Basketball: Team LeBron wins NBA All-Star Game
- Author: Santos West Feb 20, 2018,
Feb 20, 2018, 19:45
Then again, the players seem to have no objections to his new plan of attack. "The great thing about our commissioner [Adam Silver], he's absolutely OK with trying something new, to change the format, and it definitely worked out for everybody".
This is one of those instances when someone needed to pull Fergie aside after the rehearsal process and say, "Hey, Fergalicious".
Combine that with the all-around game of Giannis Antetokounmpo, while the inside will be occupied by Joel Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns and Al Horford.
Team Lebron was headlined by Kevin Durant (the alleged first pick), Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, and Kyrie Irving. The Warriors can just barely free up the cap space to sign James outright, but it would mean gutting their team, and having Durant take a massive pay cut, something he already did this season. DeRozan and Damian Lillard led Team Stephen with 21 points apiece.
"Even with the four guys that got injured we were able to get four new guys that came in and played well for us". A number of All-Stars, including LeBron James, have publicly said that they felt the draft should have been televised and it looks like next year they'll get their wish.
Team captain Curry had an off night, failing to score his first basket until about three minutes remaining in the second quarter. James made it clear he won't be silenced, addressing a number of issues during All-Star media availability and posting on social media he is "more than an athlete". Durant scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds. The relaxed All-Star vibe was still at Staples, however: Curry chowed down on a box of popcorn on the bench during the third quarter, and the stars made time and room for plenty of good-looking dunks and alley-oops.
Each member of the winning team will receive $100,00, while the losing squad will each get $25,000.
Stephen Curry was mum on who he took when in the All-Star draft.
LaMarcus Aldridge: The Spurs forward found out he was the last pick in the All-Star draft, then missed one shot in four minutes of playing time. Defense was seen for the first time in years! Irving is on the same team as James, several months after Irving broke up their Cleveland partnership by forcing a trade. Curry pumped but brought the ball back down - perhaps not expecting a trap so early on but James, after facing Curry in the NBA Finals in each of the last three years, knew better. Washington's Bradley Beal scored 14 points, Miami's Goran Dragic had two and Indiana's Victor Oladipo got seven.
Cousins was unable to play due to an Achilles tendon injury and was replaced by Paul George. "I can't do that because of so many people that's looking up to me and it's so many that's going to come after me, so I've got to continue down the path".