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>> WE WELCOME YOU TO THE 10TH ANNUAL NBA DEVELOPMENT
LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME PRESENTED BY KUMHO TIRE FEATURING THE
D-LEAGUE EAST AND THE D-LEAGUE WEST, FROM FRIGID TORONTO,
CANADA. WE'RE AT THE RICOH COLISEUM,
AND THIS GAME SHOWCASES THE BEST TALENT IN THE WORLD
OUTSIDE OF THE NBA. WE WELCOME YOU INSIDE TO OUR
BROADCAST POST, RICK ALONGSIDE ISIAH THOMAS AND BRENT BARRY.
AND BONES, WE GET TO WELCOME ISAIAH TO THE D-LEAGUE
ALL-STAR GAME. WHAT WOULD BE YOUR ADVICE TO
ZEKE? >> YOU BETTER PICK IT UP,
BECAUSE 3-D HAD THIS THING ON LOCK DOWN.
>> WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO TODAY, ISAIAH?
>> I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE COMPETITION.
WHO COMES OUT, WHO COMPETES AND DISPLAYS THEIR GAME TO THE
UPPER LEVEL IN TERMS OF YOU'VE GOT NBA SCOUTS, ALL-STARS
HERE, EVERYONE LOOKING TO SEE WHO CAN POSSIBLY BE MOVED UP,
SO I'M LOOKING FOR COMPETITION TODAY.
>> HOW ABOUT YOU, BONES? >> SAME THING.
A LOT OF SCOUTS AREN'T REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE GAME
SOMETIMES AS THE WAY THE PLAY ERA APPROACHES WHAT'S GOING
ON. NOT GETTING TOO LOOSE WITH
THINGS. MAKING SURE THEY COMPETE WHEN
THE TIME IS RIGHT AS WE'VE SEEN OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS.
COME LATE THIRD QUARTER, GUYS GET AFTER IT A LITTLE BIT.
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE COMPETITION.
>> LOTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO. WE'VE GOT THE VERIZON SLAM
DUNK COMPETITION AT HALFTIME. NOW BEFORE THE GAME, IT WAS
THE THREE-POINT SHOOTOUT, AND JIMMER FREDETTE JUST LOST.
HE MADE IT TO THE FINAL ROUND. ANDRING GRAM OF THE LA
DEFENDERS WON THE THREE-POINT CONTEST, BUT JIMMER FARED WELL
AND HAVING A GREAT YEAR WITH THE WEST CHESTER KNICKS.
>> YES, HE IS, AND HE'S PLAYING WITH THE WEST CHESTER
KNICKS, HE'S FROM NEW YORK, SO IT'S A COMFORTABLE FIT FOR HIM
WHENEVER HE'S PLAYING HE ALWAYS HAS FAMILY AND FRIENDS
AT THE THE ARENA. SO HE FEELS GOOD ABOUT HIMSELF
AND WHERE HE'S TRYING TO MOVE TO IN TERMS OF GETTING BACK
INTO THE NBA. >> IT'S THE 10TH ANNUAL NBA
DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME PRESENTED BY KUMHO TIRE,
AND WE ARE LIVE FROM RICOH COLISEUM IN A FRIGID TORONTO
HERE ON ALL-STAR WEEKEND. THIS GAME A SHOWCASE OF THE
BEST TALENT IN THE WORLD OUTSIDE THE NBA.
AND WE WELCOME YOU INSIDE AS THE EAST WILL PLAY THE WEST,
THE BEST THE D-LEAGUE HAS TO OFFER, AND WE WELCOME YOU TO
OUR BROADCAST POSITION AND SAY HELLO AGAIN, BASKETBALL FANS.
RICK KAM L.A., ISIAH THOMAS, BRENT BARRY, WE'LL BE JOINED
BY GREENBERG THROUGHOUT THE BROADCAST AS WELL, AND BONES
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR ADVICE TO EYE AIA, HIS FIRST ALL-STAR
GAME? >> USUALLY, IT'S YOU, MYSELF
AND DENNIS SCOTT, SO YOU BETTER STEP IT UP ISIAH
THOMAS, BECAUSE 3-D NOT BEING HERE, WE NEED THAT ENERGY.
>> I ALWAYS BRING MY A-GAME TO THE COMPETITIVE SITUATION
LIKE THIS. >> ALL RIGHT, WE'LL SEE WHAT
HE'S GOT RICK KAMLA. >> WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING
FORWARD TO TODAY ISIAH? >> TO ME, IT'S ALWAYS ABOUT
COMPETITION. AND THESE GUYS ARE HERE TODAY
TO DISPLAY THEIR TALENT IN FRONT OF THE SCOUTS AND I WANT
TO SEE HOW THEY COMPETE. EVEN THOUGH IT'S AN ALL-STAR
GAME IN AN ALL-STAR SITUATION, WE'RE USED TO SEEING THE UPPER
ECHELON THEY LET THINGS GO THE FIRST AND SECOND QUARTER.
I WANT TO SEE GUYS COME OUT, COMPETING, CHALLENGING ON
DEFENSE, AND PLAYING GOOD OFFENSE.
>> THE SCOUTS THAT ARE HERE SOMETIMES, RICK, AREN'T
LOOKING NECESSARILY AT THE GAME OR IN GAME ACTION OR HOW
YOU'RE OPERATING OUT OF THE PICK-AND-ROLL.
SOMETIMES THEY'RE LOOKING AT YOUR BODY LANGUAGE, LOOK TO
SEE HOW YOU'RE SUPPORTING THE OTHER GUYS.
IF YOU'RE A GOOD TEAM GUY, ENJOYING THE ATMOSPHERE AND
NOT OFF ON YOUR OWN. SO THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER
THINGS RATHER THAN THE GAME THEY'RE LOOKING AT, BECAUSE
LET'S FACE IT, THIS IS A SHOWCASE, AND USUALLY WE GET A
GOOD SHOW. >> LOTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO
AT HALFTIME. WE'VE GOT THE VERIZON SLAM
DUNK COMPETITION. JUST MOMENTS AGO, JIMMER
FREDETTE FELL JUST SHORT OF WINNING THE THREE-POINT SHOOT
OUT, HE OF COURSE THE WEST CHESTER KNICKS AND ON
D-LEAGUE.COM, THEY CALL HIM THE NUMBER ONE NBA PROSPECT
HERE IN THE DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE.
>> YEAH, AND HE'S THE NUMBER ONE PROSPECT BECAUSE HE HAS A
READY MADE SKILL FOR THE NBA. HE'S KNOWN AS A THREE-POINT
SHOOTER. HE'S HAD NBA EXPERIENCE.
HE WAS A HIGH DRAFT PICK, SO WHEN SCOUTS DRAFT AGUY THAT
HIGH, THEY NORMALLY KEEP THEIR EYE ON HIM, BECAUSE NORMALLY
THEY'RE NOT WRONG ABOUT PLAYERS SUCH AS HIM.
>> JIMMER FREDETTE, FOURTH IN THE DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE IN
SCORING AT 22.6 POINTS PER GAME, SO WE ARE JUST ABOUT SET
FOR THE OPENING TIP. THE EAST IS GOING TO RUN WITH
THE WEST. BEFORE YOUR EYES ON NBA TV
HERE ON ALL-STAR WEEKEND IN TORONTO.
>> CONSIDER THIS AN APPETIZER FOR ALL-STAR
SATURDAY NIGHT PRESENTED BY STATE FARM.
COMING UP TONIGHT, THE D-LEAGUE EAST AGAINST THE
D-LEAGUE WEST FROM RICO COLISEUM, IT'S THE DEVELOPMENT
ALL-STAR GAME HERE AT THE RICOH COLISEUM, AND YEAR AFTER
YEAR WE GET OHS AND AHHS FROM THESE TREMENDOUS YOUNG
PLAYERS, AND JORDAN MCCRAY CERTAINLY GAVE THE CROWD THIS
SEASON IN THE D-LEAGUE ALL OF THAT AND MORE WITH AN NBA
DEVELOPMENT RECORD 61 POINTS. HE MADE 21 OF 34 SHOTS FROM
THE FIELD. 16 OF 18 FROM THE FOUL LINE.
THAT WAS ON JANUARY 26TH. ISIAH AND BRENT, HE ALSO HAD
11 REBOUNDS, 7 ASSISTS AND TWO STEALS.
THAT'S ONE OF THE BEST LINES IN BASKETBALL HISTORY.
>> ABSOLUTELY. IT WAS A GREAT NIGHT FOR HIM.
SHORTLY AFTER THAT, WE BROUGHT HIM ON NBA TV AND HAD A CHANCE
TO TALK TO HIM. HE TALKED ABOUT HIS MOM AND
HOW EXCITED HE WAS FOR THAT GAME.
THEN HE GOT CALLED UP TO PHOENIX, SO THAT WAS GOOD FOR
HIM. >> JORDAN AVERAGED 4.8
POINTS IN SIX GAMES AFTER THAT CALL-UP TO THE PHOENIX SUNS,
AND HERE ARE YOUR STARTING LINEUPS FOR THE EAST.
THEIR HEAD COACH IS DAN CRAIG OF SIOUX FALLS, TREY KELLY,
JORDAN MCCRAY, SHAUN KILPATRICK, THE LEADING SCORER
IN THE D-LEAGUE, JARNEL STOKES AND KEITH BENSON, THE WEST IS
COACHED BY KEN MCDONALD. WILL CUMMINGS, XAVIER MUMM
FORD, AND WE ARE READY FOR THE TIP HERE AT RICOH COLISEUM.
AND KILPATRICK, NUMBER 14 THERE WITH THE BLONDE, WHAT DO
YOU CALL THAT? A FAUX HAWK? >> I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU
CALL IT, BUT IT LOOKS GOOD ON HIM.
>> HE'S EASY TO RECOGNIZE, AND HE GETS BUCKETS.
KILPATRICK, 26.5 PPG TO LEAD THE LEAGUE AND WE ARE
UNDERWAY. JUSTIN HARPER TO THE WEST.
>> EARLY MOVE TO THE MIDDLE AND THE DROP OFF FROM
CUMMINGS, SO JEFF WITH THE HIGH PERCENTAGE START TO THE
GAME. WE MIGHT SEE, ISIAH, A COUPLE
MORE DUNKS BEFORE THIS GAME IS DONE.
>> WE MIGHT SEE IT, BUT WHAT I NOTICE RIGHT AWAY IS YOU SEE
EVERYONE'S DOWN IN THE DEFENSIVE STANDS.
THEY'RE NOT GIVING EASY SHOTS. THEY'RE NOT GIVING LAY-UPS,
AND WE ACTUALLY SEE SOME DEFENSE BEING PLAYED.
>> OH, RICKY LEDO OFF THE BACKBOARD.
>> YEAH, WHEN YOU'VE GOT HOPS LIKE THAT, YOU CAN DO
THAT AND TRUST YOUR ATHLETICISM.
>> THAT LOOKED A LOT BETTER THAN WHAT IT IS TRACY DID IN
THE CELEBRITY GAME ON FRIDAY WHERE HE THREW IT OFF THE
GLASS TO HIMSELF AND LAID IT IN.
WASN'T QUITE AS ATHLETIC. MONFORD WITH THE MISS, AND
BACK COMES THE EAST WITH KELLY.
THERE IS SOME OF THAT D YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT.
NICE PASS, AND IT'S MCCRAY AND A JAM THERE BY KEITH BENSON.
>> MCCRAY MADE A GREAT CUT TO BAIL HIM OUT AS KELLY WAS
ON THE DECK THERE. NICE JOB TO FINISH THAT ONE
OFF. I TOLD YOU THERE WOULD BE MORE
DUNKS, ISIAH. >> YEAH, AND HARPER IS
LOCKED IN FROM THE THREE-POINT LINE.
BUT WE'RE SEEING GOOD OFFENSE AND WE'VE SEEN GOOD, EARLY
BALL MOVEMENT. >> KELLY LOST IT.
NICE PASS TO KILPATRICK, AND HE'S OFF TO AN EARLY START.
>> I THINK KELLY'S THE KIND OF PLAYER IF IT'S NOT PERFECT,
IT'S BETTER OFF FOR HIM. ONE HE MAKES A HOCKEY ASSIST.
THAT TIME LOSES THE BALL AND THROWS A NIFTY LEFT-HAND PASS.
>> OFF HIS REAR END? >> YEAH, THE REAR END.
THAT IS THE SAFEST WAY I COULD SAY THAT, ISIAH.
ANOTHER LOOK AT LEDO. >> THAT WAS AWESOME.
>> THAT MIGHT BE THE PLAY OF THE GAME, AND IT HAPPENED
EXTREMELY EARLY. WE'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF
FANTASTIC PLAYS, BUT THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE PLAY OF
THE GAME. >> AGAIN, A LOT OF THESE
GUYS ARE HERE TRYING TO IMPRESS NBA SCOUTS.
THERE IS AN NBA SCOUT FROM EVERY TEAM HERE.
THEY'RE LOCKED IN AND PENCILLED.
AND LEDO IS ONE OF THE GUYS THEY'RE LOOKING AT.
SO THIS IS A CHANCE FOR HIM TO DISPLAY HIS ATHLETICISM, HIS
ENERGY AND ALSO HIS PERSONALITY.
CHECK THAT BOX. HE GOT IT TAKEN CARE OF ON ONE
PLAY. >> RICKY LEDO, TWO SEASONS
WITH THE MAVERICKS AND KNICKS. SECOND ROUND PICK FROM
MILWAUKEE IN 2013. BENSON, COUPLE OF TAPS.
STOKES COULD POINT GET IT, BUT HE IS FOULED.
HE'S A BIG GUY, HE LIKES TO THROW HIS WEIGHT AROUND
INSIDE. HE DOESN'T PRETEND TO BE
ANYTHING BUT A BIG MAN. YOU HAVE A LOT OF BIG MEN WHO
WANT TO GO OUT AND DRIBBLE AND SHOOT THREES AND DISPLAY ALL
THEIR OTHER SKILLS, BUT HE'S A GUY WHO SAYS I LIVE AND EAT IN
THE PAINT. >> JARNEL, IN 2014 MOVED ON
TO MEMPHIS, HE'SLETH IN THE LEAGUE IN SCORING AT 20.6.
FOURTH IN REBOUNDING AT 10.2. 20-10.
NOT BAD. HE'S GOT THE EAST WITHIN TWO
OF THE WEST. >> LEDO INTO HEIRS WHO HAS
AYERS WHO HAS BEEN BUSY EARLY. BUT STOKES WITH THE REBOUND.
MCCRAY TO STOKES. ANOTHER FOUL.
HE'S A MAGNET FOR FLESH, BONES.
>> THERE IS NO DOUBT WITH HIS SIZE AND WIDTH THAT HIS
ATHLETICISM I THINK SURPRISES DEFENSES, AND HE DOESN'T FEEL
THAT SORT OF CONTACT AND CONTINUES ON WITH HIS
OFFENSIVE PLAY. THAT TIME YOU SEE HIM MOVE THE
BALL FROM RIGHT TO LEFT AND ENDS UP GETTING TO THE
FREE-THROW LINE. SO A BIG BODY.
>> AND THAT'S WHAT MAKES HIM REALLY EFFECTIVE AROUND THE
BASKET IS THAT HE CAN FINISH WITH BOTH HANDS.
YOU KNOW, SO MANY PLAYERS, THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO FINISH
WITH EITHER HAND. THEY'RE STRONG HANDED OR
RIGHT-HANDED DOMINANT. HE'S ACTUALLILY GOOD AROUND
THE BASKET WITH BOTH HANDS. SNIEFRMENT STOKES, THREE FOR
FOUR FROM THE FREE-THROW LINE, AND LEDO MISSES EVERYTHING.
AFTER YOU SHOOT LIKE THAT, YOU HAVE TO WIPE YOUR HANDS.
SWEATY PALMS, SOMETHING'S WRONG WITH EITHER THE BALL OR
YOUR SWEATY PALMS. IT WASN'T THAT YOU JUST
MISSED. >> OR YOU GET NERVOUS.
I REMEMBER MY FIRST NBA ALL-STAR GAME WE PLAYED IN NEW
JERSEY AND I WENT TO THE FOUL LINE.
AS I GET TO THE FOUL LINE I LOOK UP ON THE FOUL LINE.
THERE IS KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR, THERE IS DR.�J, AND I GO TO
TAKE A FREE THROW AND IT'S A TOTAL COMPLETE AIR BALL.
MY FIRST FREE THROW IN THE ALL-STAR GAME WAS AN AIR BALL.
>> YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME? WE'VE GOT TO FIND THAT
VIDEO SOMEWHERE. >> I WAS SO NERVOUS BECAUSE
I WAS READY TO GO AND THEN I LOOKED UP AND IT WAS
ABDUL-JABBAR ON THE FOUL LINE. >> I REMEMBER, ISIAH, YOUR
FIRST ALL-STAR GAME AS WELL. WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS I NEVER
PLAYED IN ONE, SO I REMEMBER YOUR FIRST ONE AS WELL.
>> LEDO TO MUMM FORD, HANGING AND FOULED BY BENSON.
I WANT TO GO BACK TO THE AIR BALL.
BECAUSE WHEN THE PLAYERS WERE WARMING UP, THEY HAD THE LONG
SLEEVE WARM-UP SHIRT ON, AND IT IS COLD IN THIS ARENA RIGHT
NOW. NOT FRIGID, BUT IT IS COLD.
IT MAY TAKE A WHILE TO SETTLE INTO THE GAME.
IT MIGHT. BUT WHEN YOU'RE ON THIS TYPE
OF STAGE AND YOU HAVE EVERY NBA SCOUT IN THE ARENA
WATCHING YOU AND YOU'RE TRYING TO MOVE UP TO THE NEXT LEVEL,
I KNOW ME MYSELF, I'M COMING IN HOT, SWEATY AND READY TO
GO. >> IT DID NOT STOP ANDRING
GRAM BY INITIATING THE THREE POINT CONTEST BY PUTTING 26 ON
THE BOARD IN THE FIRST ROUND AND 27 IN THE SECOND ROUND AND
TAKING HOME THE THREE-POINT CROWN HERE FOR THE D-LEAGUE.
>> WHAT A PERFORMANCE BY HIM.
TREY KELLY ON THE SPIN. LITTLE LONG WITH THAT IS J.
>> NICE D BY MUMM FORD. LET'S GIVE CREDIT TO DEFENSE.
>> CUMMINGS TO MONFORD FROM THE CORNER.
>> THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.
FOLLOW THE D AND FOLLOW IT UP WITH THE GOOD O.
>> WE'VE COVERED A LOT OF THESE ALL-STAR GAMES AND WE
USUALLY SEE GUYS OPEN THE LANE AND GET LOOSE.
THAT'S NOT HAPPENED SO FAR IN THE OPENING MINUTES OF THIS
CONTEST. >> KEITH BENSON MISSES THE
J, AND BACK COMES CUMMINGS, BUT IT'S PICKED OFF BY KELLY
TO MCCRAY, TO KILPATRICK AND AN EASY HOOP.
>> REVERSE JAM MISS BY RICKY LEDO.
ANOTHER EASY BUCKET FOR KILPATRICK, AND AS YOU KNOW,
THAT'S HOW YOU GET AN ALL-STAR MVP KIND OF DAY GOING IS
GETTING EASY BUCKETS. >> YOU SEE KILPATRICK HAS
BEEN VERY CAUTIOUS AROUND THE BASKET.
HE'S MAKING SURE HE MAKES EVERY LAY-UP.
HE DIDN'T GO FOR THE DUNK OR FANCY MOVES.
HE'S TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT AT THE END OF THE NIGHT THE
STAT SHEET SAYS KILPATRICK, 10 FAITH 12 HAS A GOOD SHOOTING
EFFORT. >> GOOD MOVE BY AYERS THERE
USING THAT PIVOT FOOT AND GETTING BACK TO THE LEFT-HAND.
GOOD START TO THE DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME PRESENTED
BY KUMHO TIRES. THE EAST 16, WE HAVE A TIMEOUT
IN THE FIRST HALF. JORDAN MCCRAY IN YOUR FACE
WORLD.
>> : >> WE'RE EARLY ON IN THE
2016 D-LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME, ALL PART OF ALL-STAR WEEKEND
FROM TORONTO. JARED GREENBERG COURTSIDE
ALONG WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE D-LEAGUE, MALCOLM TURNER
NOW IN HIS SECOND SEASON. APPARENTLY YOU GUYS ONLY GO TO
COLD WEATHER CITIES, NEW YORK NOW TORONTO.
HEY, CONGRATULATIONS ON WHAT'S BEEN A PHENOMENAL SECOND YEAR
FOR YOU, IT JUST SEEMS YOU GUYS HAVE TURNED IT UP A
NOTCH. >> IT'S REALLY EXCITING.
THERE IS A LOT OF MOMENTUM AROUND THE LEAGUE RIGHT NOW.
SO WE'RE SO EXCITED TO BE HERE PART OF ALL-STAR WEEK IN
TORONTO. AND OUR NEWEST TEAM, RAPTORS
905 JUST LAUNCHED. WE'RE SO EXCITED TO BE PART OF
ALL-STAR WEEKEND WITH THE RAPTORS 905 LAUNCHING IN THIS
MARKET AS WELL. BUT WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THE
MOMENTUM WE'RE SEEING ACROSS THE MARKETPLACE WITHIN OUR
BUSINESS. >> WE'VE SEEN SO MANY
PLAYERS CALLED UP THIS YEAR. NOT JUST GUYS TO BE PLACED ON
THE BENCH OFFER HELP OUT IN PRACTICE.
IT SEEMS THE SCOUTS AT THE NBA LEVEL ARE TURNING TO YOUR
PLAYERS TO MAKE AN IMPACT. >> ABSOLUTELY.
WE ARE ON PACE FOR ANOTHER RECORD SETTING YEAR IN TERMS
OF DEVELOPING PLAYERS BOTH FOR D-LEAGUE PLAYER CALL-UPS BUT
FOR NBA PLAY ERA SIGNMENTS. SO OUR COACHES AND GMS
CONTINUE TO RECOGNIZE THIS LEAGUE AS AN EFFECTIVE,
EFFICIENT PLACE TO DEVELOP TALENT.
WE'VE BROKEN LAST YEAR'S RECORDS FOR PLAY ERA
SIGNMENTS. IF ANY INDICATION, AGAIN,
TALKING WITH OUR NBA TEAMS, WE EXPECT TO FURTHER RAISE THE
BAR IN TERMS OF OUR CONTRIBUTIONS AT THE NBA
LEVEL. >> YOU MENTIONED THE RAPTORS
TEAM GETTING YOU CLOSER AND CLOSER TO WHAT EVERYBODY
ACROSS THE BOARD WANTS AND THAT'S 30 NBA TEAMS, AND EACH
ONE OF THEM TO HAVE A D-LEAGUE AFFILIATE.
>> ABSOLUTELY. THIS YEAR WAVE A RECORD NUMBER
OF TEAMS AT 19. FOR THE FIRST TIME ALL
AFFILIATED WITH AN NBA PARENT CLUB.
WE HAVE THREE TEAMS COMING ON BOARD NEXT YEAR FOR THE 2016,
2017 SEASON. CHICAGO, CHARLOTTE AND
BROOKLYN, SO THAT PUTS US WITHIN 22 TEAMS.
WE'RE WITHIN SHOUTING DISTANCE OF 30 FOR 30.
WE'RE TALKING WITH OTHER TEAMS THAT DON'T HAVE A D-LEAGUE
TEAM. ALL OF THOSE ARE PROGRESSING
AND WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THE FUTURE.
>> WE APPRECIATE YOU JOINING US, BEST OF LUCK IN THE SECOND
HALF OF THE SEASON. >> GUYS, THAT'S MALCOLM
TURNER, THE PRESIDENT OF THE D-LEAGUE.
>> JARED AND MALCOLM, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
SOME OF THE ACTION WHILE THEY WERE CONVERSING, A THREE AND A
BLOCK AND YOU HAVE A JAM BY PUT KNEE, AND THIS IS JIMMER
FREDETTE KNOCKING DOWN HIS FIRST SHOT OF THE GAME.
>> WE KNOW HE CAN SCORE, AND HE'S KNOWN FOR SHOOTING.
WHEN YOU WATCH HIM PLAY IN THIS ALL-STAR GAME, I'M SURE
HE'S GOING TO TRY TO GET BUCKETS.
LANE HITS ANOTHER ONE. THE BIG MAN CAN STRETCH THAT
FLOOR. >> THE HATIAN BIG MAN AT
6'9", YOU THINK HE'D BE PLAYING ON THE BLOCK.
THE SPURS KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING DRAFTING HIM AT 55TH,
AND HIS SKILLSET AND WHAT HE CAN DO STRETCHING OUT
DEFENSES. DON'T BE SHOCKED HE CAN PULL
UP OUT THERE AND MAKE IT LOOK AS SMOOTH AS IT DOES.
>> AND ONE FOR JIMMER FREDETTE, AND WE'LL TAKE
ANOTHER LOOK. >> YEAH, YOU SEE HIM PUTTING
ON THE FLOOR AND BEING ABLE TO FINISH AROUND THE RIM, TAKE
CONTACT WITH HIS LEFT-HAND. NOW A SIMPLE PLAY LIKE THAT,
IF YOU'RE SCOUTING HIM TONIGHT, THE THING THAT YOU'RE
DOING IF YOU'RE WRITING ON YOUR NOTEPAD YOU'RE SAYING
HE'S DEVELOPED STRENGTH. HE'S STRONG ENOUGH.
HE CAN FINISH AROUND THE BASKET.
YOU TAKE NOTE OF THAT AND YOU SHOW THE VIDEO TO THE COACH.
>> GETTING BUSY, LANE MOVING TO THE HOOP, MICHAEL AYERS
COULDN'T COLLECT. VANDER BLUE RELOADS FOR THE
REST. AND IT'S PUT KNEE WITH THAT
THREE. RAKEEM CHRISTMAS PULLS THE
BOARD JIMMER UP TO SCOTT SUGGS.
CHRISTMAS PIVOTS AND SCORES OVER LANE.
>> I REMEMBER CHRISTMAS IN HIGH SCHOOL.
I WAS RECRUITING HIM TO COME TO FIU AND WATCHING HIM
DEVELOP AT SYRACUSE. HE DIDN'T HAVE AN INSIDE GAME
WHEN HE WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL. BUT YOU CAN SEE THE WORK ETHIC
THAT HE HAS AND THE ABILITY TO REBOUND THE BASKETBALL AND
QUICK HOPS AND PLAYING AROUND THE RIM.
HE'S ONE OF THESE GUYS, ONE OF THE BIG GUYS THAT WILL GET
BETTER AND HE WILL GET HIS CALL-UP.
>> HOW MUCH, ISIAH FOR BIG GUYS AND THE WAY TODAY'S GAME
IS PLAYED DO INSTINCTS FOR THE GAME AS A BIG MAN COME INTO
PLAY? >> I THINK YOU NEED HIM MORE
NOW THAN EVER, BECAUSE WHEN YOU SEE COOK MAKE A PASS LIKE
THAT, THE BIG GUYS NOW ARE BEING ASKED TO DO MORE THINGS.
THEY HAVE TO RUN THE FLOOR. THEY HAVE TO SHOOT THE THREE.
SO THE INSTINCTS AND KNOW HOW OF THE GAME, THEY HAVE TO BE
ABLE TO FEEL IT ON THE PERIMETER AS WELL AS ON THE
POST. >> JORDAN BACHYNSKI, JUST
JAMMED FOR THE EAST. DRAWING A TIMEOUT FROM THE
WEST. THIS IS NOW THE EAST BIGGEST
LEAD AT 4, 27-23, AND THERE IS ALL-STAR PAUL GEORGE.
WHAT A SUCCESS STORY HE HAS BEEN, BONES WITH THE BOUNCE
BACK. HE'S GOT HIS CHRISTMAS JERSEY
ON. >> I LOVE IT.
THE EARLY PART OF THE SEASON THEY GOT OFF TO A HOT START,
WHICH IN TURN AFFECTED THE WAY SOME OF THE PLAYERS ON THE
PACERS THOUGHT THAT PAUL GEORGE WAS GOING TO CONTRIBUTE
TO THE TEAM THE REST OF THE YEAR.
WE HAVE TO BE REALISTIC ABOUT IT.
THERE WAS NO WAY HE WAS GOING TO KEEP UP THAT PACE,
ESPECIALLY COMING OFF THAT INJURY.
HE IS, IN FACT BE THE THIRD MOST TRAVELED PLAYER IN THE
NBA BY TOTAL DISTANCE. JUST A WEIRD, RANDOM FACT.
BY CJ MCCOLLUM, NO. 1. CHRIS MIDDLETON, NO. 2, AND
PAUL GEORGE IS THE THIRD MOST TRAVELED PLAYER ON THE COURT
THIS SEASON. SO TO COME BACK FROM THAT
INJURY, GET THOSE MINUTES AND DO WHAT PAUL GEORGE HAS DONE
AND BE AN ALL-STAR, THAT'S AWESOME STUFF FOR PG.
>> YES, IT IS. WELL SAID.
>> THAT'S A GOODY, BONES. >> I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU GAVE
BACHYNSKI THE JAM CALL. I THINK THE TIMEOUT WAS COMED
CALLED SO THE COACHES COULD SAY YOU'RE A BIG GUY.
YOU CAN'T GET HALFWAY WHEN YOU HAVE AN OPEN COURT.
>> AND JORDAN BACHYNSKI IS 7'2".
SO YOU'RE NOT FEELING THE IT'S COLD IN RICOH COLISEUM EXCUSE,
ARE YOU? >> NO, IT'S TIME TO GET OFF.
IT'S TIME TO PLAY. I'VE GOT A GREAT STORY ABOUT
JORDAN. WE WERE ON A FLIGHT LAST WEEK
TOGETHER GOING TO CHICAGO. WE WERE FLYING TO CHICAGO.
I'M IN FIRST CLASS. >> OF COURSE.
>> HE GETS ON THE PLANE AND HE'S WALKING TO THE BACK.
I'M LIKE NO WAY HE CAN SIT IN COACH, RIGHT? HIS KNEES, IT
JUST WON'T WORK. SO I GET UP AND GIVE HIM MY
SEAT. HE GOES ARE YOU SURE? I'M
LIKE, YEAH, YOU CAN HAVE IT. HE WAS LIKE OH, NO, I CAN'T
TAKE THAT. I SAID, LOOK, YOU'RE NOT GOING
TO BE ABLE TO FIT BACK THERE. YOU'VE GOT TO TAKE THIS SEAT.
SO HE TAKES THE SEAT AND AT THE END OF THE FLIGHT HE
LITERALLY WAITS FOR ME, GRABS MY COAT, HANDS IT TO ME AND
SAID THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME SIT UP HERE.
>> WHAT A STORY. IF HE HAD SAT IN THE BACK,
WOULD YOU SAY HE WAS COACHABLE? GET THAT? COACH
SEAT? COACHABLE? >> OH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.
IT WAS OVER MY HEAD, BUT I GOT IT.
>> LIKE TO SEE JIMMER FOR THREE.
I ACTUALLY ENDED UP SITTING NEXT TO THE COACH.
>> NO WAY. >> I REALLY DID.
I GOT THE INSIDE SCOOP THE WHOLE WAY.
>> PHENOMENAL. BACHYNSKI WITH THE ROCK.
THE LEFTY HOOK WON'T GO. AND BACK COMES THE WEST
TRAILING BY THREE. HOLAWAY SCORED A MOMENT AGO,
AND THE REVERSE LAY-UP IS GOOD.
THAT IS VINCENT HUNTER, ONE OF THE BEST BIG MEN IN THE
DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE WITH THE RENO BIG HORNS.
FIFTH IN SCORING, THIRD IN REBOUNDS.
CHRISTMAS JAMS. >> THAT WAS NICE THERE.
THE PASS CAME QUICKER ON THE SKIP, AND CHRISTMAS ABLE TO
CLEAN IT UP. >> CHRISTMAS IS ONE OF THOSE
GUYS THAT, AGAIN, WHEN I WAS RECRUITING HIM, HE DIDN'T TALK
ABOUT GOING TO THE NBA. HE TALKED ABOUT WANTING TO
FINISH COLLEGE AND GET HIS DEGREE.
ENDED UP GOING TO SYRACUSE, HAD EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO LEAVE
EARLY. STAYED ALL FOUR YEARS,
FINISHED, GRADUATED. GOT HIS DEGREE, AND THAT'S
WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT A SUCCESS STORY BECAUSE HE'S A YOUNG MAN
THAT AN EARLY AGE WAS PREDICTED TO GO PRO EARLY
COULD HAVE LEFT, BUT STAYED AND GOT HIS DEGREE.
HE GOT TO THE FREE-THROW LINE, GAP OPENED UP.
>> HE LET BLUE FLY ON BY. AND HERE'S BACHYNSKI.
HE'S GOT THREE FIELD GOALS AND THE EAST LEADS BY THREE.
TO HOLAWAY, AND THAT'S PUT KNEE ON AN ODD ALLEY-OOP.
>> IT WAS AN ODD ALLEY-OOP BUT EFFECTIVE.
>> THERE IS JIMMER, FLOATER, YEAH, SOFT TOUCH.
>> AGAIN, NO TEAM ABLE TO REALLY GET ANY BREATHING ROOM
AS WE'VE GOT A THREE-POINT GAME HERE EAST IN THE LEAGUE.
>> PUTNEY, THE LEFTY WOULDN'T GO, BACHYNSKI
STANDING THERE FOR THE REBOUND.
FREDETTE BY THE WAY, THE LEADING SCORER IN THIS GAME
WITH 10. HE'S GOT AN OPEN LOOK.
PUTNEY MADE HIM CHANGE THE SHOT.
SCOOP AND SCORE. JIMMER IS FEELING IT EARLY ON
IN THE D-LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME. >> SHOT FAKE, THE MOST
EFFECTIVE FAKE IN BASKETBALL, AND JIMMER USES IT PERFECTLY.
>> WE HAVE A TIMEOUT ON THE FLOOR.
THE EAST WITH THEIR LARGEST LEA
OF THIS GAME AT 5. THEY LEAD 40-35, AND A LITTLE
FINGER ROLL AT RICOH COLISEUM FROM THE JIMMER.
>> SOME EARLY SARCASM FROM AUSTIN SPURS HEAD COACH KEN
MCDONALD COACHING THE WEST HERE TODAY AT THE D-LEAGUE
ALL-STAR GAME. AND JIMMER FREDETTE, JORDAN
BACHYNSKI, THE WEST CHESTER KNICKS, HE SPOKE ABOUT.
AND ALSO MIKE DUCK, DAN CRAIG, RONALD ROBERTS JR., VINCENT
HUNTER AS WELL AS RICK KAMLA, ISIAH THOMAS, BRENT BERRY AND
JARED GREENBERG. WELCOME EVERYBODY AROUND THE
WORLD HERE ON NBA TV. A LITTLE HEAT CHECK FROM
JIMMER AND HE HITS AGAIN. >> THAT'S WHEN YOU KNOW
YOU'RE FEELING IT. JIMMER CAME TO PUT ON A SHOW
TONIGHT. >> HE'S GOT 15.
>> JEFF AYERS, NICE TOUCH. >> LITTLE PUSH SHOT GOT THE
BALL OUT IN FRONT OF HIM. ROOM KNOCKS THAT ONE DOWN.
GIVES HIMSELF AN ENCOURAGING CLAP ON THIS END.
>> AYERS HAVING A FINE GAME. 9 POINTS ON 4 OF 5.
QUINN COOK, FORMER DUKY OUT OF BOUNDS.
IT WILL GO OVER TO THE WEST. QUINN COOK DISAGREES WITH THAT
CALL. >> QUINN COOK HAVING A
TERRIFIC YEAR WITH CANTON. 19.7 PPG, THAT'S 12TH IN THE
LEAGUE. SHOOTING 15% ON THREES.
MONFORD CHANGES HANDS. >> I LIKE THE WAY MONFORD IS
APPROACHING THE GAME. HE'S UNDER CONTROL, STAYING
WITHIN HIMSELF, AND DEFENSIVELY HE IS CHALLENGING.
JIMMER DRIVING ON AYERS, FINGER ROLL AGAIN.
COUPLE TIMES JIMMER HAS HAD ROOM TO GET THE BALL AWAY FROM
THE BIG GUY AND FINGER ROLL IT IN.
>> AYERS, NICE PASS. MONFORD LEFT IT SHORT, BACK
COMES COOK FOR THE EAST. HE'S GOING TO FIND JIMMER WHO
WILL LAUNCH AGAIN. REBOUND CLEARED BY VINCENT
HUNTER. NICE DRIBBLE MOVE.
LEFT THE PASS BEHIND HIS GUY THOUGH, AND BACK COMES THE
EAST. FANS YELLING FOR JIMMER TO GET
A TOUCH. QUINN COOK SAYS IT'S MY TURN.
>> THAT'S ALWAYS TOUGH TO DO WHEN YOU'RE STANDING AT THE
THREE-POINT LINE AND YOU GET A BAD PASS.
IN YOUR HEAD YOU'RE SETTLED DOWN TO USE THE PASS FOR YOUR
RHYTHM, BUT TOOK THE DRIBBLE AND GOT IT DONE.
>> MONFORD FINISHES THAT TIME BRINGING THE WEST BACK
WITHIN 7. COOK IN A HURRY, SPINNING,
TURNING, AND IT'S JIMMER LEFT ALONE.
HE'S MISSED TWO IN A ROW NOW. COOK PICKING IT UP.
>> THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.
LET'S SHOW A REPLAY OF THAT. LET'S SHOW A REPLAY OF DEFENSE
PICKING UP FULL COURT. >> ASHLEY PLAYING WITH TEXAS
IN THE D-LEAGUE. PRODUCT OF ARIZONA.
STEVESON, YIKES. LEADING REBOUNDER IN THE
DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE WITH AN EARLY AIR BALL.
MONFORD LEFT ALONE, SCOOPING, MAYBE A LITTLE TOO MUCH HOT
SAUCE ON THAT DELIVERY. NICE PLAY, JIMMER OUT TO COOK.
>> A TWO-MAN GAME BETWEEN THEM.
JIMMER GOT OFF THE THREE-POINT LINE.
KNEW COOK WAS STILL STANDING THERE.
>> YOU SEE THOSE TWO RIGHT NOW, THEY DEVELOP A RHYTHM IN
TERMS OF PLAYING TOGETHER, COOK AND FREDETTE.
>> THAT THREE OFF THE MARK BY WILL CUMMINGS, AND A
TIMEOUT IS CALLED BY DAN CRAIG.
HEAD COACH OF THE EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STARS, AND THE
SIOUX FALLS SKY FORCE, CURRENTLY THE BEST TEAM IN THE
DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE HERE AT THE ALL-STAR BREAK.
COOK FOR THREE, WE'RE ROLLING IN TORONTO.
>> WE WELCOME YOU BACK TO THE D-LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME.
WE'VE GOT A RISING STAR IN THE NBA WITH US, JORDAN CLARKSON
OF THE LA LAKERS WHO YOU SPEND SOME TIME PLAYING IN THE
D-LEAGUE LAST YEAR, BUT NOW YOU'RE FULLIEN TRENCHED WITH
THE LAKERS AND THEIR FUTURE. WHAT'S IT LIKE FOR YOU IN YOUR
SECOND YEAR SEEING SOME OF THESE GUYS OUT HERE WANTING TO
MAKE IT TO WHERE YOU ARE? >> I THINK IT'S PRETTY COOL.
I PLAYED IN THE D-LEAGUE ABOUT 7, 8 GAMES.
FOR ME, IT WAS A PROCESS. >> IT GOT SERIOUS AROUND THE
8 TO 10 MINUTE MARK. SO, YEAH, WE DEFINITELY WERE
COMPETING AND TRYING TO WIN THAT.
>> WHAT IS IT LIKE IN AN ATMOSPHERE LIKE THAT WITH GUYS
THAT ARE ALL AT A HIGH LEVEL? >> FOR YOU, IT'S BEEN A
TOUGH YEAR WITH THE LAKERS. SO TO GET TO THAT, WAS IT A
RELIEF TO PLAY IN A GAME LIKE THAT?
>> YEAH, IT'S REALLY FUN. IT'S A LOOSE GAME.
EVERYBODY'S JUST OUT THERE HAVING FUN.
LIKE WE WERE KIDS IN THE PARK, SO IT WAS A FUN EXPERIENCE.
>> I WOULD IMAGINE THIS WEEK WITH A LOT OF TIME OFF IS MUCH
NEEDED FOR YOU GUYS, JUST TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH?
>> YEAH, IT'S DEFINITELY MUCH NEEDED FOR US.
WE'VE GOT TO COME BACK IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON, AND
JUST REALLY WORK AS A TEAM AND CONTINUE TO PROGRESS.
WE'VE GOT A YOUNG GROUP, AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO
DO. >> YOU'VE GOT A BUSY DAY
STILL TO GO. LATER ON TONIGHT THE SKILLS
CHALLENGE. TELL US WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD
TO. YOU TOLD ME A COUPLE DAYS AGO
THAT YOU WERE GUARANTEEING A VICTORY.
DO YOU WANT TO SEE THAT ON TV AS WELL?
REPLACENAME: I DON'T KNOW. I'M GOING TO GO OUT THERE AND,
YOU KNOW. >> BACKING AWAY FROM THE
GUARANTEE YOU TOLD ME THE OTHER DAY?
>> I MIGHT WIN THOUGH. YOU NEVER KNOW.
I DON'T WANT TO PUT A CAP ON MY STUFF.
SO I MIGHT GO OUT THERE AND GO GET IT.
>> SO BEFORE THAT, YOU'VE GOT TO JUDGE THE SLAM DUNK
CONTEST HERE. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
>> NO, D.J. STEPHENS IS IN THE DUNK CONTEST, RIGHT? I'VE
SEEN HIM DO SOME CRAZY STUFF. SO I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE
EXCITING TO WATCH HIM DO THAT. SO I'M EXCITED FOR THAT.
>> OVER AT THE TABLE, WE'VE GOT BRENT BARRY AND ISIAH
THOMAS WHO HAVE PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE JUDGING DUNK
CONTESTS. SO IF YOU NEED ANY TIPS BEFORE
HALFTIME, MAKE SURE YOU GO SPEAK WITH THEM.
>> I GOT YOU. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, THAT'S JORDAN
CLARKSON OF THE LAKERS. >> COMING UP AT HALFTIME, IT
IS THE VERIZON SLAM DUNK. ON CUE WE GET ONE FROM WILL
CUMMINGS, AND HERE COMES�-- OWE CUMMINGS, AND THEY ARE
DOWN 9. BUSY WEEKEND FOR JORDAN
CLARKSON. WHAT AN ITINERARY?
>> YOU LIKE TO SEE GUYS COME TO THE ALL-STAR GAME AND
PARTICIPATE IN ALL THE ACTIVITIES.
HE'S ONE OF THE GUYS AS HE SAID, HE PLAYED IN THE
D-LEAGUE, MOVED UP, NOW HE'S HAVING A SUCCESSFUL RUN WITH
THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS, STARTING FOR THEM, PLAYING
WELL FOR THEM. NOW HERE AT ALL-STAR WEEKEND,
PARTICIPATING IN THE ALL-STAR WEEKEND.
SO IT'S BEEN A GREAT STORY BOOK STORY FOR HIM.
>> I THINK WHAT ISIAH AND I CAN CONCUR ON WITH REGARDS TO
JUDGING ANY KIND OF CONTEST IS WE DO ACCEPT CASH.
>> UNDER THE TABLE OR OVER THE TABLE?
>> YEAH, I MEAN WHATEVER YOU'VE GOT TO DO TO GET IT TO
US, THAT WILL HELP YOUR CHANCES IMMENSELY.
>> YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN A GREAT RECRUITER IN COLLEGE
(LAUGHING). >> OH, RICKY LEDO! NICE.
>> I'M GOING TO LEAVE THAT ONE ALONE.
>> THAT WAS JUST A JOKE. >> I'M GOING TO LEAVE THAT
ONE ALONE. >> KILPATRICK TO MCCRAY.
FUMBLED OUT OF BOUNDS, BUT LAST TOUCHED BY THE WEST.
24.2 TO GO HERE IN THE FIRST HALF.
THE EAST 61, THE WEST 54. JIMMER FREDETTE, LEADING
SCORER WITH 17. HE'S MADE 7 OF 10 SHOTS, AND
FROM THE SIDE POCKET THAT BUCKET IS GOOD.
RONALD ROBERTS JR. HE'S KNOWN AS A BANGER,
REBOUNDER AND SHOT BLOCKER. HITTING THE CORNER THREE AND A
FOUL HERE WITH 18 TICKS LEFT. THERE IS RONALD ROBERTS JR.
HE'S OPENED EYES IN SOME OF THE SUMMER LEAGUES RECENTLY.
>> YEAH, HE'S PLAYED WELL IN THE SUMMER LEAGUE.
HE'S A GUY WHO IS JUST WAITING TO GET HIS CHANCE.
BUT THE ENERGY HE PLAYS WITH AND ENTHUSIASM MAKES HIM WORTH
WATCHING HE'S A GUY THAT THE SCOUTS DEFINITELY HAVE THEIR
EYE ON. >> THE EAST MIGHT HAVE
THOUGHT THE WEST WAS GOING TO RUN THE CLOCK DOWN.
LEDO TOOK ADVANTAGE NOW UNDER 5:00 SECONDS LEFT, AND IT'S
OUT OF BOUNDS AGAIN. AND IT WILL GO OVER TO THE
WEST. SO A CHANCE DOWN HERE BY 8 TO
GET CLOSER. 1.7 LEFT.
LEDO ALL ALONE. GOT IT OFF IN TIME, AND
ANOTHER AIR BALL BY RICKY LEDO.
SO WE ARE AT THE BREAK HERE IN THE 10TH ANNUAL DEVELOPMENT
LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME, PRESENTED BY KUMHO TIRE AND
THE EAST LEADS BY 8. JIMMER FREDETTE, 17 POINTS.
HE'S ALSO GOT THREE REBOUNDS AND FOUR ASSISTS.
KILPATRICK ALSO IN DOUBLES WITH 11.
THE LEADING SCORER FOR THE WEST ALL-STARS, JEFF AYERS
WITH 9. HE'S MADE 4 OUT OF 5.
COMING UP, STAY WHERE YOU ARE, IT'S THE VERIZON SLAM DUNK
D-LEAGUE STYLE. >> AT THE HALF OF THE 10TH
ANNUAL DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME PRESENTED BY
KUMHO TIRE, AND RIGHT NOW IT'S THE D-LEAGUE SLAM DUNK BROUGHT
TO YOU BY VERIZON. EARLIER IN THE BROADCAST, THE
NAME D.J. STEPHENS WAS BROUGHT UP.
D.J. CURRENTLY OF THE CANTON CHARGE USED TO PLAY HIS
COLLEGE BALL AT MEMPHIS. HE CAN GET UP AND GO.
AND HE SHOULD PUT ON A SHOW AND THERE ARE FIVE OTHER
COMBATANTS HERE IN THE SLAM DUNK COMPETITION THAT FIGURED
THEY'D GIVE US QUITE A SHOW AS WELL.
WE WELCOME YOU COURT SIDE ONCE AGAIN, RICK KAMLA, ISIAH
THOMAS, AND BRENT BERRY. WE'LL HAVE THE SECOND HALF OF
THE GAME IN JUST A MOMENT. WHAT ARE YOU EXCITED FOR?
HAVE YOU SEEN A D-LEAGUE DUNK CONTEST BEFORE? LET ME START
THERE, ISIAH. >> YEAH, I HAVE.
THE THING THAT ALWAYS IMPRESSES ME ABOUT THESE
COMPETITIONS IS THAT A, THEY CAN JUMP, BUT THE CREATIVITY
THAT THEY BRING TO THE GYM IS ACTUALLY A LITTLE BIT MORE
CREATIVE AND ATHLETIC SOMETIMES THAN THE UPPER
ECHELON WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE NBA.
>> I THINK SOMETIMES WE'VE SEEN PLENTY OF THESE NOW THAT
THE GUYS HERE, THE COOLNESS FACTOR GOES OUT THE WINDOW,
AND THESE GUYS TAKE IT A LOT MORE SERIOUS BECAUSE OF WHAT
IT REPRESENTS IN TERMS OF THEM BEING MENTIONED, THEIR NAME
BEING OUT THERE ON NBA TV. WE COVER ALL THE HIGHLIGHTS
AND THINGS LIKE THAT, BUT THEY CAN MAKE A NAME FOR
THEMSELVES, SO WE SEE LESS THEE ATTICS THEATRICS, AND IT
ENDS UP BEING SOMETIMES A LITTLE BIT BETTER THAN WHAT
THE BIG GUYS BRING SOMETIMES. >> I THINK THE WINNER OF THE
D-LEAGUE COMPETITION SHOULD BE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE AGAINST
THE NBA GUYS ON SATURDAY NIGHT.
SO THE WINNER HERE SHOULD BE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE AGAINST
THE BIG GUYS. >> TOTALLY AGREE WITH THAT.
THEY SHOULD LEAVE ONE SLOT OPEN FOR WHATEVER THESE GUYS
DO ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON. >> THEY CAN COME BACK, GET
ON THE FLOOR THE BIG STAGE AND MAYBE GET THE BIG ONE.
>> THEY CAN GET A CALL-UP. A ONE DAY CALL-UP TO THE
ALL-STAR GAME. >> A SIX HOUR EVENT CALL-UP.
>> A ONE DAY CALL-UP TO SATURDAY.
>> JUST A QUICK NAP BETWEEN THE D-LEAGUE DUNK AND VERIZON
SLAM DUNK ON ALL-STAR SATURDAY NIGHT.
YOU'RE LOOKING AT WEST COACH KEN MCDONALD.
MOMENTS AGO, HE HAD AN INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE FOR HIS
TEAM. >> THERE'S A LINE OF SCOUTS
AROUND HERE. PLAY D.
PLAY IT THE RIGHT WAY. WE COME DOWN, MOVE THE BALL A
LITTLE BIT. JUST A COUPLE PASSES, DRIVE
AND PLAY. NOT SAYING DON'T PLAY.
BUT JUST PLAY WITH MORE ENERGY THAN THE OTHER SIDE AND
ESPECIALLY ON DEFENSE. EVERY ONE OF THESE GUYS IS
WATCHING, CAN THESE GUYS DEFEND AT THE NEXT LEVEL? SO
LET'S DEFEND. THEY DON'T GET TO WATCH YOU
GUYS HEAD-TO-HEAD. >> SO ISIAH AND BRENT YOU'RE
VERY ACCOMPLISHED BASKETBALL PLAYERS WITH GREAT RESUMES.
YOU WERE PROS FOR A LONG TIME, AND I WANT YOU TO GO BACK TO
THAT POINT WHEN YOU WERE TRYING TO IMPRESS SOMEBODY,
WHETHER IT WAS A RECRUITER, A COACH, A SCOUT AND RELATE THAT
TO THE PLAYERS IN THIS D-LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME?
>> THE WAY YOU FRAMED THAT QUESTION I WOULD HAVE TO
ANSWER IT THIS WAY I CAN'T EVER REMEMBER A TIME WHEN I
WASN'T TRYING TO IMPRESS SOMEBODY WHEN I WAS PLAYING
BASKETBALL. >> EVEN AFTER BEING A
CHAMPION? >> YEAH, EVERY TIME I
STEPPED OUT ON THE FLOOR, I WANTED TO GIVE MY BEST
PERFORMANCE EVERY TIME. SO I CAN'T REMEMBER A TIME
WHEN I WASN'T TRYING TO IMPRESS SOMEBODY OUT ON THE
FLOOR WHEN I PLAYED. >> THIS IS THE WAY I'VE
ALWAYS FELT. I DON'T USE THAT TERMINOLOGY
OF IMPRESSING SOMEBODY BECAUSE THAT MEANS YOU'RE STEPPING
OUTSIDE OF WHO YOU ARE. SO TO ME IT WASN'T ABOUT
IMPRESSING PEOPLE AND LEAVING SOMETHING WITH THEM THAT
WASN'T AN AUTHENTIC PART OF WHO I WAS.
IT WAS ABOUT JUST DOING WHAT I DO.
DOING WHAT I PRACTICED AND HAVING THE CONFIDENCE TO GO
OUT AND DO THAT IN FRONT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE COMING TO
WATCH. BUT NOT STEP OUTSIDE THOSE
LINES SO THAT THEY THINK I'M SOMETHING THAT I'M NOT.
SO GIVE THEM MY BEST AUTHENTIC SELF.
THAT'S, I THINK, IF YOU CAN REPRESENT YOURSELF THAT WAY,
THAT'S THE WAY TO DO IT. >> I HAD THE EXTRA BURDEN OF
HAVING TO PERFORM FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE.
SO PEOPLE WERE COMING TO WATCH YOU PLAY AND THEY WERE PAYING
MONEY TO WATCH YOU PLAY. NOT ONLY DID I HAVE TO PLAY
BUT I FELT THAT I HAD TO PERFORM.
SO I FELT LIKE I HAD TO MAKE THE PERSON IN THE STANDS IN
THE 20TH ROW FEEL THE LOVE AND ENTHUSIASM AND JOY THAT I WAS
FEELING. >> I THINK THERE IS A HUGE
CAN I HAVES BETWEEN IMPRESSING�-- DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN IMPRESSING SOMEBODY AND PROVING TO SOMEBODY.
BECAUSE FOR ME AS YOU WELL KNOW I HAD TO PROVE TO PEOPLE
THAT I COULD PLAY. >> YOU HAD TO PROVE TO YOUR
DAD FIRST. >> THAT WAS NOT AS IMPORTANT
AS PROVING IT TO MYSELF. >> YEAH, YEAH.
MORE FROM ISIAH AND BRENT IN A MOMENT.
WE TOSS IT TO THE PA ANNOUNCER.
>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOUR CONTESTANTS IN THE 2016
NBA D-LEAGUE SLAM DUNK PRESENTED BY VEER IZON, FIRST
FROM THE AUSTIN SPURS, KIEFER SIKES! FROM THE CANTON CHARGE,
D.J. STEPHENS! FROM THE FT. WAYNE MAD ANTS, WALT LEMON
JR.! FROM THE OKLAHOMA CITY BLUE, J.P. TOKOTO! FROM YOUR
RAPTORS 905, JOHN JORDAN! AND FROM THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY
VIPERS, LAST YEAR'S D-LEAGUE SLAM DUNK CHAMPION, JARVIS
THREAT! GIVE IT UP FOR YOUR 2016 NBA D-LEAGUE SLAM DUNK
CONTESTANTS. >> SO WE'VE BEEN TALKING
ABOUT D.J. STEPHENS. CHECK THIS OUT.
HE HAS THE HIGHEST NO STEP VERTICAL OF 40 INCHES, AND THE
HIGHEST MAX VERTICAL OF 46 INCHES IN THE HISTORY OF THE
NBA DRAFT COMBINE. BONES, AS HE WAS BEING
INTRODUCED, YOU WERE MOTIONING UP TO THE SKY.
>> YEAH. I WATCHED HIM IN WARM-UPS, AND
HE WAS PRACTICING A DUNK WHERE I SWEAR AT THE HEIGHT OF HIS
JUMP HE JUST HOVERED FOR A LITTLE BIT.
JUST FOR A LITTLE BIT. HE IS AN IMPRESSIVE,
IMPRESSIVE JUMPER. >> SO IS J.P. TOKOTO.
JARVIS THREAT LAST YEAR'S WINNER, AND ISIAH WE HAVE A
COUPLE OF LITTLE GUYS, JOHN JORDAN AT 5'10, KIEFER SIKES
AT 5'11. YOU SEE THE JUDGES.
JORDAN CLARKSON, SETH CURRY, AND PATRICK PATTERSON.
OKAY, AND THIS IS JOHN JORDAN. PARDON ME, THIS IS KIEFER
SIKES OF THE AUSTIN SPURS. >> THOSE BOUNCES ARE JUST A
LITTLE TOO FAR BACK. BUT THAT'S IMPRESSIVE FOR HIM
TO GLIDE THAT FAR AND DOUBLE PUMP IT.
LIKE TO SEE HIM GET IT DOWN. SIKES NAILED THAT ONE.
DID HE OVERCOMPENSATE AND GET TOO CLOSE TO THE RIM?
>> MAYBE SO, BUT AFTER THE FIRST TWO TOSSES COMING UP
SHORT, HE MADE SURE THAT ONE GOT CLOSE ENOUGH, ISIAH, TO DO
WHAT HE WANTED TO DO. >> AND WHEN YOU SEE ALL THIS
HAPPEN IN REPLAY, YOU GET A CHANCE TO REALLY SEE HOW
INCREDIBLE AND ATHLETIC THESE DUNKS ARE AND HOW COMPLICATED
THEY ARE. YOU CAN'T REALLY APPRECIATE IT
IN FAST MOTION UNTIL YOU GET A CHANCE TO SEE IT ON INSTANT
REPLAY. >> HERE'S THE FIRST DUNK
FROM D.J. STEPHENS. >> THROUGH THE LEGS FOR THE
JAM. STANDING RIGHT UNDER THE
BASKET. TENS ACROSS THE BOARD.
PATTERSON, WHAT'S IT GOING TO BE? YES, IT'S A 50.
BONES, BREAK THIS ONE DOWN. DO YOU LIKE THAT FROM THE
STAND STILL JUMP? >> TO DO THAT, ISIAH,
STANDING STILL, THAT'S JUST RIDICULOUS TO BE ABLE TO GO
THROUGH YOUR LEGS UNDERNEATH THE BASKET.
>> NO RUNNING START. MAN, NO MOMENTUM.
AND YOU CAN TELL THE GUYS WHO PLAY KNOW HOW DIFFICULT THAT
IS. >> HERE'S WALTER LEMON JR.
IS THAT A 50 OR A LITTLE BELOW?
>> WE'VE SEEN THESE KIND OF DUNKS BEFORE, AND
UNFORTUNATELY WE PENALIZE THEM BECAUSE WE'VE SEEN IT BEFORE.
BUT THIS IS A GREAT DUNK. BUT IS IT A 50? PROBABLY NOT
ONLY BECAUSE WE'VE SEEN IT BEFORE.
SO WE NEED A LITTLE MORE CREATIVITY; A LITTLE MORE
SELLING THE DUNK. IT WAS A GREAT DUNK, I DUNK
THAT I COULDN'T DO, BUT WE'VE SEEN THESE KIND OF DUNKS
BEFORE. >> THE JUDGES NOT ALL THAT
IMPRESSED. A 42.
THIS GUY CAN RISE. A ROOKIE OUT OF UNC, J.P.
TOKOTO. YOU GET 40 SECONDS TO GET THE
DUNK IN THE HOOP. TOKOTO SPINNING AND JAMMING.
A LITTLE LESS OF A WINDMILL THAT TIME, BONES.
>> YEAH, I DON'T THINK HE BROUGHT IT AS FAR DOWN AS HE
DID THE FIRST TIME. BUT THAT'S WORKING AGAINST
YOUR BODY'S MOMENTUM AS HE'S SPINNING AROUND AND COMING IT.
SO IMPRESSIVE AND A SOLID SCORE THERE, ISIAH.
>> YEAH, A VERY SOLID SCORE. HE'S WORKING OPPOSITE GOING
THE OPPOSITE WAY OF THE WAY HE'S SUPPOSED TO TURN, AND
THAT'S TOUGH. THAT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO DO IN
THE AIR, MAIN TINE YOUR BALANCE, CONCENTRATION, AND
FIND THE RIM AND THROW IT DOWN.
>> AM I WRONG TO SAY THAT WAS VINCE CARTERISH RIGHT
THERE? >> YOU CAN'T START SAYING
THAT NAME. >> BUT I SAID ISH..
JOHN JORDAN, CONGRATULATIONS.
THE 2016 NBA D-LEAGUE SLAM DUNK CHAMP.
YOU HAD SOME PRETTY SPECIAL MOVES OUT THERE.
>> THAT'S SOMETHING I'VE BEEN DOING.
I JUST WANTED TO COME OUT AND GIVE THE FANS A GOOD SHOW AND
BRING IT HOME TO TORONTO. >> WELL, YOU'VE ONLY BEEN
HERE FOR ABOUT A WEEK, SO THIS IS A GOOD WELCOME TO THE AREA.
>> YEAH, MOST DEFINITELY. I JUST WANTED TO BRING IT TO
THE HOME CROWD. WE'VE GOT GREAT SUPPORT OUT
HERE, SO I WANTED TO SHOW THE PEOPLE WHAT I CAN DO ON
ALL-STAR WEEKEND. >> I KNOW YOU WERE SENDING
MESSAGES ACROSS TO ISIAH THOMAS.
WHAT WAS IT LIKE HAVING THE HALL OF FAMER WATCHING YOU?
>> IT WAS GREAT. I HAD TO DO IT FOR THE LITTLE
FELLOWS AROUND. SO I HOPE HE APPRECIATED THAT.
IT'S A BLESSING TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS IN FRONT OF HIM, A
LIVING LEGEND. >> CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU
AND BEST OF LUCK IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON.
>> ALL RIGHT, JARED, SO ISIAH, DID YOU APPRECIATE THE
EFFORT FROM JOHN JORDAN? >> NOT ONLY DID I APPRECIATE
IT, BUT I LOVED IT. AS I SAID, I WAS BLOWN AWAY BY
HIS VINTAGE DUNKS. BRINGING OUT THE OLD SPUD WEB
DUNK, THE DOMINIQUE WILKINS WINDMILL.
YOU KNOW, BRINGING OUT THE AIR JORDANS THE FIRST ONES.
YOU KNOW, JORDAN, JORDAN, DUNK CONTEST.
I MEAN, IT WAS ALL GOOD. IT WAS ALL GOOD.
REPRESENTING THE 905. SO IT WAS A GOOD AFTERNOON FOR
HIM. >> SO BEFORE THE DEVELOPMENT
LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME, BEFORE THE SLAM DUNK COMPETITION
BROUGHT TO YOU BY VERIZON, IT WAS THE THREE-POINT
COMPETITION, AND ANDRING GRAM OF THE LA DEFENDERS STARTED
OUT HOT. 26 IN THE FIRST ROUND, AND YOU
SEE THE GUYS AT HALF COURT BOUNCING, CHEERING HIM ON.
AS INGRAM, THE D-LEAGUE LEADER AT THE ALL-STAR BREAK IN
3-POINT ACCURACY AT 51%. JUST DRILLED AND DRILLED, AND
HE TOOK OUT JIMMER FREDETTE WHO JOINED HIM IN THE
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND, BUT IN THE END, IT WAS ANDRE INGRAM
MAKING HIS FIRST 12 SHOTS, FINISHING WITH A SCORE OF 27,
BUT JIMMER FREDETTE HAS TURNED THE FROWN UPSIDE DOWN WITH 17
FIRST HALF POINTS, LEADING THE EAST IN SCORING, LEADING
EVERYBODY IN SCORING, AND HERE AT THE HALF, IT IS 64-56 EAST
OVER WEST. BONES, WHAT KIND OF CHALLENGE
IS THIS FOR PLAYERS ON BOTH SIDES, LONG HALFTIME WITH THE
DUNK CONTEST AND IT'S A COLD ARENA, BE IT'S VERY COLD
OUTSIDE. WHAT KIND OF CHALLENGE WILL IT
BE TO GET THEIR PLAY RAMPED BACK UP?
>> YEAH, THERE IS NO DOUBT, WE CAN FEEL IT, ISIAH.
IT IS A LITTLE BIT CHILLY IN HERE FOR THOSE GUYS TO COME
OUT EARLY AND MAKE SURE THEY GET A SWEAT.
THE PROBLEM IS REALLY FOR THE COACHING STAFF.
WE CAN LOOK AT THESE MINUTES, AND YOU SEE THEY WANT TO MAKE
THESE SUBSTITUTIONS, PLATOONS OF GUYS COMING IN, SHIFT
CHANGES, IF YOU WILL, SINCE WE'RE IN CANADA.
WE CAN TALK A LITTLE HOCKEY SHIFT CHANGE.
>> I LIKE IT. YOU GET A HOCKEY ASSIST?
>> YOU WANT TO GET THESE GUYS WARMED UP, AND BECAUSE
THEY'VE BEEN SITTING SO LONG, YOU DON'T WANT THEM SITTING
AGAIN. SO WE'LL SEE IF THE COACHING
SUBSTITUTION PATTERNS CHANGE HERE IN THE SECOND HALF.
>> IF I WAS TO PUT MYSELF IN ONE OF THE PLAYERS POSITIONS,
I WOULD STILL BE FOCUSED, LOCKED IN, CONCENTRATING.
BECAUSE MY ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO GET TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
I KNOW THERE ARE SCOUTS IN THE BUILDING, YOU HEARD COACH
MCDONALD REMIND THEM THAT THERE ARE SCOUTS IN THE
BUILDING, PEOPLE ARE WATCHING. THIS IS THE DAY WHERE YOU COME
TO REALLY PERFORM IN THE SHOW AND SHOW WHAT YOU'VE GOT.
WHILE THAT WAS GOING ON, I PROBABLY WAVE WOULD HAVE BEEN
STRETCHING, TRYING TO GET SOME SPRINTS IN AND STAY LOOSE SO I
CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOME GUY WHO WASN'T PREPARED IN THE
THIRD QUARTER. >> WELL, AND THAT WOULD HAVE
BEEN MOST OF THEM, BECAUSE THEY WERE GATHERED AROUND AND
WATCHING THE SLAM DUNK COMPETITION.
BUT ISIAH, THAT'S THE COMPETITOR WITHIN YOU.
THAT'S THE GO-TO-WIN WITHIN YOU.
>> ABSOLUTELY. I WOULD HAVE BEEN RUNNING
STAIRS. I WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN WATCHING.
I WOULD HAVE BEEN RUNNING AROUND THE BUILDING STAYING
LOOSE. >> WE HAD TO STOP HIM FROM
DOING THAT DURING THE COMMERCIAL BREAK, ISIAH WANTED
TO STAY LOOSE. >> I LOVE IT.
>> JEFF AYERS WITH 9 TO LEAD THE WEST.
SHAUN KILPATRICK, THE ONLY OTHER PLAYER IN DOUBLE
FIGURES. HE HAS 11, AND GOT OFF TO AN
EARLY START AND THEN COOLED. THERE IS JORDAN MCCRAY, 61
POINTS IN THE D-LEAGUE IN A GAME EARLIER THIS SEASON.
JARED GREENBERG IS STANDING BY RIGHT NOW WITH DEVIN BOOKER.
>> THAT'S RIGHT. DEVIN BOOKER, THE PHOENIX SUNS
ROOKIE. WE SAW THE 3-POINT CONTEST GO
ON HERE AT THE D-LEAGUE LEVEL. WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING TODAY
TO GET YOURSELF READY? >> I'VE BEEN ON THE MOVE
TODAY. I HAVEN'T GOTTEN A CHANCE TO
PRACTICE YET. WE HAVE PRACTICE LATER ON
TODAY. BUT I'VE BEEN IN THIS
SITUATION, SO WHEN I GO OUT THERE, I'M GOING TO TRY MY
HARDEST AND HOPEFULLY I'LL COME OUT WITH A WIN.
>> DID YOU USE LAST NIGHT'S RISING STARS CHALLENGE AS AN
OPPORTUNITY TO GET COMFORTABLE WITH THE RIMS?
>> DEFINITELY. I THINK WHEN WE PLAYED TORONTO
THE FIRST TIME, I DIDN'T GET TO PLAY.
SO I WASN'T USED TO JIMER OR NOTHING.
THAT WAS A GOOD START ON THE RISING STARS GAME, SO
HOPEFULLY I CAN BUILD ON THAT. >> DO YOU FEEL THE 3-POINT
CONTEST HAS BECOME THE HEADLINER OF ALL-STAR SATURDAY
NIGHT? >> I THINK IT HAS.
ONE BECAUSE WE HAVE THE MVP IN THERE.
AND THAT'S HOW THE GAME IS CHANGING.
AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE ARE A LOT MORE THREES BEING TAKEN IN
THE LEAGUE NOW. THE GAME IS JUST EVOLVING, SO
THREE-POINT SHOT IS MORE IMPORTANT.
OBVIOUSLY, THE SLAM DUNK CONTEST WILL ALWAYS BE SPECIAL
AND PEOPLE ALWAYS WANT TO SEE THAT.
BUT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO BOTH.
>> WE SEE THE PROGRESS YOU'VE MADE IN YOUR OWN
INDIVIDUAL GAME. OBVIOUSLY A LOT OF IT AS YOU
MENTIONED HAS JUST BEEN THE PLAYING TIME.
WHAT DO YOU SEE HAS HAPPENED TO YOUR GAME OVER THE LAST FEW
WEEKS THAT'S ALLOWED YOU TO PUT UP THESE NUMBERS ASIDE
FROM JUST THE MINUTES? >> JUST WORKING ON MY GAME.
WHEN I WAS PLAYING AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR, I WAS
STILL WORKING ON MY GAME. AND I KNEW HOW IT WAS GOING TO
BE. THAT'S HOW IT IS FOR ROOKIES.
IT'S UNFORTUNATE A COUPLE OF OUR PLAYERS WENT DOWN, BUT IT
OPENED UP AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ME, AND I TOOK THE CHANCE AND
RAN WITH IT. EVERY TIME I GO ON THE COURT I
THINK ABOUT THE TIMES I WASN'T PLAYING IN THE BEGINNING OF
THE YEAR, SO I USE THAT AS MOTIVATION.
>> SO MANY GUYS THAT ARE HOUSEHOLD NAMES, THEY ARE
SUPERSTARS YOU'RE GOING TO BE GOING UP AGAINST TONIGHT.
QUICKLY GIVE US A SALES JOB AS TO WHY YOU HAVE A SHOT TO WIN
THIS TONIGHT? >> I'LL NEVER GO AGAINST
MYSELF, SO I'M ALWAYS GOING TO SAY I'M GOING TO WIN.
BUT I JUST SAY JUST WAIT ON IT.
JUST WAIT ON IT. I CAN'T REALLY TALK BECAUSE
I'M A ROOKIE. THEY'RE PROVEN IN THIS LEAGUE,
AND HOPEFULLY I CAN BUILD MY NAME UP FOR THIS.
>> SAYING THE RIGHT THINGS. DEVIN BOOKER, MAYBE THE DARK
HORSE PICK FOR THE THREE-POINT CONTEST.
>> JARED AND DEVIN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH AS YOU SEE THE
SECOND HALF IS UNDERWAY. I THOUGHT JARED ASKED DEVIN A
GREAT QUESTION. DO YOU THINK THE THREE-POINT
CONTEST IS NOW SORT OF THE SIGNATURE MOST LOOKED FORWARD
TO ELEMENT OF ALL-STAR SATURDAY NIGHT? WHAT DO YOU
THINK? >> I THINK IT IS, AND THE
REASON WHY IS BECAUSE THE NBA HAS GONE MORE TO THE BELOW THE
RIM GAME IN EMPHASIZING THE BELOW THE RIM GAME AS OPPOSED
TO THE AERIAL ATTACK OF THE GAME.
AND IT'S ABOUT THE SKILLS BEING ON DISPLAY, NOT
NECESSARILY THE DUNKS BEING ON DISPLAY.