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NBA All-Star Weekend

Since I was sick this past weekend and completely uninterested in the Winter Olympics, I ended up watching the NBA All-Star festivities. I first tuned into the H-O-R-S-E competition and immediately thought that a MAKE-IT-RAIN competition would be more entertaining and a better showcase for the talent that makes up the NBA. Turns out, H-O-R-S-E was more entertaining and creative than the slam dunk competition.

The hype surrounding the NBA All-Star weekend was much bigger than any single event. It was all over done since it was in Dallas and had Jerry Jones and his new shindig involved.

My favorites were:

Charles Barkley – I need to start watching more NBA games just to hear him. He’s even better than what I remember.

Kevin Durant – He is incredible and it’s hard to watch him in any uniform that does not say Seattle SuperSonics.

Dwyane Wade – During the actual game, he was the all-star among all-stars; definitely the best player in the game. (Here’s a nice write up on Wade after game:

Steve Nash – What I hear most about Steve Nash is everything he can’t do. After seeing him play in the All-Star game, I’m more impressed with what he can do.

Carmelo Anthony – I’ve liked Melo since seeing him play for Syracuse, but he has improved leaps and bounds from the last time I saw him play.

David Stern – he was everywhere leading up to All-Star weekend, but no one asked him the important question: When will Seattle get our Sonics back? He’s such a slimeball I bet he doesn’t even remember this

Gonzaga is on a roll and playing really really well, maybe the best stretch I’ve seen any Gonzaga team play.

Weekly Watch, Week 13
By Andy Katz
Originally Published: February 14, 2010
Comments on Matt Bouldin:
Matt Bouldin, Sr., G, Gonzaga: Bulldogs coach Mark Few said Bouldin should be an All-American. It’s hard to argue. You can nitpick about whether he’s a second- or third-team pick (you need to put Wall and Turner on the first team if you go two guards), but Bouldin — save for his brutal performance against Duke (which was post-concussion) — has been superb for the Zags. Bouldin scored 18 points in a crucial WCC win over Saint Mary’s. He then followed that up with another efficient performance against San Diego with 16 points, making 7 of 10 from the field.

Jesus’ NCAA Breakdown
Monday, February 15, 2010
13. Gonzaga 21-4 830 16
Zags are rolling and the white-boy is ballin’! Matt Bouldin looks like he should be playin’ hacky-sack out on the campus square, not leading a top 15 team in scoring. This Week: 2/18 at Loyola Marymount (13-13), 2/20 at Pepperdine (7-19)

The 10 teams that can win it all
Published By On Monday, February 15th 2010
Comments on Gonzaga:
Don’t think so? Mark Few has gone on record to say this is the toughest team he’s ever had. Matt Bouldin has a flare for the clutch and Robert Sacre is a post presence inside. The chances are slim, but they deserve to be entertained with being included.

Gonzaga’s Top Guards from the “Decade of Excellence”
by Benjamin Turner
I won’t give the list away, but I like it. #7 may not be my favorite but he did lead the team to a Sweet 16. I will forever be infatuated with #6.

I’m really excited that Spring Training is starting with pitchers and catchers reporting in 2 days!

Outtakes with Cliff Lee
Kenny Mayne chats with the new ace of the Seattle Mariners
Updated: February 15, 2010, 12:56 PM ET


Written by rachel

February 16, 2010 at 1:27 am

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