Scott Halleran

NBA Rising Stars Challenge 2013: Tomorrow's stars got their chance to shine

Kenneth Faried was named MVP on Friday night in the second Rising Stars Challenge. The game, formerly known as the Rookie Challenge, featured teams of rookies and sophomores coached by Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley.

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Faried turning heads in Houston

The Denver Nuggets young big man made his presence felt in the Rising Stars Challenge and now looks to turn more heads in the Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday.

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Faried puts on dunking display one night early

Kenneth Faried scores 40 points as Team Chuck beats Team Shaq in Rising Stars Challenge.

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Oops, Tyler Zeller

Layups are supposed to be easy in the Rising Stars Challenge, but that's apparently not true for Tyler Zeller.

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Crazy green shoes invade Rising Stars Challenge

Russell Westbrook wears some crazy pants, but who's got the craziest shoes at All Star Weekend? Check out these kicks that several players are wearing at the Rising Stars Challenge.

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All-Star Friday: the fun starts here

Here's what's on the slate Friday night in Houston.

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Get ready to run like mad, Team Shaq

Team Shaq is employing a strategy that's worked in the Rising Stars Challenge for a long time: crank up the pace and knock down shots galore.

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Can Team Chuck score enough to beat Team Shaq?

Can Team Chuck win the Rising Stars Challenge with a roster built around size?

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Andrew Nicholson added to Rising Stars game roster

Nicholson joins fellow Magic player Nikola Vucevic in the Rising Stars game.

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Lillard goes No. 1 in Rising Stars draft

There was a surprise at the top of the 2013 Rising Stars Challenge draft, as Portland Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard went No. 1 overall. Kyrie Irving, the consensus No. 1 favorite, went No. 3.

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