Test your NBA All-Star knowledge: Gravity-defying dunks, mascot mayhem and more

Title: Test your NBA All-Star knowledge: Gravity-defying dunks, mascot mayhem and more
Date: March 2, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: Heading into All-Star Weekend, I created a 25-question quiz to test readers’ knowledge of the game’s history.

In 2016, the city of Toronto hosted NBA All-Star Weekend. It remains one of the top highlights of my career. Even though the city tried not to cooperate, offering up record-cold temperatures that froze my beard on a run, the weekend could do no wrong. One of the greatest Slam Dunk Contests of all-time was supplemented with a great social scene, Kobe Bryant’s final All-Star appearance, Drake’s first appearance as a coach and more.

The 2021 All-Star Weekend in Atlanta feels … less cool and fun. Amid a pandemic, with players speaking out about their discomfort with the event, without fans in attendance and the “weekend” compressed into a single event, you’d be forgiven for being less enthused than usual about what’s usually a great couple of days. The players certainly are.

In the spirit of having some fun with the weekend, we decided to test your knowledge of better All-Star events from the past. What says fun like a pop quiz, right? What follows are 25 questions pulling from the NBA’s All-Star history — including all of the events around the weekend — leaning toward more recent years to hopefully stay within demographic range. Apologies to our pal @ProHoopsHistory for the lack of love for Arnie Risen.

Continue reading at The Athletic.

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