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    NBA alters format for rookies-sophomores game - NBA - Yahoo! Sports

    Thank goodness. It was getting stale and boring. Majority of the time the sophomores win.

    The NBA has decided to try a new format for its All-Star weekend game featuring the league’s top young talent.

    The Rising Stars Challenge will feature teams comprised of both rookies and sophomores. TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal will serve as the general managers and conduct a draft on Feb. 16 to determine each team.

    The rookies faced the sophomores in previous years.

    The pool of players for this year’s game on Feb. 24 in Orlando, Fla., will be announced on Wednesday. The head coaches will be the lead assistants from the All-Star game coaching staffs.

    The NBA announced the details on Tuesday.

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    We might see some funny stuff from Barkley and Shaq since they will be drafting the teams.
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    • #3
      Gonna be fun to see Ricky Rubio show off...


      • #4
        Shaq & Chuck being the joksters they are, should be good for a couple laughs alone.

        At least they're tryin to liven things up a bit....50years down the line, it'll havta be played in the American Gladiator staduim, with hoops at each keep ADD America's attention!

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        • #5
          Sounds like a better idea. If sophs lose it's like they lost to a wnba team IMO. Can't be fun