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A Historic Weekend

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It was a very exciting weekend for basketball fans over in Los Angeles when Spencer Dinwiddie won the skills challenge, and Devin Booker won the 3 point contest while Larry Nance Jr and Donovan Mitchell faced each other in the dunk contest with Mitchell making it out with the win. Lebron James also won MVP. 

The competitions this year were not the highlight of the weekend as they are most of the time. This time it was the actual all star game as the arrangement of the game was changed. Back then it was always the east vs the west. That got old after a while as the west has been more skilled than the east. Changes were made for the east making Lebron James captain of it all. Stephen Curry was chosen as captain for the west. They then drafted each of their players.

James’s starting lineup was Kevin Durant, Demarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, and Kyrie Irving. Curry’s starting lineup was Giannis Antetokounmpo, Demar Derozan, Joel Embiid, and James Harden. This gave a very different setup as competition was now rounded out.

The game was very competitive from the start as it showcased actual defense from the start. Players actually tried instead of just chucking up shots. This probably had to do with who ever winning gaining 100,000$ each. It was especially good at the end when the West was down by 3 points and Curry from the west had the ball. He was than double teamed by Durant and Paul George and he didn’t even get to get a shot up at the end with the East winning making it an all-star weekend.

 

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A Historic Weekend