The Portland Trail Blazers have never hosted All-Star Weekend. In fact, they’re one of only a handful of current NBA cities yet to host the annual event. That’s a shame because, as any frothy-mouthed local will tell you, Rip City offers so many unique experiences that they’re almost impossible to catalogue.
Undaunted by that near-Himalayan task, that’s precisely what we’ll aim to accomplish here. Read More »
The NBA All-Star Game culminates the halfway point of the NBA season. By this time, everyone has an idea of who will be in the NBA Finals, without realizing there are still over 40 games to play (plus the playoffs). There will be storylines written and NBA history cemented before this season is over–that’s almost a guarantee. Read More »
Th NBA’s All-Star starters were announced last night on TNT, and there are a couple first-timers that will be on the court for the tip. Kevin Love and Stephen Curry were both selected for the first time to start in the All-Star Game, though this is Love’s third All-Star appearance. Kobe Bryant was selected to appear in his 16th All-Star Game despite missing all but six games so far this year with injuries. Kobe said he won’t play, and the NBA should give his spot to someone else. Read More »
It’s a small world, as Pau Gasol showed us on Twitter today. The Lakers big man posted a pic of him posing with an 11-year-old Kendall Marshall at the 2003 NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta 11 years ago. The pic is a surreal trip down memory lane. Read More »
The first returns for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game on February 16 at New Orleans Arena have been revealed, and the new format, whereby the center has been eliminated in favor of three frontcourt players, hasn’t changed the results too much as LeBron James was the leading voter-getter, narrowly edging out Kevin Durant, the NBA’s leading scorer so far this season. Read More »
/ Jan 7, 2013 / 3:30 pm
Jrue Holiday’s All-Star consideration has never been much of one in his first three seasons in the NBA. At 19, he was still figuring out his style while turning the ball over more frequently than he handled it. As his obvious talent has become more apparent more frequently, an All-Star nod was squelched by Philadelphia’s democratic no-star system of the past two seasons and, most importantly, the sheer depth of talent he was up against as an Eastern Conference guard. Derrick Rose, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade and Deron Williams were All-Stars the past two seasons. Read More »
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 »
We all know Blake Griffin is a rising star, but today it was announced the All-Star starter is one of 18 chosen for the 2012 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star weekend in Orlando.
The Rising Stars Challenge is a switch on the former Rookie/Sophomore game, though it was still voted on by assistant coaches. Now, they’ll be mixed together with Charles Barkley and Shaq choosing and coaching the teams. Each squad gets nine guys.
Here are the players on the list: Read More »
Since the NBA All-Star Game starters is a popularity contest, I have no doubt in my mind that Andrew Bynum will be the starting center for the Western Conference All-Star team in 2010. Fresh of a championship by the Lakers, Bynum’s popularity is at an all-time high â€“ even though he really didn’t do anything during the playoffs â€“ because we all know that the fans of Laker Nation roll deep. Read More »