Published: Sun, February 18, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Kendrick Lamar, The Killers Lead NBA All-Star Weekend

Kendrick Lamar, The Killers Lead NBA All-Star Weekend

The 2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, presented by Ruffles, saw a huge collection of celebs, with Justin Bieber, and Quavo, 26, being named as last minute additions to the already jammed-packed roster.

Then, only 12 days before the All-Star Game, New York Knicks' budding star center Porzingis tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while dunking on fellow All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo during a game at Madison Square Garden. Fans became furious with the league for not televising the All-Star Game draft. He even did a pick and roll on a player.

However if you're looking to watch the game online, you may struggle, as the game is the sole property of TNT in the USA.

Team Lebron's starting point guard Kyrie Irving told reporters that the increase in pay for the victor will make things more interesting.

The NBA All-Star Weekend is set to take over Los Angeles this weekend (Feb. 15-18), with a cavalcade of music all-stars coming to the party.

But the game's most interesting athlete had to be golfer Bubba Watson.

In a odd twist of fate, four members of Team LeBron have went down with injuries, including DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles), Kristaps Porzingis (knee), John Wall (knee) and Kevin Love (hand).

"We made this major format change to the All-Star Game this year", Silver said. The coaches decided to choose Andre Drummond, Paul George, Goran Dragic and Kemba Walker as the four replacements.

There is, however, still plenty of intrigue around the roster construction, especially on Team LeBron, where some former teamates are paired together after acrimonious break-ups. But the real question is, why didn't the most powerful man in the NBA, LeBron, force it to be on on TV?

DeMita, a social media sensation, is on Team Lakers.

If the National Basketball Association continues to keep the roster sizes as is, and puts all the power in the hands of the fans, the same players and teams will always be the All-Stars, leaving those less seen, but every bit as worthy, players from smaller markets left to watch the game from home. "I had to get right for this game", he added. In the end, the shooting of Team Curry will take over and we'll see MVP favorite James Harden showcase his skills in front of the country.

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