DJ Vu, on Monday, February 27th, 2012, 8:49 AM, said:
That was an enjoyable all-star game, right?
I thought it was.I know the common reply to the Lebron thing is, "It's just an all-star game" and I can appreciate that, but, you know...still
. He had the ball one-on-one against Kobe with time running out down by two and
Kobe talking trash to him. It has to say something when he tries a ridiculous cross-court baseball pass past three guys. It has to say something about his mentality. The common defense for Lebron passing up the big shot at the end of games and making the extra pass is that it's the smart basketball play. The smart basketball play there would've been to take Kobe and get a shot or create something. I love Lebron because he's an amazing basketball player. He's clearly the best player on the court. But since he's come to the Heat, something is going on with him late in games.I heard someone offer an idea for the slam dunk contest. Make it this freelancing free-for-all. Put four guys out there and just let them go one after another trying to one up each other. No set order, just go when you're ready. No more props or story-telling. Just dunks. The winner is the guy who has the best set. The biggest downside to this format is that there wouldn't be much time for slow-motion replays, which is really when you can appreciate the athleticism. But maybe you can do a split-screen if somebody else is attempting a dunk while you're showing a replay. Something needs to happen because ugh.Oh, and instead of having four NBA guys, maybe have one NBA guy, one D-League guy, one And1 guy, etc.