As the 2014-15 season approaches, the NBA is as enthralling and popular as ever, but it wasn’t long ago that it endured one of its roughest times.
In the fall of 2011, the Association went through a 161-day lockout—an exasperating time for fans, owners and players. But amid that dark time for the league, Josh Howard provided a source of light for fans and players alike.
J-Ho holds celebrity All-Star games every offseason, but the 2011 event in Dallas was a unique celebration of the game.
Some of the league’s biggest stars were on hand—including Kevin Durant, Nick Young and LaMarcus Aldridge—and together the group put on an incredible show.