It's 24 players who want to compete at a very high level and to do it in front of a crowd like this. There was no defense being played, players were just out there essentially going through the motions while ensuring that they stay healthy and scoring as many points as possible. In September 2019, then guest of the Knuckle Heads podcast, the Black Mamba highlighted the impasse we were in with the All-Star Game. Hudson performed a rendition of "For All We Know" that was popularized by Donny Hathaway and Robert Flack in 1972 which featured the songstress pouring every bit of her soul into the performance.
All-Star Game averaged 7.3 million viewers for United States broadcaster TNT, marking an eight per cent rise over the previous year. The Elam Ending seems to have created a guaranteed dramatic fourth quarter.
The league went to great lengths to honor the late Kobe Bryant, with multiple tributes throughout the weekend, including all the members of Team Giannis wearing Kobe's No. 24 and all the members of Team LeBron donning his daughter Gianna's No. 2. On Sunday night, when Team LeBron beat Team Giannis 157-155, we got a truly memorable NBA All-Star game.
Kawhi Leonard of Team LeBron scores on a three-point shot to open the game. The coach's challenges. The intensity. This is what the All-Star Game is. That's what made it so great.
While Antetokounmpo will likely face off against the Lakers in this season's NBA Finals, a recent statement by the 6-foot-11 baller indicates that he may one day end up playing in L.A. Fans were happy and excited.
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"This generation of players, so many of them grew up with Kobe as their role model as a player, as a competitor, and he loved the game, and he stayed close to these guys", Silver said. The Lakers' Anthony Davis hit a free throw to seal the victory for Team LeBron. Even in blowouts, it still happens.
Were you a fan of the new NBA All-star format? All of it is so, so good. It's clear that basketball needs this across the board.
One only wonders if Giannis is harboring ill-will towards him after Harden said the media's "narrative" affected the vote as Antetokounmpo won his first-ever MVP.
Twitter immediately took notice of this where everyone was refreshed with a sense of competitive basketball.