With the NFL season officially over, it's time for the NBA to take center stage. Here's a look at where all 30 teams stand heading into All-Star Weekend.
I cannot tell you how happy I am that football season is over. The only thing that can upstage the NBA now is Kanye West’s apparently still-yet-to-be-named new album, which is set to release before All-Star weekend. One week later, we get the trade deadline. Yes, it’s all happening.
While it will be extremely cold in Toronto, everything else has shaped up pretty nicely for the league’s annual showcase, and SI will be on-site all week to bring you coverage (read: editor Matt Dollinger and I will be taking tons of selfies on the flight in.)
Kobe Bryant will be sent off in some fashion, Tyronn Lue will awkwardly coach the East, DeMarcus Cousins will probably get asked a lot of questions about George Karl, and Draymond Green and Kawhi Leonard will probably fight over who gets to guard who in the actual game. Defense might actually be played (emphasis on might). Drake will coach a basketball team. Drake might take off his Sting costume at halftime. And, perhaps most frighteningly, The Players’ Tribune publisher and photographer Kevin Durant will be teammates with members of the Golden State Warriors all weekend.
Here are this week’s Power Rankings. See everyone on the other side.