The NBA All-Star Game had a successful weekend as Drake hosted the first NBA All-Star weekend in Toronto, Canada. Starting the weekend off Friday night with the celebrity game coached by Kevin Hart and, of course, Drake. That game ended with a score of 74-64 and yes, Drake’s team won the trophy.
All-Star Saturday kicked it off with the skills challenge, won by Karl-Anthony Towns. Next, there was a 3-point challenge from Kevin Hart v. Draymond Green, which ended in a tie. They gave Draymond the Trophy though, which was almost the same height as Kevin Hart. Then, the real 3-point contest began with two warriors in the league Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, however, Curry could not keep up, and the win went to his teammate Thompson. All-Star Saturday ended epic with the slam-dunk contest, which just kept going and going. The last two standing were Aaron Gordon and Zach LaVine, their dunk off was amazing, and some things you have never seen before. If you have not seen it you need to go find it, there were Hoverboards, Mascots, under both leg dunks and just some amazing things. However, that also had to end and the trophy went to Zach LaVine, for the second year in a row.
Now for what we have all been waiting for the All-Star Game. It had a nice opening with the players coming out greeted by the one and only Drake himself. Before the game began, they honored Kobe Bryant, since this is his last All-Star game. To kick off the game the National Anthem was sung by Ne-Yo and Nelly Furtado sang the Canadian National Anthem, they did outstanding by the way. The game started with dunks all over the place. At half time the West were up 2 points. Then we had a great performance from Sting during Halftime. The game started back up and the teams were back and forth. A round of applause from the crowd as Kobe walked off the floor in his last All-Star Game at 1 minute and 6 seconds with the West having 190 and the East 170. The game ended with a score of 196 for the West and 173 for the East. The MVP for the second year in a row goes to Russell Westbrook of the OKC Thunder.
The 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend was truly a success. A special shout to everyone who played a part in making it happen especially Drake. Thank you Toronto for showing us fans a great and spectacular All-Star Weekend!