SPANISH HARLEM – The NBA All-Star Game is this Sunday, March 7th and fans should be thrilled with the event.
At the start of the season the league decided that they would not be having the game but we all know that money talks and bullsh1t… well, you know. I was against it at first because I thought it wasn’t fair to the players. They went into the season thinking this would be a time that they could get some rest or to get healthy. But I have come around on the event. When you come to think of it, most players don’t play hard and there is very little defense played early on. Expect more of the same, if not more, this year.
As we all know, the All-Star Game is the biggest event of the season, not including the playoffs. It’s a time to watch some of the best players in the world play in a fun game for bragging rights. There will be a ton of dunks and alley-oops but the best moments are when the games are close late in the 4th quarter. That’s when everything changes. Nobody wants to be on a losing team, so the action ramps up when the guys get serious. Hopefully, we will have one of those types of games this year. As a New York Knicks fan, I will be supporting Julius Randle… because I’m the Chairman the Julius Randle Fan Club… as per Angry Ward.
While we are on the subject of the All-Star weekend, news came down today that Immanuel Quickley was not added to the Rising Stars Game for the US Team. What more does the kid have to do? He is one of the best rookies in draft, regardless of where he was selected. It’s a shame he was snubbed because he definitely deserved to be there. Quickley has outplayed everyone on that roster – not named LaMelo Ball or Tyrese Haliburton.
On the bright side, RJ Barrett made the World Team. It’s great to see that his hard work is paying off. After starting the season shooting atrocious from 3, he has been better than 40%. If he can keep that up, then you might be seeing a break-out star for the Knicks. His problem coming out of college was that he couldn’t shoot from deep and he wasn’t good last season but to see him hitting them more frequently is a good sign for his development.
That’s it for now, come back tomorrow for Different Matt.
Until Next Time…