Written By: Kenny Mauss

In a game that had more dunks than personal fouls, tonight’s NBA All Star Game showed just what kind of offensive skills the best players in the game have to offer. While neither team played any defense whatsoever for the first 47 minutes of the game, the skills these players have is breathtaking. The stadium in which this game was played is also breathtaking in its own accord. Cowboys Stadium shattered the attendance record for any basketball game when Jerry Jones and Mark Cuban teamed up to bring in 108,712 people to watch tonight’s game.

The East All Stars were able to hold on with a 141-139 victory. A last second 3-point attempt by Carmelo Anthony came up short as George Karl’s West squad went for the win rather than playing for overtime. Dwyane Wade was named most valuable player with 28 points and 11 assists. He also added 6 rebounds to his mvp efforts. Carmelo Anthony led the West squad with 27 points and 10 rebounds.

Every player on the East squad scored at least once and the only player held scoreless on the West squad was Jason Kidd. The game was more or less a highlight reel and as Kobe Bryant put it, “it’s the world’s best pickup game”.  Dwight Howard making a 3-pointer and Dwyane Wade having 9 dunks were part of the highlights of the game. The Low points of tonight’s game were the putrid halftime show, and Deron Williams fouling Wade at the end of the game, with the score tied. It changed the entire last few moments of the game. The East was able to hold on with Bosh’s 2 Free Throws in the waning seconds, after Dirk Nowitzki was also able to add 2 Free Throws for the West side.

It was overall a successful All Star weekend for the NBA, as the 2003 draft class continues to keep the NBA rolling. 5 of the top 6 picks participated in tonight’s game (James, Anthony, Bosh, Wade, and Kaman). Darko must have missed the invite.