the halfway point in the nba season was celebrated with the annual all star game. the 2009 all star weekend and game was held in phoenix. on saturday night at the dunk contest nate robinson was able to take the throne from last years winner dwight howard. the three point contest was won by miami’s daequan cook and derrick rose won the skills competition. in my opinion the most exciting part of saturday nights festivities was when lebron james told cheryl miller he will be entering the 2010 slam dunk contest. we’ll see if he stays true to his word, but if he does indeed enter the slam dunk contest next year its already over.
sunday night was the actual game. though competitive throughout, the west dominated the east with its size to lead them to an easy victory. the final score was 146 – 119 and shaq and kobe were named the co-mvps of the game, playing on the same team for the first time since 2004. kobe bryant led all scorers with 27 points and lebron james had 20 points.