I'm picking the EAST to win the NBA All-Star game. This has a lot of similarities to the year the Pistons had four backups on the All-Star team on a team that had lost the Championship the previous year (in a game 7) and were motivated to take on the West.
Also, it is in LA so Kobe/Gasol have a lot of stuff on their minds. Kobe will want to win the game so he can be the obvious MVP of the game but honestly, the Celtics starting line-up plus Dwight Howard or whoever will be better than five random West Stars all gunning together.
Also, Fedor looked a LOT smaller than his opponent in weigh-ins and I didn't think he would do well. Now I'm trying to put my thoughts on my blog BEFORE the game/fight/event.