NBA All-Star Game: Your Prop Bets for This Weekend
In case you missed the incessant career retrospective pieces that ran on Sportscenter or the story of MJ's renting the Museum of Fine Arts here in Houston for his birthday shindig this weekend, the most iconic team sport athlete of our generation hits the big 5-0.
Like many children of the `80's, I have many seminal, Jordan-centric sports memories from my rooting childhood, some good, some bad, all spectacular. Since my invite to Jordan's birthday party this weekend was apparently lost in the mail, I will choose to celebrate the living legend's turning 50 in a way that would make him proud -- by wagering on All-Star Weekend events!
Let's take a look at the prop bets, shall we?
Who will win the NBA Sprite Slam-Dunk Contest?
James White (NYK) 5/4
Gerald Green (IND) 7/2
Terrence Ross (TOR) 4/1
Eric Bledsoe (LAC) 5/1
Jeremy Evans (UTA) 8/1
Kenneth Faried (DEN) 8/1
PICK: Another slam dunk field lacking big time in star power. (I will say one nice thing about Dwight Howard -- at least he participated in the Slam Dunk contest a few times. There, that concludes the "speak nice about Dwight" portion of this post.) I'll go with Gerald Green on the strength of the hometown crowd coaxing a few extra points out of the judges. Hopefully, if he's smart, Green will find a way to tie his signature "blow out the birthday candle" dunk in with Michael Jordan's 50th birthday.