NBA All-Star Saturday Night: John Wall Falls Short Again In Skills Competition

February 25, 2012; Orlando FL, USA; John Wall of the Washington Wizards passes during at the 2012 NBA All-Star Skills Challenge at the Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

For the second straight year, John Wall failed to get out of the first round of the Skills Competition at All-Star Weekend. He got much closer this time than last year, posting a very good score of 32.8 seconds that actually tied him with Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo for third place in the first round. But then Wall faltered in the tiebreaker, (predictably) missing four jumpers in a row, finishing well behind the pace Rondo set and topping it off by flubbing a missed highlight dunk at the end (GIF below).

Ultimately, the Skills Event was fairly uneventful. Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs topped Deron Williams of the New Jersey Nets and Rondo in the finals with a time of 32.7 seconds. Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers finished dead last, slogging through the course like he was tanking it. I'm going to go out on a limb and say the NBA should get rid of it next year.

As for all the other events, these two SB Nation StoryStreams have your coverage.

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