The 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend will come closer to fruition on Thursday night when Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal pick their teams for the brand-new Rising Stars Challenge. The game, formerly known as the Rookie-Sophomore Challenge, will allow Barkley and Shaq to pick their own squads from a pool of nine rookies and nine sophomores. John Wall of the Washington Wizards is one of the nine sophomores.
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