2014 NBA All-Star Weekend Kicks Off Friday February 14th In New Orleans

NBA All-Star Weekend comes back to New Orleans in 2014. Just six years after they hosted in 2008, the Pelicans franchise will host another NBA All-Star Weekend between the 14th -16th of February. These are the NBA All-Star Rosters: Starters East: Kyrie Irving – Dewayne Wade – Paul George – Carmelo AnthonyLeBron James – Reserves: John WallDeMar DeRozanJoe JohnsonChris BoshRoy HibbertPaul MillsapJoakim NoahCoach: Frank Vogel.  Starters West: Stephen Curry – Kevin Durant – Blake Griffin – Kevin Love – Reserves: Chris Paul Tony ParkerJames HardenLaMarcus AldridgeDwight HowardDamian LillardDirk NowitzkiAnthony DavisCoach: Scott Brooks.  Davis substitutes for injured Kobe Bryant. Coach Brooks will pick the fifth starter. Terence Ross, Paul George, Damian Lillard, John Wall, Harrison Barnes and Ben McLemore will be the NBA Slam Dunk contestants.

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BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge rosters are: Team Grant Hill: Damian Lillard (Portland, Soph.), Bradley Beal (Washington, Soph.), Andre Drummond (Detroit, Soph.), Harrison Barnes (Golden State, Soph.), Terrence Jones (Houston, Soph.), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee, Rookie), Jonas Valanciunas (Toronto, Soph.), Dion Waiters (Cleveland, Soph.), Miles Plumlee (Phoenix, Soph.). Team Chris Webber: Anthony Davis (New Orleans, Soph.), Michael Carter-Williams (Philadelphia, Rookie), Tim Hardaway, Jr. (New York, Rookie), Trey Burke (Utah, Rookie), Jared Sullinger (Boston, Soph.), Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn, Rookie), Victor Oladipo (Orlando, Rookie), Steven Adams (OKC, Rookie), Kelly Olynyk (Boston, Rookie). Damian Lillard will become the first player in NBA history to take part in five events during the All-Star festivities that run from Feb. 14-16: the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge Friday night, then the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, the Sprite Slam Dunk contest on what’s deemed State Farm Saturday night, and the All-Star Game Sunday. “A lot of people don’t get the opportunity,” Lillard told USA Today Sports by phone. “So I just felt like it was something that had never been done, and I’m capable of doing all the things that need to be done in all the competitions, so I figured why not go out and be the first one to do everything and get that experience?”

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