Lost in translation
Here, cultures collide in some strange and bizarre ways. It's a place where players meet playas, posses meet diplomats, David Stern meets Ludacris, and a fleet of platinum, stretch Hummers and Escalades run side by side with huge convoys of tourist buses.
Along the way, the media horde, armed with microphones, video cameras and notepads records the painful minutia of it all. Of all the events here, in my mind, nothing is as entertaining as Media Day. In the space of roughly 90 minutes, just about everyone is forced to answer stupid questions, including the important questions of life that rarely get addressed and that we know are of great interest to Insider readers everywhere.
Alas, we are dealing with NBA All-Stars here. That means they have been well trained in the art of not answering, instead reciting enough clichés to make any PR director proud.
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