The buzzer has sounded on NBA All-Star Weekend 2018. There were highs, there were lows, there were parties, and Gilbert Arenas and the #OutofBounds team have thoughts on all of it. The reaction starts at the Celebrity Game, where Migos member Quavo took the MVP trophy — and impressed Gil with a non-basketball move. Next, the gang gets into the Slam Dunk Contest, which Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell won, and the All-Star Game, which Team LeBron won 148-145. Have the dunks become too gimmicky and unoriginal? Did the refs try to steal the show at the ASG? Did the format changes, with captains drafting — and a surprising amount of defense and effort — save the showcase game? Or does the NBA need to shake things up further? Depends whom you ask. Following the debate, OOB shares friend of the show Nate Robinson’s star-studded video diary of the festivities, featuring Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon, DJ Khaled, and more. Of course, it wouldn’t be All-Star Weekend without tons of big parties, and Kenny “The Jet” Smith tells Adam about the evolution and dangers of ASW turn-ups, before Gil chimes in with the BTS story of his own $2 million birthday bash. Finally, Jimmy Butler sits down with Adam to discuss why he says whatever he feels, how he chooses his court kicks, and what happens when he plays country music in the Timberwolves locker room.
The 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend festivities began with the annual All Star Celebrity Game Friday, as Migos member Quavo snagged the MVP award. Quavo finished the game with 19 points and five rebounds, as Team Clippers won 75-66 over Team Lakers.
“I tried to go for a 20-piece, but as long as I had the most points on the floor that’s the way to go,” Quavo told ESPN’s Cassidy Hubarth during his post game interview, which you can view above.
final box score for the celebrity all star game. quavo, the MVP, played 36 minutes went 7/10 and had 19, 5, 3. pic.twitter.com/D1NdutTZ1z
It was a solid performance for the Atlanta native, as Quavo hit five of his eight free throws and dished out three assists. Quavo also sprinkled in a few highlight-worthy plays with a massive block on NBA 2KTV’s Rachel Demita, a layup in traffic over Justin Bieber and a Euro-step finish on boxer Terence Crawford.
Quavo was out there lookin like a WNBA PLAYER! 😂😭😂😭😂 Blouse culture won MVP! 😂😭😂😭😂 A real ⭐Boy! My Goodness! He play for the Atlanta Dream don't it! #JuwannaMan in real life lookin! pic.twitter.com/U3ZEpn7858
With Los Angeles hosting the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend, each celebrity squad was named after the city’s two respective NBA franchises. Brandon “BDot” Armstrong chipped in 16 points, in addition to Olympic sprinter Andre De Grasse's 17 points, to pace Team Clippers. Demita scored 17, and former NBA guard Nate Robinson put up 14 in a losing effort for Team Lakers.
The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles are going to Super Bowl LII. With 3x NBA Dunk Contest champion Nate Robinson filling in for Gilbert Arenas, the #OutofBounds crew discusses the Pats’ comeback against the Jaguars, a possible NFL conspiracy to get Tom Brady in the league’s big game, the Eagles’ dominant win over the Vikings and menacing Philly fans, and the chances the Eagles upset the Patriots. Plus, big weekend NBA games get the gang talking about whether the Cavs, Thunder, or Rockets can dethrone the Warriors.