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He became the first ever player to be named NBA All-Star Celebrity game MVP twice, as he went back-to-back in 2009.

The NBA has chose to spice up its All-Star Game intros this year by giving the mic to Kevin Hart.

But the Warriors star initially opposed having the draft on live TV - and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday he agreed with Curry's reasoning.

Making the draft public and embracing the spectacle would also play well on social media - an area where the National Basketball Association has dominated over other leagues.

The All-Star Break is a great time for most teams to rejuvenate and review their goals as a franchise: Either make a case for the Playoffs or re-establish themselves as a contender for the National Basketball Association or Conference title.

"So I kind of shut all that out and just said I'm here to contribute to my team in any way that I can and help in any way that I can", he said.

The NBA keeps making smart moves to improve the quality and fan interest in all the events of All-Star Weekend and this is no different.

As for picking this game, I like getting points in all-star events.

I am still excited to watch the all-star game, but I was really looking forward to a Boogie and the Brow connection in a flashy setting and Kyrie, LeBron and Kevin Love being reunited for the first time since Kyrie was traded to the Boston Celtics.

HollywoodLifers, are you happy with the 2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game MVP? Despite the seeming ridicule of being picked last, Horford told ESPN he thinks the draft should be televised for the entertainment factor. DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall, Kevin Love, Kristaps Porzingis and LaMarcus Aldridge aren't able to play due to various injuries. Joel Embiid is the obvious headliner, but Ben Simmons and Dario Saric will also work their way onto your television screen for Friday night's Rising Stars game.

Another intriguing subplot in the Team LeBron roster: Paul George. On paper this may not look like a team that can compete with Team Lebron, but the NBA All-Star Game is a game based on shooting 3-pointers and flashy dunks. With the new incentive of a $100,000 per player purse and this new draft format, I see an increase of product on the court. Bam, we see you brother. James and former teammate Kyrie Irving will enter the floor as teammates once more. Team LeBron has the better top tier talent, but the depth took a serious hit with all of those injuries.

  • Kyle Peterson