NBA All-Star Game Weekend 2024 with Dunks, Skills, 3 Point Competitions, ASG: Hooiser Daddy?

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Let's go Sabrina!
Let's go Jaylen (stay healthy most importantly but beat that G league phony if possible)
 

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My expectations are pretty low for Jaylen. He's a game dunker (the strength to finish through contact isn't at all useful in this setting), I've never thought of him as the kind to float through the air with really fancy moves. I'm just hoping he's not embarrassed, Birdman style.
 

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I'd love to see Sabrina win, women's rep in these sports means a ton. I'm primarily concerned that it's tougher to ramp up for her given the WNBA is in the offseason, NBA isn't. To say nothing of the added difficulty of choosing to be shooting from the NBA 3. Like it's a gutsy move, I love the power it conveys. But with that comes a lack of relative familiarity.

Stunned if it's not McClung for dunk contest. JB winning that would be incredible but like, it's his first ever dunk contest. Can't wait there. Laundry is a great bonus but getting a genuine star to play in this is fantastic.
 

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My favorite moment from round 1 of the skills comp (other than Wemby trying and playing well) was Barnes dribbling the ball off his foot. Dude does not belong there.
 

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My expectations are pretty low for Jaylen. He's a game dunker (the strength to finish through contact isn't at all useful in this setting), I've never thought of him as the kind to float through the air with really fancy moves. I'm just hoping he's not embarrassed, Birdman style.
I just hope he doesn’t get hurt. That’s all I care about.
 

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My favorite moment from round 1 of the skills comp (other than Wemby trying and playing well) was Barnes dribbling the ball off his foot. Dude does not belong there.
It's weird that it basically seemed to be a bunch of guys trying not to try too hard in the first round.
 

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Who is Benedict Methurin, and why is he here? Was he in the crowd wearing a Pacers jersey?
 

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Kinda sad no PP for this.
Unlike the dunk contest, they actually do get star power for this event. 6 all-stars (including 2 AS starters), only one of these guys isn't considered a star, and he's a full-time starter who is 7th in 3P% and 11th in 3PM. Kind of funny to compare the caliber of players here vs the dunk contest.
 

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These events are whatever but I will be surprised if LED courts aren't used more widely going forward. They are pretty nifty.
 

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These events are whatever but I will be surprised if LED courts aren't used more widely going forward. They are pretty nifty.
Just tuning and seeing the court like this for the first time, for events like tonight I think it's a really cool addition. For regular season games all I can imagine is every inch of the court covered in ads, akin to popup computer spam back in the day. Or a team like the Heat will make it nauseating with a ton of noise. Maybe in the playoffs if the NBA/broadcaster can control them
 

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I love that they’re doing this. My younger sister is on her college club basketball team and is such a fan and supporter of women sports. Between the reaction to Caitlin Clark and this, I’m loving the mainstream amplification of women’s basketball
 

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Good job by Steph and Sabrina. Normalize and build both platforms. Looking forward to Caitlin vs Steph or Lillard next year.
 

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“Make her shoot with a man’s ball,” and a few other similar things.

”There’s a woman’s tee in golf and there’s a men’s tee…for a reason!”
Such a stupid point. People act like the difference in basketball size actually matters other than you’re going to be better with the one you always practice with. If Steph played his whole life with a WNBA ball, he’d be better with one too. If Sabrina played her whole life with an NBA ball, she’d be better with one
 

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Good job by Steph and Sabrina. Normalize and build both platforms. Looking forward to Caitlin vs Steph or Lillard next year.
I root against the Warriors but I love Steph and his support for women’s basketball. And Sabrina absolutely showed out, I’m so happy she did well even if I’d hoped she won
 

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TNT needs to replace Kenny with Parker (or steal Redick from ESPN)
Reddick has some takes of his own, so not sure that would reduce tension.

Kenny is gonna have to at least “clarify” on air for all that, though, I bet.