Hey Now, You’re An All-Star!
The school yard pick was a popular choice for the NBA All Star game this year. This was the first year they decided to do an NBA All Star school yard pick in comparison to the East versus West that they had done in previous years, and the teams did not disappoint. With Team Curry vs Team Lebron going back and forth, Team Lebron ended up winning in the last thirty seconds of the game.
That wasn’t the only exciting action this weekend. With Los Angeles hosting the game this year, the parties were in excess. Thursday the festivities kicked off this event included the Samsung Game Night and the “Let It Fly” NBA All-Star Event benefiting the Precious Dreams Foundation.
On Friday, the popular NBA All-Star Celebrity Game tipped off at 4 PM. The highlights of the celebrities this year were Common, Nick Cannon, Jamie Foxx and Anthony Anderson. Following that, the NBA put on the Rising Stars game. This includes the league’s top first and second-year players competing as USA versus the World. The other highlight from Friday was the Kendrick Lamar Concert that was presented by the NBA at the American Express Road Show.
On Saturday there was the always popular Skills Competition, Three Point Contest and the Dunk Competition. This year did not disappoint in excitement for the Skills Competition. The Dunk Competition included Kevin Hart and his son with a dunk over both of them. Saturday was the biggest day for events including Levi’s Ball-B-Q, All-Star Viewing Party at Lucky Strike put on by Ciroc, Jack Daniel’s “Blame It On The Game” Party, GQ All-Star Celebration and the James Harden GOAT Party.
Sunday obviously was the biggest day. It was all up from there, with beautiful dunks and some great game play – the All Stars did not disappoint. After, the New Era Cap X Mike Will Made It “Premier Party” closed out the weekend.
The 68th All-Star Game will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina next year. Look forward to seeing you there!