ATL WAS CRAZYYY
“Under normal circumstances, we would be extremely grateful for the opportunity to host the NBA All-Star game, but this is not a typical year,” the Mayor tweeted.
You may remember Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms telling out-of-towners not to come to the city for NBA All-Star weekend billed as a “TV-ONLY” event for fans to enjoy AT HOME.
Well, everybody and their mama flooded the city anyway and got into all kinds of viral shenanigans like Grand Theft U-Haul, twerking (and falling) in busy intersections, hotel lobby dice games, wild mall brawls and COVID-y parties hosted by your fave rapper.
“I have shared my concerns related to public health and safety with the NBA and Atlanta Hawks. We are in agreement that this is a made-for-TV event only, and people should not travel to Atlanta to party.”
As for the actual game (that very few players actually wanted to play), Team LeBron defeated KD’s squad 170-150 in a decent game where Steph Curry dazzled from 3 on a special night for reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo who was named the Kobe Bryant All-Star Game MVP.
There also was a dramatic uptick in crime with several car break-ins and shootings that certainly didn’t stop anyone from being outside or inside a packed club.
The sky-walking superstar finished with 35 points and seven rebounds on a perfect 16-of-16 from the field that included a shot no one expected him to make.
“It’s fun,” Giannis said postgame. “It’s fun. I was happy, my teammates had fun. Just being around great players it’s easy to play with.”
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“Usually [the bank] is closed, but for me it was open,” Giannis joked. “It was extended hours. I called ahead so it was open.”