I know it’s been a while people, unfortunately I won’t be able to contribute for awhile but I will try my best to be around and comment on all your fine work. Now I owe it to Cas to contribute at least one more article to this site. I know this is mainly a football site, but I will try my best to make theÃ‚Â 2014 NBA All Star game in New Orleans more appealing to you.
The festivities kick off Friday (which I would also like to remind you guys and girls is Valentines Day) with its always entertaining celebrity game. Now this would be something that I believe the NFL should do with its Pro-Bowl, but of course not full contact football which come to think of it would be quite entertaining. Instead of full contact it should be flag football, like EA Sports and Madden do for its annual release of its game.
Saturday night is another big night with its skills competition and always talked about (more recently bad talk) NBA Dunk Contest, but this year should definitely be entertaining with the players choosing to participate. People have heard about these players unlike previous years. I highly recommend watching the dunk contest this year, you won’t be disappointed… well at least I hope not. The level of athleticism should wow you.
Now let me introduce you to the NBA Eastern Conference All Star team starters.
At Guard we have last year’s Rookie of the Year, Cleveland Cavaliers very own Kyrie Irving. In Kyrie Irving you have a young, quick, talented player who can make plays happen. He’s averaging close to 22points per game, 6 assists and 3 rebounds per game, which is impressive for a guard. Now his Cavaliers aren’t playing great team ball, but that’s not Irving’s fault, the team is just unorganized according to reports. With his quickness and elusiveness Irving reminds me of a Percy Harvin. When he has the ball in his hands he makes plays happen, but unlike Harvin, he’s been healthy for most of his young career.
Next up at Shooting Guard we have Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat. Now even if you don’t follow the NBA, I’m sure you’ve heard of Dwayne Wade or D. Wade as he’s known. 10 year veteran of the NBA playing his whole career with the Heat. He’s an amazing shooter, but unfortunately due to multiple injuries, and wear and tear he isn’t as explosive anymore. He hasn’t played more than 70 games since 2010, but still hes as dependable as they come and will still put highlight reels up on a consistent basis. He’s averaging 19PPG, 5 assists and 5 rebounds per game, solid stats, even though below his career average. D. Wade would compare to Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers, an explosive player always putting up consistent numbers even with the wear and tear.
At Ã‚Â Forward from the Indiana Pacers we have Paul George. Now let me say, aside from Kevin Durant, I don’t think anybody has had the season George has. He’s making his name a household name. His NBA 2K14 highlight style dunks have been jaw dropping. He’s in his 3rd year, averaging 23 ppg, 4 assists and almost 7 rebounds per game. He will only get better and his Pacers are contenders for the Eastern Conference Finals: it’ll be a rematch of last years Heat vs Pacers, only this time I believe George and the Pacers will have enough to eliminate the Heat. Paul George will have his name in the MVP talk if he continues to play the way he has, unfortunately it is Kevin Durant’s award barring any injury. Still, Paul George reminds me of our very own Dez Bryant. He has that same fire and intensity and is finally coming into his own. His athleticism is a nightmare match up for opposing teams.
From the Big Apple, New York (under performing) Knicks there is Carmelo Anthony. Now Carmelo Anthony has only been known for his offensive and it’ll stay that way but he has been improving his defense. He dropped a New York Knicks record 62 points against the Charlotte Bobcats! I mean that’s a monster performance right there. So far this season he’s beating his career stats in points with 27ppg, 3 assists and 9 rebounds per game. Impressive. He’s basically carrying the team on his back. He will become a free agent after this season and will be the main one teams go after. A 10 year veteran who’s showing no signs of slowing down, Carmelo Anthony is like Andre Johnson, he’s always been a consistent player, even now with age.
Last but not least, you either love him or hate him, LeBron James of the Miami Heat. Arguably the best player in the NBA the last few seasons (Kevin Durant has been the best player this season) King James has and always will be a force in the NBA. His season numbers are slightly lower than his career average, but you’ll never be able to to notice a difference in his game. 26ppg, 7 assists and 7 rebounds per game. Always putting up highlight reel dunks and moves. During the all star game he makes sure to give the fans their moneys worth. LeBron is like Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch rolled into one. Consistently on beast mode and its impossible to stop him. Can’t forget to mention that LeBron James is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan, so I knew there was a reason I had to respect him if only a little!.
The Eastern Conference is loaded with talent and appears to have the upper hand… or does it? stay tuned for part 2. The NBA Western Conference All Star Starters.