All Star weekend…I enjoyed the 5-7 pm draft on TNT. Barkley, Reggie, McHale, Kerr, Chris Webber, and Kenny Smith drafted ten player teams from a pool of 5-time all stars (plus a few wild card players, like Dwight Howard).
It was fun comparing my own picks to the 60 players they picked. You’d think if they drafted 2 or 3 centers, they would be 3 or 4 guards and forwards on each team…a total of 18-24 guards.
Both Kenny Smith and Steve Kerr were picked. Barkley picked Allen Iverson number one overall, before Magic, Nash, Cousy, and Oscar Robertson.
I couldn’t believe Pete Maravich wasn’t picked. He may not have made the list (at least 120 names were listed). He was a 5 time all star, though he only played in four games.
Matthew enjoyed watching the celebrity game Friday night, since Justin Beiber was playing. I think Scottie Pippen blocked his shot.
A choir even sang when Blake Griffin jumped over the car! And the kid who "lost" his stuffed animal...obviously a hired actor!