With the 68th All-Star Sport within the books, now it’s time to deal with the stretch run of this common season.
However earlier than we try this, we should look again at among the greatest moments from NBA All-Star 2019.
The 2019 NBA All-Star Sport capped off a memorable weekend from Charlotte.
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MJ pays homage at Legends Brunch
The person who was the toast of the city was powerful to identify for a lot of the weekend. That’s what made Charlotte Hornets proprietor Michael Jordan’s shock look at Sunday’s legends brunch on the morning of his 56th birthday such a nice shock.
Nicely finished, MJ. And Charlotte placed on a high-quality present with the eyes of the world looking ahead to the 68th Alll-Star Sport.
Michael Jordan stunned many together with his look at Sunday’s Legends Brunch.
Momma Curry with the shot!
Sonya Curry’s underhanded halfcourt shot on the Curry Household Basis even Friday was the primary viral clip from All-Star weekend. She upstaged her sons Steph and Seth and her husband, Dell, with that shot – all whereas making it clear who the actual star of the (unofficial) Curry Household Reunion weekend can be.
He get it from his mama. @StephenCurry30 mother Sonya Curry makes halfcourt underhand shot. pic.twitter.com/3KQEGAzSSK
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) February 15, 2019
However your complete household was celebrated all weekend as Charlotte’s first household of basketball performed the function of gracious hosts.
All-Star Saturday served as an unofficial reunion of the Curry household.
Some reality serum for Davis
New Orleans Pelicans large man Anthony Davis performed simply 4 first half minutes in Sunday’s All-Star Sport, slowed by a sore shoulder. That stated, he nonetheless actually obtained every part finished he wanted to. He let all of it out throughout Saturday morning’s media day festivities. After being the speak of the league within the 10 days main as much as the Feb. 7 commerce deadline – which got here days after his commerce request was made public — Davis cleared the air about … principally every part.
Sure, he intends to proceed enjoying for the Pelicans this season (we’ll see how lengthy that lasts). And, no, he has not eradicated any of the league’s different 29 groups from the listing of locations he’d take into account enjoying for sooner or later (a listing that does embrace the Boston Celtics).
The place the drama goes from right here is anybody’s guess. It’s your transfer Danny Ferry, who changed the fired Dell Demps on Friday because the Pelicans’ interim common supervisor.
Anthony Davis didn’t disappoint in speaking with the media on Saturday.
Completely in tune
Between Meek Mill’s splendid work in the course of the participant introductions for Sunday’s recreation to Fayetteville, N.C.’s personal J. Cole bringing the home down together with his halftime present, there can be no Maroon 5 Tremendous Bowl controversy for this NBA All-Star weekend. It pays to know your viewers and what’s going to resonate.
Meek Mill delivered a standout efficiency in the course of the pre-game festivities.J. Cole stored the All-Star Sport crowd hyped together with his halftime live performance.
Lil’ Superman from OKC
Had been you underwhelmed by the AT&T Slam Dunk contest? That’s high-quality. However take one other have a look at Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder rookie Hamidou Diallo’s work to win the title. Younger fella was a worthy champion. Go forward, test the vertical, the creativity and calling out Shaq was a stroke of genius.
Say whats up to Lil’ Superman of us!
Hamidou Diallo took dwelling the AT&T Slam Dunk Contest title.
So exhausting to say goodbye …
Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade will likely be linked eternally, having battled twice in The Finals throughout their surefire Corridor of Fame careers. Since they splitthose conferences it’s solely becoming that these two residing legends went out collectively of their last All-Star Sport look.
They usually didn’t disappoint. Dirk knocked down three deep Three-pointers for Crew Giannis earlier than halftime. Wade drained a Three-pointer of his personal for Crew LeBron earlier than halftime. And he began the second half as Crew LeBron rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit to take the lead on the finish of the third quarter. Salute to 2 of the sport’s all-time greats.
Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade shared their All-Star farewell on Sunday evening.
A ‘Greek Freak’-y form of end
Stephen Curry’s bounce cross. Giannis Antetokounmpo’s head-at-the-rim-finish. Kevin Durant’s response after being the sufferer of the dunk of the primary half and maybe your complete weekend.
What was there to not love a couple of dunk that may eternally be part of All-Star Sport lore?
Stephen Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo teamed up for an epic alley-oop jam.
A glimpse of the longer term …
Some of the fascinating occasions throughout All-Star weekend yearly is the Expertise Summit, the place the main target is on about basketball’s future and the function of evolving know-how.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver kicked issues off Saturday morning through the use of an app on a telephone to vary the quantity and title on the again of a jersey, flipping it from a Kemba Walker mannequin to a Stephen Curry mannequin to a Michael Jordan mannequin.
Some day quickly, NBA followers might be able to alter their favourite participant’s jersey on a whim.
The true MVP (KD) delivers once more
Kevin Durant ended up stealing the present in a recreation dominated early by Crew Giannis (and its namesake specifically).
Antetokounmpo was actually spectacular, ending with a game-high 38 factors. KD’s late-game work, nevertheless, proved crucial as Crew LeBron rallied from a 20-point deficit. He earned his second All-Star MVP trophy to associate with the one he bagged in 2012.
Kevin Durant got here by way of late to raise Crew LeBron to an All-Star Sport win.
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