While no actual games took place, Saturday night was full of highlights. It began with Team Bosh winning the Sears Shooting Stars Challenge over Team Westbrook. Then we saw Portland’s Damian Lillard win the Taco Bell Skills Competition. Next up was the Cavs Kyrie Irving winning the Foot Locker Three-Point Content with an impressive score of 23. Lastly, in an odd dunk contest, Toronto’s Terrence Ross took home the title over favorites James White and Gerald Green.
First up on the night was the Sears Shooting Stars Challenge. Team Westbrook looked to have it all wrapped up, but failed to make the half-court shot with over a minute to go. That essentially handed the title to Team Bosh, who took home the trophy won for their charity. No video highlights were made available for this competition.
The next event saw Lillard take home the Skills Challenge title over the 76ers Jrue Holiday in the finals. Lillard pushed the pace and took the title home. The odds-on favorite to win Rookie of the Year added another clip to his already large resume.
Next up was the Cavs Irving, coming off a big performance on Friday when he broke Brandon Knight’s ankles. On Saturday, he defeated Matt Bonner of the San Antonio Spurs to win the three-point competition, out shooting favorites like the Warriors Stephen Curry and New York’s Steve Novak. All that remains for Irving is his first All-Star game. Can Uncle Drew show up big again tonight?
Lastly, we have the Sprite Slam Dunk competition. Toronto’s Ross stole the show by wearing a Vince Carter jersey for one of his dunks and beat three superb dunkers in Utah’s Jeremy Evans, New York’s James White and Indiana’s Gerald Green to win the title. Check out the highlights below.