Brook Lopez, who was named by commissioner David Stern to the 2013 All-Star team as Rajon Rondo's replacement, his trip to Houston just got a little busier, as this afternoon it was announced he will partake in the Shooting Stars competition.
Via Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated:
The Shooting Stars competition involves an NBA play, a WNBA player and a retired player shooting from various locations on the court.
Team Bosh: Chris Bosh, Dominique Wilkins, Swin Cash
Team Lopez: Brook Lopez, Muggsy Bogues, Tamika Catchings
Team Harden: James Harden, Sam Cassell, Tina Thompson
Team Westbrook: Russell Westbrook, Robert Horry, Maya Moore
The competition itself is described as, "time based (shoot-out), involving shooting from six locations of increasing difficulty and making all six shots in sequential order."
No Net has ever won the competition, nor has one ever competed, so best of luck to Brook. Whether or not he'll win? Who knows. Really. This just gives Nets fans another reason to tune in for the skills-based events.
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