NBA All-Star Weekend

21 Feb

The NBA All-Star Game that transpired Sunday — won by the West, 148-143 — was a showcase event and nonstop party that could linger in the collective psyche of the basketball public for years to come. This All-Star Game also served as a reminder that basketball is fun. If you noticed, there were a lot of smiles on the court, particularly when it came to Kobe who scored 37 points and won the All-Star MVP for the fourth time. He was joking and joshing while sporting a grin from ear to ear.

A lot of movie stars were present to witness the game and attend the after party. The event was star-studded and considered a real success. On game night, Josh Groban sang the national anthem. There were also performances by Lenny Kravitz and Bruno Mars. Rihanna, Kanye and Drake performed during half-time break. Celebrities in the audience included JayZ with Beyonce, Dustin Hoffman, Ellen Pompeo, Steven Tyler, Stevie Wonder, Warren Beatty, Spike Jones and of course, Lakers’ #1 fan Jack Nicholson.

Before the actual game, there were several other activities that were worth watching. There was the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game where Justin Bieber, the 16-year-old pop star walked away with the Most Valuable Player Award. Thanks to the teens suffering from Bieber Fever for voting their idol for the award.

Justin Bieber, MVP Celebrity All-Star

Another much-talked about event was the Slam Dunk Contest where rookie Clippers star Blake Griffin killed it when he soared over a car and threw down a two-handed dunk. Man, this guy could really fly!

Here’s a few pictures of what went down during the NBA All-Star Weekend…


Posted by on 02/21/2011 in Blogs, U. S. News


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3 responses to “NBA All-Star Weekend

  1. Bennifer

    02/21/2011 at 9:50 pm

    I could see that those basketball superstars didn’t want to get hurt at that game. They didn’t play hard enough. I wonder how much each got paid.
    Blake Griffin was the real star of the show. Go Griffin!

  2. Grofindor

    02/21/2011 at 9:54 pm

    I wish they do something about the sound system since they have been mini concerts at those sporting events. I enjoyed Rihanna but not Kanye. Who invited him anyway? I bet you, he either performed for free or paid NBA so he could perform.

  3. Jen

    02/22/2011 at 4:44 pm

    Justin is MVP? Why? I think the apocalypse is near.


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