The 68th annual NBA all star game is finally so close we can taste it! It tastes like sweat, hardwood floors, and basketball-leather. We would advise against tasting it, but it’s close enough that you could if you wanted to. That aside, this year’s game is shaping up to be an interesting one to be sure. With Giannis leading the East and Lebron leading the West, this will definitely be one heck of a matchup. People have been criticizing the new draft system for the all star game, saying that fans deserved more than just 50% of the vote. But if you really think about it, did any of us really want to see older players like Dwyane Wade paired up starting against rookies like Luka Doncic? It seems like the lineups have turned out at least somewhat evenly. Now that the starting five for each team have been released, we can take a real look at some of the 1-on-1 matchups we’re going to be seeing this year.
The biggest news seems to be Giannis taking Lebron’s old captain position in the East. Some people are saying that Giannis may do better at “captaining” than Lebron did. Some are even saying that he may be ushering in a new generation of players and may have what it takes to really make this year’s NBA all star game a great show (unlike the somewhat ...tame... event that happened last year). Either way, we’ll just have to wait for Feb 17th to see how it plays out.