For the second straight year, the NBA's All-Star Saturday spectacular was anything but. Per usual, the Shooting Stars competition is all about cracking on NBA players who either look funny shooting halfcourt shots (Brook Lopez) or miss wildly (Robert Horry). The Skills Challenge is the adult version of Punt, Pass and Kick. That's not a compliment. The Three-Point Shootout is a shooting contest -- it's not bad, but the opportunity for memorable performance is limited. And the Dunk Contest, the poor beguiled Dunk Contest.
Adam Silver said on Saturday he'll look at ways to "refresh" All-Star Saturday in coming years. He can start with this list.