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How The NBA FIXED The All Star Game In 2020

How The NBA FIXED The All Star Game In 2020
for years the NBA all-

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has been a slightly irrelevant footnote at the end of an entertaining weekend where zero defense was allowed and barely a passing interest by the players yielded all inspiring plays on occasion but leaving the fans feeling empty well not anymore folks who knew with a couple of rules tweaks this

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would provide us with the kind of intensity and execution we've been longing for all this time as a result we got an all-

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for the ages with the best of
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the best showing off their athletic ability and competitive spirit that finally gave us what we were all waiting for defense while we got our share of crazy highlights and incredibly breathtaking displays of athletic ability and skill I'm just here to talk about the defense since it was a revelation basic passes that normally are allowed to go through were being snatched as Simmons grabs the bounce pass and is down the court before Lowry could do anything about it in a nice touch of irony
Simmons finds himself guarding Sixers teammate Joelle embiid and no love lost as he cold spirits away this ducking pass and leads the break down to the other end but let's get to the fourth quarter where an honor of Kobe they added up the scores and then added 24 to the highest number that is the target a team must get to in order to win genius idea really but it also meant team LeBron had a huge mountain to climb since team be honest was nine points closer to that goal and the Greek freak
wasn't fooling around we've heard rumbles to belt LeBrons poor footwork in the post but he usually just overpowers guys so doesn't matter but watch what happens when the fellow all-

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and MVP picks him up down low desperate to get any kind of separation he tries to bump him away but that doesn't cut it and let the defensive intensity continue the pressure continued to mount on the ball from the reds and then beats rotation over is right on and while Yanis should have slid down
a bit farther it doesn't matter even if it's Anthony freakin Davis the dunk is just erased but he gets one foot down and the back foot off the ground before picking it up and then finishing it off how about Kauai getting into the act sliding his feet perfectly not giving any ground and it's Gianna's turn to get a little exposed with his lack of variety in his Drive

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surrounded by such great athletes and defenders he looks foolish getting caught in the air then landing before
passing somehow they call this a jump ball but when the Blues win it it's recorded as a turnover now check Lowry taking a perfect charge on LeBron in the open court the referees must have been so stunned they couldn't get any air out of their whistles and the Liao's LeBrons team to draw within three points now it was time for payback for that block down low and while the Bron get feet across the top that left block he cleanly strips the ball off be honest his legs to get the ball
back Anthony Davis again gets stuck behind the action in transition while going for the offensive rebound and watch the defensive effort to cover for him first cp3 Sprint's across court to get siakam Kawhi instantly sees he has to pick up emptied in the weak side LeBron rotates to get a closer look kawaii watches his man for a second but just grabs the pass out of the air however what would normally be a surefire two points in any other all-

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ever turns into a turnover when Lowry
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steps in again to take another perfect charge in front of the basket we should thank Maori for setting the tone here because the intensity continued to ratchet up from this point on the team defense from Nick nurses team was really impressive so it forced team LeBron into running actual sets like this pistol action across the top as they hand off to Kawhi before sending him a step upstream mb sinks too low and kauai hits the easy jumper with so much IQ on the court it was a real pleasure to
watch defensive rotations be so on point when cp3 switches on the Yanis off the pick-and-roll Kawhi just scrams him out of there with nary a word spoken between them Ben we got 2011 LeBron guarding the point guard and completely eliminating the possibility of a good shot as they got closer to the target score they went to the big guns and be down low and he made LeBron look foolish with a move I love he splits the feet on the pickup either one is allowed to be the pivot so with a little drink
shake he gets the wide open turn over the right shoulder fade away from 8 feet of course the feet were a little sloppy as he doesn't land with both feet down the same time then drags the right foot but he hit the shot so give it to him to further stress how important defense was Nick nurse is up and coaching them from the sideline siakam slides his feet to stop Kawhi cold in his tracks they then cover up the pick-and-roll to the right side and then LeBron tries a harden step back with his
shot fake Yanis gets down in a vertical stance so they don't give it to LeBron but they also might not have given it to him because he completely traveled on this he gabbi's with the right foot down and he'd be allowed a left right into the jump instead he takes another step with the left so that would have been a turnover anyway when all

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s are seething mad at the refs you know they're into this

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and they even called for a review as the coaching staffs were pulling out
all the stops before the foul there was a jump ball component to this play so the refs get to the free-throw line circle this time they defend that pistol action across the top much better because embiid steps up to prevent the shot from Kawhi Yanis flies out on the closeout to help force the Miss bobbye's out they're boxing out ad and NB get but again this isn't the regular all-

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I've never seen such a clean and quick swipe like this these guys are in it to win it then
throw in the incredible effort by LeBron to save this ball from going into the backcourt Wow leaving only a three point shot to win the

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you just know a team LeBron would love to end it that way so we could treat it to some awesome defense first the switch of the pick and roll siakam pressuring 45 feet up on Harden harden struggles to get by him and beat is there and now we're getting the best players closing out perfectly to take away the three Kawhi tries to be the hero but Lowry
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defends him too well however this turnover by Kemba was so crucial it just about predicted their loss and you hear me shaking my head but the defensive fireworks were far from over the defense was more willing to give up a two than

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-winning three so the Brawn takes advantage but just look at his expression the whole way through the lane you can see the absolute terror on his face knowing the honest of all people is barreling down on him and even though he rushed to get the ball at the
backboard you can see that the block happens at the exact same time as the shot hitting the board pinning it like this is perfectly legal and perfectly mind-boggling that Yanis was able to do this after the jump ball LeBron gets another shot at the win and hey I'm all for heroics but this one wasn't it harden knows he's got a big target on his back in his front but Yanis is providing poor spacing for Kemba nowhere to go and then watch harden step up to help cp3 and Lowry Drive he
shows him his chest holds his ground on the bump then contests the fade away into a Miss but wait we've got even more defense Lowry again sets up to harden and a left wing harden gets the chicken wing out a little bit lowers the shoulder and he draws another charge shout-out to spike for the old-school offensive charge signal and here's a look we almost never ever see in an all-

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now it's possible Lowrey felt bad for taking these charges since he comes across and commits an
offense and foul on his own with the illegal screen based on his reaction it just feels to me like you did it on purpose to balance things out using one possession to win this thing and the other team needing to I'd say you want to go for the three here LeBron swipes Kemba out of the way and no one would dare help off to give up the open three and now the Blues are right on the doorstep again point down to siakam and the post is a curious move I know it's hard in defending but he's a
good defender down there and you've got Yanis and bead and Kemba on the floor siakam actually travels then gets it blocked and now it's last outs giannis won't let LeBron get anything going in the slightest and forces the kick out to cp3 who catches you honest a step low in the ball screen but his length allows him to make up for it with the extreme contest finally the Reds go to the matchup of M being against LeBron and although this wasn't pretty in the slightest eventually he
somehow coaches the foul out of the rest now it's next bucket wins and the wires get crossed between Lowry and embiid and B doesn't call the switch Lowry switches anyway and they give up the

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-winning lit wait what harden doesn't take the shot and it allows the defense to get back in position with the shot clock winding down however because of that blown switch by Lowry earlier he's forced to guard Anthony damaged a simple duck in Lowry has no choice but to file since
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would be over with a dunk on his head and while we got a tiny bit of suspense when ad blows the first one he hits the second team LeBron comes all the way back for the win with the new rules giving us a defensive minded and intense fourth quarter with an incredible finish while I am wondering what took so long to change the format I'm also eagerly anticipating next year's all-

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