So I processed what I saw from Phoenix yesterday… swished it around a little… and came up with a few thoughts that might help fix All Star Saturday.
1: Take the referee out of it
Put a mic on all the contestants, let them explain what they're doing, and let them do it. There's no need for a ref. What does that do? Make these guys open up and show some personality during the event. It will let us see their personalities and let them be more natural. That's what a game of H-O-R-S-E is about. You can keep a referee on the side if there's a dispute over what the shot was supposed to be or if the attempt to match is actually a duplicate shot. But please get him out of there until he's needed.
I've got a few more for HORSE and a few for the rest of the events too.