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Westbrook, Williams headline All-Star Skills Challenge

Feb 20, 2012, 2:31 PM EDT

Russell Westbrook, Samuel Dalembert AP

The Taco Bell Skills Challenge can get overlooked during the All-Star Saturday festivities (especially when guys are dunking over a car), watching guys go through drills is not the most exciting part of the weekend. But this year’s lineup might at least get you stop and watch.

Participating are: Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, Tony Parker, Kyrie Irving, Deron Williams and John Wall.

That a rock star lineup of point guards. And stop complaining, you didn’t really expect Jeremy Lin to do this, too, did you?

The event has guys dribbling through cones, making passes to targets and other steps to test their ball handling and point guard skills. You’ll be able to watch it on TNT, which will broadcast all of the Saturday night events.

My early money is on Wall, who when it comes to raw speed and skills is impressive. Westbrook is right there with him. Curry has won this last year and Williams is also a past winner, so if you’re betting on the guys with the track record, they are your men.

  1. dubitodd123 - Feb 20, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    No Rubio??

    • Justin - Feb 20, 2012 at 3:46 PM

      He declined to participate from what I hear

  2. ljl2 - Feb 20, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Kyrie’s only two national TV appearances will be Rookie Challenge and Skills Competition…sad.

  3. bigmeechy74 - Feb 20, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    No juwan howard? No cole aldrich?

  4. rgledz - Feb 20, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    I’d way rather see Rubio in this over Tony Parker or John Wall. NBA drops the ball again, what’s new.

  5. chrisppers - Feb 21, 2012 at 7:05 AM

    No CP3 or D. Rose, what’s going on here?!(unless they declined, I don’t get it)

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