by Craig Kwasniewski
Okay, time for the NBA fashion police to intervene. I wanted to buy a Kobe All-Star jersey to feel involved for All-Star weekend. But damn... just what the hell is the NBA thinking? These may be the ugliest jerseys since the Heat Hardwood Classics.
I took a second look and the jerseys have a 1970's sci-fi feel to them. I suddenly wanted to watch old episodes of Space 1999.
Then I remember, the NBA is shooting for that NASA/Rockets/Houston tie-in. Verrrry creative guys!
Since we are going with that theme, does that mean that Bey-ass-eh Knowles will sport a spaceman suit when she sings? Is David Stern going to start saying things like, "Yao Ming, your footwork is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." (BTW - Pretend that Stern suddenly has Al Davis's voice and it gets funnier).
During introductions will the players come out of some cheap rocketship with David Bowie's Space Oddity playing in the background? (I'm hoping for that one, just to see the "what the fcuk?" look on the player's faces.)
Since we're going with the whole space theme, if All-Star weekend sucks can we throw in Challenger/Columbia references to describe the events?