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NBA All-Star Weekend Preview

February 18, 2011

Friday Night:

12:30-3:00: Rookie/Sophomore Practices [NBA TV]

3:00-5:00: All Star Weekend interviews. [NBA TV]

7:00-9:00: Celebrity All Star Game. Coached by Bill Simmons & Jimmy Kimmell [ESPN]

Rookie Challenge [TNT]
Rooks: Eric Bledsoe, John Wall, Landry Fields, Blake Griffin, DeMarcus Cousins, Derrick Favors, Wesley Johnson, Greg Monroe and Gary Neal.

Sophs: Stephen Curry, James Harden, Wesley Matthews, Taj Gibson, Serge Ibaka, DeJuan Blair, DeMar DeRozan, Jrue Holiday and Brandon Jennings.

Prediction: Rooks! Too solid inside, plus Wall and Bledsoe can keep up with the Sophs. Sleeper of the game goes to Landry Fields. Watch for a big game from him.
Saturday Night:

7:00-8:00: “The Lost Dunks”. [TNT]

2011 All-Star Saturday Night: Skills Challenge, 3-point Shootout & Slam Dunk Contest. [TNT]
Skills Challenge Participants: Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Steve Nash, Derrick Rose and John Wall.

Prediction: CP3 is the best ballhandler in the game, period.

3-Point Shootout Participants: Ray Allen, Kevin Durant, Daniel Gibson, James Jones, Paul Pierce and Dorell Wright.

Prediction: I like Dan Gibson over Kevin Durant in a close one. Cleveland will have a reason to shout again.

Slam Dunk Contest Participants: Blake Griffin, Serge Ibaka, JaVale McGee and DeMar DeRozan.

Prediction: Blake. Blake. Blake.

Sunday Night

8:30-11:00: 2011 All-Star Game [TNT]

East All-Stars: LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire, Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Ray Allen, Chris Bosh, Kevin Garnett, Al Horford, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo.

West All-Stars: Tim Duncan, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Yao Ming (injured), Manu Ginobili, Pau Gasol, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, Dirk Nowitzki, Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams.

Prediciton: East jump on the West early but the depth of the West brings them back to win it. Can we get a Kobe game winner as well. If he misses, expect a Kevin Love putback. Ha.

What do you think?

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