I may love the movie "Beginners" way, way too much.
Every year for players and fans alike, the Valentine's Day and All-Star Weekend are intertwined. I mean, is there anything more romantic than watching Tim Hardaway Jr. and Dion Waiters battle it out one-on-one in the middle of the Rising Stars Challenge or feasting your eyes on Andre Drummond putting up 30 points and 25 rebounds en route to winning MVP?
A couple of weeks ago, Foot Locker came out with a new commercial. In it, some teenager is playing basketball at his house and he's talking to himself, living out his hoop dreams by counting down the seconds in some imaginary game, setting himself up for the game-winning shot.
Paul George has taken an incredible leap this season, touching the edges of our imagination.
Paul George is #360Slammin in a new music video based on his dunk.
Kyrie Irving is Han Xiang, a teacher of philosophical balance who tested his by tring to climb the tree of immortality.
Joakim Noah is Lan Caihe, healer of wounds and Immortal unlike any other.
Kevin Love is Cao Guojiu, betrayed by family and forced to choose between wandering alone or staying put.
Joe Johnson is He Xiangu, born of nobility and unencumbered by the world.
LeBron James is Zhang Guo Lao, who rode a donkey that fit in his pocket and died at the temple gate before springing back to life.