

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Dwight Howard has GOOD shooting form. That 3 was a beaut.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Ooooh Chris Bosh!

  • http://slamonline.com Maurice Bobb

    The Boyz II Men, NBA Talent skit was very funny. Nice work NBA

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    I LUV the picture quality of this telecast. Was kinda worried they might have the cameras too far away à la Soccer. Beautiful stadium screen, Cubes /Jerry Jones did well there.

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

    ‘um, in shape-women’. Haha.

  • http://slamonline.com Nima Zarrabi

    Co-sign Ben. Very, very thankful. I was headed for an elevator until I was informed my credential landed me on the floor.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    @Maurice: I agree. I thought it was weird that Durant (U of T, sure, but only for a year), got more applause than DWill. Though I guess it’s tough to cheer a Jazz player if you’re a Mavs fan…though Thunder should be considered tough soon, too.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    90K in da place and you could here a pin drop. Not good. Stop playing D in the next 2 quarters and give the people a show, men. D up in the 4th. Zero penetration, lots of jumpers.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    The Eastern All-Star Colorways make the Jordan 2010s look REAL fresh.

  • http://slamonline.com Nima Zarrabi

    The dunking divas were awesome. And very hot.

  • http://slamonline.com Maurice Bobb

    The Truth trying to show off some of that “best of all time” long range shooting that netted him the trophy last night. Nice win, but PP isn’t even the best shooter on his team, much less in history. GTFOH

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    2nd quarter. Is this where SVG gives DRose his 9mins of playing time?

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

    Pretty sure PP was kidding around with that Maurice…

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    sorry darksaber but yuo win the stupidest thing said here today…D12 shooting form is awful, he doesnt follow his shot. I like kob doesnt need a suit and a tie all the time, i wouold do the same, dress like you like fellas!

  • TraceMc

    wtf is “nota” ??
    “can’t wait” for them becoming popular over here in europe/germany……

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Um, the Blazers sure could use Zach Randolph these days, huh?

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Sporting: and i care what you say to me because….?

  • http://slamonline.com Maurice Bobb

    D Will with two killa moves. This is yo house baby, like literally.

  • http://slamonline.com Maurice Bobb

    @Ben Z-Bo was real humble at Media Availability. I’d never guess he was the same guy portrayed by the media

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    dwill most fun to watch till now

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Yeah, Deron sure looks like he belongs. 1st time Allstar, ridiculous. Hope this is 1st of many selections.

  • matt

    deron for mvp!?

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    didnt said you care but if a guy says shaq has a great shooting form i´ll tell him thats not right!

  • TraceMc

    i love the fact that dirk and nasty were looking at the russian-bar artist the entire timeout

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Fish is gonna find a horse’s head on his pillow when he wakes up tomorrow, Don Stern don’t play.

  • http://slamonline.com Nima Zarrabi

    How do you make the USA team before the all-star team? D-will is phenomenal.

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    YOU BET THE BLAZERS COULD USE Z-BO!!! EASY BUCKETS IS REALLY WHAT WE NEED, not mutch defense but i dont give a fu(k right now, would love z-bo rebounding also..too bad he was a headcase, good for him that he finally give up the cocaine! hes a baller!

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    sporting: no problem man, whatever makes you feel good about yourself.

  • http://slamonline.com Nima Zarrabi

    I am so glad the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders are here. This will never get old. For me.

  • http://slamonline.com Maurice Bobb

    “You may not like me, but you will respect me” – D Will to Stadium

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    dont feel bad dude, sometimes you just need to shut up, you didnt.hahaha

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    dwill mos def has a hop in his step

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nima Zarrabi

    @ Darksaber: Love the Godfather reference. Fish should have listened to Tom Hagen, aka Adam Silver.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Dirk to Caveman: Deeeereutschlaaaaand!!! geiler dunk von Kaman.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    I thought it was a pretty good half. Gonna check the halftime show and then run around the stadium a bit.

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    lol, now you talkin

  • http://fdjsklf.com Jukai

    Good all-star game so far. Deron is killin’ it.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Lang, you can now release your Shakira rehearsal pics, right? Right?

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    why is allways reggie freakin miller? sh1t, dude is annoying as hell…

  • http://fdjsklf.com Jukai

    Oh damn, Shakira’s on… uh, I’ll BRB guys I gotta uhhhh take care of something

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    guys, SHAKIRA OR ALICIA??! I REALLY CANT MAKE UP MY MIND!! beautifull and some hot a$$es on those girls, MY GOOODDDD!! MY dream, both of them of course. classy both of them too

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Hmm, i wonder why closeups of Miss Shakiea’s tushy always make me crave jelly. Fascinating.

  • http://fdjsklf.com Jukai

    What the hell this marching band nonsense killed my erec— uh, hype about the halftime show…

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

    Shakira’s legs.

  • http://slamonline.com Maurice Bobb

    I call dibs on Shakira as my Valentine

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    NBA>NFL

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    Juk’s I know hahaha the marching band guy looked retarded!!

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Juk’s: those last two comments were hilarious.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    I have no idea what she’s talking/singing about but.. yeh. I like what she’s doing.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Maurice: over my (and my girlfriends) dead bodies.

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    I guess The Who wasn’t available.

  • http://fdjsklf.com Jukai

    Alicia Key’s voice is beautiful. She truly is a talented musician..
    but, yeah, let’s just say I don’t have to be watching the TV to appreciate the performance like I had to with Shakira.

  • http://slamonline.com Maurice Bobb

    Oh, and I’m taking A Keys as my lover

  • Anthony

    i didnt expect to hear a glimpse of Chopin music during the all star game, and yeah Shakira is fu****g hot

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    where’s jigga? Alicia is great solo too, though.

  • http://slamonline.com Maurice Bobb

    We may have to joust for that one Darksaber. She is muy delicioso. Gotta have her

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Can we get closeups of the Allstar’s faces? Bet they have that blissful look MJ had when Mariah was serenading him.

  • Christie

    This has been VERY inappropriate for young children. What were they thinking? Glad the Olympics were on.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Maurice: i’ll go get my lance and mace ready. See you in a bit. Hehe

  • John LA

    by far only alicia keys is not lip syncing. tsk tsk!

  • http://fdjsklf.com Jukai

    Darksaber: I think that blissful look was because Mariah was honoring HIM. I think no one can quite get off MJ like hearing people talk about how great he is.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Jukai: so true, though Mariah was smoking in that Jersey/Mini she had on. Thought MJ was contemplating a possible Date with her later…

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    yeah MJ doesnt dig pu$$y, he likes praise for himself a litle bit more…Alicia: ” hey MJ wanna have dinner or smthing?” MJ: “what, Magic was better than who??!!!” wheres Anton when we need him?

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

    Kenny Smith describing halftime show: ‘Sensory overload’. True.

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    Shakira´s music been better though not my type of tunes at all, but her, Beyonce and Alicia are the top hottest performers fo show! Alicia has defenetly great musical talent with her reagge roots helping also!

  • http://digitalthread.com AlbertBarr

    SHAKIRA!

  • http://slamonline.com Maurice Bobb

    Howard with the sic move.

  • nastierthanu2

    melo is a match up nightmare

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Someone get Shakira on the western bench, them starters be playing laaaaame. Bring back Deron.

  • http://slamonline.com Maurice Bobb

    Now that was an alley! I’d like more of that please, Mom

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Jesus, Dirk’s jumpers are SPLASHING into the net like a pepple into the ocean. Ridic.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    West is getting blown out here, they gotta change that line-up.

  • nastierthanu2

    lbj is nasty nice reverse

  • http://www.google.com my2cents

    I know all things are bigger in Texas, but what the hell happened to Alicia Keys? And why didn’t Shakira have 1 dancer smaller than her? Large women are not attractive. Do not cave to this appeal that all women are beautiful in their own sense. They are not. Big is big, and that’s all there it too it.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Those two reverse dunks by James were sick.

  • matt

    was lebron’s no-show in the dunk contest a response to the CBA troubles? honestly, stern must be pissed. also, as soon as deron left this got away from the west. put him back in!

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Wait, Rick Fox is schtupfing ELIZA DUSHKU? That…that… Arrrrghhh

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    lbj 2 sick dunks after airball 3 pointer, guess he didnt want to look bad..

  • http://slamonline.com Maurice Bobb

    LJ and D Wade are making this fun. In other news, the West needs a certain Jazz player back on the court

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nima Zarrabi

    Darksaber is bringing it tonight. @Christie: You should have seen the dance-off during break. Not sure if that was very good for the kids either.

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    DWADE AND BRON ALLWAYS HOOKIN UP, PUTING ON A SHOW THEY SHOULD PLAY TOGETHER IN MIAMI CLE OR NYC!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nima Zarrabi

    I wonder if LeBron changed his mind on the dunk contest when he realized it was at American Airlines arena, not Jerry Jones’ cathedral.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    My2cents: is your real name “Kate Moss” aka scrawny Mcskinny?

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    If this game has a decent finish at all it’s got to be considered one of best ever. The visual experience in here really is incredible.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Lebron might be one of League’s ultimate athletes but Flash is just so fluid, so quick, absolute joy to watch.

  • http://slamonline.com Maurice Bobb

    Gotta cosign Ben on that. This venue is incredible for ASG. Almost makes up for the ruinous snow

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    For those not reading Lang’s notes… “Attendance is 108,713.”

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Whoa! The inflatable mascots are here. I must admit…I love em.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    @Nima: thank you, appreciated. Just following your lead from Allstar friday, your liveblog was damn funny.

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    those mascots just killed, one of them ate a cheerleader!!!

  • http://slamonline.com Maurice Bobb

    D Wade wants the acronym y’all

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    this is eatin up, zbo just hammered dwade!

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Ok boys, now you can play tuffball!!

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    FLASH!!

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    heatin up obviously…only d12 to be in faul trouble in a asgame

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    FLASH 4MVP!

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

    How about we give the 03 draft class the MVP?

  • Airswade

    D Wade 4 MVP!!

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    these dudes are going real hard right now. tie game!!!

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    Anton for MVC.

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    im with Michael NZ

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Dirk to Deron: NOOOO, dummkopf!!

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    where you been Anton? some pussay? hahhaha

  • michael scorn

    Deron MVP, Nice TO and foul

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Damn Deron seriously broke Wade’s ankles there, then Wade got up (athlete) to force a fumble.

  • http://slamonline.com Maurice Bobb

    Gotta love it when it goes down to the wire. If Dirk would’ve missed those he might not have made it outta here in one piece

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Let’s see how much bron and wade like having to share last shot.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Sign of the looming apocalypse: Reggie’s been making valid points all night…

  • http://slamonline.com Maurice Bobb

    If Dirk hit a game-winner, I will officially leave here with cowboy boots and a ten-gallon hat on

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    slightly anti-climactic finish, but really good game. based on some comments and tweets it didn’t translate quite as well on tv as live, it seems.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Damn i hate Adidas but that warmup jacket KG’s wearing is sweet. Way to brick that one, Melo.

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

    I watched it on TV and enjoyed it Ben. Fouls prob killed it a little bit at the end though. Anyway, thanks Lang, Ben… everyone. I’m out.

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    why not dirk last shot?

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    Thanks everyone for hanging with us tonight!

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    YESSS, Flash is MVP. Well deserved, he was playing hard all game and was also MSP (s for spectacular). Nice

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    It was the shoes! Echo Lang@11:40

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Thanks Lang, safe trip home, Slammers.

  • nastierthanu

    D williams gettin a lot of playin time blew it for the west squad. Some big turnovers and a bonehead foul. Folks were screaming “put him back in”. Be careful what u wish for

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    gotta love kg being all pumped up. bron wanted that mvp, didnt look too happy. and dallas fans proly cant stand to watch flash getting his show on in their city, 2006 and all that…

  • http://Www.slamonline.com Eboy

    D-Wade baby!

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    @ Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers aw hells yeah, I got me a faceful of Becky Hammon’s flower.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne
  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    lol, shes cute, way to go, im meeting miss keys in an hour…

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    Anyone have one of those MIB- memory forgetter thingies? I’d love to forget most of All Star weekend

  • riggs

    @My2cents: someone give this man a refund of his 2 cents.

  • j4zzm4n

    man this allstar weekend was not much good was it eh mr. cuban ? don’t get me started on saturday night. at least air up there showed that the amateurs can throw down for shame shannon for shame.

  • J

    great game for the 1st timers. awesome game overall, i miss shaq in the ASG.

  • jumpman3224

    That was a great all-star game. Almost good enough to take the bad taste out of my mouth for All Star Saturday. Glad that it went down to the wire. And, it was pretty cool seeing all of those 03ers fighting for All Star Supremacy.

  • http://www.sixers.com 360

    Flash!

  • Dallas

    I noticed D Wade was wearing some silver 2010 Jordans. The ones from the commercial

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    great game, wish melo would have hit that shot. chauncey made some 3s, but he also missed some horrible ones, like he always does. and had some turnovers. game was fun. anyone else think bron and wade got away with some fouls on some of those steals? really fun game, made up for sihtty sat activities. i knew shannon would suck, has ups, but no tricks, just like bron.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    o, THOSE SHAKIRA DANCERS?!!!? WOW, I JUST WANT 3 OR 4, IM NOT TOO GREEEDY.

  • Vince5

    One of the best all-star game in a while, really enjoyed it and the end of the 4th quarter was the best! The ’03 class players played really well.

  • michael scorn

    Wade wins all his MVP’s in Dallas.

  • Buschfire

    oh and next year Bosh is an allstar starter!! everyone could see KG is getting too old, it was nice of him to give his minutes away so that Bosh could showcase his skills. I always thought KG & Bosh were never on the best of terms, even though KG was Bosh’s child hood hero.

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