NBA All-Star Weekend 2019 is here, and the Saturday showcase, as always, should be the main event. With the Three-Point Contest, Skills Challenge and Slam Dunk Contest, some drama is bound to happen.
The order of events will be the same as always, starting with the Skills Challenge at 8 p.m. and ending in the main event — the Dunk Contest. Charlotte, N.C. will play host to this year’s games, and two Hornets will be featured. Rookie Miles Bridges will compete in the Dunk Contest, and Kemba Walker is in the Three-Point Shootout. (Walker is also an All-Star starter.)
The Skills Challenge will pit bigs against guards as usual. This year’s edition will see Rookie of the Year-to be Luka Doncic and MVP hopeful and noted slow but crafty guy, Nikola Jokic. Players of all shapes and sizes are competing.
The Three-Point Contest will return last year’s record-setting champion Devin Booker, but prominently feature the Curry brothers. For the first time ever, Steph and Seth will compete in the event, and maybe father Dell will join them. They’ll be joined by three other first-timers, and Dirk Nowitzki, who is likely playing his last season.