What To Know Before the 2015 NBA All-Star Game


Tonight, the superstars from around the NBA will compete in the 2015 All-Star game held at the Basketball Mecca, Madison Square Garden. Before the final day of All-Star weekend starts, let’s take a look at what every fan should know before tip-off.

1. Don’t Expect Any Defense

The saying goes, “Defense wins championships,” but a lot of the time, this game is all about the offensive showcase that these players possess. And with the amount of injury replacements each team has had, we as fans will be in store for a great game filled with offense.

2. This is a point and shooting guard’s game

Really I should say this is a wing player’s game. Now I for one do enjoy seeing the centers try to act like they have handles and can shoot threes, but seriously the big men who have been voted on these rosters need to do one thing for me to be happy and that is dunk. Whether it be a lob or a rebound put-back, just dunk the ball every chance you get.

3. Be ready for BIG performances by the guys who got snubbed

DeMarcus Cousins and Damian Lillard headline the group of players who got snubbed as All-Star reserves. They’ve been added due to injuries by some of the big name players, so I expect those who felt they got snubbed to come and ball out. Keep your eyes on Lillard. The kid is going to hopefully perform like he has the first half of the year.


After taking a look at both rosters, taking a close look at both coaching styles, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the Western Conference is going to win this offensive showcase by a score of 138-129 in overtime. With a solid performance, I fully expect the All-Star game MVP to go to one of the Splash Brothers.

Both Steph Curry and Klay Thompson live for games were there is no defense. One of them is going to hit an absurd number of threes for this game and walk out of New York with 30 plus points, around 10 assists, and a few steals/rebounds.

In the big picture, this game on paper looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun, up-tempo basketball, hopefully with plenty of highlights to watch on SportsCenter when the game is over.