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NBA ALL STAR 2023

Who are the participants of the 2023 NBA All-Star Skills Challenge?

The NBA All-Star weekend has plenty planned for basketball fans, and one event to watch out for is the skills challenge kicking off All-Star Saturday night.

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The NBA All-Star weekend has plenty planned for basketball fans, and one event to watch out for is the skills challenge kicking off All-Star Saturday night.
Benny SieuUSA TODAY Sports

The NBA All-Star weekend is underway, and aside from the main event, basketball fans will be treated to a display of athletic abilities by top players in different competitions.

The first one that kicks off All-Star Saturday night is the Skills Challenge, which is made up of three rounds, with three teams of three players competing.

Three challenges

The first will be a team relay where members will have to finish five stations. The second round involves passing with different targets on the court with a chance to earn two, four, or six points. The third and final round is composed of shooting drills from five different points on the court.

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The teams will add up their points, and whoever has the highest total will be declared the winner of the event.

Giannis and brothers once again

Team Antetokounmpos is once more taking part in the event as they did last year, when they lost to Team Cavs. However, Giannis injured his wrist in Thursday’s game against the Chicago Bulls, and his participation in the All-Star weekend is in question.

Team Rooks and Team Jazz are the two other trios competing this year.

TEAMMEMBERS
AntetokounmposGiannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)
Thanasis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)
Alex Antetokounmpo (Wisconsin Herd, G League)
Utah JazzJordan Clarkson
Walker Kessler
Collin Sexton
RooksPaolo Banchero (Orlando Magic)
Jaden Ivey (Detroit Pistons)
Jabari Smith Jr. (Houston Rockets)

The NBA revamped the format for the Skills Challenge to make it a team event instead of simply showcasing individual abilities.

The NBA All-Star Skills Challenge will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.