Before the San Antonio Spurs even drafted him, Dejounte Murray tweeted about wanting to play in an NBA All-Star Game one day. Almost exactly seven years later, he was on the NBA's main stage throwing a lob to himself off the backboard.
It was a successful debut for the shining Spurs point guard, who ended the night with 17 points, five boards, five assists, and, more importantly, several highlight plays.
The entire weekend was unforgettable for Dejounte, who was invited to the All-Star Game during a special year when many of the NBA's Top 75 players were in attendance to celebrate the league's diamond anniversary. As a result, he was able to interact with some legendary Spurs from the past.
Everywhere you looked at All-Star weekend in Cleveland, there were legendary Hall of Famers roaming the hallways.
Dejounte even had a photo shoot with his fellow Washington friend, Zach LaVine.
At one point in the game, Murray found himself one-on-one against his former teammate and current candidate for the NBA MVP Award, DeMar DeRozan.
After Dejounte got the better of DeMar in this exchange, DeMar had the look of a proud father as Murray laid the ball in the basket.
Dejounte's best highlight came during the third quarter of the game, as he threw down a dunk after lobbing the ball up to himself off the backboard, a la Tracy McGrady.
After an exciting finish in which LeBron James nailed the game-winning turnaround jumper, Murray found LeBron for an on-court embrace.
Dejounte also was able to shake hands with the man who selected him as Draymond Green's injury replacement -- NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
When it was time to take off and rest up for the rest of the season, Murray made it known he plans to be back for future All-Star Games.
"It was a success," said Dejounte. "Murray be back."