Saturday, February 19, 2011

NBA All-Star Weekend 2011 Events Schedule & Participants

NBA All-Star Weekend 2011 is here, so it's time to get familiar with which NBA stars will be participating. There's a range of events include the Skills Contest, Three-Point Contest and Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. Stars such as Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin and John Wall will all be featured.

By the way, the Rookies defeated the Sophomores 148-140 on Friday evening, with John Wall capturing the MVP award. DeMarcus Cousins contributed mightily with 33pts and 15rbds, while Wall had 12 points and an amazing 22 assists. Blake Griffin added 14pts, while DeJuan Blair was a standout for the Sophomores with 28pts.

All-Star Saturday kicks off after 8PM EST on TNT.

Haier Shooting Stars 2011:

Team Atlanta: Al Horford (Hawks), Coco Miller (WNBA's Atlanta Dream), Steve Smith (Legend)

Team Chicago: Taj Gibson (Bulls), Cathrine Kraayveld (WNBA's Chicago Sky), Steve Kerr (Legend)

Team Los Angeles: Pau Gasol (Lakers), Tina Thompson (WNBA's L.A. Sparks), Rick Fox (Legend)

Team Texas: Dirk Nowitzki (Mavericks), Roneeka Hodges (WNBA's S.A. Silver Stars), Kenny Smith (Legend)

Taco Bell Skills Challenge 2011:

Chris Paul (NO)
Stephen Curry (GS)
Derrick Rose (CHI)
John Wall (WAS)
Russell Westbrook (OKC)

2011 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest:

Ray Allen Boston
Kevin Durant Okla. City
Daniel Gibson Cleveland
James Jones Miami
Paul Pierce Boston
Dorell Wright Golden State

2011 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest:

DeMar DeRozan (Tor)
Blake Griffin (LAC)
Serge Ibaka (OKC)
JaVale McGee (WAS)

This will all be a precursor to the big game Sunday night when East meets West. TNT will air the All-Star game starting at 8PM EST!

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