Antetokounmpo teams with brothers in All-Star Saturday event
Feb 8, 2022, 3:26 AM | Updated: 5:27 pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo will team up with two of his brothers to compete in a revamped Skills Challenge during the NBA’s All-Star Saturday night.
The event is now a team format and the NBA Finals MVP from the Milwaukee Bucks will take part in it along with Thanasis, who also plays for the Bucks, and Alex of the NBA G League’s Raptors 905.
The NBA also announced the competitors for the slam dunk and 3-point contests that will take place Feb. 19 in Cleveland.
Three teams will compete in the Skills Challenge, which combines shooting, passing and dribbling. All-Star Darius Garland, rookie Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen will represent the host Cavaliers, while No. 1 pick Cade Cunningham of Detroit, Scottie Barnes of Toronto and Josh Giddey will comprise the rookie team.
The dunk contest field is New York’s Obi Toppin, the runner-up last season, along with Orlando guard Cole Anthony, Houston rookie Jalen Green and Golden State forward Juan Toscano-Anderson.
All-Stars Trae Young of Atlanta, Zach LaVine of Chicago, Karl-Anthony Towns of Minnesota and Fred VanVleet of Toronto are in the 3-point contest along with Brooklyn’s Patty Mills, Desmond Bane of Memphis, Luke Kennard of the Clippers and CJ McCollum, who Portland agreed to trade to New Orleans on Tuesday.
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