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Poll: Time to rethink All-Star Weekend?

Eastern Conference's LeBron James (6), of the Miami

Eastern Conference's LeBron James (6), of the Miami Heat, reacts during the closing seconds of the NBA All-Star basketball game. (Feb. 26, 2012) Credit: AP

It was less than a month ago that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell criticized the quality of the Pro Bowl.

Is it time for David Stern to make a similar proclamation?

Last week, we asked Newsday.com readers which part of All-Star Weekend was their favorite. Those that voted weren't overly pleased with the festivities, with one-third of the responders voting to overhaul the weekend altogether.

The results, where the All-Star Game itself narrowly came out on top:

The All-Star Game - 35%
Rising Stars Challenge - 10%
Shooting Stars Challenge - 0%
Skills Challenge - 3%
Slam Dunk Contest - 15%
3-Point Contest - 5%
None of the above; they need to revamp All-Star Weekend - 33%

I'm in the same camp as the 33 percent. The skills events are stale and unimpressive, and the game itself is nowhere near on the same level as it used to be.

My solution? Go to a massive three-on-three tournament. You can read the details here.

Next week's poll deals with the Boston Celtics. Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo and the rest of the Celts are reeling, losers of seven of their last eight. The cold spell has Boston now 15-17, barely clinging to the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference. We want to know if it's time for Boston to begin a rebuilding process, or if they should stay the course and look to make another run. You can vote below or by clicking here.

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