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NBA All-Star Saturday Night Participants Selected

Next weekend, the NBA will stop their regular season schedule for a few days as they converge on New Orleans for the yearly All-Star festivities. As always, Saturday night will feature a number of events, including the three-point and dunk contests. Earlier tonight, the participants for these events (and a few others) were announced.

2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Participants:

Eastern Conference:

Paul George – Indiana Pacers

John Wall – Washington Wizards

Terrence Ross* – Toronto Raptors

 

Western Conference:

Damian Lillard – Portland Trail Blazers

Harrison Barnes – Golden State Warriors

Ben McLemore – Sacramento Kings

 

2014 NBA Three-Point Contest Participants:

Eastern Conference:

Kyrie Irving* – Cleveland Cavaliers

Joe Johnson – Brooklyn Nets

Aaron Afflalo – Orlando Magic

Bradley Beal – Washington Wizards

 

Western Conference:

Kevin Love – Minnesota Timberwolves

Damian Lillard – Portland Trail Blazers

Marco Belinelli – San Antonio Spurs

Steph Curry – Golden State Warriors

 

2014 NBA Skills Challenge Participants:

Eastern Conference:

Michael Carter Williams – Philadelphia 76ers

DeMar DeRozan – Toronto Raptors

Giannis Antetokounmpo – Milwaukee Bucks

Victor Oladipo – Orlando Magic

 

Western Conference:

Damian Lillard* – Portland Trail Blazers

Goran Dragic – Phoenix Suns

Reggie Jackson – Oklahoma City Thunder

Trey Burke – Utah Jazz

 

2014 NBA Shooting Stars Competition Participants:

Eastern Conference:

Team Bosh: Chris Bosh, Swin Cash, Dominique Wilkins

Team Hardaway: Tim Hardaway, Tim Hardaway Jr., Elena Delle Donne

 

Western Conference:

Team Durant: Kevin Durant, Karl Malone, Skylar Diggans

Team Curry: Steph Curry, Dell Curry, Becky Hammon

 

So there you have it, the field for All-Star Saturday is set. It should be an exciting night of competition. Damian Lillard is setting history, as he’s the first player to appear in five different events: the All-Star Game, the Rising Stars Challenge, the Three-Point Contest, the Dunk Contest, and the Skills Challenge.

We’ll have much more to come on this year’s All-Star game festivities, so stay tuned to the Skyhook for all your All-Star news.

 

* Indicates reigning champion

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