A little rain couldn’t take the shine off of the 2011 NBA All-Star weekend in Los Angeles. Check the highlights:
On Friday night, the Rookies beat the Sophomores 148 to 140. John Wall was the MVP with 12 points and 22 Assists (which by the way was a rookie record, 17 was the highest number before set by Chris Paul)
Atlanta won the Haier shooting stars competition knocking off team Texas. The team consisted of Al Horford (left), Coco Miller and Steve Smith.
::YAWN:: sorry Next up, The Taco Bell Skills challenge. This event started in 2003 as a way for point guards to sow the varied skill set it takes to be a top guard in the L. This year’s winner, Golden State Warrior, Stephen Curry.
The 3 point shoot out was pretty exciting, when it was all said and done, the dark horse contestant- James Jones- walked away with the title. He’s the 4th Miami Heat player to win it in in the last 10 or so years.
Sidenote, Boobie Gibson and his hair:
Just WRONG …
And of course, the crown jewel of the event, the Dunk Contest. As expected, it did not disappoint. All 4 contestants brought their A skills. Blake Griffin was crowned the champion but JaVale McGee (with a guess appearance from his mother and hoops legend Pamela McGee kept it close in the final rounds) check out a few highlights from that too:
Of course, I can’t forget the highlight of the night, when Dr. J showed how much he appreciated Javale’s Legacy by giving Pam McGee and extra special greeting!