NBA All-Star weekend in review

So Ends the 63 NBA All-Star weekend in New Orleans. So lets have a quick look back at some of the stuff that went down.

Celebrity games

The Celebrity games are usually not that watch, but because of Kevin hart, a decent amount of people watched. everyone knew that even if Kevin Hart had 0 points and 0 assist. since it was fan voting so he was destined to win. Kevin did up Wining the MVP but gave it to Ernie Duncan who had a double double and broke the celebrity games record for points in a game.  The game was also close down the stretch which made it more eventful.

Grade A

Normally This game is over looked and it was not a big deal to anyone but Kevin Hart has made it more eventful and has brought more viewers to watch the game. To be honest I never knew there was a celebrity game before Kevin Hart started  participating. Not only did he make it funny and fun to watch, he had the great sportsmanship to give it to the player that deserved it.

Rising Stars

3 players made this game crazy. 1 Tim Hardaway JR, 2 Dion Waiters. 3 Andre Drummond

This was a coming out party for all 3 of these Athletes. for one we now know that  Tim Hardaway JR is more athletic then we give him credit for. A lot of people were starting to say Dion Waiters was a Bust as the Cavs have been at the bottom of the eastern conference f0r quite sometime and has been on the trading block this year and he came out and performed at a high level. For Drummond This game was a statement to him And has him about to take the step from a good player to an all-star next year

Tim Hardaway and Dion Waiters from out of nowhere started go at each other that made the crowd get really into the game. it started when Dion hit a three in the face of Hardaway and Hardaway decided to do the same from further back the crowed picked up on what was about to go down and started to responded. Dion came back and got a step back 3 and drained a three. and again Hardaway came down and responded with another three.  But slowly having a good game was Drummond.

Grade A

Drummond 30 points and a Rising Stars Challenge-record 25 rebounds, Tim Hardaway scored 36 points and made seven 3-pointers and  Waiters had 31 points

these guys were obviously the top players but and Andre Drummond  Stood alone as the Rising stars Challenge MVP with his Strong performance.

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Michael Sam and the NFL controversy

Is the NFL ready for Michael Sam? Unlike a whole lot of sports that have started to accept gay athletes there is the NFL that is still struggling with this “manly man” foolishness.  Some players and GM have come out and said positive things saying that its good that he has come out and are looking forward to seeing him in the league and support him. Others have said it would be hard to deal with and have concerns about him watching them in the shower. A GM said that he might not even be drafted because he has come out.

NFL teams are concerned about how much attention this would bring to there respected franchises. They would rather have their star get all the attention then to have a gay player and cameras in there locker room practices everyday. Players such as Jonathan Vilma have said he feels it’s not right. Staying he’s afraid of gay players looking at him while he’s naked. His own father said it’s not right and he’s “old school” and is against it. 

I got news for you “old school” Prunes, Its 2014 and the world has changed. We have accepted the fact that people will love whom they want to love, be who they want to be. Who are we to stop anyone from being there self? Judging people because of their race or sexual preference is wrong. This is not an airborne disease that will affect anyone. So why is it such a problem?

Scouts and the media are now getting trying to justify his slipping in the draft projections by saying his sacks and better games were against bad teams when before no one was saying that and saying he is a good athlete. The media is focusing so much on the fact that he’s gay and not getting to the athlete side of him, which is making more people wonder what’s his true value.   

 Michael Sam came out to his team before the start of his last season At the University Of Missouri. And by the looks of things they were not affected by this at all. After a sack or a big play his teammates would shower him with love a bump him. So if Student Athletes are okay with this. Why aren’t grown men okay with it? I think this speaks to the level of maturity that younger student athletes have.

Which leads me to my conclusion, Let’s be honest these “old school” players and executives are almost all gone. “old school” players are now about to leave the game so your input is really Irrelevant.  Some of you are hanging around with little to give to mentor young players and hope they could lead you to something you could not do on your own and that is a Superbowl. So if Michael Sam can help you get there, why would you be against having him on your team?  America as a country is ready for you Michael Sam. The Big question is, if the NFL is Mature enough to overlook this “manly man” “old school” rubbish and wake up and realize that its 2014 and the world has changed.

What are your thoughts on this story, Love to hear from you guys! #cyrusreports