Sunday, February 17, 2013

NBA 2013 All-Star Weekend: Individual Skills Competition

The 2013 NBA All-Stars, like any other all-star event, is a chance to showcase the individual skills of the top players in the league. Below are some of the highlights and winners from the major events during the weekend activities:

Shooting Stars Competition

As the first event on Saturday night, the Shooting Stars competition set the stage for what is going to be a fun night of wild competition and exciting fun for fans.Team Bosch ended up winning it all. Check out the video below to see how the Shooting Stars Competition turned out.

Slam Dunk Contest

Terrence Ross of Toronto Raptors followed in Vince Carter's footsteps and won the Slam Dunk contest trophy in a thrilling contest. On Saturday night, he showcased major athleticism and dunking skills to dethrone defending champion Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz. He becomes the first rookie since Josh Smith in 2005 to have won the slam dunk competition at the NBA All-Stars.

You can view the entire Slam Dunk competition below:

Three Point Contest

All cylinders are on fire at the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest for this year's NBA All-Star Weekend. Matt Bonner of the San Antonio Spurs represented the West in the finals round versus Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, Irving ended up on top as he was on fire, scoring 23 points versus Bonner's 20 points. Among the other NBA all-stars he beat out in the three point contest are Stephen Curry, Ryan Anderson, and Steve Novak.

Skills Challenge

Rookie Damian Lillard has shown off his skills and further supporting the argument of him as the top contender for the Rookie of the Year honors. The TrailBlazer guard was blazing through the competition after beating Sixers Jrue Holiday at the final round of competition at the 2013 NBA All Star Skills Competition. San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker  the favorite to win the competition this year but he ended up performing the worst out of the bunch.

What was your favorite event during the NBA 2013 All-Star Weekend?

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