The 2016 17 NBA season has been a fun one so far, and in a few days, it will be time cheap women jerseys
for the league to celebrate it. On Sunday, the 2017 NBA All Star Game will take place at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.This year’s edition of the annual all star exhibition features some of the best and brightest stars in the game today. Naturally, the events like the dunk contest and the celebrity game are going to add to the fun of the weekend.While the entirety of All Star Weekend is going to be an entertaining celebration of the league and the current season, we’re here to focus on the game itself. We’ll be running down the rosters for the East and West teams and examining the latest roster related news heading into All Star Weekend.Latest BuzzWill We See a Westbrook Durant Reunion?Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook wasn’t voted in as a starter for this game. This is a storyline in itself as Westbrook leads the NBA in scoring and is averaging a triple double. Regardless, fans should see a healthy dose of Westbrook on Sunday.What will be intriguing is if fans get to see Westbrook on the floor with former teammate Kevin Durant.Durant, you may recall, left this past offseason in order to chase a ring with the Golden State Warriors. He recently returned to OKC to face the Thunder, and his reception from fans and from Westbrook was less than friendly.As Bay Area News Group’s Marcus Thompson pointed out, there was at least a little trash talk between the two former friends on the floor:I a lip reader on the side2/12/2017, 3:18:46 AMHowever, this doesn’t mean the two won’t produce some fun, feel good moments in the All Star Game. Since the NBA fully embraces the casual attitude of the exhibition experience, the players tend to have themselves some fun in the game. It shouldn’t be surprising to see these two put their differences behind them for a night and play some complementary basketball.This is especially true if, as Durant has suggested, their feud is more of a media product than one based in reality.Of course, the two being on the floor at the same time could just as easily bring about a bit of awkwardness.2/12/2017, 6:14:10 AMThere Could Be a Mini Warriors Cavaliers RivalryWith Durant now with the Warriors, he has become part of a growing rivalry involving the Cleveland Cavaliers. At least, it’s a rivalry if you ask anyone not named LeBron James.”I don’t think we have a rival in our game today,” James said, per Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle. “We’ve had two great Finals appearances last two years. But I had the same with the Spurs when I was in Miami. I think I played those guys more. I wouldn’t look at it as rivals.”The two teams have met in each of the last two Finals, and it seems likely that they could be on a collision course with a third meeting this year. Given what we’ve seen on and off the court over the past year or so, it’s hard not to believe that there is a tangible rivalry between the Warriors and the Cavaliers.Even new Cleveland member Kyle Korver can see that.”It’s a rivalry, it feels like,” Korver said, per Ostler. “I don’t know how many there are in the NBA right now, but this feels like it’s at the top. [Both teams] are heated, they’re competitive.”Will any animosity play out on Sunday? It’s certainly possible, seeing as how three members of the Cavaliers and four members of the Warriors will be on the court.James and Kyrie Irving will be starting for the East team, while Kevin Love will come off the bench. The West will start Stephen Curry and Durant. Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are reserves.
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