Ridiculous NBA All-Star games no longer worth watching

AlwaysWrite

Well-Known Member
#1
The NBA All-Star game has turned into a pure garbage spectacle that isn't worth watching. A score of 192-182 this year and 196-173 last year. Ridiculous!

There's no such thing as All-Star game defense any more. Take note of the following:

* The victorious West team put up 143 shots this year and 149 shots in 2016, while the East attempted 137 shots both years.

* Defense? What defense? In the past TWO All-Star games, there has been only 15 free-throw attempts, even though there were all those shot attempts.

* In the past two All-Star games, 261 three-point shot attempts, including 80 by the West in 2016.

* The West has now had seven consecutive 12-minute periods in which it has scored 47 points or more.

If things keep going in that direction, it might eventually be almost as ridiculous as two "sporting events" involving aging world leaders: 73-year-old Chinese dictator Mao Tse-tung's world-record swimming exploits in the Yangtze River in 1966, and 63-year-old Russian leader Vladimir Putin's seven-goal performance in a 2015 hockey match.
 
#2
....and in the 4th qt, Steve Keer benched Russel Westbrook with 5 1/2 minutes left whom already had 41 points in only 20 minutes playing time and left Anthony Davis in whom had 37 minutes playing time so that his team could feed Davis as much as possible so that he could pass Westbrook and get the MVP.
 

AlwaysWrite

Well-Known Member
#4
WHAT ALLSTAR GAME IS WORTH WATCHING? BASEBALL, FOOTBALL AND HOCKEY ARE A JOKE TOO.
Dear WAMO:

You are correct, especially with regard to hockey. In All-Star competition, you don't see the usual 2-1 game or low-scoring overtime game; rather, it's a high-scoring shootout.
 

AlwaysWrite

Well-Known Member
#5
I do want to clarify something with regard to the original post. When I made reference to athletic "feats" by Chairman Mao and Vladimir Putin, of course, that was in jest.

Obviously, despite the ridiculous All-star no-defense shootouts, the participants are, without a doubt, true WORLD-CLASS ATHLETES. But those athletes don't put much emphasis on defense in the All-Star Game.
 

LLB

New Member
#7
lmao, can't agree with you more, AlwaysWrite

If things keep going in that direction, it might eventually be almost as ridiculous as two "sporting events" involving aging world leaders: 73-year-old Chinese dictator Mao Tse-tung's world-record swimming exploits in the Yangtze River in 1966, and 63-year-old Russian leader Vladimir Putin's seven-goal performance in a 2015 hockey match.
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