Rising Stars Challenge
Some of the dunks were impressive — all four contestants in Saturday’s slam dunk contest were in Friday’s game — but the play was spotty.
Jeremy Lin has been the NBA’s biggest story this month, but the focus shifted back to Dwight Howard, where it began this season, with the NBA’s midseason event in the city he insists he loves but wants to leave.
Presumably, someone with a brain got to the commissioner and Lin was named to play in the Rising Stars Game.
Charles Barkley praised the addition, saying it was “really stupid the NBA denied him in the beginning.”