LOS ANGELES — For three days, the NBA descended on to the city of angels for its 67th annual All-Star game.
From Filipino Clipper and Laker cheer teams to Pinoy fans, it was excitement on and off the court.
Friday and Saturdays events put the spotlight on many of the leagues top young stars, international players and the most talented athletes, with the rising stars challenges and different skills competitions.
This year’s All-Star game on Sunday ditched the traditional East versus West rivalry, and opted for a playground style game — where Lebron James and Stephen Curry picked teams, with many Filipino sports fans having to pick a side.
Because of the new format, Sunday’s game came down to Warriors star — Kevin Durant stopping his teammate Stephen Curry from attempting a last-second shot.
“The format was great I think the fans did a great job reacting to it in a very positive way and for me,” said James.
“Very competitive game I think we did to the right way, showcased our talents and skills and put on a show that was fun,” said Stephen Curry.
With the success of this weekend, the league plans on continuing the new innovation for the years to come, giving Pinoy fans more to cheer about.
It was a weekend of highlights worthy of Hollywood’s star treatment.
Next year, the festivities go east — to the basketball-crazed town of Charlotte, North Carolina.