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    Game Theory: NBA All-Star Weekend Recap

    Sam and Danny talk NBA All-Star weekend.


    The latest episode of with Sam Vecenie and Danny Leroux talks about their big experience during the NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, California. It was the sixth time the city of Los Angeles hosted the All-Star weekend, which is an NBA record as the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers played as the host teams.

    As the two talked All-Star weekend, the NBA did have a Basketball without Borders event. Which took place at the Lakers’ practice arena and was jam-packed with players from around the world with multiple NBA executives.

    One of the more eventful nights during the All-Star weekend was during the USA vs. World game in which the game whipped out to become a dunk spectacle in the closing moments. Highlighted by Jaylen Brown, John Collins, Donovan Mitchell, Jayson Tatum and many other rookies. The NBA’s crop of future stars gave fans a glimpse of their athletic ability.

    Once Friday had ended, they discussed the underwhelming performance from the Saturday night. As many people didn’t like the three-point or dunk contests with the lack of energy and good performers.

    Episode recap:

    In this episode, Sam Vecenie is joined by Danny Leroux where they chat about everything they saw in All-Star Weekend and Basketball Without Borders. First, they break down what they saw on Rising Stars game night, where Jaylen Brown stole the show but Bogdan Bogdanovic came away with MVP. Then, they chat about All-Star Saturday, and the relative disappointing evening that was. Finally, they chat about the All-Star game itself, along with who/what stood out.

    Then, they move forward into breaking down Basketball Without Borders, a tremendous event every season involving the best youth players that the rest of the world has to offer. They chat about players like Sekou Doumbouya, Luka Samanic, A.J. Lawson, Charles Bassey, Paul Eboua, N’Faly Dante, and much more.