NBA All-Star Twitter and More

NBA All-Star Twitter and More

We are back on the NBA Twitter beat that I assigned myself for some more laughs. With the help of NBA All-Star weekend and the Top 75 halftime festivities, there was more than enough great content produced by NBA Twitter. As always, check out the great work other Belly Up NBA writers are producing such […]

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 DeMar DeRozan Deserves Recognition 

DeMar DeRozan Deserves Recognition 

The Beginning DeMar DeRozan was considered by many of the top analysts around the league the “Worst Off-Season Signing”. He signed a three-year $82 million deal with Chicago in August. Nonetheless, despite being the laughing stock of the off-season, DeMar got the last laugh shortly after. At the All-Star break, he is averaging over 28 […]

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 NBA All-Star Reform

NBA All-Star Reform

The NBA All-Star weekend has become stale and boring. The dunk contest has become a beauty pageant. Star players won’t participate in anything but the game, which features no defense. The league has tried to fix and adjust the events little by little, to appease the fans. It’s not enough. If we are going to […]

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 2021 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game What-If

2021 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game What-If

NBA All-Star weekend in the year 2021 has been significantly shrunk down and condensed due to the ongoing nature of the Covid-19 pandemic. And rightfully so. What would be a full weekend of events has been downsized to one Sunday of the main, player-focused competitions. The Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest, Dunk Contest, and All-Star game. […]

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 Looking Back on the Kristaps Porzingis Trade

Looking Back on the Kristaps Porzingis Trade

Well, well, well, Mavs fans. Looking back on the Kristaps Porzingis trade, maybe you were right about the move being a total fleece after all. The Mavericks have significantly underperformed this season. The pairing of Porzingis and phenom point guard Luka Doncic was supposed to elevate Dallas to new heights in terms of the team’s […]

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 Ending NBA All-Star Game Snubs

Ending NBA All-Star Game Snubs

NBA All-Star reserves were just announced on Tuesday. This week was an annual tradition, even if it came a couple of weeks later this year than in years past. Every season, with a locked 12-person per conference roster, the NBA All-Stars get announced at the mid-season point. In a combination of fan, media, player, and […]

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 Julius Randle? More Like Julius Curry.

Julius Randle? More Like Julius Curry.

Hairstyles aren’t the only thing changing for Julius Randle in his second season with the New York Knicks. While I’m still waiting for him to break out the shoulder shimmy, the Knicks forward has been playing more like Julius Curry this season than the Randle of old. Randle must’ve taken a master’s course on how […]

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 2021 NBA All-Star Starters Announced

2021 NBA All-Star Starters Announced

The 2021 NBA All-Star Starters were announced last night during Inside the NBA. LeBron James (LAL) and Kevin Durant(BKN) lead the West and east in votes. Both have been named Captains. 2021 NBA All-Star Starters will take the big stage on Sunday, March 7 pm at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The remaining players in […]

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 Breaking Down the NBA’s Broken All-Star Game Plan

Breaking Down the NBA’s Broken All-Star Game Plan

What exactly is the NBA’s All-Star Game plan this year? Are all players (excluding James Harden, because he does it every game) going to social distance on defense? Will we see the NBA’s most lethal shooters masked up during the three-point contest? Will the rims be sanitized after every slam in the dunk contest? How […]

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 All-Star Starters: The Snubbed and Boosted

All-Star Starters: The Snubbed and Boosted

With every all-star event in sports, there are always debates around the final lineups and starters. There are snubbed players. Fans, coaches, and players usually feel that some players did not get the opportunity they deserve. Then there are the boosted ones. Those players are the ones that get a huge confidence boost. They may […]

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