The important thing to bear in mind when assessing anything that happened in 1989 is that, from the perspective of 2018, the thing being assessed happened in a different world. That world still had people in it, which meant it had about equal amounts of vicious awful dumbassery and goofball beauty, but the world in which those people did all their dumbass/beautiful human things was simpler and slower than ours, and its cynicisms were different, or at least differently expressed. The NBA All-Star Game wasn’t really any different in 1989 than it will be in 2018, in the basic sense that the game was kind of a blearily good-natured and half-hungover dunk-off between the best basketball players in the world. That’s about where the similarity ends. In place of the ultra-produced, machine-tooled brand engagement delivery system that is both the current context and aesthetic for the All-Star Game, everything around the 1989 iteration of the game seemed to have been put together at random by someone in the NBA’s head office. His name is, say, Dennis, and he has been tasked with this job because he knows where all the folding chairs are and because he did it last year…. Read full this story
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