Monday, February 16, 2009
We don't know what the fuck the JabbaWockeeZ are, but they certainly have nothing to do with basketball, sports or anything else we care about
If you saw yesterday's NBA All-Star game, you saw a group of mimes called the JabbaWockeeZ do some dancing 'n' stuff as the players were introduced. The players looked awkward and uncomfortable. And then there was Shaq who danced with the wookies or whatever they call themselves. He also looked awkward but he was dancing. So there's that.
We don't mean to ride this contemporary dance troop; they have a skill, we suppose. But they epitomized the bigger issue we had with all of this weekend's festivities and the league itself: basketball wasn't the focal point, entertainment was.
On Saturday, the Dunk Contest featured more costumes than slams. Had Nate the Great and Dwight Howard concentrated less on their Superman-themed production and more on their game, the event would have been way more entertaining than it was. Yesterday's game was less entertaining than the Pro Bowl, which is saying something.
Of course, none of this was terribly surprising. The NBA is a show and All-Star weekend only punctuates that, Superman, JabbawockeeZ and all.