NBA All Star Wrap Up

By Wesley Chism Jr
Updated: February 17, 2009

Harlem Globetrotters' Curly NealPHOENIX — One of the most beautiful things about the 58th NBA All-Star game was how the league had something for everyone and blending enough entertainment to keep you coming back for more.

“We are excited and appreciative of the love that the NBA has shown us”, said former Harlem Globetrotter Curly Neal. “I can’t think of anything more rewarding then putting a smile on these children and touching their lives with the game of basketball.”

Harlem Globetrotters“We’ve been doing this for 82 years and we aren’t about to stop now.”

Chelesey MarkChelesey Mark arrived from Japan and he’s amazing. He has one of the hottest shows in Japan and keeps bringing that excitement to the people. “Basketball is huge at home and they can’t get enough of it, we just keep giving the people what they want, more hot interviews and the excitement of the culture that this game brings.”

All Star tickets were in high demand, some of the locals got creative.

DJ IrieDJ Irie had to be the most important person of the entire of event, he set the mood for all that happened. You could sit back and watch the players and fans vibe to what he was spinning.

“I’m just so fortunate to be here and appreciate being accepted and respected for what I do.” DJ Irie is the DJ for the Miami Heat and responsible for getting the crowd hyped before, during and after the game.

“One of the league representatives came to one of our games and saw what I was doing and liked it. I got a phone call inviting me to spin for the All-Star game and the rest as they say is history.”

“When the Miami Heat won the NBA Championship, I got a ring too.” Check him out at or If your party matters, then DJ Irie should be there.

TNT's Craig SagerTNT’s Craig Sager is a real nice dude and has great clothes but I think is that he’s color blind!

Phil JacksonI expressed to Laker head coach Phil Jackson that I’m available for draft and asked if he saw my video. After he stopped laughing, he politely replied, “No, but please send it to me. I would like to see it.”

I gave the same information to Cleveland Cavalier head coach Mike Brown and informed him that I was good for five fouls and demonstrated how I would go about it.

After I was released from security I was served with a restraining order.

MascotsThis was a before picture of me with the Mascots. These guys jumped me and took my bag! The Gorilla was hiding behind doors scaring people as they came by.