Welp, that's it for today, folks. Enjoy the Skills Competition, which, like the Home Run Derby in baseball, is far more enjoyable than the All-Star Game itself.
Brooks posits that the Big Easy should play host to the NBA All-Star Game every year. I have a hard time arguing with his reasoning, especially with the amount of a humanitarian angle the league has been trying to play up with its coverage.
The Big Easy needs the business, the NBA needs a nice PR play, and the city has a favorable demographic and facility for the game. Perfect fit.
What's the point of playing the damn thing in Portland or Minneapolis or Denver when most of the city doesn't care? That wouldn't be the case in New Orleans.
No All-Star Game in Memphis? I won't hear it!