All-Star weekend has drawn to an end. This weekend was packed with highs and lows as the NBA’s best talent and top stars came out to Houston to partake in the excitement and the activities that have crowned some of the greatest players from the past and the present. Surprisingly some of the most entertaining and most competitive events were the 3-point contest and the NBA skills challenge featuring some of the fastest guards in the NBA. Instead of boring you with every single event from All-Star weekend, how about I just stick to the events that were actually worth watching. This review will start with the most entertaining events followed by the least entertaining.
NBA 3-Point contest: Winner – Kyrie Irving (Cavs)
The 3-Point shootout was one of the most entertaining and competitive events this year. Who would have thought Kyrie Irving would show up and shoot lights in the competition. I actually picked Stephen Curry and Steve Novack as the two favorites to succeed to the final rounds, both players are among a short-list of the most deadly shooters in the NBA. I also believed Curry had something to prove coming into the contest after he got shafted from playing in the All-Star game. Curry shot the ball well during the first round of the 3-point contest, dropping 18 points and setting the stage for the competition. I was shocked at how horrible Novack performed in the opening round which subsequently lead to his early exit. The contest came down to Matt Bonner and Kyrie Irving battling it out in the final rounds. In the last round of competition Kyrie Irving finished with 23 points, Matt Bonner had a chance to win in the final rack but the pressure was too much and Irving was crowned 2013 NBA 3-point champion.