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.