All-Star Saturday Night Preview


So, NBA All-Star Weekend is arguably the most entertaining night of any sport's all-star weekend. Especially Saturday night. I will present the official preview of Saturday night.


Skills Competition  

Participants: Brandon Jennings, Steve Nash, Derrick Rose, and Deron Williams

Derrick Rose: He is an excellent passer, dribbler, and takes long strides. The only way he loses is if he has a serious hiccup. Steve Nash: He has experience in the competition. He competes every year, so he must feel like a regular now. He has a serious lack of overall speed. Deron Williams: He has great agility. He does not have great burst. Brandon Jennings: He's by far the fastest of the four participants. He does have inexperience.  

Shooting Stars  

Participants: Texas: Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks, Becky Hammon of the San Antonio Silver Stars, and TNT analyst and former Houston Rocket Kenny Smith.

Atlanta: Joe Johnson of the Atlanta Hawks, Angel McCoughtry of the Atlanta Dream, and NBA TV analyst and former Atlanta Hawk Steve Smith.

L.A.: Pau Gasol of the L.A. Lakers, Marie Ferdinand-Harris of the L.A. Sparks, and NBA TV analyst and former L.A. Clipper Brent Barry.

Sacramento: Tyreke Evans of the Sacramento Kings, Nicole Powell of the New York Liberty, and NBA TV/TNT analyst and former Sacramento King Chris Webber.

Texas: This is, by far, the most talented shooting team; all at least average 36 percent three-point shooting for their careers. They have quick releases. But again, every team's Achilles heel is the dreaded half court shot. L.A.: They may have the best combination of post player mid-range three-point shooters. The weakness of this group may be Ferdinand-Harris. Atlanta: They have a shot, but none of their participants have a quick release. McCoughtery and Johnso...

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