The midway point of the season has arrived for the NBA and their all-stars with a very entertaining lineup for the weekend. As in tradition, the league introduced a new skills challenge and of course the always entertaining, Slam Dunk Contest. Although, these contests weren’t the only eye catching aspectual of the weekend. A few of the All-Star we all have been waiting on to reunite such as LeBron and Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. With all of their drama in the media. This weekend, these superstars made it their mission to play as one and bring as much entertainment and charity work for the local area as possible.
In the NBA All-Star 3-point contest, Phoenix Suns, Devin Booker shot the roof off of the Staples Center in Los Angeles as he scored a record of 28. Curry and Thompson of the Warriors both had 27 in the past and now, Booker is the newly crown 3-point contest winner and now holds the record for most made shots.
Most would say the dunk contest is one of the main attractions of the entire NBA All-Star weekend and this year, wasn’t disappointing as the top two finalist, Cavs’, Larry Nance, Jr. and Utah Jazzs’, Donovan Mitchell gave a flash from the past show stopping performance. Though, we have to give some honorable mentions to Mavs rookie, Dennis Smith, Jr. who gave us an awesome twirling reverse between-the-legs dunk that rocked the house. The next honorable mention goes to Pacers, Victor Oladipo, who was inspired by the Marvel Movie, Black Panther as Chadwich Boseman, the real Black Panther actor, handed Oladipo his mask to put the extra highlight to his dunk. Ultimately, Nance, Jr. gave one of the best dunks of the night with a double tap two handed dunk. Mitchell decided to pull out his under cover, vintage Vince Carter, Raptors jersey tribute that gave him the win for the night.
The main attraction for the weekend of course is the actual All-Star game. This year, the NBA made a new adjustment to the new aged environment of the NBA. Making the top two voties the captions of their teams. The new adjustment made the All-Star game a lot more completive from start to finish. Team Stephen was leading by double digits for most of the game but midway in through the 4th, Team LeBron put their foot to the metal and gave a playoff like effort to beat Team Stephen 148-145. The King of Ohio, LeBron was named the NBA All-Star MVP with 29 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assist.