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

Patriot_Reign

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Is anybody watching the game via Max? I just turned it on (streaming Max through an Amazon Firestick) and it's a laggy, stuttering mess.
 

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I think my issue with the AS game is the format. It doesn’t really matter who wins, so 4 15-minute quarters just get boring. Maybe if they tried breaking it up into 7 games to 21 where each game wins more prize money for the players and/or charity, it might keep fans engaged. The first 3 quarters of a 165-152 game are borrrring.
 

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Shaq or Kenny had the right idea during the pregame - treat this like a summer league game. You don't want to get hurt, but you also don't want to get dunked on. So play a little defense and actually compete.
 

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Shaq or Kenny had the right idea during the pregame - treat this like a summer league game. You don't want to get hurt, but you also don't want to get dunked on. So play a little defense and actually compete.
Other than Barnes, and perhaps Haliburton and Ant, who here remembers summer league games?
 

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For the second straight ASG, most points combined in a half is set. 191 last year, 193 this year. 104 ties the West in 2016 for most by an individual team.

I'm that out of it that I'm researching NBA ASG stats. Fantastic use of my time.
 

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The two teams didn’t combine for more than 300 points in an All-Star Game that didn’t go to overtime until 2014.

It was never a display of defensive excellence, but the ASG only became the abomination it is now in the past decade or so.
 

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Hot take: the celebrity game will end up being the best event of the weekend (although the Sabrina/Steph dual was cool).

Have all professional Allstar experiences gone to shit? I didn't watch the NHL festivities
 

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Hot take: the celebrity game will end up being the best event of the weekend (although the Sabrina/Steph dual was cool).

Have all professional Allstar experiences gone to shit? I didn't watch the NHL festivities
Feels like a byproduct of players making so much money. The game itself is literally the most boring part of the weekend.
 

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Hot take: the celebrity game will end up being the best event of the weekend (although the Sabrina/Steph dual was cool).

Have all professional Allstar experiences gone to shit? I didn't watch the NHL festivities
is the MLB all star game awful? Not like the pitchers groove them in those games. And the players have to try in the home run derby...
And the NHL fastest skate and hardest shot are legit. It's basically NFL and NBA that have become almost unwatchable.
 

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Have all professional Allstar experiences gone to shit? I didn't watch the NHL festivities
The NHL All-Star Gane has sucked since forever. The Pro Bowl was such a joke they got rid of the game. MLB and NBA were the two All-Star Games that were entertaining back in the day; neither is as good as it once was.
 

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I know it's been like this for awhile but this shit is unwatchable. Have some fucking pride for god's sake.
 

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@lars10 Good points about fastest skate, hardest shot, and the MLB game/HR Derby. Those are all fun & tough to cruise through.

@mauf It could be the wonderment of youth at play too. Maybe I'm just envisioning the 90's stars (I'm 43 so my growing-up age group) playing harder
 

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Well… no one wants to play serious defense because no one wants to get hurt. Which is fine by me. We don’t need Jaylen or Jayson getting tweaked.
it’s still fun to watch some of these ridiculous 3 point shots. Such a talented league right now
 

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Nice, JB gets the bucket to give the East the most points ever scored by a team in ASG history.

Yes, this is a mess. But I'm going to be happy with the Js do something great in it.