The Stars Were Out… in LA

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They finally found what was missing. The secret ingredient came to play and it really did its job. 

February 16-18 NBA All-Star Weekend took place in Los Angeles California and it couldn’t have been a bigger hit. The whole weekend was turned upside down and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Teams were chosen, a great game was played and one team remained victorious. 

All-Star Weekend kicked off with the Rising Stars and the Celebrity Game (both eventful in their own rights.) For the first time in the game’s history, there was a player to be in both the rising starts and All-Star game. Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers contributed to both games with his razzle dazzle game and love of theatrics.  

There were many other noteworthy events performed during All-Star weekend. Donovan Mitchell brought home the trophy for the Verizon Dunk Competition, Devin Booker took the JBL 3-Point Challenge and Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets took the Taco Bell Skills Challenge over a close competition with Chicagos’ Lauri Markkenin.  

This all warmed fans up for the main event: The All-Star Game. However, traditional theatrics of the game with basketball’s best players, saw something different this year: Fergie’s National Anthem. 

As the night kicked off, popular artist and LA local Fergie performed one of the more unusual renditions of the National Anthem the All-Star Break had ever seen.  

Since the performance, commentary has ensued from around the country. Heather Mickel a freshman at Snow College said, “It was terrible… it felt like she was joking around… I am different after watching this video, and not in a good way.”  

Lauren Baker, of Snow College had this to add. “I feel uncomfortable… I am worried… why? Don’t do that to the National Anthem!” 

After the pyrotechnics Fergie laid down, a great game of basketball ensued. With previous struggles in the past, captained teams lead by Lebron James and Steph Curry battled it out, with Team Lebron pulling out a close game against Team Steph 148-145, turning an otherwise easy exhibition game into a nail-bitter in the last 2 minutes of the game.  

All Star Weekend showed us that working hard and hanging tight pays off in just about every way.  

Stockton does everything to keep himself busy. From performing with LTI on weekends, to being an Intramural sports addict, he always loves an adventure. Being part of the SnowDrift crew is no different. Coming from Brigham City Utah, Snowdrift and many other activities make life at Snow amazing. You can always find something to do if you just put your ear to the ground and listen for the noise! Studying communications, and currently working on his Public Relations career and transfer to Utah State, writing will help him learn how to work best with people. Also helping him achieve his goal of learning what they are interested in most. If you have any ideas of good ideas for him to write about next let him know!! The best story always comes through a good source.

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