I'm interested in seeing how the Shaq thing works out for the Suns as well, we'll see. It sounds like Kidd is set to make his debut for the Mavs as well. Although I understand the "hoopla" over it, I'm not sure it really improves their chances making it out of the West that much. I guess, before last night, I didn't even realize that Mike Bibby had gotten traded to the Hawks. I guess with all the All-Star and Kidd headlines, that was kind of below the radar. It will be interesting to see if there are any more big names traded before Thursday's deadline.
On the All-Star game, I don't remember for sure but I think its been on TNT for at least the past three seasons, but maybe longer than that. It is kind of sad that it isn't on "free" TV anymore, as I think all of the other major sports All-Star games are, but I guess they figure that pretty much everyone has at least basic cable at this point (which isn't always true).