We’re several weeks into our worldwide attempt to “flatten the curve” and have been offering daily escapes into the sporting events of yesteryear through our “Filling The Void” series. We’ve looked back on the inspiring, mind-boggling, and remarkable events as well as the ordinary, daily games we’ve been missing in our lives. We here at The Turf Sports sincerely hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and being safe through these trying days. We’d also like to take a moment to send out a huge THANK YOU to all of those front-line folks keeping society going – from the medical community to those stocking grocery store shelves, delivering supplies around the country or helping us all fight this virus together in some other essential, invaluable way. You are all heroes.
On another note, we here at The Turf have always been of the mind that standing up for what is right and standing up in opposition to hate and violence is necessary. And in that same breath, we affirm that Black Lives Matter. For resources on how to help the fight against systemic racism in the United States please check out the following links: Black Visions Collective, LGBTQ Freedom Fund, National Bail Fund, Reclaim the Block, Color of Change, and Black Lives Matter.
Today: The 1996 All-Star brings the 90s nostalgia by the truckload.
Instead of walking you through the events of this game, I think it’s better just bask in the greatness that is the 1996 NBA All-Star Game.
The previous night, Tim Legler of the Washington Bullets won the three-point contest. You remember him, right? Tim Legler? From the Washington Bullets? Come on, y’all. Tim? Legler?
In the dunk contest, youngster Brent Barry won the Slam Dunk contest. You have to remember him, right? Two-time NBA Champion Brent Barry? Come on, y’all. This is embarrassing.
The main event of the weekend in San Antonio is filled with some of the biggest names in the game. So I want you to ask yourself this question, for one game only, which team would you pick?
- Penny Hardaway – Orlando Magic
- Michael Jordan – Chicago Bulls
- Grant Hill – Detroit Pistons
- Scottie Pippen – Chicago Bulls
- Shaquille O’Neal – Orlando Magic
- Clyde Drexler – Houston Rockets
- Jason Kidd – Dallas Mavericks
- Charles Barkley – Phoenix Suns
- Shawn Kemp – Seattle SuperSonics
- Hakeem Olajuwon – Houston Rockets
Tough call, right? Thankfully, we have some experts who would love to weigh in.
Kevin Morin: “The East because duh.”
Matt Branigan: “The East Because MJ, Pippin and Shaq. That’s it.”
Katie Pierce: “The East. Purely for Hardaway and Hill.”
Andrew Mark Wilhelm: “I mean, NO ONE is stopping a team that has both MJ and Shaq on it. No. One.”
Which squad would you pick? Let us know in the comments!
See You Tomorrow. Stay Safe. Stay Smart. Wash Your Hands.
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