The NBA All-Star weekend isn’t just an opportunity for the best teams in the league to showcase their finest players and have some fun.
It’s also a chance for the league to make a lot of money for charity and boast about the location its held at.
This year, the All-Star Game was located in Cleveland, Ohio – and ever since the game ended, NBA pros can’t stop cheering about The Land.
Of course, there was LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers, who cheered on the city he grew up near and once played for.
But Lakers legend Magic Johnson had kind words for the city too.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) February 27, 2022
Taking to Twitter, Johnson said, “I just want to send a congratulations to the City of Cleveland and its outstanding Mayor Justin Bibb for putting on a fabulous NBA All-Star Weekend!”
Cleveland did a fine job with the game, Johnson is right about that.
It comes at a time when the city has a lot to be excited about when it comes to the NBA.
After multiple seasons toiling in mediocrity, the Cleveland Cavaliers are doing incredibly well this year.
Right now, the team sits at fourth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 36-24.
For the first time in a few years, the Cavs are most definitely going into the postseason.
In fact, there are some people who think they have a legitimate chance of making the Finals yet again this year.
That’s why this year’s All-Star Game was so great for Cleveland: it was in a city that loves sports just as their basketball team was reaching new heights.
Who knows, it may have even convinced a few All-Stars to think of heading to the Cavaliers soon.