What an All-Star weekend it had been. it started with Canada beating the US in the All-Star Celebrity match and then followed by the BBVa rising star LaVine taking the plunge and also in Slam Dunk Contest the next day. Saturday was taken high when Thompson was declared the Winner 2nd time in Three-point Contest and Karl Anthony Towns won the Skills challenge
The All-Star final dash - East vs. West, where west sweeps East with the record 196-173 victory. It was "A-W-E-S-O-M-E" as described by one of the fans. This is how the much-hyped All-Star Weekend ended.
The stars of the East vs. West were Kobe Bryant, his final appearance ending with 10 points and 7 assists, followed by his co-mate in the game Russell Westbrooks 31 points making him the KAI MVP. No to forget the stormy 40 points by the East's from Paul George, who returned after his long leg injury break.
What gave the high to the match was Stings halftime entertainment. The fans say, "It was some next level performance!" while another one said, "It was spot on, just what was needed and the way it was needed."
Sting, 64, created a hype at the Air Canada Centre on February 14th. "Desert Rose", "Every Breath You Take" and many more mesmerizing hits by the man, pumped the crowd.
The audience say his songs were bringing back fine memories of the band. The Police's Classics, followed by 'Message In a bottle' and the super nostalgic, "Next to you."
But guess what these are not all the comments, there were who said this performance was "Just fine", while some also called it as the "Old chap thing" and also, that the performance was safe and bland. "Harmless was the word that described the performance completely.
What followed this was the All-Star game Karaoke. Where Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, Paul Millsap and Carmelo Anthony combined well, the basketball and Adele's 'Hello'.
Last but not the least, Kobe Bryant was given a given a memorable Good-bye.
"Ko-be! Ko-be! Ko-be!" was heard when Kobe entered amidst dancing smoke and spotlights.
Kobe's introduction couldnt have been better by the announcer when his achievement were summed well as, "18 times Western Conference All-Star, four time All-Star MVP, The league's MVP in 2008, two-times Finals MVP and a 5 time NBA Champion with the Lakers, Kobe Bryyyyyyant!"
"It was brilliant," as remarked by the audience.
Followingly, he was uplifted high with his fellows and co-stars testimonials from him in the form of a video. He thanked his fans and all those who stood by him all this time. He added that the game had been his passion that, "... loves for more than half of my life."
And the All-Star weekend was put to the end in the most remarkable manne