What ever happened to the Shooting Stars Competition?

Of course the only part of All Star weekend I enjoyed is gone. I’ll be honest right off the bat and admit I didn’t watch one second of the 2019 NBA All Star Weekend. Ignoring the fact that I didn’t have time, I still could have recorded it but chose not to. Some of that was slightly out of protest …

Spurs Power Rankings – Week 18: Good … as far as it went

Only one game and one Spur at All Star Weekend means not much to report. The Spurs had only one game this past week before taking the long All-Star break. The one game was against the new-look Memphis Grizzlies who had just traded away their Gasol brother (Marc) to the Toronto Raptors for Jonas Valanciunas, among others. The Spurs finished …

Looking back at LaMarcus Aldridge’s All Star weekend

LaMarcus Aldridge continued a Spurs’ tradition last night that stretches back to the 1970s. George “The Iceman” Gervin was selected to participate in what would be the first of 9 straight appearances (with one All Star Game MVP in 1980) at the 1977 NBA All Star Game in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 42 years ago. Since that time, the Spurs have sent …

Open Thread: All-Star Weekend highlights

When the best come together, they bring out the best in one another Happy President’s Day! K hope you are enjoying a 3-day weekend. And speaking of weekends, the All-Star Weekend has officially come to an end. Did you watch? If so, what was you favorite event? Were there any moments that jumped out at you? Team LeBron won the …

NBA All Star Game, Final Score: Team LeBron dominates late and wins

Team LeBron gets down to business in the fourth quarter to secure a comeback win against Team Giannis Nobody played defense for most of the game, but Team LeBron brought the energy late as they took over in the fourth quarter and erased a double digit deficit and won going away. Kevin Durant was the leading scorer for the winning …

Game Thread: 2019 NBA All Star Game

The NBA’s best players gather for the annual All Star exhibition Welcome to the Game Thread. Veterans of the Game Thread know how we do things around here, but for all you newbies we have a few rules. Our community guidelines apply and basically say be cool, no personal attacks, don’t troll and don’t swear too much. The NBA is …

Manu Ginobli: The Spursiest

Manu’s game was flashy, but there’s one unflashy, underappreciated thing he did very well. We are back once again with the Spursiest moves and skills of all time. Simply put, these are the grittiest, most overlooked, and most singularly unflashy moves/skills in the San Antonio Canon. If you haven’t already, go back and check out our previous entries, listed at …

LaMarcus Aldridge relishes his All-Star appearance as a throwback big man

He also had a surprise visitor at his press conference. Spurs big man LaMarcus Aldridge is in Charlotte participating in his seventh All-Star weekend and third as a Spur. In a near 30-minute interview during his press conference, he had plenty to say about playing for the Spurs and other topics. He talked about how he feels Gregg Popovich’s minutes …

Game Preview: Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis

The All-Star Weekend culminates in this storied tradition For the second year in a row, the old East vs. West All-Star tradition has been abandoned for the ultra-modern playground style team captain picking. And for the second year in a row, LeBron James is one of the captains. As one of the greatest to ever play the game, his immense …

An Annotated All-Star Saturday Night Recap

A look back at day 2 of NBA All Star weekend. Didn’t get a chance to watch the second night of the 2019 NBA All Star weekend, to maybe the lack of Spurs failed to drag you in? We have you covered with a complete recap of the skills, three-point and dunk contests before the main event kicks off on …

Are the Spurs as good as you thought they’d be?

In a special edition of our round table, we discuss whether the Spurs are living up to preseason expectations, take a look at teams that have exceeded them and offer our predictions for All-Star Saturday events. The All-Star break provides a rare quiet moment during the season in which to take stock of how things have gone. Have the Spurs …

What to expect on All-Star Saturday Night

Skills Challenge and 3-point and dunks, oh my! Day two of the NBA All-Star Weekend has three of the most celebrated events: The Taco Bell Skills Challenge, the Three Point Contest, and the AT&T Slam Dunk. First of all, I got excited until I realized this wasn’t 8 elite athletes participating in a chimichanga scarfing contest. Five of the Rising …

Open Thread: Imagining an NBA without the San Antonio Spurs

What if the Dallas Chaparrals had never relocated to San Antonio? For a moment imagine that the Dallas Chaparrals had never made the trip down I-35 to the Alamo City. Perhaps they would have floundered around the ABA a few more seasons until the NBA incorporated the Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, New Jersey Nets, and Virginia Squires. It’s quite possible …

All-Star Saturday Night Preview: Threes, dunks and chest passes

Even with no Spurs suiting up for All-Star weekend’s most jam-packed night, there are still plenty of reasons to tune in. While Sunday’s main event boasts All-Star weekend’s biggest names, Saturday night is arguably its most entertaining, with three events of varying tradition, corporate omnipresence, and a considerably higher level of competition than the All-Star Game itself. Grab a Mountain …