Topic: All-Star Game

March 29, 2012

If Allen Iverson was The Answer, perhaps Josh Smith is The Question, at least among NBA fans. What kind of player is he? What kind of player should he be? What kind of player will he become?

March 5, 2012

Master P and the No Limit Soldiers have much to teach us about improving the NBA's All-Star Weekend, if only we listen to them. Or... actually you can still learn these lessons if you watch "Make 'Em Say Ugh!" on mute. Maybe do that.

February 27, 2012

A fleeting exchange during the All-Star Game offered some stunning insight into the inner workings of the league's hottest alley-oop connection. Also, Kevin Durant was there, being smart. 

February 24, 2012

For the seventh year running, some intrepid fans have sought to recreate, and update, one of the most immortal moments in rap/hoops crossover: the time ABC thought it was a good idea to pay Kool Keith for a peppy introduction song. 

February 24, 2012

Alas, the NBA All-Star Game and the Oscars have been scheduled in direct conflict with one another. What lackadasical fiend is to blame? Where can we find his home address? Never mind, let us move forward through the power of imagination, as Bethelehem Shoals and Eric Freeman show you how to kill two birds with one stone. 

February 23, 2012

At the 1983 All-Star Game, Marvin Gaye changed the way we saw our national anthem. It  was the perfect illustration of why the NBA is more than just another sports league. Has anyone since really followed in his footsteps? 

February 23, 2012

Orlando wants a fence around its Amway Arena for this All-Star Weekend. It's a little creepy. But mostly, it's a city trying to hedge its bets on an event they may not be totally prepared for—logistically or otherwise.