NBA All-Star Game: The East Did What?

Joe WillettSenior Writer IFebruary 18, 2008

Last night's NBA All-Star Game brought together the greatest athletes in the sport.

Since the West has all the great players and teams right now, they were expected to trounce the East in a repeat performance of last year's cake walk, 153-132.

But if the Patriots failed to beat the Giants at the Super Bowl, if the Miami Dolphins managed to win a game, if some Division 1AA team could beat Michigan, the East just might be able to make it this a game...right?

Well, that's just what happened.  The East followed in the footsteps of their underdog brethren and LeBron James dropped 27 points, nine assists, and eight rebounds as the East pulled off yet another David vs. Goliath upset, winning 134-128.

The West was stacked with players like Kobe Bryant (something tells me that his pinky will now be compared to Tom Brady's ankle), Tim Duncan, Carmelo Anthony, Dirk Nowitzke, Chris Paul, Steve Nash...the list goes on.

LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Dwight Howard held court in the East, but the rest couldn't hold a candle to the West's talent and depth.  Still, they managed the win.

Kobe may have only been able to play a few minutes, but Paul and his teammates didn't go down without a fight.  It was tied very late in the game.  Then again, so was the Super Bowl.

In fact, the Dolphins were also tight late into their only win.  Appalachian State, too.

Apparently, if you're going to shock the world, you have to make it a close one, just like everybody else. 

Well I'm done being shocked.  My new pick to win the NBA Title is the New York Knicks.  You heard it here first. 

While we're at it, let's say the Dolphins take the Super Bowl next year, and Kansas City is a shoe-in for the World Series Championship.

I won't be shocked.

I'm Joe W. 

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