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: