Blake Griffin and Carmelo Anthony are creating a buzz this All-Star Saturday.
For Anthony, the buzz is just business as usual. He has been on the verge of an imminent trade all season. It is a move that always just seems a day away.
Well, the days are running out now. The NBA trade deadline is February 24th, and Carmelo Anthony has said he wants something done before the end of All-Star Weekend.
Of course if it mattered what he wanted, he'd be traded by now.
The Knicks and the Nets remain the two main parties involved in trade talks. Sources have said the Nets and Nuggets have agreed to a trade package that is pending Anthony signing an extension. Meanwhile, the Knicks are tweaking their trade proposal and have already met with Anthony.
One way or another this saga will be over soon.
As will the NBA Dunk Contest. Blake Griffin enters the contest as the heavy favorite and fans are looking for the electrifying rookie to revitalize a stagnant competition.
Rumors abound as to what Griffin will do. Will he dunk from the free-throw line? Will he jump over a car? Will he do a double backflip windmill? Or will he simply disappear and then reappear 10 feet above the rim and throw down?
It is hard to believe that his performance will live up to the hype, but then again, he has been wowing us all season.
Stay tuned as we discuss life in the NBA and other busy buzzing Saturday sports topics.