Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins was one of three WNBA players to participate in the 2014 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and arguably had the biggest impact on the game in the East's 60-56 triumph over the West.
Diggins played nearly 37 minutes and finished game with 16 points on 7-for-11 shooting, including 2-for-4 shooting from 3-point land, 5 rebounds, and 1 assist. The two-person game with Diggins and de facto MVP Arne Duncan was successful throughout the night, punctuated by a beautiful give-and-go in the second half that will probably be getting heavy play in highlight packages.
The Twitterverse had a wide variety of reactions to Diggins and her ongoing battle with overmatched comedian Kevin Hart, who went 2-for-11 yet was inexplicably voted MVP by the fans before doing the wise thing and passing it to Duncan.
Skylar Diggins MVP for completely shutting down the multiple time MVP and future HOFer Kevin Hart— Raymond (@troyhargens) February 15, 2014
Skylar Diggins just went grown man on Kevin Hart in the paint. Lmfao. Straight up took it right at him and 1!— Dominique Conner (@dpconner29) February 15, 2014
Diggins played better in this game then in her entire rookie season— s birdfan (@sbird10) February 15, 2014
"The school-to-prison pipeline's got nothing on @ArneDuncan to Skylar Diggans, BABY!"— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) February 15, 2014
2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year Elena Delle Donne finished with 11 points on 4-for-6 shooting and 4 rebounds (and should've gotten more touches, for which I will blame coach Bill Simmons) in 30 minutes. Tamika Catchings went scoreless on four shots in 15 minutes.
For more on the game, check out SB Nation's recap. For more on Diggins' WNBA team, check out our 2013-14 Tulsa Shock offseason storystream.
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