Hustling the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend

Our very own Gregory Small was awesome enough to attend last week’s NBA All-Star festivities for the California Crusader! Here’s what he had to say…

California Crusader: The 2010 NBA All-Star weekend in Dallas, TX did not disappoint. Billionaire’s Jerry Jones and Mark Cuban collaborated to make it a historic weekend, jam packing 108,713 to the newly built Cowboys Stadium, an NBA record in viewership.

I was fortunate enough to get all access for the entire weekend.

The story was almost over before it began, as Dallas got record snow on Thursday the 11th, canceling many flights to Dallas Fort Worth, mine included. After being re-booked twice, I finally landed in Dallas on Friday just in time to catch the activities.

First was the Celebrity Basketball Game, where I got to see a slimmed down Rick Fox play against another former Laker Robert Hory. NFL player Terrell Owens looked as if he could play power forward in the NBA, displaying some serious basketball skills to go along with his athleticism. Shaquille O’Neal watched with his children. I was able to give him and Pau Gasol a hearty hand shake as they crossed one another on their way to and from their seats.

From the Dallas Convention Center, I headed to American Airlines arena to catch the Rookie/Sophomore game. I watched from the second row, right behind Shannon Brown, Nate Robinson, and Gasol. Pau cheered every good play made by his brother, Marc Gasol, who was representing the Memphis Grizzlies. The ladies- both young and old- couldn’t keep their hands off of Shannon Brown, who was one of the most popular players during the weekend.

The next morning, I went to my favorite event, the NBA All-Star Practice. I have attended this event over the last two years as a fan, but the experience was overwhelming being on the floor with the players.

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Jaime is the co-owner and Operating Director for LakerNation.com from Alhambra, CA. He's help create the official websites for Kevin Durant and Goodwin Sports. Currently, he's the Online Producer for FOX Sports Radio and AM570 KLAC.
  • 09champs!

    Man that sweater Kobe was wearing is sick :O

    • lakerbunny

      IS IT A DUKE SWEATER?

      • 09champs!

        idk, but when i saw it i wanted to buy one of those :A

  • http://57.amklac Charles Barkley

    it has 4 pockets, one for his nail polish, tampons, perfume, pics of lebronze and michael jordan…..

    • http://lakersnation showtime4eva

      i see the cavs had a very hard time with the hornets an no c.p.3….lebron is showing his true value.

  • http://57.amklac Charles Barkley

    YOUR GIRLS ARE LOSING TO MEMPHIS……KEEP TALKING>>IN THE 4TH

    • 09champs!

      What did you just post? Kobe did it again you hater.

      • http://www.facebook.com/thejahjah Green Flannel

        UHH ARE WE REALLY LOSING TO MEMPHIS, CHARLES? THIS IS HIS FIFTH TIME STABBING A DAGGER INTO A TEAM’S HEART IN A SEASON. HOW MANY TIMES HAS LeBRON DONE IT IN HIS CAREER? THOUGHT SO

  • http://57.amklac Charles Barkley

    with all kobes misses,which i guess you punks miss,he has a way of setting a table to be the hero…phil jacksons book said he would set up high school games the same way….a real champion like jordan would of buried those shots early and often,,,,,resting for a back to back trip.