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NBA All-Star 2017 Weekend Open Thread

John Wall’s in the Skills Challenge. So root for him here!

Sprite Slam Dunk Contest 2014 Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Today’s NBA All-Star Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET on TNT. Here’s the lineup:

Skills Challenge

Eight players move around obstacles, take shots, and perform Bria Hartley moves as fast as they can in this single elimination tournament. John Wall will be here, so we’ll get to see how he fares in this thing.

Three Point Contest

Players shoot 25 threes from five locations in a minute.

Otto Porter and Bradley Beal aren’t in it. BOO!

  • Eric Gordon, Rockets
  • Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers
  • Kyle Lowry, Raptors
  • Wesley Matthews, Mavericks
  • C.J. McCollum, Trail Blazers
  • Klay Thompson, Warriors
  • Kemba Walker, Hornets
  • Nick Young, Lakers (NICK YOUNG, REALLY? - I know, he’ll always be known as one of the clowns in the early years of the John Wall Era. But he makes 41.3 percent of his threes, and makes nearly three a game for L.A. Though I will always know him as one of the clowns — albeit the least egregious of them — he deserves a chance to be here.)

Slam Dunk Contest

Players try to one up John Wall’s performance in 2014.

Here’s the field of John Wall wannabe’s for this year:

  • Aaron Gordon, Magic
  • DeAndre Jordan, Clippers
  • Glenn Robinson III, Pacers
  • Derrick Jones Jr., Suns

Enjoy the festivities everyone.