NBA All-Star weekend is nearly upon us! As I stated earlier this week, my interest for the All-Star festivities is weakening, but I am curious to see how the tweaks to both the three-point shooting contest and the slam dunk competition will play out, so I’m sure I will tune in for at least those. If you are lucky enough to be able to attend any of these events, I am officially jealous, because I imagine this weekend is a blast to see live.
For the most part, my attention the next few days will be focused on the NBA trade rumors that are just starting to get interesting, so keep checking in with us – who knows what will happen between now and February 20!
Now: the links!
Nearly every team in the NBA – 26 out of 30 – played last night, and there’s no way you caught all of that action, so get your scores, recaps, and video highlights here. [NBA.com]
Educate yourself: enjoy your Morning Shootaround. [NBA]
Further educate yourself: I’m dropping your Daily Dime, now! [ESPN]
I love college basketball – remember when we were all abuzz about Jimmer Fredette? Well rejoice, because for one night at least, it’s all about Jimmer again! [Sports Illustrated]
Since LeBron James brought it up the other day, the question is now worth asking: who would make up the NBA equivalent of Mount Rushmore? [Bleacher Report]
And your Boston Celtics link of the day explains why we really cannot assess Brad Stevens as an NBA coach this season. [b/r]
Thanks for the read!