The U.S. has always looked up to Canada and Russia in ice dancing, but this year Meryl Davis and Charlie White made history for the United States, capturing USA’s first gold medal in ice dancing. It was truly beautiful to watch.
After 62 years, Team USA finally ended a drought and brought home a bronze in the two-man bobsled.
In the NBA, it was all-star weekend, which is essentially when the whole league takes a break. There was a lot of criticism surrounding the weekend, as fans don’t think that the all-star game is very entertaining. The players don’t try at all (save for maybe the last few minutes) and are just there to party. Some compared it to the NFL’s Pro Bowl where the players essentially play flag football.
There is always the Slam Dunk Contest, however, and while it’s been disappointing the past few years, you never know when you might see something magical. This year they switched up the format pitting 3 dunkers in the East vs. 3 Dunkers in the West. They had elimination 1 on 1 “battle” rounds, meaning if you lost your battle round, you were out. It came down to John Wall (East) vs. the Kings Ben McLemore (West). McLemore came out with Shaq, put him in a tall king’s throne and jumped over him for the dunk (albeit on the second try). The crowd went crazy, but then John Wall jumped over the Wizards mascot, grabbed the ball from him in mid-air, pumped, and slammed home a reverse jam ON THE FIRST TRY!!! The crowd went wild during Wall’s victory dance. It was a clean sweep for the East.No comments