We loved watching NBA All-Star Weekend! Let’s check out what the fans had to say about this year’s events.
We witnessed the Rising Stars Game and the celebrity all star game on Friday. On Saturday, we enjoyed the Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest, and Slam Dunk Competition. Finally, on Sunday, we got to see the G-League Next Up Game and the All-Star Game. Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the weekend, and we’ve compiled some of our favorite reactions!
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Let’s start with the Rising Stars Game. We got a glimpse at the future of the NBA, and it is bright! We saw some high class performances from the young talent. Fans we’re especially impressed with Keegan Murray, Jonathan Kuminga and Quentin Grimes.
Keegan Murray’s reaction, after dropping 35 tonight in the Rising Stars game pic.twitter.com/Fl2qSUbpmC
— iamTheRealVegasMURPH (@RealMurphdog916) February 17, 2023
JONATHAN KUMINGA IN TONIGHT’S RISING STARS GAME:
THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT 👀 #DubNation pic.twitter.com/UPWb4DFFeI
— De🅿️ressed Warriors Fan 🏆 (@GoIdenState) February 18, 2023
Look how they guarding Quentin Grimes in the RISING STARS GAME😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/ok9BzX2GMt
— Teg🚨 (@IQfor3) February 18, 2023
Quentin Grimes in the rising stars games:
MY MVP. pic.twitter.com/x6QL7F7JxW
— The Strickland (@TheStrickland) February 18, 2023
Next up was the Celebrity All-Star Game. This game is known to be fun and light hearted, and there were definitely some funny moments, but we also witnessed peak athleticism in D.K Metcalf, who won the MVP and fans couldn’t get enough.
DK Metcalf is why I declined the invitation to play in this year’s NBA All-Star celebrity game, and I stand by my decision. pic.twitter.com/gvBb06wr4a
— Jesse Spector (@jessespector) February 18, 2023
DK Metcalf in the celebrity All Star game pic.twitter.com/v3MqjatVvQ
— jeff (@mynameisjefff_1) February 18, 2023
DJ Metcalf is showing me this was real in this celebrity all star game 😳 hella Hops #MVP pic.twitter.com/1HAMVQsgq1
— NaronStradomus (@theTNShow) February 18, 2023
DK Metcalf in the celebrity all star game: pic.twitter.com/kfIyV3aZga
— ً (@MaskUpJai) February 18, 2023
One of our favorite competitions every year is the Three-Point Contest. Damien Lillard won the trophy this year, but there were great performances from multiple participants. Fans were shouting out some of their favorites!
Tyrese Haliburton tied the NBA Three-Point Contest record in Round 1. This guy seems pretty good
— Tom Turner (@tom_turner00) February 19, 2023
MY BOY 🥶🥶!!!! pic.twitter.com/wyWEtKV4y4
— J-KON 🏀 (@TheReal30for30) February 19, 2023
— 🥷🏾I am K1ng 👑🦍 (@K1ngCo) February 19, 2023
Tyrese is the goat 3pt shooter
— Zayy (@Lebrons_Wrld) February 19, 2023
This year’s Dunk Contest did not disappoint. The winner was Mac McClung, who showed off his jumping ability in fantastic form. He achieved a 50 across the board on three of his dunks and came close on one with 49, and the fans were excited!
99.7% of the population of the world could not do one of #MacMcLung‘s dunks on a nerf hoop hung on their bedroom door let alone a 10’ rim #SuperHuman
— WBBIII (@WBBTHETHIRD) February 20, 2023
Mac Mclungs performance last night was one of the top 5 of all time! He was spectacular and made all 4 on the first attempt! Nasty
— Mitch (@Duke14mp) February 19, 2023
— Gustavo Barba (@GusBarba07) February 19, 2023
Mac Slam Dunk Contest Great Again. #NBAAllStar
— Pack Mamba (@Pack_Mamba) February 19, 2023
Man was a viral HOH high school dunk phenom, still working his way to the League, but lemme go get that dunk contest trophy right quick and bring it back to life!!! Unreal #macmclung
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) February 19, 2023
This was the first year for the G-League Next-Up Game, and it was fun to watch. The NBA gave a platform for aspiring players to be able to shine, and the fans were supportive.
Frank Jackson and Neemias Queta shine at G League Next Up Game https://t.co/dEJrxMxrWd pic.twitter.com/EXcT7hyVL4
— Joe Coles (@JoeAColes) February 20, 2023
First ever NBA All Stars G League Next Up Game. Wearing Iowa Hawkeye Black and Gold we were there to support our guy Luka Garza @LukaG_55 (2way contract with @Timberwolves & @Twolves_PR) & lucky enough to an autograph. Best smile in the NBA, I’m telling you! #GLeagueNextUpgame pic.twitter.com/GfCZovvJa7
— Valerie Gordon (@Val_entine) February 20, 2023
Kings’ Neemias Queta lights up NBA G League Up Next Game with thunderous dunks https://t.co/16gOxKPycU
— USA Sport24 (@USASport24) February 20, 2023
Sharife Cooper and Isaiah Mobley impress in G League Next Up Game https://t.co/T4vnpC8N0e
— FearTheSword (@FearTheSword) February 19, 2023
Finally, let’s talk about the night that all these other events were built around; The All-Star Game. We had two Celtics as the top scorers, with team Giannis winning. The fans really enjoyed the event and had a lot to say.
@KingJames going for a block at the rim in a all star game is the reason he leads the nba in scoring forever he never cheated the game it will never be another one
— truthshallsetyoufree (@nummy_prejean) February 20, 2023
Tatum and Brown combined for 90 in the all star game. Best duo on the best team and the rest of the league let them cook .
— Dan Piscione (@dmpiscione) February 20, 2023
All-Star game was lit this year 🔥
— CASHLIFE (@evilbabyjokerr) February 20, 2023
Glad Jb and Jt did so well at the all star game, was fun seeing them go back and forth pic.twitter.com/7xsD1OThF9
— DonSantana (@_DonSantana_) February 20, 2023
What a good day, I watched the NBA All Stars game and I won money from choosing Jayson Tatum as the MVP of the game after he went nuts in the 3rd quarter 👌🏻👌🏻🥳🥳 pic.twitter.com/yGAMbXI6we
— Emmett👀🔴🥃🔴⚪️🐉🇦🇺 (@EmStA07) February 20, 2023
So the Celtics scored 25% of the points in the All-Star Game. That’s good yea?
— David Sweeney (@Dmsweeney90) February 20, 2023
What were some of your favorite moments? Let us know on Twitter @AfterBuzz TV!