A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out.
C: ESPN.com. Loved this line about the state of the business of basketball from J.A. Adande's wrap-up of an All-Star Weekend that was all about change: "The league is poised for unprecedented prosperity ahead in the Silver era; the players' biggest paydays are locked away back in the Jordan era." (SB Nation's Paul Flannery had a pair of good reads on the topic of ch-ch-changes, too.)
PF: SLAM and SB Nation. An interview with Sir Foster, the Atlanta Hawks in-arena organist who became one of the breakout stars of the 2014 All-Star Game, and a supercut of some of his dopest selections on Sunday night.
SF: Blazersedge. The Portland Trail Blazers' broadcast announcers were pretty upset that LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard didn't get a lot of run in Sunday's All-Star Game. Settle down, Portland Trail Blazers' broadcast announcers.
SG: USA TODAY Sports. Nestled within a cool Sam Amick story about how Chris Bosh approached his ninth All-Star Weekend, the Miami Heat star offers a really smart response to a question about asking LeBron James what his future holds, and explains his feelings on every trying to "be the man" again.
PG: ESPN.com. If you haven't already, carve out some time to dig into this expansive oral history of Vince Carter's insane and historic 2000 Slam Dunk Contest performance. Also, rewatch it. And then rewatch it again.
6th: Inpredictable. I love Mike Beuoy's "dynamic motion chart" for visualizing how teams' playoff seeding probabilities have changed day-by-day over the course of the season — a really cool way of showing the ebbs and flows of the schedule.
7th: Charlotte Observer. Rick Bonnell poses and attempts to answer 12 big questions facing the Charlotte Bobcats down the stretch (and beyond) as they try to make just the second postseason appearance in franchise history.
8th: The Point Forward and PER Diem ($). With the trade deadline coming Thursday afternoon, Rob Mahoney and Tom Haberstroh each propose a handful of deals they'd like to see. How likely any of them are remains to be seen, but the logic behind them all remains fun to read.
9th: New York Times. Benjamin Hoffman on why Lithuanian legend and former Golden State Warriors swingman Sarunas Marciulionis is "a perfect selection for the international committee" to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
10th: Forum Blue and Gold. Darius Soriano: "[...] there may not be a player who was as great as [Elgin] Baylor who seems to never be mentioned by current players."
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