It's All-Star Saturday night and the NBA has a slew of events for us! There's the Shooting stars challenge, the skills challenge, the 3-point contest, and the always polarizing dunk contest. The Hornets don't have anybody on their current roster competing in tonight's events, but that won't stop NBA fans for cheering on their favorite players, or just hope for a good show.
Starting things off will be the Shooting Stars challenge, and Charlotte fans looking for something to cheer for should take note that Hornets Co-Commentator and former player, Dell Curry, will be joining his son on team Curry with WNBA star Sue Bird, of the Seattle Storm. This event is always a lot of fun and a great way to kick things off.
Up next will be the Skills Challenge and while a lot of players have pulled out due to injury it should still be some fun. Of all the Saturday events this one could use the most spicing up, but there's nothing entirely wrong with the event in it's current form.
After the skills challenge is when All-Star Saturday night really starts to get into the reason we all love this night so much. The 3-point contest is the second to last event and this year's is going to be a damn show. The lineup is filled with incredible shooters like Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kyle Korver, J.J. Redick, and last year's champion Marco Bellinelli. There's even more where that came from and this might be the best field of shooters they've ever had.
Finishing off Saturday will be everybody's favorite event of the night, the NBA dunk contest. This year's contestants are Giannis Antetokounmpo, Zach Lavine, Victor Oladipo, and Mason Plumlee. It's not the superstar cast of dunkers that everybody once, but there are some legitimate young stars, and some major athleticism in this pool of players.
Get excited everybody because we're in for some fun tonight.