Whatever the situation in yesterday’s American Basketball Association All-Star game, Cardell Butler had fun. On the bench, he’d bob and sway his head to the blaring music. On the court, he’d hustle on defence and ham it up with his teammates. He even showed the pearly whites after Drew Washington made him poster material after an emphatic dunk early in the third quarter where the SilverVision at the Metro Centre showed the two playfully jawing at one another. ..read more..
Andre Emmett of Texas Tech took home the title, leaping over six children huddled in a group on his final dunk to beat out Bowden by two-tenths of a point. Emmett scored a near-perfect 59.4 on the jam. Bowden made the individual contest a team show by taking a Statue of Liberty handoff from teammate Tyler Newton in the semifinals. Then Bowden lept over Miah Davis, another teammate, in the finals.Part of the judging criteria was creativity. Emmett earned the only perfect score of the night in the semifinals by tossing a bounce pass to himself off the back wall. ..read more..