LOS ANGELES — It had effort, intensity and a replay review—a botched one, at that. It had 28 free throws, 26 fouls and, yes, complaining to the referees.
It came down to the last possession and ended on, of all things, a defensive stop.
So basically it was like a real, NBA contest, which is all anybody ever wanted out of the All-Star Game. . .
As he had done twice before, LeBron James emerged as the All-Star MVP on Sunday night.
Before Sunday’s game we all got to witness Saturday’s more than average dunk contest.
A highlight reel of the dunks, one that skips all the misses and flies through all the underwhelming ones, is the best way to remember the 2018 Dunk Content.
Overall, the Dunk Contest was an average one. It didn’t blow anything out of the water, but it performed adequately. Donovan Mitchell ultimately walked away the winner like most expected.
And just like every other All Star weekend it was filled with the other events like the Skills Challenge, Three Point Contest, Rising Stars Game, and Celebrity game.