Were you not entertained? The 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend wrapped up on Sunday night with the league's biggest stars facing off in Cleveland. Stephen Curry was named MVP of the 71st NBA All-Star Game after Team LeBron (led by none other than the Kid from Akron a.k.a LeBron James) defeated Team Durant (captained from afar by, you guessed it, Kevin Durant) for the second consecutive season.
During halftime, The Association honored the NBA's 75th Anniversary Team with players from every decade of the league's existence in attendance for the diamond anniversary.
The 76 players who comprised the anniversary team -- including six who were 2022 All-Stars -- have combined for 736 All-Star selections and 64 All-Star MVP winners.
This year's All-Star Weekend had multiple events with new formats -- starting with Rising Stars Challenge that took place on Friday night.
Saturday's action was headlined by three events: the 3-point contest, slam dunk contest and skills challenge.
If you couldn't be in Cleveland for the festivities this weekend, our updates were basically the next best thing:
Cleveland this is for you
Who else? The Kid from Akron called game for Team LeBron.
Steph Curry with the shot
When Stephen Curry gets hot, get out of the way. Curry was doing Curry things, a.k.a he couldn't miss. The league's all-time 3-point leader dropped more 3s in the first half than any player has made in an NBA All-Star Game half before.
Then he went ahead and broke the NBA All-Star Game record for threes with 16. Curry was a man on a mission, as evidenced by the question he asked while being mic'd up.
"Can somebody tell me what the record is for the most points?"— NBA (@NBA) February 21, 2022
Stephen Curry (45 points, 15 THREES) is mic'd up on TNT! pic.twitter.com/7eUqeTG9Tl
The eventual MVP ended up with a 50-piece -- two points shy of Anthony Davis' 2017 record (52) -- and added the new Kobe Bryant Trophy to his already stacked resume.
Other players around the league, including his brother, Seth Curry, had to weigh in on the Golden State star's electric performance.
Cut it out Chef— Seth Curry (@sdotcurry) February 21, 2022
Oh my god steph🤦🏾♂️— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) February 21, 2022
If one guy become a better shooter than Steph, how crazy it would be...— Nicolas Batum (@nicolas88batum) February 21, 2022
Steph different man. Sheesh.— Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) February 21, 2022
@StephenCurry30 bruh what planet are you on right now 🤯🤯🤯. Wow— Robert Covington (@Holla_At_Rob33) February 21, 2022
We're still asking what Robert Covington's asking.
Magic vs. Mike?
Forget the rest of the game, give us Magic Johnson vs. Michael Jordan 1-on-1. Before taking the court at halftime as members of the NBA's 75th Anniversary Team, MJ jokingly asked Magic, "Where your shoes at?"
After the halftime presentation, Jordan made sure to show love to Jerry West, Vanessa Bryant and Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka.
MJ also found time to greet a guy who has been compared to His Airness a time or two.
Courtside celebs galore
Oh my, celebrities. You know it's a strong turnout when Adele and Rich Paul are just the beginning of the star-studded row.
Morant and LaVine take flight
Ja Morant, everyone. The Memphis Grizzlies star threw down a jam that was better than anything attempted in the dunk contest, er -- was ridiculous. Morant's slam would have been shocking except for the fact he's being doing this type of absurdity all season long.
Zach LaVine saw Morant's dunk and decided to remind everyone of a little thing called the 2016 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. If you know, you know.
Return of the King
LeBron is, in fact, home. King James made things official with his signature chalk toss before tip-off. The crowd was moderately (read: extremely) hyped to see it.
Steph basks in the boos
As the rapper Plies once said: "You ain't doin' somethin' right if you ain't got 'em hatin'" and Stephen Curry has undoubtedly got the Cleveland fans hatin'. After winning three NBA titles over the hometown Cavs, the boos upon introduction feel warranted.
Banana Boat Crew in the building
Team LeBron ready to repeat?
Here's how Saturday night played out:
Meet Obi at the top
An All-Star assist
Toscano-Anderson, clad in a custom jersey that acknowledged his heritage, performed a windmill over teammate and first-time All-Star Andrew Wiggins as his opening dunk. His 87-point first-round finish allowed him to advance to the final round.
New York state of mind
Those from the Big Apple had another reason to celebrate. Cole Anthony, a New York native, paid homage to his city by accomplishing a dunk contest first -- a one-handed jam in Timberland boots.
You can take the man out of N.Y., but you can't take the N.Y. out of the man.
Juan Toscano-Anderson's Mexico-themed Warriors jersey and kicks for the dunk contest 🇲🇽🔥 pic.twitter.com/bZjEtKnntn— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 20, 2022
Rockets rookie stays persistent
After multiple attempts, Jalen Green pulled off an impressive jam.
KAT earns the crown
KAT called himself "one of the best shooting big men of all-time" after winning the contest, and his new hardware certainly supports that claim.
THE BEST SHOOTING BIG MAN EVER!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/I61WPMtimb— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) February 20, 2022
Ice in his veins
Trae Young's last shot attempt lifted him into the final round -- showing just why his nickname is "Ice Trae."
This recently redesigned challenge saw three teams competing against each other. Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brothers, Alex and Thanasis, made up one team. A trio of Cleveland Cavaliers (Darius Garland, Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley) were the second squad. The third group was composed of standout rookies Scottie Barnes, Cade Cunningham and Josh Giddey.
This trio capitalized on their homecourt advantage and came out on top.
The youngest squad made it to the final round, but fell just short of victory.
The Antetokounmpo Bros. were all smiles.
The Antetokounbros take the W in the passing challenge!! pic.twitter.com/5MMP0DSY3m— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 20, 2022
Sights and sounds
Dr. J and Spike
Spike Lee, who was also courtside at the HBCU Classic earlier in the day, secured a keepsake from Julius Erving.
Making an entrance
From cozy couture to flashy fashion, these stars arrived at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in style.
Ice is in the building! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/ndde0VIMkl— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) February 20, 2022
Ready for the skills challenge. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/KVz6fMySEl— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 20, 2022