Imagine the personal ad said "brunette, huge boobs, totally into leather and MMA". Sounds OK so far. So you think "what the hell… I'll give this a chance."
Now imagine walking into that.
That was my level of disappointment with All Star Saturday. The H-O-R-S-E game had no energy and very little creativity. It really just became a 3 point contest with a couple of half-court distance shots mixed in. It was very L-A-M-E.
The 3-point shootout featured a bunch of guys whose names were not synonymous with 3 point shooting and Jason Kapono. No big names. The best of the best weren't involved. What made Larry Bird raising his hand before the money ball went in move was awesome mostly because it was Larry Bird who did it.
And the only memorable moment in the dunk contest was Dwight Howard bringing in the 12 foot rim… and he even made that look too easy. I'll bet he could have windmilled that. Nothing wowed me. Even the good dunks took 4 or 5 attempts.
Very disappointing day.
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After the jump, more All Star weekend photos… including KG apparently freestyling.
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