2011 NBA All-Star Los Angeles: The Winners
The 2011 NBA All-Star weekend has come to an end with some memorable moments. The 2011 NBA All-Star game is the main attraction of the NBA All-Star weekend in Los Angeles, and nothing is better than having the LA ballers grab some titles, namely Kobe Bryant (Lakers) the All-Star game MVP and Blake Griffin (Clippers) the Slam Dunk contest winner.
The West defeats the East 148-143 in an action-packed, entertaining basketball game. Kobe Bryant deserves the MVP title with his 37 points and 14 rebounds (yeah – 14 rebounds for a guard in an All Star game is quite a feat!) Kevin Durant gets his share of 34 points, but he’s not doing much other than shooting the ball. The East is trying to make a comeback, but LeBron James’ and Amar’e Stoudemire’s 29 points can’t help them reverse the situation. LeBron records a triple double, grabbing 12 rebounds and dishing 10 assists to add his 29 points (he might be the one who should took the MVP title, but the West wins…)
Blake Griffin wins the 2011 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest; I told you before – he’ll win it! Despite the so-so slam dunk, the dunk over a car is packed with “props” – the car, the Gospel singers, and the hype. He deserves it. Period. I also enjoy JaVale McGee’s slam dunk presentation, but Blake’s way cooler. Respect!
In NBA All-Star Rookie-Sophomore game 2011, John Wall grabs the Rook-Soph MVP title with his record-setting 22 assists (plus a 12-point performance.) The bad-attitude-man-who-fight-with-teammate, DeMarcus Cousins add 33 points and 14 rebounds in a 148-140 win by the Rookies (hey, what’s with the number 148?)
For Bieber fans out there – congratulations! Rooting for Bieber pays off, even when he is doing something other than singing. Justin Bieber is the 2011 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game MVP with some nice display of shooting and passing – he’s got eight points, four assists and two rebounds.
James Jones the underdog wins the 2011 Footlocker 3-point contest, defeating the defending champ, Paul Pierce and the NBA 3-point all-time record setter, Ray Allen. Congrats!
Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) beat Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder) in the final round to win the 2011 NBA All-Star Skills Challenge. I’ll put my money on Stephen Curry – he’ll play an All-Star game next season!
In NBA Shooting Stars 2011, Atlanta (former NBA Steve Smith, the star All Horford and the WNBA star Coco Miller) defeats Chicago (former NBA Steve Kerr, Bulls forward Taj Gibson, and Cathrine Kraayveld of WNBA.)
To all the winners – many thanks! You have made our weekend in basketball an entertaining one.