Much has been said over the years about the unbreakable bond between legendary University of North Carolina men's basketball coach Dean Smith and his former players.
The Los Angeles Clippers situation just became a bit murkier and the NBA All-Star game just got a little less dunk-ier.
Nobody considers reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant making the All-Star game as stunning, generally speaking.
We know the Eastern Conference All-Star starters, including Washington Wizards guard John Wall. By Thursday night we'll know the reserves as well. One man's take who gets those reserve slots.
Ideally, this is the kind of game that the Wizards can rest starters and put away the Los Angeles Lakers early in this first game of a second back-to-back.