2020 NBA All-Star Weekend Recap & Highlights

NBA All-Star Game 2020

The 2020 NBA All-Star festivities were some of the most exciting in recent memory. Over three nights, we saw Trae Young and Luka Doncic shine in the Rising Stars Game, a big man win the Skills Challenge, a memorable dunk contest, and a successfully revamped All-Star Game. Here are the highlights of the weekend.

2020 NBA All-Star Game Preview: New Rules and Format

NBA All-Star Game Changes

The biggest storylines surrounding this year’s All-Star Game are not about the players or contests, but about the format and structure of the game. The league altered the format of the game, factoring in donations to charities and homages to Kobe Bryant, and making changes to the scoring system and running clock. Here is the full list of NBA All-Star Game new rules.

How Technology Is Giving Hockey Goalies the Upper Hand

Upper Hand video analysis tools for hockey goaltenders

During games, Geiger holds an iPad and charts every save, goal, wide shot and puck handled by the goalies. During postgame video review, the goalies add more context, such as where the shot was taken and what kind of shot it was—a backhand or wrister, for example. All of these tags help compile an automatic playlist of video clips via the Upper Hand platform.

Mamba Forever: A Tribute To Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant Mamba Forever

It has been a week since the tragic helicopter crash in Southern California that killed 9 passengers, among them Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. As the shock, confusion, and disbelief continue, we look back at one of the most inspiring competitors in recent memory.

4 Highlights from the 2019 World Series

Washington Nationals World Series Champs

It has been a week since the Washington Nationals captured their first-ever World Series title, defeating the Houston Astros in seven games. After the initial onslaught of reactions, we took some time to highlight key takeaways from the Nationals historic, unexpected, and memorable run through the 2019 season.

NFL Season Takeaways: Week 5

We waited nearly seven months for this NFL season. And just like that, we’re already a month into the season. Read our thoughts on the roles of backup players, new game rulings, and the future of football, and be sure to let us know if you agree or disagree with our takeaways.

Are the Dallas Cowboys Leaders in a New Fitness Trend?

Recently, we have begun to see professional sports teams utilizing their brand power and name recognition to expand into the fitness market. A prime example of this is the Dallas Cowboys’ newest venture: Cowboys Fit. They invite customers to ‘train like one of us,’ granting a fitness experience akin to that of Cowboys players. State of the art facilities, top level personal training, and unique services such as recovery lounges make trainees feel as if they are part of the Cowboy’s organization.

Good or Bad? The Impact of Sports Replay on Fan Experience

In today’s modern age, the sports and tech world are integrating at unprecedented rates. Fan experience is being shaped by new innovations in tech, and the presence of new technology has undeniably improved the sports industry. New video review capabilities, however, have been met with controversy. 

Sports Team Rebranding: Recent Winners, Losers, and Why

sports team rebranding

The sport and business industries have many similarities, one being the impact of branding. Fans of sports team find identity in logos, elevating them as the singular symbol of the emotions and experiences of fandom. And sometimes they need to be updated to match their personality or to engage a new market with a different identity. We share winners and losers of recent sports rebranding efforts.

3 Keys to the Toronto Raptors’ 2019 NBA Championship

Toronto Raptors fan celebrate victory

The 2019 NBA Finals provided numerous thrills and emotional moments, like the antics of Raptors superfan Drake and devastating injuries to Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson. Lost in the mayhem were two key factors that fueled Toronto’s success— the team creation, and the willingness to take risks. Read our analysis of what took the Raptors to the top this season.