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WNBA All-Star Game tips-off with a bit of confusion

The 2018 WNBA All-Star Game tipped-off with mass confusion and chaos, with both squads embracing their inner-Alica Silverstone. Clueless.

By Neil Harrington

J.R. Smith must have made the rules for the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game because both squads had no clue what was going on — like a deer in headlights, to kick off the star-studded event.

Under the bright lights of the Target Center, Team Parker vs. Team Dell-Donne tipped-off as any ordinary basketball game would — with one exception. Both teams had no iota of which basket they were shooting at to begin the game.

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I cannot make this up. Professional athletes who are paid millions of dollars went the wrong way to start a game — while showcasing the best of the best that their sport has to offer.

J.R. Smith says, “hold my beer, ladies.”

Naturally, social media was as savage as ever, with these world-class zingers.

Dwight K. Schrute even chimed in on the action.

Speaking of J.R. Smith, perhaps he and the WNBA would be a great fit.

It’s a shame that the WNBA is known as a joke, especially after this recent blunder. Or, the fact that a significant amount of the population had no idea the WNBA All-Star game was going on — until this moment went viral.

The quality of the WNBA sport is top-notch, assembling some of the best athletes on the planet; but this is not good for the game moving forward.

Next Post: NBA, College Hoops may entertain the thought of a bizarre scoring rule-change. 

Lost in the shuffle was a high scoring, quality brand of basketball — at least for 39 of 40 minutes.

Now, the Dwight K. Schrutes of the world have all of the ammo they need to bash a quality sport that is still looking for respect.

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