Your Thunder Guide to 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend


Curious on what to watch, Thunder influence only in New Orleans this weekend? No worries. We have you covered. However, unlike in the past, Oklahoma City is not very represented at the All-Star festivities. At least one player will compete each night, but it’s limited to just three players this season.

Friday, February 14th

What: Rising Stars Challenge
Who: Steven Adams
When: 8 pm CST
TV: TNT (245 DirecTV, 31 Cox, 730 HD 108 AT&T U-Verse, 138 Dish)

Steven Adams in his rookie year has been selected for the Rising Stars Challenge. That’s basically the top 18 first and second year players will compete against one another. Two former players are the coaches and get to choose their teams. It’s basically the rookie-sophomore game from a couple of years ago, just modified. Adams is going to be on Chris Webber’s team which is basically the rookie team. They are rolling out seven rookies on their line up.

Saturday, February 15th

What: Sears Shooting Stars
Who: Kevin Durant (Karl Malone and Skylar Diggins of Tulsa Shock)
When: estimate about 7 pm CST
TV: TNT (245 DirecTV, 31 Cox, 730 HD 108 AT&T U-Verse, 138 Dish)

Kevin Durant will take his talents to New Orleans for tonight’s first competition. He’ll team up with Skylar Diggins of the Tulsa Shock for a cross gender team competition. They’ll take on three other teams of NBA-WNBA duos in hopes to bring home the trophy. The idea is you have four different spots you have to make from. They range in difficulty. You have to make one before moving on. The easy shot will be a 10 foot jumper. They final shot is a half court shot. You have 90 seconds. On the half court shot you have to rotate competitors until someone makes it or time runs out. Best Western Conference team advances to compete against the best Eastern Conference team. Winner between those two are your Shooting Stars Champion. Last year, Chris Bosh’s team won the challenge.

Saturday, February 15th

What: Taco Bell Skills Competition
Who: Reggie Jackson
When: second event. Will follow Shooting Stars competition
TV: TNT (245 DirecTV, 31 Cox, 730 HD 108 AT&T U-Verse, 138 Dish)

Reggie Jackson is the lone Thunder player to play in the skills competition. Basically you’ll run around the court, completing numerous passing obstacles. We saw Russell Westbrook do this a few years ago. They’re are eight total contestants, including reigning champion, Damian Lillard. Fastest time wins on this one, simple. There will be two rounds to compete through.

Sunday, February 16th

What: 63rd NBA All-Star Game
Who: Kevin Durant and Scott Brooks
When: estimate about 8 pm CST
TV: TNT (245 DirecTV, 31 Cox, 730 HD 108 AT&T U-Verse, 138 Dish)

The MVP leader, Kevin Durant is going to make his fourth consecutive All-Star start in the 63rd NBA All-Star Game. He’ll be coached by Scott Brooks and the Thunder coaching staff, so expect Durant to play a lot of minutes. Well, maybe Brooks will rest his stud and save him for the back side of the season. Durant has won an MVP award in the All-Star game before, the season the Thunder went to the Finals. So, let’s see what happens again!

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