Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 2/25/12
I remarked on Twitter last night that the definition of the word “celebrity” clearly has been devalued if the event that kicked off last night’s NBA All Star Weekend was truly a “Celebrity” All Star Game. Josh touched on this as well here. Yet, when I woke up this morning, I saw a few tweets suggesting that it was the highest (or at least one of the highest) rated NBA All Star Weekend Celebrity All Star Game ever. Granted, it’s not like the event has a storied history of high ratings; but still, when Doug Gottlieb is one of your headlining “stars” I don’t really consider it a lineup full of celebs worth tuning into. Apparently many others disagreed with me. So, despite my own personal feelings that tonight’s Slam Dunk Contest leaves a lot to be desired in terms of the field, maybe the draw and stature of the event itself will be enough to convince folks to tune in. For those planning to do so, this post is for you. The 2012 Slam Dunk Contest participants: Derrick Williams, Paul Ge...
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