TAG: 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend

All-Star, NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Mar 1, 2012 / 3:02 pm

Video: Derrick Rose Surprises 15-Year Old Superfan in Orlando

Derrick Rose

This is cool. When we were in Orlando for NBA All-Star Weekend, we stopped by the adidas VIP Suite to check in and catch up with our friends at the Three Stripes.

During the visit, they told us they were planning on shock the hell out of one of their most passionate fans with a surprise visit from Derrick Rose. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 28, 2012 / 4:30 pm

Paul George Calls NBA Slam Dunk Contest “A Joke”

Paul George

I like Jeremy Evans a lot. Everyone here at Dime does. We’ve supported the #LetJeremyDunk movement since the beginning. I spent some time with him over All-Star Weekend, and we joked about his admittedly horrendous Call of Duty skills and the worst dunker on Utah. But he shouldn’t have won the dunk contest. Paul George had the best dunks. I’m not accepting arguments. That’s a fact (although it would’ve been Derrick Williams winning had he been able to finish his last one). Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 28, 2012 / 12:30 pm

Photos: Derrick Rose’s NBA All-Star Weekend

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose‘s 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend will be remembered for the one dance he never did. During the introduction of the East’s starting lineup, LeBron James and the rest of the starters emerged doing what’s become commonplace at this event: a little “look at me” dance. To his right stood Rose. Motionless. No pre-game moment generated as much laughter as the single shot of Rose standing, staring straight ahead as his four teammates got their Chris Browns on. Read More »

All-Star, Featured Gallery, Latest News, NBA / Feb 28, 2012 / 11:00 am

A Recap: The 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend

Dwight Howard, Common

I knew it was for real when I hadn’t taken more than three steps off the flight before I nearly ran into some cat wearing a Bobcats hat. The NBA All-Star Game was here. Turns out that man had a game the following night. Turns out that man was Kemba Walker, who was hounded all the way down to luggage claim, and then was overwhelmed enough with picture requests that fan pressure pushed him all the way up against the bag ring in the corner. Thursday afternoon, and a weekend with the best basketball players in the world was already starting. Read More »

Smack / Feb 27, 2012 / 12:04 am

Kevin Durant Wins The All-Star Game MVP; Everyone Forgot About Dwyane Wade

Kevin Durant

And so it begins… Even in an All-Star Game, LeBron can’t escape his demons. James and Kevin Durant turned this one into a duel, with Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade playing sidekick roles, and in the end, the West walked out of Orlando with a 152-149 win. Tons of offense. Tons of points. A close finish. A lot of eye candy, and enough dunks that we forgot all about Jeremy Evans and Paul George within the game’s first six minutes. Does it get any better? Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 26, 2012 / 6:27 pm

In The Place To Be: Live From The NBA All-Star Game

Dwight Howard

I’m back in here like Jordan with the 4-5. The NBA All-Star Game is set to “tip off” in exactly 54:40, according to the shot clock, and unlike last night, I did a better job navigating the traffic. No late bus ride. No idiot drivers. No being stepped on and abused by Ne-Yo and his entourage. No awful elevator system. Of course, my incredible security checkpoint luck continued. As I said, last night, I went through with Ryan Howard. Tonight? David Robinson. Read More »

Smack / Feb 26, 2012 / 12:14 am

Jeremy Evans Honors Karl Malone By Winning The Dunk Contest; Kevin Love Can Stroke It

Kevin Love

It doesn’t happen very often, so we’re a little surprised the Three-Point Shootout was much more entertaining than the Dunk Contest. But we’ll start with the dunkers since we know everyone will want to talk about them anyways. Jeremy Evans won it, beating out a group of guys who hired drunk entertainers (Chase Budinger) to throw them lobs, honored Larry Bird in a dunk contest (Paul George) and missed the same dunk for two minutes straight (Nate Robi…. aw, we mean Derrick Williams). Evans was okay. We guess. He probably won the vote because Utah fans have nothing better to do. The double dunk was cool. But honoring Karl Malone wasn’t all that great. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 25, 2012 / 4:00 pm

Photos: Dwight Howard’s NBA All-Star Weekend

Dwight Howard

As the superstar center in the host city of this year’s NBA All-Star Game, there’s a little extra pressure on Dwight Howard this weekend. Show off the city. Don’t say anything stupid. Be a gracious host. And so far, he’s been all over the place. Last night, adidas and Howard hosted a dope, exclusive VIP party to welcome friends and fans to Orlando before he warded off the throngs of media earlier today at the practice session. Read More »

Smack / Feb 25, 2012 / 12:00 am

Kyrie Irving Is A Man Amongst Boys; Andrew Bynum Feels DeMarcus Cousins’ Pain

Kyrie Irving

Remember when everyone was so concerned about taking Kyrie Irving No. 1 overall this summer? Between his ROY play so far this year and last night’s dominating performance in the Rising Stars Challenge, he’s shut everyone up. Last night he won MVP by leading Team Chuck to a 146-133 victory over Team Shaq by going OFF for 34 points, nine assists and not missing a three (in eight attempts) all night. Despite the presence of Linsanity, unbelievable highlights from John Wall and Evan Turner‘s forgotten about near-trip-dub, Irving showed he’s the real deal … Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 24, 2012 / 1:00 pm

The Best Rookie/Sophomore Challenge Highlights Of The Last 5 Years

John Wall

All-Star Weekend is measured by the plays that make everyone get out of their seats — whether it’s a courtside chair or your couch — and howl. There’s no other metric to capture the buzz of the three days every player looks forward to. Since 1994, when All-Star Weekend started its young guns’ showcase, some of the biggest highlights have come from the weekend’s youngest stars. Read More »