The weekend came, bringing with it the Saturday All-Star festivities, headlined by the Dunk Contest. There was a significant amount of hype for Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine heading into the Sprite All-Star Dunk Contest. Anyone that has seen him play knows that he has freakishly athletic hops. For those who have witnessed his athleticism, it came as no surprise that he would win the contest.
Aside from the expected festivities, the Dunk Contest, Three-Point Contest, Skills Challenge, BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge and the All-Star game, the NBA All-Star weekend brings with it ample time to either rest or stay busy with promotional opportunities. While many will be resting for the second half of the season, a number of NBA athletes are choosing the latter, opting to do a number various promotional activities. Atlanta Hawks power forward Paul Millsap stopped by the Samsung Soho Studio to meet
Huge money is up for grabs this evening at DraftKings, with five contests carrying a prize pool of $100,000 or more. There are a dozen games on the final full night of the NBA before the all-star break.
Recent comments by DeMarcus Cousins $10500 are like a volcano spewing smoke. You don’t want to be nearby when it inevitably erupts.
TNT has an excellent doubleheader for us this evening. LeBron James $10500 and Kyrie Irving $8500 take on Chris Paul $9200 and Blake Griffin $9400 in a matchup that’s possibly as lucrative in DFS as it is fascinating in real life.
Gobert, you’re a poster! That’s what Portland Trail Blazers color commentator Mike Rice proudly beamed as the snubbed All-Star Damian Lillard drove into the paint and soared in for a dunk over Rudy Gobert on Tuesday against the Utah Jazz:
The Portland Trail Blazers are starting to fall back in the Western Conference Standings. They now sit No.4 in the playoff seeding, down from the No.2 seed from just a couple of weeks ago. Portland is coming off of a four-game East Coast road trip that was trimmed to three games when their matchup versus the Brooklyn Nets was postponed due to a winter storm. On that trip, the Blazers went 0-3.
Stuff happened on Monday. Kevin Durant (toe) was a late scratch, so Russell Westbrook triple-doubled. Anthony Davis, the Pelican with the giant wing span, ended the Hawks’ winning streak at 19.