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The wait is over: NBA announces Shooting Stars lineup

Feb 17, 2012, 4:34 PM EDT

The Haier Shooting Stars Competition Getty Images

Here are the lineups for the NBA’s “Shooting Stars” competition, which involves a player from an NBA team, a WNBA team, and a retired NBA player from the same city shooting from various spots in the floor and competing against other cities. It takes place on All-Star Saturday. Here are the lineups:

Orlando: Jameer Nelson, Marie Ferdinand-Harris, Dennis Scott

Atlanta: Joe Johnson, Lindsay Harding, Steve Smith

New York: Landry “not Jeremy Lin” Fields, Cappie Pondexter, Allan Houston

Texas, which is being counted as one city this year for some reason: Chandler Parsons (who is from the Orlando area but is bad at shooting a basketball), Sophia Young, Kenny Smith

NBA All-Star Saturday takes place one week from tomorrow.

  1. rgledz - Feb 17, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    They should have done a Minnesota team with Ricky Rubio, Maya Moore and Steph Marbury

    • chiadam - Feb 17, 2012 at 5:40 PM

      Only if Starbury eats Vaseline and sobs like a crazy homeless person before shooting…

  2. broadstbull - Feb 17, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    How many time we gotta watch Steve Smith and Kenny Smith? Does no one else want to do this?

  3. readysethike - Feb 17, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    Why is kenny smith always in it?

  4. rajbais - Feb 17, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    WNBA: should have folded up years ago!!!

  5. chiadam - Feb 17, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    The NBA is still doing that stupid Shooting Stars thing? Get the **** out. Still?? And why isn’t Magic in it again? And why is Texas all lumped together? There are three ****ing teams in Texas. They can’t pick one?

  6. drewzducks - Feb 17, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    I’ll try to contain my excitement.

  7. watermelon1 - Feb 18, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Funny everyone is dissing this competition, when the dunk contest has been HORRIBLE. I actually enjoy this shooting stars competition more than the 3 point contest.

    The selection of players this year is very lackluster though. Both on the NBA and WNBA level.

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