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User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

Anybody catch the game? I usually don't watch it but I thought it was pretty entertaining, and the halftime show was probably the best I've ever seen at any sporting event.

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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1529 times:

I didn't watch the halftime show, but it was a really good game I thought (all-star wise that is). I was honestly more interested in the skills comp last night with Apollo 33 in the dunk contest and Jason Kapono in the 3 point competition. It was nice to see Toronto represented well in the all-star weekend, and Kapono bringing the 3 point trophy back is sick! Why the Heat let him go I'm not sure, but I'm glad to have him up here in the great white north!

User currently offlineDavestanKSAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1678 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

Dude NO represented well. I really liked the introductions, it was really cool. The game itself was fun to watch, good entertainment. Great that the players got involved to help the community as well.

Did anyone watch the Slam Dunk Contest? Now that was awesome, SUPERMANNNNNN, haha, oh my goodness Howard can really fly, can't he?

Great job New Orleans!!

Dave



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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1517 times:



Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 2):
oh my goodness Howard can really fly

No doubt he was the winner hands down! I was hoping Apollo 33 could pull it out, but Howard is unreal. I was actually not so impressed with the first dunk, but Superman was crazy, unreal how high he got there.


User currently offlineDavestanKSAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1678 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1507 times:



Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 3):
No doubt he was the winner hands down! I was hoping Apollo 33 could pull it out, but Howard is unreal. I was actually not so impressed with the first dunk, but Superman was crazy, unreal how high he got there.

 checkmark  I agree. I didn't know he could jump that high, and for that long. Great point about Kapono too, wow what a great shooter he is, you guys must be thrilled to have him.

Dave



Yesterday we've sinned, today we move towards God. Touch the sky....love and respect...Safe Star!
User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2876 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

Still some debate about whether that was really a dunk or not. Those were some sweet dunks! But the cupcake one was pretty overrated, it wasn't as good as everyone made it seem.

AI did horrible in the ASG!


User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1500 times:



Quoting Elite (Reply 5):
But the cupcake one was pretty overrated, it wasn't as good as everyone made it seem.

I agree. I think that the candle would have gone out either way with the air disturbance of a ball whizzing past it. I think the final should have been Howard and Moon, and not just because I'm a Toronto fan. I think that Moon had the second best dunks, the part where he messed up in my mind was laying down the piece of tape on the floor, and when he didn't take off from that mark it made the dunk seem like a failure. But there's no doubt the best man won.

Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 4):
you guys must be thrilled to have him.

I certainly am. I wondered at first why the Heat let him go, I was thinking maybe he was a disturbance in the locker room or not a team player, but from everything that I've seen from him up here in Toronto nothing could be further from the truth.

Would have been nice to have Ray Allen in the 3 point competition though, how Dirk made it there and not Ray is amazing. When you look at Dirk's stats for the 3 point this year they are far from impressive.


User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1492 times:



Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 6):
When you look at Dirk's stats for the 3 point this year they are far from impressive.

Though good stats don't necessarily result in a good competition performance, just look at how Nash choked in this year's contest.

Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 2):
Now that was awesome, SUPERMANNNNNN, haha, oh my goodness Howard can really fly, can't he?

Damn right he can, and IMHO, he should have already won the title last year. Alas, had he won last year, we might not have seen his dunks this year, so I can't really complain Big grin .


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1479 times:

The halftime show was one of the best I've seen.....the game was pretty much what you expect to see: a track meet with a lot of showboating. I'll homer for the area, of course, but I think New Orleans did a great job of hosting the event. The three days of events went well, the NBA Jam Session at the Convention Center was well attended, and Southwest hosted a plane pull here at the airport pitting teams from the local police and fire departments. And they used Slam Dunk One as the plane.....got to meet Morris Peterson, Rasual Butler, and Hilton Armstrong of the Hornets, who acted as captains for the teams.

Everybody's hitting the road today, and I'm working the airport's EOC, which we've got open until mid-afternoon to help get everybody out OK.

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineKPWM From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2288 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1476 times:

The halftime show was great. I also liked the music playing while the players were getting introduced.

Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 2):
oh my goodness Howard can really fly, can't he?

That was amazing. I love how it wasn't even a dunk, but he threw the ball in the hoop anyway.



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User currently offlineAllegiantAir From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 1733 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1472 times:



Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 2):
Did anyone watch the Slam Dunk Contest? Now that was awesome, SUPERMANNNNNN, haha, oh my goodness Howard can really fly, can't he?

Of course I did! GG was the only Minnesota representative! Dwight 1000% deserved that award.

Does anyone know why Gerald did the same dunk twice in the finals? That was pretty lame.

Quoting Elite (Reply 5):
But the cupcake one was pretty overrated, it wasn't as good as everyone made it seem.

 nod 



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User currently offlineKPWM From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2288 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1471 times:



Quoting AllegiantAir (Reply 10):
Does anyone know why Gerald did the same dunk twice in the finals? That was pretty lame.

I wondered the sane thing. I think he had better dunks last year.



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1447 times:

No, I couldn't be bothered with watching it (apart from the fact that I was at work and don't get TNT down here). On the bright side, I saw the second half of the 1996 All-Star-Game (back when people such as Pippen, Jordan, Barkley, Malone, etc. were still around) on NBA TV. Compared with today's NBA, that was a much more exiting and entertaining match than any of the recent matches of the NBA Finals combined.

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