For NBA All-Star Weekend, we'll be covering all the events and festivities happening in NYC, with a focus on Toronto's lone representative this year, Kyle Lowry.
That was fun, man. All-Star Saturday Night has had its share of lows the last ten years, but the 2015 edition did not disappoint. Way too much happened in social for me to bring you everything, but let's get into some highlights.
Yesterday, we were musing on all the things that will exhaust Kyle Lowry. Well, even after a busy Friday, Lowry was hyped for his appearance in the Taco Bell Skills Competition. Maybe too hyped.
Lowry burned Dennis Schroder in the opening round, but missed a chest pass in the semifinals and lost to a perfect Brandon Knight. The haters smelled blood.
In retrospect, at least Lowry hit a shot to put him in the second round tonight. #progress— Justin Rowan (@Cavsanada) February 15, 2015
Lowry, however, enjoyed the rest of the night with the family.
After Patrick Beverley took the Skills Competition, things really started to light up. Steph Curry put on a show, dropping 27 of a possible 34 points in the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest final to win.
Steph. http://t.co/g4HDX1M2K2— Daniel (@benchwarmerdan) February 15, 2015
The true highlight of Saturday night, though, was Zach LaVine in the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. When LaVine dropped in his second dunk, a behind the back that was ludicrously effortless, Twitter (literally and figuratively) shut down.
Timberwolves (@MNTimberwolves) February 15, 2015
LaVine has put Jeff Teague in a permanent state of stinkface. https://t.co/aK2uKKhW3N— Eric Buenning (@ericbuenning) February 15, 2015
(Zach LaVine records and releases new Beyonce album mid dunk)— Ryan Nanni (@celebrityhottub) February 15, 2015
LaVine's second dunk legit had people on press row acting like they were at the cage— netw3rk (@netw3rk) February 15, 2015
Zach LaVine is two years away from legal age to buy the cigarettes in New York he owes all of us.— devin kharpertian (@uuords) February 15, 2015
Odds and ends from the night include Anthony Davis going full Matrix with his sunglasses choice.
Finally, a mascot fell down, and that will make me laugh 100% of the time.
Hey, here's Burnie falling off a railing. pic.twitter.com/l9p6ifVWhG— Sarah Kogod (@SarahKogod) February 15, 2015
One night to go - the game itself on Sunday. Anything pop out at you on social media today?