Had enough of All-Star Weekend yet? We didn’t think so. It’s been an entertaining couple of days in Houston, and the action is just heating up. After Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes shined in Friday’s BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, and Stephen Curry’s 17 point performance in the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, the stage is set for the main event – the 2013 NBA All-Star game featuring the Warriors’ very own David Lee.
The All-Star game will tip-off tonight at 5 p.m. and can be seen on TNT. The game will feature 24 of the league's brightest stars, with the Eastern and Western Conference teams being coached by Erik Spoelstra and Greg Popovich, respectively. The five starters for each team were selected via fan voting, while the All-Star reserves were voted on by the league’s head coaches. As you can see below, David Lee will be playing alongside some pretty select company when he takes the court in Houston.
Even though we would have liked to see Stephen Curry on the West squad, you can’t deny that this game truly does feature the league’s best and brightest stars. Expect a sensational back-and-forth contest with the occasional highlight of the did-you-see-that variety. While most expect someone the likes of LeBron or Durant to walk away with the MVP, don’t overlook David Lee. His adept passing ability for a big man is ideal for this type of game, and he’ll certainly have plenty of options to distribute the ball. Oh yea, and let’s not forget he’s a pretty decent rebounder and scorer too, as evidenced by his league-leading 33 double-doubles.
This all-around skillset hasn’t gone unnoticed by his NBA All-Star peers, but don’t just take our word for it. See what some of the league’s best have said about Lee this weekend in the videos below.
The All-Star game will be the final event in what’s been a very busy couple of days for Lee. In addition to practicing with his Western Conference teammates, Lee has spent his time visiting with national media, meeting musical celebrities such as Will.i.am, and volunteering with local community service groups. View the gallery below for a behind-the-scenes look at David’s busy week.