The National Basketball Association All Star Weekend is nearly here and for many fans, it’s the best few days of the year. How can you make the most of it? If you’re looking for advice on watching the All Star Weekend, you’ve come to the right place. The All Star Weekend is a unique event that can be enjoyed by both casual basketball fans and diehard fans alike, but it makes sense to have a game plan in mind.
The main event, of course, is the All Star Game itself. This year’s game will be played at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night. It’s always fun to watch some of the best players in the world go up against each other with no defense being played. The game is meant to be fun and lighthearted so don’t expect too much intensity. Instead, expect tons of alley-oops and long three pointers from players who may not normally take them during the season.
The Slam Dunk Contest has been a staple of the weekend for years now and this year’s contest looks like it could be one for the ages with a number of high flyers set to participate including Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic and Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz. Other notable participants include Larry Nance Jr., Dennis Smith Jr., Victor
The NBA All Star Weekend is back again and here are the games that you should be watching.
As the NBA All Star Weekend approaches, I have a question for you: What are you watching?
Well, if you’re like me and millions of other basketball fans, you’re probably planning to watch the All Star Game and the other games that follow it. But what should you watch?
Should you watch the All Star Game or the Rising Stars Challenge or the 3-point Contest or the Slam Dunk Contest? Or should you just sit at home and read a book?
I have my own thoughts on this matter. In fact, I think that people who don’t know much about basketball should watch all four games. Why? Because there’s something for everyone in each of these games. If you like dunks, then watch the Rising Stars Challenge or the Slam Dunk Contest. If you like jump shots, then watch the 3-point Contest or the Rising Stars Challenge. If you like defense, then watch none of these games; instead, just read a book about defense. (Read “Defense Wins Championships” by Phil Jackson.)
So there you have it! That’s my advice to all of my loyal readers. Enjoy your basketball weekend!
The NBA All-Star Weekend is just a few days away!
It will be the 67th edition of the event, and it will take place in New Orleans for the second time in eight years.
There will be four games (two days) at Smoothie King Center: Rising Stars Challenge, Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest.
Here are 5 reasons to watch these games:
1. Rising Stars Challenge: The game will feature some of the best rookies and sophomores in the NBA. The game format is USA against World team. The teams come from a pool of first and second year players selected by the league’s assistant coaches. So far, the US has won three straight games.
2. Skills Challenge: This contest is completely different than anything we’ve seen before. It’s a head to head competition between players selected by the league. The players will have to dribble through an obstacle course, pass through targets, hit free throws and finally make a 3-pointer from behind the arc.
3. Three Point Contest: It’s always fun to see how good shooters really are when they get unlimited attempts during an entire period of time. In this contest, players shoot 25
The All-Star weekend is upon us. It’s the last weekend we’ll have until late April without the regular season or playoff games. The All Star game is on Sunday and promises to be a great show of dunks, three point shots and alley-oops. The rest of the weekend has plenty of entertainment as well as the skills challenge, three point shootout and dunk contest.
To get you in the mood for this weekend, here are some highlights from past All Star games and other events:
The Dunk Contest
The three point shootout
All Star Games
The NBA All Star Weekend is upon us. The weekend that is full of basketball, lots of fun and all the best players in the world coming together.
It will take place in Los Angeles this year and features a whole host of events.
As always there are some interesting changes to the format this year, but we have you covered with what they are and what they mean.
A lot of people like to watch the celebrity game, but we’re going to be honest… it’s not very good.
We do however love the Rising Stars Challenge, where we get to see the best rookies and sophomores in the league go at it, so we’ll be watching that for sure!
The Dunk Contest and 3-Point Contest are always great too, so we’ll be glued to those on Saturday night.
And obviously, Sunday has to bring us even more basketball!
Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls have been all over the news throughout the year. Although they’ve started off strong, they are currently just one game above .500 in the Central Division. The young team has slowly gotten better as the season has gone along, but they still need to improve in several areas if they want to be a consistent contender in the Eastern Conference. They will look to build off of their recent win against Boston, when they take on Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
The Los Angeles Lakers have been struggling all season long, as they try to figure out how to mesh together as a team. Kobe Bryant is leading the league in scoring once again, but his supporting cast has proven to be unreliable in many games. They will have another tough test on Tuesday night when they face off against Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls. Who will win this marquee matchup?
This year’s All-Star Game will feature the best players from around the NBA – LeBron James and Kevin Durant from the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder respectively; Chris Paul and Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers; Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant from the Los Angeles Lakers; Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett from the Boston Celtics; Tony Parker and Tim Duncan from the San