Saturday, 14 February 2009
Basketball fans brace yourself for a weekend of action ! NBA All-Star weekend is on ! This year the NBA will be parading its best stars at the Phoenix -US Airways Center.
Of course you and I know what our most favourite highlight of the night is, The Dunk Competition ! Last year's winner Dwight Howard-Orlando Magic will be taking on Rudy Fernandez-Portland Trailblazers, J.R Smith-Denver Nuggets,Nate Robinson-New York Knicks. The 6 foot 11 inches- center will hope to replicate last year's action and this maybe decided even before it starts...but then there are always suprises on NBA All-Star Night.
Other events on the roster include;
- Haier Shooting Stars
- Play Station Skills Challenge
- Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout
- Sprite Slam Dunk.
The starting line-ups for the East and the West are also listed here;
Kobe Bryant-L.A Lakers,
Amar'e Stoudemire- Phoenix Suns
Yao Ming-Houston Rockets
Tim Duncan-San Antonio Spurs
Chris Paul-New Orleans Hornets
Dwayne Wade-Miam Heat
Lebron James- Cleveland Cavaliers
Dwight Howard- Orlando Magic
Kevin Garnett- Boston Celtics
Allen Iverson-Detroit Pistons
Last year the East led by Lebron 'King' James won over the West.
You can check out Dwight Howard's dunks during All-Star weekend 2008
Here's some interesting article on the origins and success of the NBA brand thanks to its innovation