2019 All Star Saturday Night
Skill Challenge competitors:
Trae Young- Atlanta Hawks
Jayson Tatum- Boston Celtics
Nikola Jokic- Denver Nuggets
Mike Conley- Memphis Grizzlies
Nikola Vucevic- Orlando Magic
Luka Doncic- Dallas Mavericks
Kyle Kuzma- Los Angeles Lakers
De’Aaron Fox- Sacramento Kings
1st round: 1st face-off
Nikola Vucevic v. Nikola Jokic
Vucevic was faster, but Jokic was more experienced and Jokic won.
1st round: 2nd face-off
Mike Conley v. Jayson Tatum
Mike Conley was experienced and faster, but it came down to the three point shot and Tatum had it. Tatum advances.
1st round: 3rd face-off
De’Aaron Fox v. Trae Young
Fox was faster and better at passing, but Trae Young has a great deep shot and hit a shot close to half court to win.
1st Round: 4th face-off
Kyle Kuzma v. Luka Doncic
Doncic was falling behind and Kuzma was flying through the competition, but Kuzma is an inside shooter and couldn’t hit the three. Doncic is a huge three point shooter and made it and won.
Nikola Jokic v. Jayson Tatum
Tatum fell behind in the passing, but Jokic couldn’t make a controversial three pointer and Tatum made it.
Luka Doncic v. Trae Young
Doncic made the first pass and ran down thinking he had it rapped up, but Young threw the ball in front of him and made the layup before Doncic. Doncic tried a half court shot and missed. Young made a three pointer.
Trae Young v. Jayson Tatum
Young made the pass and threw the ball up court and nailed the layup and thought he had it. Tatum ran up made the layup trying to catch up. He ran up and fired a half court shot as Trae Young shot his three pointer. Tatum banked his half court shot winning the Skills Challenge. Congratulations Mr. Tatum!
Three Point Contes Competitors:
Devin Booker- Phoenix Suns- 23 points
Dirk Nowitzki- Dallas Mavericks- 17 points
Khris Middleton- Milwaukee Bucks- 11 points
Buddy Hield- Sacramento Kings- 26 points
Damian Lillard- Portland Trail Blazers- 17 points
Joe Harris- Brooklyn Nets- 25 points
Danny Green- Toronto Raptors- 23 points
Seth Curry- Portland Trail Blazers-16 points
Kemba Walker- Charlotte Hornets- 15 points
Stephen Curry- Golden State Warriors- 27 points
Seth and Steph are going to have to donate $4,000.00 each to Classroom Central because Dell Curry and his friends made 8 three pointers.
Stephen Curry- Golden State Warriors- 24 points
Buddy Hield- Sacramento Kings- 19 points
Joe Harris- Brooklyn Nets- 26 points- Champion
Congratulations Mr. Harris!
Slam Duck Contest:
Miles Bridges- Charlotte Hornets- 33 points
Dennis Smith Jr.- New York Knicks- 45 points
John Collins- Atlanta Hawks- 40 points
Hamidou Diallo- Oklahoma City Thunder- Hamidou- 48 points
Miles Bridges- Charlotte Hornets- 50 points- 83 total points-eliminated
Dennis Smith Jr.- New York Knicks- 50 points- 95 total points
John Collins- Atlanta Hawks- 42 points- 82 total points- eliminated
Hamidou Diallo- Oklahoma City Thunder- 50 points- 98 total points
Dennis Smith Jr.- New York Knicks- 35 points
Hamidou Diallo- Oklahoma City Thunder- 43 points
Dennis Smith Jr.- New York Knicks- 50 points- 85 total points
Hamidou Diallo- Oklahoma City Thunder- 45 points- 88 total points- Champion
Congratulations Mr. Diallo!
So, we saw Harris having an amazing night, beating Curry. He has a great 3-point shot and will be amazing for the Nets. We saw an amazing, extraordinary, and memorable Slam Dunk Contest. We saw the most 50 point dunks in a Slam Dunk Contest. We saw the “Superman dunk 2” by Diallo. He jumped over Shaq incredibly. We saw Smith loose… again. Smith landed two 50 point dunks. He pulled rapper J. Cole out of the crowd and put on Cole’s high school basketball jersey. He jumped over Cole and slammed it down. He brought out Steph Curry and Dwayne Wade. He jumped over Wade as Curry threw up the alley-oop and Smith threw it down hard. Bridges pulled out the Larry Johnson jersey and had Kemba Walker throw it up to him and he threw it down. The judges were very accepting. Thank you.
The Superman 2 dunk
Harris won the three point contest
Tatum won the Skills Challenge