2021 NBA All Star Game (State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia. 7th March)

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Nuggetz

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The entire weekend should be canned. Over the top theatrics with entertainment', the players not giving a sh*t about the game and other contests etc.

If the players want a midseason break then just give it to them, no need to use the all-star weekend as an excuse.

The only way the players will care if they change the format to World vs America. I think it's about time too, with the enormous global appeal of the NBA and also world team being stacked. American players will not want to lose against the world team as it'll sh*t on their reputation. The world team will want to show the american team that their as good as them.

Basically I just want an excuse to see a Jokic, Embiid, Giannis, Doncic and Simmons starting 5 :hearteyes::hearteyes::hearteyes:
 

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The entire weekend should be canned. Over the top theatrics with entertainment', the players not giving a sh*t about the game and other contests etc.

If the players want a midseason break then just give it to them, no need to use the all-star weekend as an excuse.

The only way the players will care if they change the format to World vs America. I think it's about time too, with the enormous global appeal of the NBA and also world team being stacked. American players will not want to lose against the world team as it'll sh*t on their reputation. The world team will want to show the american team that their as good as them.

Basically I just want an excuse to see a Jokic, Embiid, Giannis, Doncic and Simmons starting 5 :hearteyes::hearteyes::hearteyes:
Would definitely make it more interesting. Real lack of guard-depth on the ROW team though!
 

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The entire weekend should be canned. Over the top theatrics with entertainment', the players not giving a sh*t about the game and other contests etc.

If the players want a midseason break then just give it to them, no need to use the all-star weekend as an excuse.

The only way the players will care if they change the format to World vs America. I think it's about time too, with the enormous global appeal of the NBA and also world team being stacked. American players will not want to lose against the world team as it'll sh*t on their reputation. The world team will want to show the american team that their as good as them.

Basically I just want an excuse to see a Jokic, Embiid, Giannis, Doncic and Simmons starting 5 :hearteyes::hearteyes::hearteyes:
In the good old days there's an argument that the country/world didnt see players that often. So if you're in chicago, you see Chi games and others that are nationally televised. A for example, Bucks vs Mavs wasnt shown in Chitown. I think.

Nowadays you see players everyday. No great rush to enjoy their spectacle.

I found yesterdays even so sh*t. So much inane chatter and promotion of other stuff.
 

Nuggetz

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In the good old days there's an argument that the country/world didnt see players that often. So if you're in chicago, you see Chi games and others that are nationally televised. A for example, Bucks vs Mavs wasnt shown in Chitown. I think.

Nowadays you see players everyday. No great rush to enjoy their spectacle.

I found yesterdays even so sh*t. So much inane chatter and promotion of other stuff.
100%! money or charity donations aren't going to improve their effort levels too much but playing on their ego, then you have something else. You see clips in preseason pickup games where reputation only matters and the stars actually put in effort.
 

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Yep but I reckon there's enough depth and also should be some tenacity in the games means skill level differences matter less.
Assuming no injuries, it's a real bigs vs smalls game:

Simmons
Doncic
Antetokounmpo
Jokic
Embid

Gilgeous-Alexander
Gobert
Sabonis
Siakam
Vucevic


Curry
Harden
James
Durant
Davis

Leonard
Lillard
Irving
Beal
Tatum
 

Nuggetz

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Assuming no injuries, it's a real bigs vs smalls game:

Simmons
Doncic
Antetokounmpo
Jokic
Embid

Gilgeous-Alexander
Gobert
Sabonis
Siakam
Vucevic


Curry
Harden
James
Durant
Davis

Leonard
Lillard
Irving
Beal
Tatum
I think you've pretty much nailed it mate!

That would be the ultimate 3s v 2s contest. Watching the contrasting game styles would be soo much fun. Where's Adam Silver??? get on this ASAP! haha
 

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In the good old days there's an argument that the country/world didnt see players that often. So if you're in chicago, you see Chi games and others that are nationally televised. A for example, Bucks vs Mavs wasnt shown in Chitown. I think.

Nowadays you see players everyday. No great rush to enjoy their spectacle.

I found yesterdays even so sh*t. So much inane chatter and promotion of other stuff.
When are the basketball board All Stars announced?
 

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100%! money or charity donations aren't going to improve their effort levels too much but playing on their ego, then you have something else. You see clips in preseason pickup games where reputation only matters and the stars actually put in effort.
They didn’t want to play, already in a compressed schedule. Loads of talk around COVID vaccine and potential risks. Last years game showed a fair bit, this year looked like the players have had a gut full and basically playing a street ball showcase. Dunk comp was a no name flop. Liked the 3 point shoot out. Skills challenge was...ummmm...distinctly lacking skills.
 

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They didn’t want to play, already in a compressed schedule. Loads of talk around COVID vaccine and potential risks. Last years game showed a fair bit, this year looked like the players have had a gut full and basically playing a street ball showcase. Dunk comp was a no name flop. Liked the 3 point shoot out. Skills challenge was...ummmm...distinctly lacking skills.
Last year would have been no different to this and any other year other than the emotional tribute to Kobe.
 

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Last year would have been no different to this and any other year other than the emotional tribute to Kobe.
Go back and watch last years game. Players were into it and even played defence. Dunk contest saw players show out, except Dwight who was just a curiosity.
 

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There were a few players I would have thought more deserving. Ingram, Wall, DeRozen, Fox, SGA, Morant...
There's no chance the underachieving Pelicans were getting two All Stars. Wall and Fox have both been in the "Someone on a bad team needs to score" position. Neither has been better than Conley.

The only two with a real case I think were SGA and DeRozen. But SGA is on a bad team, and DeRozen is already a 4 time all star who you could argue doesn't even make a team better. Utah being awesome is the tie-breaker.

Nothing wrong with the decision they made.
 

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There's no chance the underachieving Pelicans were getting two All Stars. Wall and Fox have both been in the "Someone on a bad team needs to score" position. Neither has been better than Conley.

The only two with a real case I think were SGA and DeRozen. But SGA is on a bad team, and DeRozen is already a 4 time all star who you could argue doesn't even make a team better. Utah being awesome is the tie-breaker.

Nothing wrong with the decision they made.
I dont hate it. I like Conley I just think it was more of a career achievement award rather than earned. You make could points on Ingram, Wall and Fox. SGA has been great for OKC who are trying to make the playoffs and the Spurs are 6th in the West and 4 games above .500. DeRozen is their best player and is averaging 20ppg, 5rpg and 7.2apg. He's been pretty good.

But all good, I like Conley so good for him.
 

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I dont hate it. I like Conley I just think it was more of a career achievement award rather than earned. You make could points on Ingram, Wall and Fox. SGA has been great for OKC who are trying to make the playoffs and the Spurs are 6th in the West and 4 games above .500. DeRozen is their best player and is averaging 20ppg, 5rpg and 7.2apg. He's been pretty good.

But all good, I like Conley so good for him.
Fun Fact - DeRozen has had 1 season (of his 12) where his team was better with him on the floor compared to when he's off.

This season the Spurs are -1.7pp 100 possessions when he's on the floor, and +3.3 when he's off.
 

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