2020 All Star Watch

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  1. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

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    That sounds so good.

    My wife and I went for Chinese food and I bought her some chocolates which provides me a chance to get some.

    Ironically we did buy a Pepperidge Farm coconut cake so we are not very far off on the dessert thing.
     
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    I think the league has it in for Sarver Suns. Bad officiating and no respect in the all star game. So what else is new.

    How many games after the break? 30? Would be awesome get 8-9+ more wins.
     
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    We better get at least that. If we get a couple players back from injury, I would hope we can play .500 or a bit better the rest of the way.
     
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    Deandre Ayton is warming up with World teammates but will not play.


    Gina Mizell‏Verified account @ginamizell

    Deandre Ayton, who won’t play in tonight’s Rising Stars game due to a tweaked ankle, is warming up with his World teammates. #Suns

    5:59 PM - 14 Feb 2020
     
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    I'm not watching but it appears Zion broke the goal.

     
  6. Hoop Head

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    I missed that, I only saw the 2nd half. Zion did throw it down pretty good but I'm surprised it broke the structure.

    Here is the dunk for those who didn't see it.



    Putting on my conspiracy cap, the way it was hyped almost made it seem like it could have been staged. It's just the Rising Star game and if they were going to stage something then that's the game to do it. It's on national tv, it gets people talking since it's been a long time since anything like that has happened in the NBA, the outcome of the game doesn't matter, and if it's revealed it was staged, it doesn't hurt the league much, if at all. If news comes out they didn't reinforce the rim for that game, does anyone care? I don't think so.

    In the video, it almost looks bent before he dunked. It could be the camera angle but I'm not sure.
     
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    The coverage has been pretty good though. They've had Nash, Grant Hill, and Channing Frye as the on set commentators. I'm not sure who the host is, it's not Ernie Johnson, but whoever he is is ok. It's cool to see Frye, Nash, and Hill together. They've made plenty of references to it being a 2009-10 Suns reunion and they've all spoken highly about their years together in Phoenix. Outside of the Suns nostalgia the 3 of them have really good chemistry and it's been pretty entertaining.

    I doubt they'll work together again this weekend but those 3 made it worth watching the halftime and postgame coverage.
     
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    They also got their picks for who will win the 3pt contest. Nash picked Booker, Hill picked Trae Young, and Frye picked Joe Harris. All gave their reasoning and Nash didn't pick Booker as a homer pick, just spoke about his efficiency and how he's done it before. Being last years winner is why Frye picked Joe Harris to win. Hill picked Trae because he's Trae Young and he thought he had the best chance of sinking the 2 new deep balls.

    They all picked Aaron Gordon for the dunk contest, which has Gordon, Dwight Howard, Derrick Jones Jr, and Pat Connaughton. Here's the link for that event page, I don't believe there were any changes to that.

    I don't think they gave picks for the Skills Challenge. That has Domantas Sabonis, Spencer Dinwiddie, Pascal Siakam, Bam Adebayo, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Khris Middleton, Patrick Beverly, and Jayson Tatum. Here's a link to that event page, it lists the rules and past winners.

    They changed the 3pt rules also. It's like normal 4 regular balls and 1 money ball for each rack with 1 rack full of money balls. The placement of the racks is the same as always but they added 2 new racks, the new racks are 6 feet behind the 3pt line and have 1 ball each. Those balls are worth 3 points each. Players get 70 seconds now instead of 60.

    Here is a link to the official webpage for the 3pt contest that lists the rules, changes, and past winners. Davis Bertans, Devin Booker, Devonte Graham, Joe Harris, Buddy Hield, Zach LaVine, Duncan Robinson, and Trae Young.

    Here is how it's set up....

    MD_Court_3PT_Half_Court.jpg
     
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    It’s really too bad Marion was checked out and butthurt by the time Hill got here. Would’ve made for an incredible defensive tandem.
     
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    I don't disagree that he was feeling unappreciated his last year or two but I don't agree that he had checked out. I just think he was approaching 30 and was starting to lose a little quickness and athleticism. For a player like him, a drop in physical gifts is extremely impactful. And ss I recall, he steadily declined throughout his 30's.
     
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