NBA Rookie Ladder: All-Star weekend

Feb 18, 2018, 03:12
NBA Rookie Ladder: All-Star weekend

The influx of business partners in attending the game coupled with the growing fan base of the National Basketball Association has caused much more demand, with little supply of seats, causing the prices to jolt up especially in a rich city like Los Angeles, who figures to have a lot of Hollywood celebrities on Sunday's game. Also, watch highlights from the game below.

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Reuters/Mario AnzuoniThe entertainment capital of the U.S will be doubling down on Staples Center for this coming NBA All-star game on February 18, Sunday.

As if you weren't already aware of it by now, NBA All-Star weekend 2018 is officially in full force. I respect that. Team Clippers has 11 second chance points. However after the first ten minutes, you will need to sign in with your United States cable provider - whoever that may be.

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There is, however, still plenty of intrigue around the roster construction, especially on Team LeBron, where some former teamates are paired together after acrimonious break-ups. DeMarcus Cousins was set to start at center until his injury, while Prozingis of the Knicks, John Wall from the Wizards and LeBron's fellow Cav Kevin Love have all been ruled out as well.

The time when conference rivals like Isiah Thomas, Michael Jordan, and Larry Bird teamed up against the likes of Magic Johnson, Karl Malone, and Hakeem Olajuwon some 30 years ago are gone. George, Andre Drummond, Goran Dragic and Kemba Walker were added as injury replacements by Commissioner Adam Silver. This will be followed by the NBA All-Star Three-Point Shootout which will also be telecasted on TNT. On paper this may not look like a team that can compete with Team Lebron, but the NBA All-Star Game is a game based on shooting 3-pointers and flashy dunks. I think the effort on the defensive end will pick up and we won't see a game like last year's sloppy 192-182 finish.

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If the National Basketball Association continues to keep the roster sizes as is, and puts all the power in the hands of the fans, the same players and teams will always be the All-Stars, leaving those less seen, but every bit as worthy, players from smaller markets left to watch the game from home. Team LeBron vs. Team Steph.