Observations from the 2013 NBA All-Star Game

2013 NBA All Star Game

It’s time to tune in to our favorite hoops pickup game again, and it looks like the 2013 NBA All-Star Game isn’t going to disappoint. Here are some tidbits from the game:

  • Those All-Star jackets with players’ achievements as decorations were a real nice touch. Kobe Bryant was, of course, the most decorated player out there on Sunday. That’s “General Kobe” (as one of my friends said) for you.
  • Anyone can look good throwing an alley-oop to LeBron James. Even Carmelo Anthony.
  • Seeing Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden on the floor together again as teammates gave me all the feels.
  • If people aren’t sold on Paul George as an all-star, well… start getting used to it. This guy is for real.
  • The same holds true for Kyrie Irving.
  • For some reason, CP3 to Blake looks less impressive in an ASG than it does in a regular-season game.
  • David Lee representing the Golden State Warriors. How long has it been since we’ve seen a Warrior in an All-Star Game? If you still remember Latrell Sprewell’s selection in 1997, that’s how long it was.
  • CP3 to KD. How many OKC Thunder fans say no to a Westbrook-for-Paul trade?
  • LeBron’s getting real comfortable with that three-point shot. Scary.
  • Dwight Howard pulling a Westbrook.
  • Those neon-green Adidas shoes are really irritating.
  • Westbrook really loves those pull-up jumpers.
  • Harden cares very little for mild ankle sprains.
  • Brook Lopez doesn’t even look like he’s trying to play in an All-Star Game.
  • Tony Parker’s teardrop is still so smooth.
  • Reggie Miller picked Memphis as his dark horse in the EAST. Dude, wake up.
  • Chris Bosh is the guy West players love to blow by.
  • Kobe blocks LeBron again.
  • Tight last few minutes. That’s just how All-Star Games should be.

Well, the West won it, 143-138. Chris Paul gets the MVP with 20 points and 15 assists. Durant finishes with 30 on 13-of-24 shooting. Kevin Garnett and LaMarcus Aldridge are the only scoreless players tonight.

That’s that! The ASG was fun, but I can’t wait for the regular season to resume.

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