NBA All-Stars set to shine bright

New York on Friday saw the celebrities get things going with their game, and later that evening the Rising Stars Challenge took centre stage.

Stephen Curry (Galo Images) -
Stephen Curry (Galo Images) –

Team World beat the US Team. Saturday night provided intense yet fun and exciting events to keep the fans on the edge of their seats.

The Shooting Stars Challenge, the Skills Challenge, the Three-point Contest and the electrifying Slam Dunk Contest. It had it all.

Now the main event takes all the focus, with the 2015 NBA All-Star game the only thing basketball fans are talking about.

Stephen Curry was the player with the highest number of votes going into the game. Spanish brothers Pau and Marc Gasol will rewrite the history books when they face off against each other.

There are so many great stories that make up NBA All-Star Game 2015.

The Western Conference team had a host of injuries leading up to the game taking place on Sunday night in NYC at Madison Square Garden. Broadcast in the early hours of Monday morning in Africa, Coach Steve Kerr has settled on his starting five with Marc Gasol, LaMarcus Aldridge, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and James Harden.

Their reserves list looks like an All-Star who’s who as well: DeMarcus Cousins, Tim Duncan, Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, Dirk Nowitzki, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook.

They’ll fancy their chances of revenge after the Eastern Conference won last year.

Speaking of the East, their starting line-up is a solid one with youth expected to flourish.

Hometown hero Carmelo Anthony is one of the stars. He’s named alongside LeBron James who will star in any team he’s picked in. Pau Gasol, John Wall and Kyle Lowry round off their first five.

East coach, Mike Budenholzer is also able to call on a superb supporting cast as well.

Chris Bosh, Jimmy Butler, Al Horford, Kyrie Irving, Kyle Korver, Paul Millsap, Jeff Teague and Dwyane Wade will all wait for their chance to shine.

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