NBA All-Star Weekend: US vs. the World And Five Other Ideas To Spice It Up

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NBA All-Star Weekend: US vs. the World And Five Other Ideas To Spice It Up

With NFL draft talk still in its infancy, pitchers and catchers just beginning to report for spring training and March Madness a month away, February is the only month on the sports calendar where pro basketball consistently leads Sportscenter.

For better or worse, the NBA has always been star-driven, so All-Star weekend, where the league’s 24 best players congregate, has an out-sized impact on the public’s perception of the league. It’s still recovering from the debacle that occurred in Las Vegas in 2007, which culminated in a strip-club shoot-out involving NFL CB Adam “Pac-Man” Jones that left a man paralyzed.

** Once the clouds “make it rain”, they can’t take the precipitation back. Similarly, once the money falls on the ground at a strip club, it’s no longer yours. **

To its credit, the NBA is always experimenting to keep things fresh. It doesn’t always work—from adding a “spin wheel” to the dunk contest to putting on a “HORSE” exhibition—but they aren’t afraid of trying new things.

In that spirit, here are six ideas to spice up things in LA next weekend:

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