Happy Presidents’ Day, NBA fans!
Hope you got a day out of this holiday – I know how much you need it! Work, and winter if you live in a region that actually knows what winter truly is, can take a lot out of you, so it’s nice to get a Monday off here and there!
Speaking of having a Monday off, the entire NBA has the night off tonight, with games set to resume tomorrow night. Keep your eyes and ears open, though: with the trade deadline only three days away, there’s sure to be some NBA action to follow!
Let’s get our week started right by checking out some links!
First of all, we can’t ignore the NBA All-Star game, even if it more closely resembled the Harlem Globetrotters than it does actual, you know, NBA basketball. Recap and video highlights coming at you! [NBA.com]
I plan on discussing the changes to All-Star weekend in a little bit, but until then, here’s one take on the new Slam Dunk Competition format. [Sports Illustrated]
In case you had not noticed, this was the second time in six years that New Orleans hosted the All-Star Game. Favoritism? Nope. More like the NBA’s concerted effort to help New Orleans rebuild. [Sporting News]
Think the All-Star teams you saw yesterday were good? How would they stack up against the ultimate NBA All-Star Team, hmmmm? [Bleacher Report]
I have to admit: I had forgotten that the NBA players union was without a leader, until I cam across this piece. [Yahoo! Sports]
And your Boston Celtics link of the day explains which Celtics legend Kevin Durant would want if he was building a three-man team! [Masslive.com]