The East’s furious comeback fell just short as the Western Conference All-Stars won 152-149 Sunday night in Orlando. LeBron James and Kevin Durant both scored 36 points, Dwyane Wade recorded the third triple-double in All-Star history, and Kobe Bryant surpassed Michael Jordan for the most All-Star game points all-time in a contest that saw lots [...]
Entries Tagged as 'All-Star Weekend'
February 26th, 2012 · 4 Comments
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February 25th, 2012 · 8 Comments
When Steve Nash made his first All-Star appearance 10 years ago, not even his mother could have dreamed he would one day become an eight-time All-Star, as he is today. Yet of course Nash has only gotten better with age and tomorrow evening he will become the third-oldest player to ever suit up for an All-Star [...]
February 25th, 2012 · 26 Comments
Orlando, we know how you feel.
Three years ago when downtown Phoenix hosted the All-Star weekend extravaganza I called it “a party before the Suns set,” with All-Star starter Amare Stoudemire firmly on the trading block and head coach Terry Porter out the door before the circus left town.
Meanwhile, the 6-foot-11, 265-pound elephant in the room [...]
February 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment
That was the single greatest game with no defense* ever played between two teams consisting of first- and second-year players selected for their teams by Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal in history!
*Okay; technically, some defense was played, at least on one possession. It was all Greg Monroe’s fault, and it was hilarious. Seriously, if you [...]
February 23rd, 2012 · 4 Comments
The rest of the NBA, like many Phoenix Suns fans, are calling for the franchise to free Steve Nash. Those wishes stem from the understanding that owner Robert Sarver and company need to rebuild and let the two-time MVP find himself a possible NBA championship elsewhere in the few seasons he might have remaining.
Management says [...]
February 9th, 2012 · 4 Comments
Steve Nash has done his level best to keep the Suns afloat all season long, through offensive droughts and ever-shifting rotations. On Thursday evening, the NBA coaches rewarded him for his efforts by selecting him as a Western Conference reserve for the 2012 All-Star Game in Orlando. It’s Nash’s eighth All-Star Game and his sixth as [...]