I’m back again with more of a preview of the NBA All-Star Weekend down in Orlando this weekend. Yesterday I talked about the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, and today will be about the multiple events happening on Saturday Night. These events include Shooting Stars, Skills Challenge, Three Point Contest, and the Slam Dunk Contest to finish the night off.
Haier Shooting Stars Challenge
Team Orlando: Current Magics Jameer Nelson, WNBA All-Star Marie Ferdinand-Harris; and former Magic great Dennis Scott
Team Atlanta: Current Atlanta Hawks star Joe Johnson, WNBA star Lindsey Harding, current NBA Tv analyst Steve Smith,
Team New York: Current guard Landry Fields, Liberty’s Cappie Pondexter, former Knicks perennial shooter, Allan Houston,
Team Texas Houston Rockets’ Chandler Parsons, Sophia Young, and 2x NBA champion Kenny Smith
Team New York looks good here especially when Joe Johnson will not be participating. His replacement should be announced soon.
Taco Bell’s Skills Challenge
*Stephen Curry Kyrie Irving Tony Parker John Wall Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams will participate in the Skills Challenge.
*Defending champion Stephen Curry is injured and will not compete. His replacement will be announced soon. I hope Jeremy Lin is the replacement. If not then I see Deron Williams winning.
Footlocker Three Point Shootout
Reigning champion James Jones, Kevin Love, Ryan Anderson, Anthony Morrow, Mario Chalmers, and Kevin Durant will compete.
I’m expecting Durant to win this.
Sprite Slam Dunk Contest
Chase Budinger, Paul George, Jeremy Evans, and Derrick Williams.
The jury is out on this one. My choice is Jeremy Evans.
So there we have it, tomorrow I will reveal my predictions for the main course, the All-Star game.