Until Paid In Full is properly recognized for the classic film it is, the Oscars will never really pique my interest. Sports provide more than enough drama anyway. The NBA, night and night out, has its far share. There was Carmelo-gate. Then came the trade deadline frenzy. Between those two, we had the "superstar team" debate and whether it was good for the league or not. And keep in mind this was all within the past month.
So as we march towards the playoffs and a seemingly unavoidable lockout, these Sunday contests increase in significance and grandeur. A week removed from the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/sunday-afternoon-hoops-the-nba-all-star-game">All-Star Game</a>, the league pitted three marquee contests on the slate with all six teams expected to spawn into key players come the tournament of 16.