All-Star Weekend Events List
By Ben Golliver
The NBA announced the fields for the Slam Dunk Contest, the Three-Point Contest, and other 2013 All-Star Weekend events on Thursday.
The Slam Dunk Contest field: Gerald Green (Pacers), Terrence Ross (Raptors), James White (Knicks), Eric Bledsoe (Clippers), Jeremy Evans (Jazz), Kenneth Faried (Nuggets)
The Three-Point Contest field: Paul George (Pacers), Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers), Steve Novak (Knicks), Ryan Anderson (Hornets), Matt Bonner (Spurs), Stephen Curry (Warriors)
The Skills Challenge is a timed obstacle course that involves dribbling around cones, passing through targets and making lay-ups.
The Skills Challenge field: Jrue Holiday (Sixers), Brandon Knight (Pistons), Jeff Teague (Hawks), Damian Lillard (Blazers), Jeremy Lin (Rockets), Tony Parker (Spurs)
The Shooting Stars competition involves an NBA player, a WNBA player and a retired player shooting from various locations on the court.
Team Bosh: Chris Bosh, Dominique Wilkins, Swin Cash
Team Lopez: Brook Lopez, Muggsy Bogues, Tamika Catchings
Team Harden: James Harden, Sam Cassell, Tina Thompson
Team Westbrook: Russell Westbrook, Robert Horry, Maya Moore
Finally, the Rising Stars Challenge, which takes place on Friday night and was formerly known as the Rookie/Sophomore challenge, will feature nine rookies and nine sophomores mixed together in a draft by Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley. Roster pool candidates were announced last week and the final teams were announced Thursday.
Team Shaq: Damian Lillard (Blazers), Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers), Andre Drummond (Pistons), Klay Thompson (Warriors), Harrison Barnes (Warriors), Chandler Parsons (Rockets), Dion Waiters (Cavaliers), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Bobcats), Tyler Zeller (Cavaliers), Kemba Walker (Bobcats)
Team Chuck: Anthony Davis (Hornets), Kenneth Faried (Nuggets), Kawhi Leonard (Spurs), Bradley Beal (Wizards), Ricky Rubio (Timberwolves), Tristan Thompson (Cavaliers), Nikola Vucevic (Magic), Brandon Knight (Pistons), Isaiah Thomas (Kings), Alexey Shved (Timberwolves)
All-Star Saturday — comprised of the Shooting Stars, Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest and Dunk Contest — will include a running competition between the conferences for charity. Heat guard Dwyane Wade and Clippers guard Chris Paul will captain the Eastern and Western Conference, respectively.
2013 All-Star Weekend runs from Feb. 15-17 in Houston’s Toyota Center.
Slam Dunk Contest and Three-Point Contest fields set for All-Star
WOW Kawhi Leonard is with Team Chuck this year!!!! Very Interesting! Go Kawhi!!!:rockon
Hope Chuck can pronounce his name right! :wink
Go Kawhi!!!So happy to see him there!!!
Go Tony!!! :thumb Hope Tony gets to keep his title! You can do this Baby!
And good for Matt Bonner that he got his wish!!! Good to Showcase Bonner!!!!:hat Hey what if Bonner won that 3 point Championship!!! That would be so awesome!! Great Showcase for him!!! Pop might have had some words to get him there... Go Pop! :wink
So, Spurs representing at All Star Weekend: Matt Bonner, Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Gregg Popovich, and former Spur Robert Horry. Did I leave anyone out? I'm looking forward to the Rising Stars challenge - love the showcase of young talent.
I am going to post anther thread: :wink
Former Spurs Sean Elliott and Bruce Bowen To Participate in All-Star Celebrity Game :D
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Former Spurs Sean Elliott and Bruce Bowen To Participate in All-Star Celebrity Game | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS
Bruuuuuuuuuuuuce! Not only an NBA legend, but instrumental in bringing the bow tie back in fashion!
Sprint Pregame Concert
Global pop music sensation Ke$ha, Grammy Award-winner hip hop artist Ludacris and Grammy Award-nominated hip hop artist B.o.B will help tip off the 2013 NBA All-Star Game when they perform during the Sprint NBA All-Star Pregame Concert on Sunday, Feb. 17. The Sprint Pregame Concert, which will be held at the NBA All-Star Jam Session Sprint Arena in Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center, will lead up to TNT's exclusive telecast of the 62nd NBA All-Star Game at 8 p.m. ET.
Hip hop superstars, Ludacris and B.o.B will open the show with a live performance during NBA TV's coverage of the Sprint Pregame Concert beginning at 6 p.m.ET, prior to TNT's pregame coverage. Ke$ha will hit the stage to perform during the live telecast on TNT starting at 7 p.m. ET.
The Sprint NBA All-Star Pregame Concert will cap off a week of Sprint All-Star activities in Houston. Saturday, Feb 9, the NBA All-Star E-Recycling Day presented by Sprint was held at Discovery Green. The Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game then will air live on ESPN from the Sprint Arena at NBA All-Star Jam Session on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. ET. The game will feature celebrities from film, TV and music, as well as NBA legends and WNBA players.
Sprint is also an associate partner of NBA All-Star Jam Session and the presenting partner of NBA All-Star Balloting, which determines the starters for the NBA All-Star Game.
Ke$ha to headline Sprint Pregame Concert at NBA All-Star 2013 | NBA.com
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