NBA All-Star weekend: Jayson Tatum, Tyler Herro join Damian Lillard in 3-point Contest; Slam Dunk field set

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NBA All-Star weekend 2023 is now simply a couple of days away. The Utah Jazz will play host to All-Star weekend for the very first time given that 1993. This year’s celebrations will range from Feb. 17-19, and All-Star Game lineups were revealed in early February. But among the most awaited parts of the weekend is All-Star Saturday Night, which includes traditional occasions such as the Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest.

The complete fields for the occasions were revealed on Tuesday night. Ahead of the huge weekend, here’s a take a look at who will be included:

Skills Challenge

The league has actually typically dabbled the Skills Challenge format, and last season they debuted a brand-new group format that is back once again and includes 3 groups. 


3-Point Contest

The 3-Point Contest has actually seen a couple of brand-new wrinkles over the last few years; there are now 2 extra long-range shots worth 3 points each and the time limitation has actually been increased to 70 seconds. The standard property, however, has actually stayed the same given that its creation, which assists contribute to the mystique. 


Slam Dunk Contest

The Slam Dunk Contest will as soon as again be the highlighted occasion on All-Star Saturday Night. There have actually been some classics over the last few years, consisting of Zach LaVine’s win over Aaron Gordon in 2016 and Derrick Jones Jr.’s success over Gordon in 2020. Unfortunately, there have actually likewise been a lot of losers, consisting of in 2015. Hopefully, this edition will regain the magic. 

The complete field for the occasion was verified on Tuesday night, and includes a variety of high-flying young gamers, consisting of Mac McClung, who has actually invested the majority of the season in the G League prior to making a call-up to the Philadelphia 76ers previously today. 


Blazers novice Shaedon Sharpe was set to get in the 2023 Slam Dunk Contest however chose versus it in February, per The Oregonian. He was changed by Knicks huge guy Jericho Sims. 

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