NBA All-Star

The NBA All-Star Weekend

What a great weekend it was for all basketball fans all over the world!

The traditional all star weekend involves many events over the 3 days which includes –

Celebrity Game

Rising Stars Game

Skill Challenge

3-Point Contest

Dunk Contest

The All-Star Game

Let’s break it down –

In the Rookie game we once again watched team USA vs team World, but this time, team USA beat team World by a nice margine.

This game had many highlights by the promising young stars of the league – Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, Luka Doncic and Trae Young were amazing in the game but Miles Bridges took home the MVP of this game.

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In the skill challenge it was Bam Adebayo from the Miami Heat who won, and was ready for the All-Star game.

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The 3 Point Contest was pretty close this year with Devin Booker, who got into the contest as a replacement for Damian Lillard, lost by 1 point in the final round to Buddy Hield from the Sacramento Kings.

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The Dunk Contest was something else this year! When Derrick Jones Jr won by 1 point the AMAZING Aaron Gordon!

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And in the final event, the All-Star game was one of the best in the past few years. Team LeBron won 157 – 155 in the game that was dedicated to Kobe Bryant and Gigi Bryant.

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CHICAGO, IL – FEBRUARY 16: LeBron James #2 of Team LeBron drives to the basket during the 69th NBA All-Star Game on February 16, 2020 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA All-Star Game Snubs

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This week, the roster for the NBA All-Star game have been published and as always, we hear some voices of players who aren’t happy with their absence in those published rosters.

3 of the biggest names in the NBA who won’t be playing in the traditional All-Star Game are Kyrie Irving (mostly due injuries), Bradley Beal and Devin Booker.

Beal said – “A little pissed off about it … It’s disrespectful. … I’m gonna try and get my team in the playoffs for sure.”

Devin Booker said – “It was always a goal of mine, but it just re-proves the point that the NBA is different than the game that I fell in love with at the beginning of all the best players in the All-Star game growing up, And now it’s an entertainment, drama, political-filled league. But we’re a part of it now. It pays well, so I guess we should be quiet about it.”

Other NBA players shared their thoughts about it –

And on the other side of the coin, there will be 9 first time all stars in the game, on of them is Bam Adebayo who got the news with his family –

The game this year will be dedicated to Kobe Bryant who died in a helicopter crash in January.