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The All-Star Game is scheduled for next Sunday, and the NBA has officially completed the fields for the skill competitions

The Skills Challenge will be attended by Luka Doncic, Chris Paul, Julius Randle, Domantas Sabonis, Nikola Vucevic and Robert Covington Covington is the only NBA player to have participated in an HBCU, and the league has won as part of All- Star Celebrations pledged a donation to HBCUs The other five entrants were all selected for the All-Star game itself, suggesting that the interest of other players in the league has been insufficient, with rookie of the month LaMelo Ball in particular declining, according to Chris Haynes participation from

The 3-point shootout has a much more interesting field: Devin Booker, Jaylen Brown, Stephen Curry, Zach LaVine, Donovan Mitchell, and Jayson Tatum Booker and Curry are former champions, and LaVine shoots 433 percent from a distance LaVine was too the sixth player of all time to play multiple games with at least 10 threes this season Damian Lillard, who will also be in Atlanta, declined an invitation to the competition so he could rest, and defending champion Buddy Hield (not an All-Star) decided to skip the event as well

As for dunk competition, this is probably the least convincing trio ever put together: Anfernee Simons, Cassius Stanley, and Obi Toppin Kudos for knowing each of their teams that the NBA couldn’t even get their usual four Encourage players to participate as several players declined invites, including Anthony Edwards, Jaylen Brown, Miles Bridges, Alex Caruso and Zion Williamson Welp There’s always next year

Draft for the all-star game on Thursday Kevin Durant has already been ruled out with an injury despite his selection as captain and his replacement has been selected, but it’s also worth keeping an eye on Kawhi Leonard for Ty Lue said Leonard’s back started playing during Sunday’s Milwaukee game and the coaches “got no answer whether or not he could play Washington on Thursday” against Washington If Leonard misses the Wizards game, this is it a pre-made excuse to skip the trip to Atlanta that he wasn’t initially for

If Leonard signs out of the All-Star game, we hope that Paul George gets the go ahead in his place and Mike Conley is the replacement for an injury

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Source: https://www.clipsnation.com/2021/3/3/22310661/nba-news-all-star-skills-challenge-dunk-contest-three-point-shootout-kawhi-leonard-injury