NeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1571 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!
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.
DavestanKSAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1678 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1549 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.
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.
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NeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1542 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.
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.
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1521 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
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13881 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1489 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.