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NBA Rising Stars Challenge

NBA Rising Stars Challenge

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  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Sports
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Young players version of NBA All Star Game 
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  • Tags: basketball (pro)

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Plot Synopsis

Each year since 1994 (except during the lockout in 1999) during the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Weekend, the league has hosted an exhibition game featuring its best young players.
On Friday, February 17, 2017 from 9-11pm ET/6-8pm PT, TNT aired live coverage of the 2017 NBA RISING STARS CHALLENGE from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. This year's game continues the U.S. vs. the world format that debuted two years ago and pits 10 first- and second-year NBA players from the United States against 10 first- and second-year NBA players from around the world. Some of the biggest names in the event's history will be featured, including Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns, New York's Kristaps Porzingis, Philadelphia's Joel Embiid and Phoenix's Devin Booker. Analysts Grant Hill and Chris Webber, along with reporters Rick Fox and C.J. McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers, join play-by-play announcer Matt Winer on the call. TNT's INSIDE THE NBA team of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal provide halftime and postgame coverage, live from Champions Square in New Orleans. Kevin Garnett adds commentary and analysis with special guests throughout the night.

Other Titles

  • Also known as: BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge