An All-Star Game recap? Really? Well, how about just a LeBron recap. That seems more appropriate for us…
The game went exactly as you thought it would. A whole lot of offense- and by offense I mean dunks and alley-oops, and very little defense. Don’t look at someone’s steal totals and think that they played defense during the game. LeBron had 4 steals, but most of those were of the “Aren’t we allowing easy passes in this one” kind of steals. Like all the sudden changing the rules and playing defense kind of steals. Anyways, you don’t watch these for the defense anyway. Which is sort of a shame. I’d kind of like to see what these guys could do if they were really trying to defend each other.
LeBron finished with 25 points on 10 of 22 shots. He also had 6 assists, 5 rebound and those 4 steals. He played the most minutes of anyone on the East squad, and finished with the top +/- number of +14. The MVP went to Dwyane Wade who had 28 points on 12 of 16 shooting. He also had 11 assists and 5 steals. For the record Wade was the right choice. He was more efficient on offense. LeBron struggled to find his shot from outside the paint. It didn’t help that a few times he was trying to shoot over Dirk Nowitzki. James finished the game 2 for 12 outside the paint. Those just aren’t MVP numbers.
LeBron had a few very nice dunks, including two reverse slams that brought some noise from the amazing quiet 108 thousand spectators. (Hilarious tweet comparing the crowd to Braylon’s alma mater from Cursed Cleveland for the win last night.)
That’s really it. Bigger than the game itself was the rumor mill that was churning all weekend long. We’ll be chiming in again today, and bringing you the latest when we hear of it. Be sure to check the twitter accounts in the footer, as well as @PDcavsinsider, Brian Windhorst’s twitter account.
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