NBA All-Star Weekend

Heres a Recap of the NBA All-Star Weekend


2022 All-Star weekend logo via Google Images

The 2022 NBA All-Star game took place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland Ohio. There were a handful of events that went down, but the 3 major ones I’ll talk about is the Three Point Contest, Slam Dunk Contest, and the regular All-Star game. All-Star weekend was Friday February 18th through Sunday the 20th.

Image of Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse for the 2022 All-Star weekend via Google Images

The first of the 3 events was the Three Point Contest. How it works is there is a rack of 5 balls on the three point line in both corners, both wings, and the top of the key. Plus one deep three ball between the wing and top of the key on each side. The contestant has 60 seconds to go through one rack at a time and hit as many threes as possible. At the end of all the rounds the highest score wins. The contestants were C.J. McCollum (Pelicans), Luke Kennard (Clippers), Patty Mills (Nets), Karl-Anthony Towns (T’Wolves), Trae Young (Hawks), Desmond Bane (Grizzlies), Zach LaVine (Bulls), Fred VanVleet (Raptors). The game came down to KAT and Trae Young. In KAT’s last round, he got 29 points. Trae young came up short, getting 26 points in his last round making Karl-Anthony Towns the Three Point Contest champion. KAT is also a 7 foot center, a 7 foot center winning the three point contest is crazy.

Picture of Karl-Anthony Towns holding up his 3-Point contest trophy

The event that followed the Three Point Contest was the Slam Dunk Contest. Each contestant has three tries to complete a jaw-dropping, exiting dunk. The judges then get to judge the dunk out of 10 points, at the end of all the rounds whoever holds the highest score wins. The contestants were Jalen Green (Rockets), Obi Toppin (Knicks), Cole Anthony (Magic), and Juan Toscano-Anderson (Warriors). It came down to JTA and Obi Toppin, but after Obi Toppin went between the legs then tapped the ball off the glass and threw the dunk in, the judges loved it and gave Obi the win.

Picture of Obi Toppin holding his Slam Dunk Contest trophy via Google Images

The following day was the All-Star game. LeBron James (Lakers) and Kevin Durant (Nets) were team captains for the second consecutive year. Team LeBron [if he is captain we would know he is on the team.]was himself,  Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks), Stephen Curry (Warriors), DeMar DeRozan (Bulls), Nikola Jokic (Nuggets), Jimmy Butler (Heat), Luka Dončić (Mavericks), Fred VanVleet (Raptors), Darius Garland (Cavs), Chris Paul (Suns), and Jared Allen (Cavs).

Image of Team LeBron via Google Images

Team Durant was Trae Young (Hawks), Ja Morant (Grizzlies), Jayson Tatum (Celtics), Andrew Wiggins (Warriors), Joel Embiid (76ers), Kris Middleton (Bucks), Rudy Gobert (Jazz), Karl-Anthony Towns (T’Wolves), Dejouante Murray (Spurs), LaMelo Ball (Hornets), Zack LaVine (Bulls), and Devin Booker (Suns). Kevin Durant didn’t actually play due to injury, but was still able to choose his team.

Image of Team Durant via Google Images

The game was close the whole way out, lead changes left and right. It was 161-160 Team LeBron was up, and the target goal was 163. Team LeBron had the ball and they got to LeBron James, LeBron then hit a fadeaway for game as Team LeBron took down Team Durant 163-160.

Picture of LeBron’s game-winning fadeaway via Google Images

But it was Stephen Curry (Warriors) that stole the show. He finished with 50 points, 3 points shy of breaking the record for points scored in an All-Star game. But he did end up breaking the record for 3s in an All-Star game, finishing with 16 of them! And he ended up rightfully so winning All-Star game MVP. And that’s a wrap of the 3 major events that went down during All-Star weekend.

Photo of Stephen Curry holding up his All-Star game MVP trophy via google images