All-Star Game Changes Worked! Chicago a great host

Common nailed the intro:

And, despite the lack of Bulls representation – it felt like a Chicago thing.  Kanye was sitting court side among the celebrities.  Scottie Pippen heard a thunderous ovation.  Chance the Rapper provided halftime entertainment.  And the game was…exciting!

Weird to say that about an All-Star Game.  But the new rules worked.  A hundred kids from each team’s charity sat in the front, so the pressure was on Team LeBron and Team Giannis to win money for the kids.  The 4th quarter was a commercial-free pickup game.  Things got intensely competitive as both teams tried to hit 157 first.  Fouls, arguments and actual defense.  It was a sight to behold.  Chicago native Anthony Davis finally won it with a free throw.  Prefer it to finish with a game-action bucket, but it was thrilling nonetheless.  Good work, commish.  A celebratory weekend for Chicago.


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