Well, that was a fun All-Star Game. A short week gave way to all the wackiness that is All-Star weekend, culminating in Kobe Bryant defensively hounding LeBron James with a (meaningless) game on the line.
It was a nice dessert to what seemed like a main course of Michael Jordan hagiography. Granted, the "Jordan at 50" coverage was fun, but the constant hypotheticals of "MJ vs. Kobe" and "MJ vs. LeBron" grew tiresome. It was just nice to see the players who carried his legacy actually play some real-life basketball.
The game was a reminder that LeBron James just doesn't get criticized like he once did. Had he not won the title last year, those two Kobe Bryant blocks would be the subject of intensive media scrutiny.
As far as the rest of the NBA goes, though, here are the power rankings for all 30 NBA teams post All-Star break.