nba all-star game

Not bad this year. It really isn't an all-star game without Shaq around after all. Shaq's give and go under the leg of Dwight Howard - and Dwight laughing as Shaq trucked by everyone to dunk - was memorable. The West won by a lot (despite only being a 3 point favorite), which I figured would be the case - the East has a much better starting five (Wade, Lebron, KG, Howard, Iverson), but has a far weaker bench.

I saw a lot of players - Yao and Gasol in particular - back into the center of key and use the hook shot. I just started using it last week after watching it in a NCAA game, and it was pretty effective. I'll definitely practice my hook some more.