All-Star Saturday Night

This year's All-Star Saturday night is an event that pits the Eastern Conference against the Western Conference in four competitions: The Shooting Stars, the Skills Challenge, the Three-Point Contest and the Slam Dunk Contest. Each conference will be competing for two charities with $350,000 going to the winning side's charities and $150,000 to the losing conrefence's charities. Each of the four events features two rounds, a team round and a final. Points are awarded to the conference that wins the team round as well as the team whose player or team wins the final round of each competition. The conference with the most points at the end of the night will be crowned All-Star Saturday Night Champions.

Shooting Stars

Team New York

The Shooting Stars contest brings together current NBA stars, WNBA stars and former NBA greats. There are six numbered shooting locations of increasing difficulty. Each team of three players (one current NBA star, one WNBA star and one NBA legend) attempts to make all shots in numeric order in the fastest time.

Each team will follow a specific player rotation throughout the competition. Each shot must be made before the next player begins shooting in succession. Teams have up to two minutes to complete the course.

The team of Landry Fields, Allan Houston and Cappie Pondexter won the event last year.

Eastern Conference Participants

Team NBA star WNBA star NBA Legend
Bosh Chris Bosh (MIA) Swin Cash Dominique Wilkins
Lopez Brook Lopez (BKN) Tamika Catchings Muggsy Bogues

Western Conference Participants

Team NBA star WNBA star NBA Legend
Harden James Harden (HOU) Tina Thompson Sam Cassell
Westbrook Russell Westbrook (OKC) Maya Moore Robert Horry Pick: Team Harden. James Harden is the best NBA three-point shooter in the competition and both of his teammates, Tina Thompson and Sam Cassell, can also stroke it from deep. That range gives them the edge.

Skills Challenge

Tony Parker

The Skills Challenge consists of a two-round timed obstacle course where players are tested on their passing, dribbling and shooting. The performers with the fastest time from their respective conference during the Team Round will advance to the finals.

The obstacle course starts with the player having to score a layup/dunk. Next, the player must dribble between three obstacles. They then throw a pass through the air into a first net followed by a bounce pass into a second net. Then, the player shoots a jump shot from 20 feet from the basket. The player then throws a long pass from close to the basket into a third net. Finally, the player will dribble between a second set of three obstacles and complete the course with a layup or shot.

Tony Parker is the defending champion and will look to join Steve Nash and Dwyane Wade as the only two time winners of this event.

Eastern Conference Participants

Player Team Pos. Pts FG% Ast Reb
Jrue Holiday Philadelphia 76ers PG 19.0 .451 8.9 4.2
Brandon Knight Detroit Pistons PG 13.5 .404 4.3 3.4
Jeff Teague Atlanta Hawks PG 14.2 .459 6.9 2.3

Western Conference Participants

Player Team Pos. Pts FG% Ast Reb
Tony Parker San Antonio Spurs PG 20.8 .536 7.6 3.0
Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers PG 18.3 .418 6.5 3.2
Jeremy Lin Houston Rockets PG 12.6 .434 6.2 3.4 Pick: Tony Parker defends his title against a group of young upstarts.

Three-Point Challenge

Kevin Love

This may as well be called the Larry Bird challenge as the Celtics legend won the first three three-point challenges ever held.

Five shooting stations are set up around the three-point line, with four "regular" balls worth one point each and one red, white and blue "money ball" worth two points at each location. Each player will have one minute to shoot as many of the 25 balls as he can. The most points ever scored in one round is 25, a record shared by Craig Hodges and Jason Kapono.

Three players from each conference take part in the Team Round. The player from each conference with the most points during the Team Round will advance to the finals.

Last year, Kevin Love took home the title by beating Kevin Durant in the final round.

Eastern Conference Participants

Player Team Pos. Pts FG% 3P%
Paul George Indiana Pacers PG 17.6 42.2% 38.6%
Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers PG 23.5 46.6% 42.5%
Steve Novak New York Knicks PG 6.9 42.3% 44.7%

Western Conference Participants

Player Team Pos. Pts FG% 3P%
Ryan Anderson New Orleans Hornets F/C 17.1 44.2% 40.2%
Matt Bonner San Antonio Spurs F/C 4.1 48% 44.6%
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors PG 21.0 43.4% 44.7% Pick: Uncle Drew aka Kyrie Irving. Seriously, how amazing would it be if Irving showed up in full Uncle Drew attire and rained down threes?

Slam Dunk Contest

Terrence Ross

The highlight of All-Star Saturday night, this is the event everyone comes to see.

It's the event that brought us MJ vs 'Nique, Spud Webb's 360, Vinsanity and Blake Griffin jumping over a car.

This year's field may not have the star power of some other years but still features plenty of high flyers including defending champion Jeremy Evans and Toronto Raptors rookie Terrence Ross.

Each competitor will get to attempt two dunks in the Team Round. The highest scoring East competitor and the highest scoring West competitor from the Team Round will then compete head-to-head to determine the champion.

Five former Houston Rockets stars scheduled to judge the contest. Clyde Drexler, Dikembe Mutombo, Hakeem Olajuwon, Rudy Tomjanovich and Yao Ming will do the scoring for the contest's first round.

Eastern Conference Participants

Player Team Pos. Age Height Weight Credentials
Gerald Green Indiana Pacers PG 27 6'8 210 Watch
Terrence Ross Toronto Raptors SG 22 6'6 195 Watch
James White New York Knicks G/F 30 6'7 215 Watch

Western Conference Participants

Player Team Pos. Age Height Weight Credentials
Eric Bledsoe Los Angeles Clippers G 23 6'1 195 Watch
Jeremy Evans Utah Jazz F 25 6'9 194 Watch
Kenneth Faried Denver Nuggets F 23 6'8 228 Watch Pick: James "FLIGHT" White. There's a good reason for his name.

Big Tour

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1. Andrew Wiggins - Cavaliers

8. Nik Stauskas - Kings

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45. Dwight Powell - Hornets

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