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NBA All-Star Game improvements

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by PhilaYank36, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    As I'm sitting idly at my second job, I decided to print out all 42 pages of the Simmons marathon-charity chat (shows you how bored I am). At the top of the 30th page, some reader -- Kevin from Charlotte, NC -- posed a interesting question.

    Personally, I think this is a very noble idea. Everyone knows that Stern is extremely image-conscious and the amount of GOOD PR this would generate would be fantastic. If this idea was brought to the right people, how likely would it be for them to not only consider it, but actually putting it into practice?

    PS - Simmons actually had an interesting idea himself, too. He takes a page out of the NHL's book and suggests a US v. World-style ASG. Everyone is crowing about how Americans' fundamentals are absurdly dreadful, and even a non-basketball fan like me would want to watch that. Thoughts?
     
  2. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Thanks for checking in, Kevin.

    On a serious note, the US vs World idea could work, but the World roster might not be the most athletic you've seen in an All-Star game.
     
  3. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    Sorry folks, I'm all polled-out for '07. Check back in a month or so...
     
  4. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    Here's another suggestion: How about they decide to play some defense.
     
  5. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Interesting
    Nowitski
    Nash
    Yao
    Ginobli
    Duncan

    v.

    Howard
    LeBron
    Kobe
    Iverson
    Garnett
     
  6. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Even though Duncan is from the Virgin Islands, he has been a member of the U.S. Olympic team ... so I imagine he would be on the U.S. squad.
     
  7. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Shhh ... you're fucking up 'Yab's point.
     
  8. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    My point is that it would be a decent and interesting game. Nothing more or less.
    I don't who you would sub for Duncan, Darko?
     
  9. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Kirlienko if they want defense.
     
  10. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    My charity would be the Patrick Ewing Champagne Room Foundation
     
  11. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    There's no sex in the Champagne Room.. NONE!
     
  12. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    How about the winning league gets home-court advantage in the finals? Ugh.
     
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