yesterday's the start of the NBA ALL-STAR Weekend 2007. of course, the Sophomores defeated the Rookies with David Lee of the New York Knicks earning the MVP for the Sophies. :D Congrats!!!
the much-awaited side events were aired this morning and i was able to watch it. on the Haier Shooting Stars challenge, team Detroit captures the crown by defeating team Chicago, team Los Angeles and the 2006 champs, team San Antonio. the team consists of Chauncey Billups, Bill Laimbeer and Swin Cash. it was actually a win by default because team Chicago took its shots out of order in the final round making team Detroit the champs.
Dwayne Wade defended his title as the Playstation Skills Challenge Champ by ousting Lakers' Kobe Bryant, Cavaliers' LeBron James and Hornets' Chris Paul with a final round time of 26.4 seconds, almost defeating the contest-best 25.4 seconds of Steve Nash.
Jason Kapono of the Miami Heat was crowned as the Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout King outlasting Grizzlies' Mike Miller, Mavericks' Jason Terry, Wizards' "Agent 0" Gilbert Arenas and the defending champ Dirk Nowitzki of Mavericks. at first, Arenas notched a first-round high of 23 points but lost to Kapono on second round where Kapono made an incredible 24 points.
the Slam Dunk contest is the much-awaited event of all. Boston's Gerald Green was named as the 2007 Slam Dunk King by defeating Magics' Dwight Howard, Bulls's Tyrus Thomas and the defending champ Nate Robinson of the Knicks including a perfect 50 on his final dunk. what i love most about Green is his green sneakers. haha :P the judges are the former Slam Dunk champs namely: Julius Erving, Dominique Wilkins, Kobe Bryant, Vince Carter and the crown-favorite, Michael Jordan.
tomorrow's the game between the East and the West. for more information, jus visit NBA.
and also, i can't wait to watch the Amazing Race All Star tomorrow. sadly, that will be the last Amazing Race. :C