Over 200 players and fans make the trip out to Cleveland to take part in the Healthy Buffalo All-Star game. The Cavaliers laid out the red carpet to their guests from Buffalo, while the home team lost the late game to the Mavericks, 103-95.
Cleveland, OH- This past weekend the Healthy Buffalo All-Stars put on a show at Quicken Loans Arena. Over 200 fans and players took part in what was possibly the greatest event in the BSWA’s short history. Anticipation built as Buffalo players and fans began to enter the arena at about 3 pm. As the players made their way through the gate and onto the court the enormity of the situation began to set in: they were about to take part in a game in one of the greatest basketball venues in the world.
After a brief shoot around, the players who came down but were not in the All-Star game separated into two teams to take part in a 25 minute scrimmage before the main event. Player/MC Brian Walter provided the color commentary and did such a fine job that he was later recruited by Cavs personal for a possible position within the organization.
After the scrimmage the Healthy Buffalo All-Stars went to work putting on an excellent show for the fans who made the trek up from Buffalo. The roster was full of regular All-Stars in addition to a handful of new faces such as Travis Craig of Ball Never Lies and Frank Musso of White Men Can’t Jump. Perry Davis and Moe Bailey provided most of the high flying theatrics in what was an easygoing game in tribute to the BSWA’s most valuable players.
In the late game, O.J. Mayo scored 19 points and the Dallas Mavericks used a pair of 9-0 runs in the fourth quarter to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-95. Kyrie Irving, who left briefly in the third quarter with a finger injury, led Cleveland with 26 points, but the Cavaliers lost their fifth straight game.
Overall, the event was a smashing success. Turnout was strong and there was a lot of positive feedback. Hopefully this will be the first part of an ongoing series at Quicken Loans Arena.