NBA’s Exciting Weekend

Saturday February 19, 2011

The NBA is just moments away from continuing the All-Star festivities. Last night featured the annual celebrity all-star game, which the east beat the west by five. The rookies beat the sophomores last night by a score of 148-140. Wizards rookie guard John Wall won the MVP for the game.

Tonight features amazing, athletic competitions from the NBA’s best and rising stars. Legends, veterans and WNBA players team up for the Haier Shooting Stars game. Each player will hit a shot from the paint all the way to the half-court shot. The Taco Bell Skills Challenge tests the speed of our players to fly around the court. The Foot Locker Three-Point Contest is legendary for its accuracy and consistency. The best shooters in the NBA will vie to become the three-point champion. Finally, the main event is the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. The young rising stars, including rookie sensation Blake Griffin, will try and cement their place as the winner of this competition. They hope to join the names of Erving, Wilkins and Jordan. The festivities will be on TNT at 8 p.m. EST (check local listings).

Here are the rosters for tomorrow’s NBA All-Star game itself:

2011 Eastern Conference All Stars

NO.

PLAYER (TEAM)

POS.

HT.

WT.

BIRTHDATE

FROM

6 * LeBron James (Miami) F 6-8 250 12/30/84 St. Vincent/St. Mary HS
1 * Amar’e Stoudemire (New York) F 6-10 240 11/16/82 Cypress Creek HS (FL)
3 * Dwyane Wade (Miami) G 6-4 220 01/17/82 Marquette
1 * Derrick Rose (Chicago) G 6-3 190 10/04/88 Memphis
12 * Dwight Howard (Orlando) C 6-11 265 12/08/85 SW Atlanta Christian Academy (GA)
20 Ray Allen (Boston) G 6-5 205 07/20/75 Connecticut
1 Chris Bosh (Miami) F 6-11 235 03/24/84 Georgia Tech
5 Kevin Garnett (Boston) F 6-11 253 05/19/76 Farragut Academy HS (IL)
15 Al Horford (Atlanta) C-F 6-10 245 06/03/86 Florida
2 Joe Johnson (Atlanta) G 6-7 240 06/29/81 Arkansas
34 Paul Pierce (Boston) F 6-7 235 10/13/77 Kansas
9 Rajon Rondo (Boston) G 6-1 171 02/22/86 Kentucky
Head Coach:
Doc Rivers (Boston)

2011 Western Conference All Stars

NO.

PLAYER (TEAM)

POS.

HT.

WT.

BIRTHDATE

FROM

21 * Tim Duncan (San Antonio) F 6-11 255 04/25/76 Wake Forest
35 * Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City) F 6-9 230 09/29/88 Texas
15 * Carmelo Anthony (Denver) F 6-8 230 05/29/84 Syracuse
24 * Kobe Bryant (L.A. Lakers) G 6-6 205 08/23/78 Lower Merion HS (PA)
3 * Chris Paul (New Orleans) G 6-0 175 05/06/85 Wake Forest
11 | Yao Ming (Houston) C 7-6 310 09/12/80 Shanghai, China
20 Manu Ginobili (San Antonio) G 6-6 205 07/28/77 Bahia Blanca, Argentina
16 Pau Gasol (L.A. Lakers) C 7-0 250 07/06/80 Barcelona, Spain
32 # Blake Griffin (L.A. Clippers) F 6-10 251 03/16/89 Oklahoma
42 # Kevin Love (Minnesota) F-C 6-10 260 09/07/88 UCLA
41 Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas) F 7-0 245 06/19/78 Wurzburg, Germany
0 # Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City) G 6-3 187 11/12/88 UCLA
8 Deron Williams (Utah) G 6-3 209 06/26/84 Illinois
Head Coach:
Gregg Popovich (San Antonio)

The number sign (#) shows the replacements for injured players. The asterisks (*) show the starters for tomorrow’s game. There might not be anything to play for that will determine the fate of the season, but it is a fun and exhilarating weekend. Even if you are not a basketball fan, you must not miss the NBA All Star Weekend.

Yours Truly,

Sebastian Maldonado

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