Skip to main content

The NBA World reacts to the dramatic All-Star Game and 75 Greatest Ceremony

It was a tremendous and emotional night for NBA basketball
LeBron James and Michael Jordan hugged it out, Stephen Curry took home MVP honors

LeBron James and Michael Jordan hugged it out, Stephen Curry took home MVP honors

Wow! Moments like this are why fans fall in love with the NBA and the game of basketball. After what many would say was an underwhelming Saturday night of festivities, the Sunday repertoire made up for it. The All-Star game went down to the wire and the celebration of the 75 Greatest Players ever brought back many memories and emotions for the past and current players.

Curry wins MVP, LeBron hits the game-winner

The All-Star Game was, in its manner, a fast-paced offensive exhibition full of amazing dunks, alley-oops, flashy passes, and three-point bombs. Ja Morant threw down a couple of nasty ones, LeMelo showed his flare, Giannis played like it was the Finals, Embiid dominated, Curry hit some ridiculous shots, and everyone on the floor showed their immense talent and skills.

But when it came to the last few minutes with both teams close to the target score, things got serious, and we got a pick-up game with 10 All-Stars on the floor. In the end, LeBron would take matters into his own hands in front of his hometown, hitting a tough fadeaway for the 163-160 win to improve to 5-0 as All-Star Capitan.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

Bron ended up with 24 points, 6 rebounds, and 8 assists, but Steph stole the show, scoring 50 points and almost breaking the scoring record while hitting 16 three-pointers out of 27 attempts. Curry was splashing it from everywhere and making the arena go into a frenzy. A well-deserving award for Curry, which is surprisingly the first all-Star MVP of his career.

So many legends in one place

Also, in the half-time of the game, we had the ceremony in honor of 75 years of the NBA, getting the 75 best players in history to come together. Unfortunately, there are a lot of big names that couldn't make it or aren't with us anymore, but still, the star power that was in Cleveland didn't leave anyone indifferent.

Jordan showed up last minute and immediately started trash-talking Magic, Shaq and Charles shared some emotional speeches on TNT, the younger generation of players had the chance to see the pioneers of the game and meet their idols, as it was the perfect celebration of NBA basketball.

Dirk Nowitzki at the 1998 Nike Hoop Summit

"Between practices I had to get tutoring in a separate room" - Dirk Nowitzki used to bring a tutor with him while traveling with Germany's junior national team

Dirk Nowitzki revealed that he had to bring a private tutor with him during his days with Germany's junior national team as he had to play and study at the same time.

Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson

"Are you willing to come back and be a coachable player?"-How Phil Jackson talked to Kobe Bryant before they reunited in 2006

The time Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson spent apart from each other made them realize that they needed each other to accomplish their goals.

Denver Nuggets mascot Rocky

Denver Nuggets mascot Rocky outearns several NBA players

Denver Nuggets mascot Rocky is closer to making a million each year than some NBA players on minimum contracts.

ben-wallace-darvin-ham-min

“I know he’s a great locker room guy!”- Ben Wallace believes Darvin Ham will do great things with the Lakers

Darvin Ham and Ben Wallace won a title together and their bond will forever remain tight.

Reggie Miller doing the choke sign

Reggie Miller on talking to New York Knicks fans: 'They love to come up and do the choke sign. They think it’s so cool'

Reggie Miller said most Knicks fans still hate him and they let him know about it by doing doing his iconic choke taunt in 1995.

Michael Jordan more popular than Al Gore, Chelsea Clinton: Sesame Street poll

"I couldn’t do anything!" - Michael Jordan once named the only player he couldn't dominate

Michael Jordan loved the competition and he often dominated his rivals. But shockingly, he wasn't able to do so against one player.

The first time Larry Bird and Magic Johnson matched up in the NBA

Larry Bird pointed out his similarities with Magic Johnson: 'We were winners, there was no question about that'

Larry Bird talked about what he thinks were his similarities with his ultimate rival Magic Johnson.