NBA All-Star Weekend Was A Blast–For Everyone Who Didn’t Get Their Ass Beat, Or Shot

February 22nd, 2007 // 24 Comments

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From the descriptions I’ve been reading, it sounds like the NBA All-Star Weekend in Vegas was able to combine all the best elements of Spring Break and prison. Local press have been lauding the event as a huge success, but disturbing reports detailing the chaos have slowly, but surely, been leaking out. Rowdy revelers held the city hostage, with many (especially cab drivers) relating tales of shootings and scuffles.

“It was filled with an element of violence,” Teresa Frey, general manager for Coco’s restaurant, told klastv.com. “They don’t want to pay their bills. They don’t want to respect us or each other.” Things got so bad that she closed the 24-hour restaurant from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. “I have been spit on. I have had food thrown at me,” she said. “I have lost two servers out of fear. I have locked my door out of the fear of violence.”

But it wasn’t just the common folk out misbehaving. Celebrities were just as out of control, according to AOL’s Jason Whitlock:

And the police might want to talk to NFL player Pacman Jones about a nasty shooting spree at a Vegas strip club. Jones and the rapper Nelly were allegedly at Minxx Gentlemen’s Club Monday morning shortly before (or during) the shooting.

Apparently there’s been talk of holding next year’s NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans next year. You know, cause Katrina didn’t quite finish the job.

By Lisa Timmons
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  1. ho ho

    was this really suprising. bunch of savages.

  2. Lisa

    You think that’s bad? You should have heard about what happened at the after party for the Masters!!!!

    Those professional golfers can throw down.

  3. muze_72

    Wow – what kind of racist comments are those? Katrina didn’t finish the job?

    Do you know the thousands of people who came into town for the various events without any incident? So one restaurant had a problem…

    That’s hardly intelligent to focus on that and call everyone who was there “savages”…

    I think it’s funny you’re so condescending because the savages will be coming to get you!!!

  4. ho ho

    No they won’t they will kill themselves like they always do. And no there wasn’t just one incident. I guess i shouldn’t say everyone who was there are savages only the people that came to see the NBA allstar game.

  5. shaking head

    did you think maybe the implication of the expression “finish the job” might have something to do with, oh i don’t know, destroying new orleans?

    nice try, tho, johnny cochran.

  6. muze_72

    Who is “they”? Ha ha… are you really that ignorant?

    Are you one of those white people that’s scared of black people?

    I like people like you; you’re funny to me… and as long as you have the attitude you do, you should be scared….

  7. MJK

    oh Muze, shaaaaat up!

  8. goil

    Gee, muze, how exactly is the Katrina comment racist? Did only minorities in New Orleans suffer? Maybe you should examine your own biases before you start accusing others of racism.

  9. shaking head

    hahaha…omg, i love how you triumphantly exclaimed “they” as your proof.

    um, douche, i don’t live in new orleans. “they” is a much simpler way to express the people who do live there. next time, i’ll be sure to say “new orleanders” or whatever so you get it.

  10. muze_72

    Look at the way the news is slanted – an NBA player and a rapper were at a club where there was a shooting… so what… that doesn’t mean anything except they were at a club… “allegedly” WTF – it’s completely b.s. and Lisa – you should be ashamed for reporting this “story” like this…

    It’s just sad to group people together and judge a whole ethnicity based upon the actions of a few…

  11. the more you acknowledge a child’s tantrum, the longer a tantrum lasts…

    Muzie is just needin some attention…and pulling the race card always works.

  12. bunni

    they held the NBA allstar game in ATL last year (or year before?) and they had to shut down the mall b/c of overcrowding and violence. it attracts a weird crowd no matter how you look at it.

  13. muze_72

    Hey shaking head – I wasn’t talking to you – Ho Ho said, “THEY will kill themselves like THEY always do”…

    So, go back and read the posts and then check yourself… I’m far from ignorant and I don’t lose any sleep over racism… if we didn’t hate each other and classify each other because of skin color, it’d just be something else…

    I’m disappointed in our apathy towards each other in general – but whatev ‘ I got work to do – bye bitches!!!

  14. muze_72

    Hey shaking head – I wasn’t talking to you – Ho Ho said, “THEY will kill themselves like THEY always do”…

    So, go back and read the posts and then check yourself… I’m far from ignorant and I don’t lose any sleep over racism… if we didn’t hate each other and classify each other because of skin color, it’d just be something else…

    I’m disappointed in our apathy towards each other in general – but whatev ‘ I got work to do – bye bitches!!!

  15. muze_72

    Hey shaking head – I wasn’t talking to you – Ho Ho said, “THEY will kill themselves like THEY always do”…

    So, go back and read the posts and then check yourself… I’m far from ignorant and I don’t lose any sleep over racism… if we didn’t hate each other and classify each other because of skin color, it’d just be something else…

    I’m disappointed in our apathy towards each other in general – but whatev ‘ I got work to do – bye bitches!!!

  16. Timmy

    that’s what happens when a bunch of Nig…erians together. Bunch of savage animals. Damn that Abraham Lincoln!

  17. Jo Armstrong
  18. All i know is that everyone was safe at the LeBron/Jay-Z party….

    That’s cuz LBJ know’s how to party (AND tear up the court)!!!

  19. DeAnna

    Um, guys? I’m surprised that it’s not all over the media, but a lot of crazy shit went down. Pacman Jones plays for Tennessee, so it’s on our news all the time. Pacman was getting a dance from the stripper and she took the money too soon. So he grabbed her by the hair and slammed her head into the floor and hit her. the man who pulled Pacman off of the stripper was told by Pacman’s friend “I’m gonna kill you.” the man was later killed. Awfully suspicious….

    I don’t know Nelly’s connection tho.

  20. I was there

    I was there that weekend and am not surprised at all at what went down. Sad, but true-the NBA brings out a certain element-and I don’t mean black people-but rappers=guns.

  21. Robin

    Let’s add this weekend to Black History month. I know veteran casino workers who called in sick to avoid servitude to these filthy negro beasts. Let’s send them back to Africa as reparations for slavery. Civilized black co-workers of mine were equally appalled at that weekend’s monkey fest.

  22. Es

    It’s ok muze72. . . white people do stupid shit too.

  23. jf77

    1) White people do do stupid shit, but it usually doesn’t make white people on the whole look stupid. It’s all about an individual if you are white. If you are a minority, whatever you do speak for all.

    2) Black people being successful outside of entertainment sadly does not make news, which is VERY old, stereotypical news. I still love this blog, but muze72 was ok in citing something that could be easily construed as racist, esp. the last sentence of the posting, esp. since something like that was already said when Hurricane Katrina happened.

    3) Since the media likes to only look at that sensational, entertainment part of the black community, well that’s all you see, thus stereotypes arise, and “they” strike again. If minorities only based their ideas of white people based on this blog…you can finish the rest of that thought. Plus, if that is all black people see of themselves in the media, the stereotype becomes reality. Vicious cycle.

  24. jf77

    1) White people do do stupid shit, but it usually doesn’t make white people on the whole look stupid. It’s all about an individual if you are white. If you are a minority, whatever you do speak for all.

    2) Black people being successful outside of entertainment sadly does not make news, which is VERY old, stereotypical news. I still love this blog, but muze72 was ok in citing something that could be easily construed as racist, esp. the last sentence of the posting, esp. since something like that was already said when Hurricane Katrina happened.

    3) Since the media likes to only look at that sensational, entertainment part of the black community, well that’s all you see, thus stereotypes arise, and “they” strike again. If minorities only based their ideas of white people based on this blog…you can finish the rest of that thought. Plus, if that is all black people see of themselves in the media, the stereotype can easily become the reality. Vicious cycle. But, obviously, all white people are not like the slags we talk about on this blog, as well as the black folk.

    Truly, peace.

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