For a week, our basketball highlight video critic turns away from the moving image and looks for the moments of grace and revelation in still photos of All-Stars.
The Boston Celtics are not quite building around Thomas, but he appears to be a vital part of the team's future.
The conventional wisdom in the NBA is that it's worse to be in the middle than to be terrible. This doesn't explain the Celtics, who make "pretty good" seem great.
The Phoenix Suns defied the NBA's conventional wisdom for two years by playing beautiful, super-heated basketball. If they've given up on that, we've all lost a lot.
The numbers say Isaiah Thomas is a promising NBA point guard, but like Dana Barros before him, Thomas is facing down a league that is biased against him.