The Beasts Of The East Aren’t The Best In The West

Posted: February 21, 2011 in NBA Basketball

What’s up sportst fans? I wonder if you had a chance to see the NBA 2011 ALL-STAR Game? I’m asking because it seems every year you really have to be a dedicated fan to watch the high flying displays that mortal humans can reach. I have to admit if you didn’t watch this game, it’s probably because your into hockey or you just don’t like sports, particularly basketball. I personally thought I’d see more, but not as spectacular as I thought it would be. The main reason why is because with all the talent the East Coast Division had to offer they didn’t  add much flair to the game. After all look at what they had.

Let’s start with the Centers. They had 6-11, 253lbs, Kevin Garnet who has a championship with the Boston Celtics, then there’s 6-11, 265lbs, Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic, then there’s 6-11, 235lbs Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat, then there’s 6-10, 245lbs, Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks. What was also interesting was that the East team had 4 Boston Celtics from their original starting line up Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, and Ray Allen who just recently became the NBA’s highest 3pt. shooter in the history of the league. The East team also had what the Miami Heat called, “THE BIG THREE!”, Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade, and Lebron James.

The East team also had Atlanta Hawks leading scorer Joe Johnson, newly acquired New York Knicks power forward Amare Stoudemire, and The Chicago Bulls All Star guard phoenom Derrick Rose. Now with all this talent and size, you’d think the East All-Star team should dominate this game. According to Kobe Bryant, “Not on my watch.” I might as well shut up right now. If you read one of my previous blogs last week I said that Kobe was getting old. He is in number, the problem is, you have to make him believe that.  Kobe Bryant made sure his stats would be solidified. Kobe finished with 37pts. to win his 4th  NBA ALL-STAR MVP award. That was just the beginning of the East teams problems.

They had to deal with Kevin Durant’s 34pts., by the time the game was over the East felt Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder. They also had Pau Gasol who had 10 pts. and Pau had one those baskets that was a key basket to keep the West in control. Chris Paul had 10pts. and Carmelo Anthony had 8pts., but there’s strong talk Carmelo maybe on the East teams roster next season if he had the same type numbers as he had this season. The East continued to have problems because Dwayne Wade injured his ankle and had to leave the game, he finished with 14pts., I’m sure that was difficult to not finish the game.

The West team took advantage of the Eastern teams injury problem, and at first seem to be running away with it by half time the West was ahead by 12pts. The East team figured by half time they’d better do something, and they did. The East had to remind themselves who they had on their team. The beginning of the second half they were smoking hot! Lebron James finished with 29pts., 12 rebounds, and 10 assists. Amare Stoudemire finished with 29pts. , but even with their late rally the Western team outlasted their East coast rivals 148-143. This dunk your about to watch pretty much summed up the night for the East teams problems in the game. Maybe you have a different take on it, let me know what you think? Leave me a comment. Remember folks it’s ALLBAYAREASPORTS.COM. Bay Area Sports Magnified!

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  1. Neil says:

    Well researched and enthusiastic article. You know what you’re talking about!

    • rewing13 says:

      Good afternoon Neil.

      Thank you for visiting the site. We at ALLBAYAREASPORTS.com appreciate all visitors and their responses. If you like, you can become a regular subscriber and when new posts are created, you can be one of the first to receive them and comment, or just check out the new content. Also I wanted let you know in our “Older Entries” area there’s a posts on the NBA Slam Dunk Championship I think you’ll be interested in. Thanks again Edward and keep commenting.

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