NBA All-Star Game


Reese Guill, Messenger Reporter

The NBA all-star game has become something that is unwatchable. That’s what some people are saying after this year’s game. I am one of the millions of people that watched the game on February 19, 2017. The game had a LOT of offense in it, with little to no defense at all. At one point in the game, Stephen Curry laid down on the floor to get out of the way of one of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s monstrous dunks. And it is a good thing that he did get out of the way, because it’s likely that he would have gotten severely injured if he attempted to jump with Giannis. The game ended with the score 192-182 with the Western Conference beating the Eastern Conference. Anthony Davis scored the most points ever in an All-Star game with 52 points. Of course that record is tainted, because there is ZERO defense in all-star games. Especially the last couple of years with players like Stephen Curry and James Harden who basically don’t play any defense in real games. And these two players are two of the top 5 players in the NBA today. I had no doubt that the West would beat the East in an old fashioned slugfest of only offense. But the All-Star was overshadowed by a huge blockbuster trade sending DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans to get a fresh start on his career and play with fellow Kentucky alum, Anthony Davis. Cousins is arguably the best offensive big man in the NBA today and now he is playing with arguably the best defensive big man in the NBA, in Anthony Davis. I am excited to see what these two Kentucky boys can do together in New Orleans. They could be the greatest front court duo to play together ever in the NBA if they get their act together and can coexist.