Lebron James put up a triple-double but it was not enough. As it turned out, Kobe Bryant was not going to be outdone in his house. Kobe led the Western Conference All-Stars to a 148-143 victory on Sunday night taking home the MVP honors.
With the All-Star game over,the second half of the season begins. The Miami Heat will host the Sacramento Kings Tuesday night. This should be an easy victory for the Heat, and Dwyane Wade is expected to play despite tweaking his ankle during the All-Star game.
The landscape of the NBA has once again changed with the New York Knick’s acquiring Carmello Anthony via a blockbuster deal involving Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mosgov and Wilson Chandler. The Knicks also acquired Corey Brewer in a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Knicks finally have their marquee player after missing on Lebron this past off-season. It does not appear however, that with this current roster, the Knicks are capable of winning a championship. It will be interesting to see if Chris Paul decides to follow Carmello to New York when he can become a free agent in 2013. A move such as this would certainly put them in the same discussion with the Miami Heat.