Monday, February 21, 2011

NBA All-Star Game Doesn't Disappoint

Kobe Bryant picked up his fourth NBA All-Star game MVP en route to leading the West side over the East in the 2011 NBA All-Star game. The game was a high scoring, entertaining affair, however the fourth quarter featured some of the best basketball you will ever see. After getting blown out by the West for the first three and a half quarters, the East mounted a furious comeback, eventually cutting the lead to two. Unlike the NFL Pro Bowl, the end of the All-Star game featured two groups of basketball's best trying to get the win, and the result was a satisfying game to watch.

I'm not an NBA fan, but the All-Star weekend is entertaining for even the casual basketball follower. The 2011 NBA Slam Dunk competition was wildly entertaining, with the rediculous Blake Griffin capping off the evening by dunking over a car. The 2011 Rookies vs. Sophomores game was fun as well, as fans got a glimpse at the next generation of NBA stars and more play ground style basketball. I know there isn't much (if any) defense in any of the games, but the dunks, no look passes and high scoring make the games fun, fast and entertaining, even to casual NBA fans such as myself.

There has been a lot of talk recently about a Kansas City NBA team, and the All Star game this year reminded me why it could work. NBA games are fast-paced and entertaining, and a new team in a fairly new arena (the Sprint Center) could be a big draw in Kansas City. Throw in location (games would be played across the street from the Power and Light district) and the fact that Kansas City fans have nothing else to do in between the Chiefs' season and the upcomming failure known as Royals baseball, and it starts to sound like a good idea. Plus, Kansas City could possibly host an NBA All-Star game of its own someday, and it could be you Blake Griffin dunks over.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I want to see Blake jump-dunk over my H2 Hummer! You're right, we DO need an NBA team.

"The Kansas City Show" would be the team name.

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