Great Alley-Oop: Kobe Bryant to Derrick Rose

In an exhibition weekend in the Phillippines a group of NBA All Stars played the 16-man (one from each team) Fillipino All Star team at Smart-Araneta Coliseum in Manila.

The 2-day event is dubbed Ultimate All Star Weekend. And for good reason.

During one contest there was a play made where one Kobe Bryant put up a sweet underhand alley-oop to Derrick Rose who, of course, took it in stride and slammed it home.

As can be seen in the (short) clip, the crowd absolutely loved it.


In an off-the-backboard play, Kevin Durant grabs a defensive rebound, heads down court and flips the ball off the board feeding teammate James Harden, who takes a bit of an off-balance tumble following the action.

Other NBA All Stars included: Chris Paul, Tyreke Evans, Derek Fisher, and JaVale McGee.

Must have been an ultimate weekend for hoops fans.

Over For Now.

Main Street One

Los Angeles Lakers 2010 NBA Champions

Sports is a tremendously huge part of the culture of Main Street USA.

Between athletic and theatrical events the citizens of America spend billions upon billions of their hard-earned dollars.

In sporting competitions it is enjoyable to follow and watch someone become the champion, the best at what they do.

This year, as they did in 2009, the Los Angeles Lakers were crowned as the Kings of Basketball after defeating their arch-rival, the Boston Celtics.


The Lakers were led all season by Kobe Bryant.

Make no mistake about it, basketball is a team activity and Kobe received a lot of assistance to acquire his 5th NBA Finals Championship Ring and his second consecutive NBA Finals MVP Award.

The series against the Celtics proved that Pau Gasol (the “Spaniard” as Kobe calls him), Derek Fisher, Andrew Bynum, Ron Artest, Lamar Odom, Sasha Vujacic, Jordan Farmar, Shannon Brown, and Luke Walton wanted that 16th NBA Title for Los Angeles possibly as much as did Kobe.

However, Kobe is Kobe.

He is a dynamic player for the ages. A winner.

He is a winner surrounded by others who desire to win as well.

Congratulations to coach Phil Jackson and all the Lakers! Especially to Kobe Bryant.

Over For Now.

Main Street One