The NBA All-Star Game Attracts A Crowd

By Wesley Chism Jr.
Updated: February 17, 2009

PHOENIX — The Stars came out to show their love for the game at the 58th NBA All Star weekend. “I’ve enjoyed basketball since I was a little girl watching the games with my father” stated Holly Robinson Peete.

LudacrisLudacris was on the scene mingling with the players and fans. “I wouldn’t miss this game for the world. I’ve got a lot of respect for what these guys do. They make it look so easy but it takes more than height to make it on this stage.”

Jesse Jackson and Spike Lee“Nobody needs to ask me if I like basketball and much has been made in the past about my antics on the sidelines,” Spike Lee said with a smile.”

John LegendJohn Legend ripped up the half time show. “I’m just honored to be asked to sing on a stage such as this.”

Jay ZJay Z showed “some oh” his dribbling skills to the local Boys and Girls club participants earlier in the day but made it in time for the game. “This is history in the making, the young cats are stepping up and the game should be exciting.”

Hearing the basketball dribble up and down the court is music to my ears” stated lead singer of the band Maroon 5. “I love basketball!”

“Sports have always played a big part of my life and influential in everything that I do. I love football and basketball. I’ve been a Pittsburgh Steelers since 1974 and have been down with the Lakers since 1979.”

My most memorable NBA All-Star moment was Michael Jordan’s last game. I sat right behind the bench and watched him get down.”

We are just taking it easy at the moment but if we have to get on the court, oh please believe that we are ready to get down!” George Gervin and David Thompson echoed.

“I wish that I was good enough to play pro ball, I like to act like I am. I really do enjoy this game and participate in the Celebrity Basketball game whenever invited.”

Chris TuckerIt’s the NBA All-Star game Man! Why wouldn’t I be here?” Chris Tucker exclaimed.

“These young Men are really showing me something, their basketball skills are exceptional but what touches my heart is the involvement, commitment and contributions that they are making in their communities,” respectfully mentioned by Rev. Jesse Jackson.