While normal NBA action takes a brief pause, the league’s top players head to Chicago for the 2020 All-Star Weekend. (FYI: The last time the stars came to the Chi, this happened.) Dwight Howard, a.k.a. Superman, returns to the dunk contest; Trae Young aims to capitalize on the 3-point contest’s new rules; and, most importantly, Dame D.O.L.L.A. will perform during halftime of Saturday’s All-Star festivities. Team LeBron is a clear favorite over Team Giannis’s suspect roster, but an upgraded format might prove an entertaining game nonetheless.
After All-Star Weekend’s fun and games, it’s back to business as teams sprint toward the postseason and claw their way up the standings. What rookies look the best so far? Who are the top-25 players of the first 55-ish games? Which Western Conference team will slide into that 8-seed?
We have the answers to these questions and more. Check out our coverage of the 2020 NBA All-Star break below: