"For the first 36, 37 minutes of the game, it was more competitive than it has been", said Houston Rockets assistant Roy Rogers, who coached Team USA. In a silly event featuring some moments of good basketball but many more moments of very bad sports-ing, there is a full box score that has everything, even points in the paint and fast break points.
I see Team Curry in an upset in this year's NBA All-Star Game.
The former National Basketball Association star joined ESPN's "First Take" on Thursday where he weighed in on LeBron's off-season prospects, surprising Stephen A. Smith when he suggested The King go ring chasing. However after the first ten minutes, you will need to sign in with your U.S. cable provider - whoever that may be. The music world was represented by rapper/player/coach Common, Arcade Fire's (and frequent All-Star Celebrity game player) Win Butler, former EXO member turned actor Kris Wu.
Finally, San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge will sit out of the All-Star Game to get treatment on his left knee during the break.
If you're the superstitious type, you might be thinking that James' team is cursed.
DeMita, a social media sensation, is on Team Lakers.
There is, however, still plenty of intrigue around the roster construction, especially on Team LeBron, where some former teamates are paired together after acrimonious break-ups.
On the outside this looks like an incredibly innovative and new take on All-Star Weekend -- and it is, and I am all for fresh, innovative takes on the annual narrative. While the reason seems good enough, most of the stars themselves (like LeBron James), were all for the draft being televised. James' 2012 Miami Heat bested Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder four games to one, and James received the first of his three Finals MVP awards.
That said, usually the most unusual celebrities do the best during the celebrity game so it's always hard to predict who will get MVP every year.