BAE Index, 2/16/15: All-Star Game Edition


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Russell Westbrook got hot early in the All-Star Game; nailing threes, smashing dunks, and having the most fun out of anyone in Madison Square Garden. He never cooled off, scoring 41 points (one point away from Wilt Chamberlain’s All-Star Game record 42) en route to winning the game MVP.

Steve Kerr is super chill

Being a head coach in the All-Star Game seems like a pretty sweet gig. Every player is just trying to get theirs, so the only real responsibility for the coach is to distribute playing time fairly. Other than that, there’s not a whole lot to it, as the Golden State Warriors’ coach, Steve Kerr, shows us here.

Dirk Nowitzki: High-flyer

Nowitzki’s first alley-oop since 2004 came at the best time, with the lights bright and everyone watching. Look at the bench reaction to this, too. Everyone loves Dirk. Dirk is us. We are Dirk.

LeBron can still throw down

This season LeBron has been more conservative with how he finishes at the rim. Instead of powerfully slamming the ball home, he’s opted more to just laying the ball in, or dunking with two hands for safety. When this lob was thrown by Kyrie Irving, though, he had no choice but to jam it with a thunderous manner.

Tim Duncan outlet passes are still breathtaking

Duncan fired this beauty all the way down to the other side of the court, where Demarcus Cousins was waiting to receive it, and get a bucket. In other news, I’m sure Kings owner Vivek Ranadive is pleased to finally see that 4-on-5 defense in action.