Tonight’s Rising Stars Challenge was entertaining, but not close enough to play seriously down the stretch. You don’t play defense in All-Star games. Especially at the end of All-Star games that aren’t close. With just a few minutes remaining, it turned into an impromptu dunk contest with Washington’s John Wall taking center stage. (More videos tomorrow.) After Wall showed off with a couple nice dunks, everyone cleared the way so he could throw himself an alley-oop. Enter Detroit’s Greg Monroe who played possum and stole the ball when Wall threw it. Not cool, Greg Monroe. Not cool.
Not going away.
There’s no “eureka” moment where those late game synapses start firing.
Civil Suit a-coming.
Not going to be fun in the film room.