Category Archives: NBA All Star

Kevin Love on ESPN Radio

Kevin Love sat down with ESPN Radio to talk a bit about his experience of being voted in by the fans, Minnesota’s struggles, the rumors swirling about his future, and who’s manning the phones at Love Dial these days. Listen to the interview here, transcription below. Share this because Rubio would pass this along:

The dunk contest appeals to all, thrills none

12-year-old me and present-day me probably would not agree on all that much. He desperately loved Cinnamon Toast Crunch and the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and wearing extremely puffy pants with your best silk print shirt, whereas I do not. And I might not have been able to convince him of the benefits of getting […]

Puppy Breath and… Nutmeg?

In last night’s Rising Stars game, Ricky Rubio put on a passing display that had the internets a blazing. He also went 5-hole against DeMarcus Cousins before finding Blake Griffin on the alley-oop. Big ups to Derrick Williams for not trying to Greg Monroe the end of this play. There was also this pass to […]

Derrick Williams to participate in the 2012 dunk contest

From Marc Spears, Derrick Williams will join Chase Budinger, Paul George and Iman Shumpert in the dunk contest on February 25th. Maybe he can bring Derrick Brown D.J. White out as a prop? Share this because Rubio would pass this along:

Kevin Love can haz 2nd All-Star selection?

According to sources of Marc Spears from Yahoo! Sports, Kevin Love will be named an All-Star reserve for the second time in his career. Obviously, this isn’t official at all but Marc is a pretty darn good reporter and it’s pretty obvious that Love deserves to be on the West squad this season. Get excited, […]

All-Star Sunday: Kobe and Love style the game

The All-Star Game was made for Kobe Bryant. Playoff and regular-season NBA play brings with it certain constraints: defenses of post-millennial complexity; structured, ball-movement oriented offenses; the good taste and common sense prohibitions against shooting every time one touches the ball. But in the All-Star context, Kobe’s miraculous skills can run wild and free, can […]

Up in smoke: Nuggets 113, Wolves 100

The Denver Nuggets have been an impressive collection of talent for quite some time. Carmelo Anthony remains one of the league’s premier scorers, Nene’s reliability is criminally underrated and J.R. Smith-the very personification of this volatile unit-is dynamite in sneakers; wildly unstable, yet effectively explosive. Unfortunately, the same carefree demeanor that’s allowed them to fill […]

Love conquers all and other cliches: All Star Edition

Maybe this will help lift Ben’s spirits? Justice has been served and Kevin Love is officially an All Star. Der Komissar delivered the good news before last night’s tilt versus the Raptors and the STrib’s Jerry Zgoda was kind enough to spread the word: Rambis stopped Martin from starting his scouting report and told everyone […]

Kevin Love is not an All-Star (yet)

Well the Western Conference coaches have made up their minds about the All-Star reserves. You can check them out here. One thing you might notice is that Kevin Love is not among those listed. I know that just this morning I prepared us all for this eventuality, and it was certainly gratifying to hear Charles […]

All of the Lights: Kevin Love's All Star bid

It was just another Tuesday night in Los Angeles. The Lakers and Rockets were engaged in a mildly entertaining matchup and we were all probably searching for something better to watch while they delayed the inevitable. But those who couldn’t find the remote were treated to a noteworthy showing from Lamar Odom. As it has […]