I love that the All-Star Game is the only place where the formerly feuding Shaq and Kobe can win co-MVPs, or where Magic Johnson can hit an otherwise meaningless three-pointer and have it mean the world.
I love seeing Tracy McGrady toss the ball against the backboard in the middle of the game, split defenders, then grab the rebound and dunk it over both of them.
I love ‘Nique-Jordan-Webb battles.
I love vintage footage of Dr. J’s flowing afro as he leaps to the rim from the free throw line.
I love Bird calling his shots in the three-point contest while wearing his warm-up jersey.
I love watching the crowd oooh and ahhh.
I love the fact that, like it or not, some of the most memorable moments in league history stem from this very weekend and we never know what will happen next.
So, if you’re not busy this Sunday evening, come talk some hoops, share some all-star love with the Chump and let’s see what the greatest basketball players in the world have in store for us all.