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Team USA 2015: Scrimmage
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NBA All Star Weekend: All Star Saturday
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Michael Jordan hosts All Star Party

Team USA 2015: Scrimmage

TThe Team USA Mini-Camp concluded with a Blue vs White scrimmage at the Thomas and Mack center at UNLV. A big concern in the back of everyone’s mind that watched last year was making sure there were no injuries.

The scrimmage included some players who weren’t apart of the two practice days – including Elfrid Payton, Arron Afflalo, and Amir Johnson. The first half was pretty light – the guys were putting on a show, but being careful. The second half turned into some big game highlights – with humungous dunks from Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond, DeMar DeRozan and Victor Oladipo. Blake and Andre had some monster dunks, while DeMar DeRozan did a 360 dunk. Arguably the biggest dunk of the game was Victor Oladipo dunking over Michael Carter-Williams and doing a dance after!

It was a fun game full of energy and smiles. The White team ended up winning 134-128. I had a great time being apart of Team USA for another year! Looking forward to next year! Check out the photos below

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NBA All Star Weekend: All Star Saturday

SSaturday Night is one of the most anticipated night of All Star Weekend because it includes so many different kinds of challenges with all kinds of stars! The events took place at Barclays center in Brooklyn. It started off with everyone in the building having a necklace around their chair that not only would light up – it also was remote controlled to sync with the music and any other activities going on! (Similar to what we saw at the Jordan Hangar last month!)

The night started with the Degree Shooting Stars which was won by Team Bosh. Next was a new twist on the Taco Bell Skills Challenge (which I thought was much more exciting to watch!) which was won by Patrick Beverly. The 3-point contest was super exciting and star studded! The top 3 players to move on to the final round were Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry. The battle of the Splash Brothers as well as defending 3point champion Kyrie – it was really up in the air of who would take home the trophy. Stephen Curry had an exciting run and hit 13 shots in a row!! He ended up winning the contest with 27 points in the final round. To finish the night off was the dunk contest. Zack LaVine came out with some really exciting dunks (including his “Space Jam” dunk) to take home the trophy. Check out the highlights of the night on nba.com if you missed it!

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Michael Jordan hosts All Star Party

EEvery year during all star weekend, one of the most exclusive parties to get access to is the Jordan Brand party, hosted by Michael Jordan himself. This year was no different – a line of invite-only guests wrapped around the building, as people waited in below freezing temperatures to get inside. The building, located on Wall Street, was two stories big, as well as 2 different stages for artists to perform. Ariana Grande was the first to come out and perform. A side stage had Prince performing. The upper level was a VIP floor that included just about every celebrity you could think of – Michael Jordan, Beyonce, Jay Z, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Andre Drummond, James Harden, Victor Oladipo, Ludacris, Nelly, Derek Jeter and the list goes on…I snapped some pics to share some of the inside atmosphere. Overall it was a pretty cool event to check out!

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