By Evan Dyal,
This was a short week in the NBA, with the All Star festivities starting on Friday in New Orleans. On Sunday was the main event: The All Star Game. It featured the twelve players in each conference going against each other. The game has become a dunk exhibition with very little defense played. With so little defense played, there were some spectacular offensive performances. The game ended in a 192-182 Western Conference win. Here at the seven performances from the game!
By Jay Colby,
1. Kings & Pelicans agree to DeMarcus Cousins trade – During the NBA All-Star game Sunday night we saw dunks, three pointers and amazing offensive play. However, the real fireworks happened a few minutes after the game ended. When it was reported the Sacramento Kings have agreed to a trade to send All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans.
By Ryan Touhey,
Villanova is the team to beat in college basketball, bottom line. They have been a nearly unstoppable force on the court for the past two seasons, and are heading for another March Madness tournament. They look to become the first team to repeat as the Division I National Champions since Billy Donovan and the Florida Gators from 2006 to 2007. The road to Phoenix won’t be an easy one for the Wildcats, as there are many teams across the country who pose a serious threat to dethrone them. But they do have certain tools and teamwork ability to make the dream come true again for a third time.
By Andrew Kenny,
On Friday night we saw the rookies and sophomores around the league compete in the Rising Star Challenge that featured the World V. The USA. In a game with very little different fans were lucky enough to watch a game that remained close until the end. It featured the best of the best young talent in the NBA from players like Kristaps Porzingis and Karl-Anthony Towns to potential ROY candidates in Malcolm Brogdon and Jamal Murray.
By Garrett Spahn,
1. Louis Williams, Shooting Guard, Los Angeles Lakers – In 2015, Williams won the Sixth Man of the Year Award. This season, Williams has averaged 18.5 points a game, which is much stronger than his career average of 12.7. The Lakers went 1-2 this week, losing to the Kings and the Pistons. In a close loss to the Kings, 96-97, Williams had 29 points and 5 assists. He averaged 3 assists this week and 22.3 points a game.