Call me classic if you want, but I didn´t like this year´s All Star Game. It´s ten years since I last watched it and I was really excited about Kobe´s performance and also the rest of the Stars, T-Mac, Shaq and of course Grizzlie Pau Gasol.
After the first two minutes of play I just thought:
These guys don´t know how to play this game.
Yes, the play was poor, actions lacked any sense of a team game and the big stars just tried shots as if there was nothing at play. They are great athletes and phisically well prepared, but basketball is not just about individual gym training. I just couldn´t believe it. I didn´t like what I was watching.
I read in the NBA.com site reports about the game saying it was a great one. Great? I remember Magic, Jordan, Larry Bird, Clyde Drexler...people who always played well, or at least they played seriously, they wanted to win. I wonder if it´s just my bias, if you see basketball with other eyes.