Barkley, Shaq select teams for BBVA Rising Stars Challenge

Kenny “The Commissioner” Smith at the BBVA Rising Stars draft board.

Barkley, Shaq select teams for BBVA Rising Stars Challenge

Posted Feb 8, 2013 8:55 AM

What: BBVA Rising Stars Challenge 
When: Friday, Feb. 15, 9 p.m. ET 
Where: Toyota Center 
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• Lillard, Davis go 1-2 in BBVA Rising Stars Draft

NBA All-Star 2013 will play host to the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, which will feature two teams drafted by TNT Analysts Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal who will serve as the opposing general managers.

Each team will have ten man rosters, consisting of both NBA rookies and sophomores drafted from a pool that was previously selected by the NBA’s assistant coaches. Fans will have the opportunity to vote online for who should be in the starting lineup for each team. 

BBVA Rising Stars Draft results 


Damian Lillard (Portland) 
Kyrie Irving (Cleveland) 
Andre Drummond (Detroit) 
Klay Thompson (Golden State) 
Harrison Barnes (Golden State) 
Chandler Parsons (Houston) 
Dion Waiters (Cleveland) 
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Charlotte) 
Tyler Zeller (Cleveland) 
Kemba Walker (Charlotte)


Anthony Davis (New Orleans) 
Kenneth Faried (Denver) 
Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio) 
Bradley Beal (Washington) 
Ricky Rubio (Minnesota) 
Tristan Thompson (Cleveland) 
Nikola Vucevic (Orlando) 
Brandon Knight (Detroit) 
Isaiah Thomas (Sacramento) 
Alexey Shved (Minnesota) 


Irving leads Team Chuck to win 
Cleveland’s Kyrie rving was a perfect 8 for 8 from beyond the arc and finished with 34 points, helping Team Chuck beat Team Shaq 146-133 in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge.

Indiana’s Paul George added 23 points but the night belonged to Irving, who picked up where another No. 1 overall pick left off in the NBA’s showcase game for its first- and second-year players.

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