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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.
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On Friday, February 16, 2018 from 9-11pm ET/6-8pm PT, TNT aired live coverage of the 2018 NBA RISING STARS CHALLENGE from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This year's game continues the U.S. vs. the world format that debuted three 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.

The World Team includes:
8 | Bogdan Bogdanovic (Kings) | G
24 | Dillon Brooks (Grizzlies) | F-G
21 | Joel Embiid (76ers) | C
24 | Buddy Hield (Kings) | G
24 | Lauri Markkanen (Bulls) | F
27 | Jamal Murray (Nuggets) | G
11 | Frank Ntilikina (Knicks) | G
11 | Domantas Sabonis (Pacers) | C-F
9 | Dario Saric (76ers) | F
25 | Ben Simmons (76ers) | G-F

The U.S. Team features:
2 | *Lonzo Ball (Lakers) | G
13 | *Malcolm Brogdon (Bucks) | G
7 | Jaylen Brown (Celtics) | G-F
20 | John Collins (Hawks) | F-C
32 | Kris Dunn (Bulls) | G
14 | Brandon Ingram (Lakers) | F
0 | Kyle Kuzma (Lakers) | F
45 | Donovan Mitchell (Jazz) | G
1 | Dennis Smith, Jr. (Mavericks) | G
0 | Jayson Tatum (Celtics) | F
12 | Taurean Prince (Hawks) | F
5 | De'Aaron Fox (Kings) | G

* = injured and will not participate

Other Titles

  • Also known as: BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge
  • Also known as: Mountain Dew Kickstart Rising Stars