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Six former Cats part of NBA All-Star weekend
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Posted Feb 7, 2013
Kentucky will be well-represented at the upcoming NBA All-Star weekend in Houston. Six former Wildcats have been selected to participate in various festivities associated with the event, including Eric Bledsoe in the dunk contest.
will be well-represented at the upcoming NBA All-Star weekend in Houston. Six former Wildcats have been selected to participate in various festivities associated with the event.
Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Brandon Knight will play in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, Feb. 15. The game will feature two teams drafted by TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal. Davis and Knight are on #teamChuck, while Kidd-Gilchrist was selected to play on #teamShaq.
Each team will have ten man rosters, consisting of both NBA rookies and sophomores drafted from a pool that was previously selected by the NBA's assistant coaches. The game will air on TNT beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET.
On Saturday, Feb. 16, at 3:00 p.m. ET, Terrence Jones, who was one of the NBA Development League's top 20 prospects, will play in the seventh annual NBA D-League All-Star Game. The game will air on NBA TV.
All-Star Saturday Night will showcase Knight, who will compete in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge. It features six players competing in a two-round timed "obstacle course" consisting of dribbling, passing and shooting stations. All players must observe basic NBA ball-handling rules while completing the course.
Eric Bledsoe will close out the evening in the 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. All-Star Saturday Night is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. on TNT.
Rajon Rondo was selected to participate in the 2013 NBA All-Star game on Sunday, Feb. 17, but a season-ending knee injury will force him to watch from the sidelines.
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