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ProSports Blogging and the “Melodrama” at the NBA All-Star Practice

Posted By Warren Shaw On Feb 20 2011 @ 12:49 am In NBA | 1 Comment

Finally the stars have aligned for the NBA’s signature weekend. The All-Stars are obviously a talented bunch, but their intelligence as individuals is often overlooked. With all of the speculation and “Melodrama” the rest of All-Stars are trying to go through the weekend unnoticed. Many of them make mention to how they just follow behind Carmelo so that way they will not be bothered, and if they are bothered it is usually in reference to Carmelo anyway. It has been a rainy weekend here in Los Angeles and the speculation surrounding Anthony continues to put a damper on what is supposed to be a fun and exciting time for everybody. That includes the players as well. While I will not hide behind my laptop and pretend that I am not interested in where the shoe will eventually drop, I am tired of the wrong reports, guess work, and attempts at media scoops by some of our nationally known media outlets. Enough is enough. It is All-Star weekend and no offense to Carmelo but the weekend itself is bigger than him or his future destination.  The trade deadline is Thursday so it should all come to end soon. Here is a look at some of the clips from the NBA All-Star practice and yes it includes Carmelo (still have to do my job you know). Click on the links below for the video footage.

Carmelo Anthony deflects questions about a trade while Chris Paul and Lebron James use him as a media shield. [1]

[2]

Carmelo Anthony

Russell Westbrook discusses his All-Star experience and teammate Serge Ibaka’s chances in the Dunk Contest. [3]

[4]

The East Squad engaged in a shooting drill

Paul Pierce talks about the Celtic’s injuries and making a strong push after the break. [5]

Blake Griffin discusses the dunk contest and being an All-Star for the first time. [6]

Kevin Garnett at the NBA All-Star Practice. [7]

Al Horford discusses the All-Star experience and the Atlanta Hawks. [8]

Dirk discusses the rookies and his fellow All-Stars and Dallas Mavericks standing pat after the break. [9]

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The West Squad listening to Coach Pop's instructions

Kevin Durant talks about the growth of the NBA, next year’s All-Star game in Orlando and his feelings on being an All-Star. [11]

Chris Bosh at the 2011 NBA All Star Practice. [12]

Doc Rivers reveals the Celtics goals for after the break. [13]

Kevin Love discusses being selected over LaMarcus Aldridge for the All-Star game. [14]

Rajon Rondo at the 2011 NBA All-Star Practice. [15]

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Blake Griffin

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The East Sqaud sharing a laugh

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[1] Carmelo Anthony deflects questions about a trade while Chris Paul and Lebron James use him as a media shield.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG1UBaxknaY

[2] Image: http://prosportsblogging.com/psb/uploads/2011/02/P1019702.jpg

[3] Russell Westbrook discusses his All-Star experience and teammate Serge Ibaka’s chances in the Dunk Contest.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Frw148xBBNk

[4] Image: http://prosportsblogging.com/psb/uploads/2011/02/IMG_2601.jpg

[5] Paul Pierce talks about the Celtic’s injuries and making a strong push after the break.: http://www.prosportsblogging.comPaul Pierce talks about the Celtic

[6] Blake Griffin discusses the dunk contest and being an All-Star for the first time.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6SRu_DjcZY

[7] Kevin Garnett at the NBA All-Star Practice.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7z18GCcc64

[8] Al Horford discusses the All-Star experience and the Atlanta Hawks.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU-eEdaH11M

[9] Dirk discusses the rookies and his fellow All-Stars and Dallas Mavericks standing pat after the break.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFDk2ZrpwFk

[10] Image: http://prosportsblogging.com/psb/uploads/2011/02/P1019727.jpg

[11] Kevin Durant talks about the growth of the NBA, next year’s All-Star game in Orlando and his feelings on being an All-Star.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YFOydrjwjc

[12] Chris Bosh at the 2011 NBA All Star Practice.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdSL8glQ1rs

[13] Doc Rivers reveals the Celtics goals for after the break.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6DDcRDgKF0

[14] Kevin Love discusses being selected over LaMarcus Aldridge for the All-Star game.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHdZ_WR5pzA

[15] Rajon Rondo at the 2011 NBA All-Star Practice.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDMvJP-56AI

[16] Image: http://prosportsblogging.com/psb/uploads/2011/02/P1019696.jpg

[17] Image: http://prosportsblogging.com/psb/uploads/2011/02/P1019685.jpg

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