NBA All-Star Game
Butler may play limited minutes in Sunday’s All-Star game, but the bigger picture is in mind.
Gasol is averaging 18.7 points, 11.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game.
Thirty percent of the Bulls salary-cap space is useless, again.
Kobe Bryant took Michael Jordan’s record, but nearly lost the game to LeBron James, as well as the Buls’ Derrick Rose and first-time All-Star Luol Deng, as the West held off a furious comeback by the East to win the NBA All-Star game 152-149 Sunday.
Officially the point guard is listed as a game time decision for tonight’s game against Boston at the United Center, but the likelihood is that he’ll miss another game with his bad back.
Some players get named to the All-Star roster based on name recognition alone, while others—even when they are putting up “career numbers”—won’t even sniff the game.
All-star games in pro sports are completely unnecessary. They began with MLB’s in 1933 and the other major pro leagues following in subsequent years.
A high-end Hollywood publicist could not have planned it any better for Derrick Rose and the Bulls.
It was strange for the inveterate sports consumer yesterday, as we faced our first Sunday since the summer without NFL football.