Here comes the NBA All-Star break, a goofy intermission to a grueling season. It's a quirky All-Star celebration this year, what with the woeful Lakers claiming two All-Star starters and the Boston Celtics playing so much better after they lost one of their All-Star starters to injury.
Part of the ASG fun is how the league congregates to become one whirlwind of trade rumors. Also, the Dwight Howard drama should be at peak levels with both he and Kobe Bryant playing in the main event. Expect to be entertained by more than the game itself.
The All-Star Game is also a reminder of how quickly a reputation can change. Last year, LeBron was criticized for a turnover at the end. If that happens again, nobody will cite it as evidence of weakness.