Another NBA All-Star Weekend come and gone, and that makes two years in a row without an NFL player getting involved in a strip club shooting. Baby steps, All-Star Weekend. Baby steps.
- All-Star Game: West beats East 146-119. Shaq and Kobe named co-MVPs for sentimental reasons.
- Saturday: Kevin Durant got four quick letters but rallied to win the HORSE competition, Derrick Rose won the always-boring skills contest, Daequan Cook kept Jason Kapono from a 3-point threepeat, and Nate Robinson’s “kryptonite” theme earned him the win in an especially crappy dunk contest.
- Friday: Durant’s record of 46 points lifted the sophomores in a closely-contested Rookie Challenge.
- Style watch: Allen Iverson shaved his braids! Shaq danced! And I don’t care if he has six stitches in his face, Dwyane Wade’s series of Nelly-Aids this week should be good for several months’ worth of derision. As opposed to Nelly-AIDS, which lasts a lifetime.
Requisite Shaq highlight (via BDL):