Place Your Bets: The MTN DEW Rising Star Game and the NBA All Star Game


Team World or Team USA? Team Lebron or Team Curry? Our NBA aficionados has placed their bets, are they in for the take or are they saying goodbye to their moolah?! 

For this year’s NBA ALL Star Weekend events, the league opted to spice things up by rebooting the games with new format and rules. For instance, the rookie sophomore challenge has now became the World vs the USA, while the main event of the West versus East has evolve to being Team Lebron up against Team Curry. Both Lebron James and Stephen Curry are top vote-getters in the fan votes are thus selected as team captains that drafted their teammates from any team and any conference they may choose.

Here are the Lineups for Rising Star Game:

What: Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars 
When: Friday, Feb. 16 | 9 p.m. ET
Where: STAPLES Center

World Team Roster: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Sacramento; Dillon Brooks, Memphis; Joel Embiid, Philadelphia; Buddy Hield, Sacramento; Lauri Markkanen, Chicago; Jamal Murray, Denver; Frank Ntilikina, New York; Domantas Sabonis, Indiana; Dario Saric, Philadelphia; Ben Simmons, Philadelphia.

U.S. Team Roster: i-Lonzo Ball, L.A. Lakers; i-Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee; Jaylen Brown, Boston; John Collins, Atlanta; Kris Dunn, Chicago; r-De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento; Brandon Ingram, L.A. Lakers; Kyle Kuzma, L.A. Lakers; Donovan Mitchell, Utah; r-Taurean Prince, Atlanta; Dennis Smith Jr., Dallas; Jayson Tatum, Boston.

The All Star Game line ups:

What: 67th NBA All-Star Game
When: Sunday, Feb. 18 | 8:20 p.m. ET
Where: STAPLES Center

The Starters

Team LeBron: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors, Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans, Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics ,DeMarcus Cousins, New Orleans Pelicans**The Reserves: LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs, Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards, Goran Dragic, Miami Heat*, Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons*, Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder*, Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers, Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets*, Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder, Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers**, Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks**, John Wall, Washington Wizards**    denotes injury replacements   ** denotes selected players who were injured and replaced   

Team Stephen: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, James Harden, Houston Rockets, DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers The Reserves: Jimmy Butler, Minnesota Timberwolves, Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, Al Horford, Boston Celtics, Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers, Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors, Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors, Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves

We are choosing the Team World in the Rising Stars Challenge mainly because of two players; Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons plus with key injuries to the TEAM USA its a better choice. (Team WORLD rout team USA 155-124, with Bogdan Bogdanovich winning the MVP award with 26 points, draining 7 treys out of 13 attempts.)

For the Main Event, the NBA ALL STAR GAME, we picked the Team Stephen out of sheer fire power, given both teams can score a ton but with injuries to some of the stars of team Lebron plus the added likely-hood that its going to be a shooting contest we pick the team with the highest rate of scorers with the most number of teammates for chemistry. Team Lebron, by sheer determination, narrowly escaped defeat 148-145, as Team Stephen falters in what could have been the most competitive NBA ALL STAR GAME to date. The game highlighted some awesome slams, streaky treys and mind blowing plays but what surprised the fans are the closed up defense that attributed to 20 steals and 8 block shots. Watch the highlights below:


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