This game was very special. So many story lines so I’m going to break down my top 5 favorite moments from Sunday Night’s Showcase.
1. The Performances
Meek Mill and J. Cole had special performances tonight. But J, Cole’s left people feeling full. He started off with his new singe “Middle Child”, which got you in the vibe. He also performed “ATM”, “Love Yourz”, “No Role Models” and “A Lot” which he is featured on and gave a shoutout to 21 Savage! This wasn’t necessarily a turnt performance like Meek’s was but it was definitlely my favorite of the night. Each of those songs can speak to someone and that’s what J. Cole’s music does. As everyone knows Mr. Cole is from Raleigh, North Carolina and a big basketball fan so I know this meant more to him than any of us will ever know.
2. Team Giannis
Giannis started the game off with a dunk and the team keep things going strong throughout the first half. The highlight play of the game was definitely the bounce pass into Space by Steph Curry to Giannis for a slam felt all over the world. That was crazy! Heading in to the second half everything was looking like a sure win for Team Giannis and the MVP award would be in his hands! buuut Team LeBron definitely had other plans…
3. Team LeBron
This team was stacked with a total of 81 All-Star appearances amongst the teammates, but you wouldn’t have really been able to tell towards the begginning of the game. This is a showcase and all for fun but there wasn’t a lot of team participation coming from Team LeBron. They needed to make some changes if they were planning on winning the game. “We just need to play for eachother and continue to have fun” Ben Simmons tells TNT’s Kristen Ledlow. And that is what happened! There were a total of 168 3’s taken as a combination between both teams but Team LeBron got it together and took home the win with a big check for their charity!
Kevin Durant was named the MVP.
4. Bradley Beal
Our guy Bradley Beal, Mr. DC 3, played in his 2nd All-Star Game! He started off a little slow but made a splash with his first 3 in the 3rd quarter, “I show up a little late” Beal says to his teammates on the bench after banking that shot. Beal was a big contributor to the Team LeBron and there win!
The celebrities always come out for All-Star weekend no matter the city. Below are few photos from the stars that were there…