Hey now, you're an All-Star, yada yada yada. As the NBA prepares for All-Star weekend, here are sites that are either generated by or focused on All-Stars:
This unofficial site for Raptors forward Vince Carter provides a dunkography of the leading All-Star vote getter: Carter slamming in high school (we feel for the Orange Park High player now eternally posterized) in Florida, at North Carolina and in the NBA—everywhere but at a doughnut shop.
On the authorized site for Spurs forward Tim Duncan (above), head to the " Duncan, The Man" link, in which the league's driest wit offers a self-psychoanalysis, describing "the inner voice that tortures me so." Warning: Unlike so many jock sites, this one sends no shouts out and uses the article the.
The unauthorized site devoted to Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett is comprised of an eight-chapter biography, which is well-reported and sprinkled with family photographs.
R&B fans will swoon over photos—including a wedding shot—of the Pistons forward's lovely bride, four-time Grammy nominee Tamia. Hill's official site also dispenses quotes of the week, such as "The best things in life aren't things." It's not Whitman, but it trumps "Don't fake the funk on a nasty dunk."
Mon dieu! La R�ponse en fran�ais. Pardon our French, but here's a site, devoted to Sixers guard Allen Iverson, in the Gallic tongue. Felliniesque elements include an animation depicting The Answer brandishing a shovel with the words en travaux (at work) in the background.
Appropriately, the Suns guard's official site is kid-friendly. The NBA assists leader lends a hand to bored children by providing mazes and coloring pages. (You'll need a printer.) The Kidd has manners, too: When you log on, you hear, "Hi, this is Jason Kidd. Welcome to my site."
If you're expecting a 'sheed screed, guess again. Wallace, who moonlights as a deejay on Portland's 95.5 FM, reports that he has purchased, for underprivileged youth, 50 lower-level season tickets to Trail Blazers home games. Which is why you'll not hear deejay Wallace give airplay to the lyric "I never promised you a rose garden."