LOS ANGELES — Maybe we didn’t get a televised draft, but we did get a (mostly) legitimately competitive All-Star Game at Staples Center on Sunday. The 2018 edition of the game featured an evident uptick in energy (and even some intermittent defensive intensity!), remained close throughout and went down to the final seconds, with LeBron James and Kevin Durant
Ultimately, though, the NBA All-Star Game is never really about the final score; it’s about the moments that stand out, for better or for worse. Here, then, are the moments that mattered in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.
• C.R.E.A.M.: When the question is, “How do we crank up the level of competition?” the answer is, “Dig deep into your pockets, gentlemen.”
Money well spent, right?
• Killing me softly with this song:
• EXCEPTION! Unless we’re going to talk about Draymond Green’s immediate physical response to it …
… or Stephen Curry’s mid-game online reaction:
• Best teammate:
• Best former teammates (tied): Good job making up, guys. All-Star Weekend is not about beef. It is about love.
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