NBA All-Star BBVA Rising Stars Game: 5 Most Anticipated Matchups

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NBA All-Star BBVA Rising Stars Game: 5 Most Anticipated Matchups

So are you with #TeamShaq or #TeamChuck? Regardless of who you're pulling for, Friday night's 2012 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge is going to be an excellent game of matchups that will shape the NBA for years to come.

With veterans like Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Paul Pierce nearing the twilight of their stellar careers, it's time to look toward this young crop of first- and second-year players for the next 15 years of great basketball.

Here are the top five matchups to watch for when the teams of rookies and sophomores battle it out.

(For the record, I think #TeamShaq is going to dominate.)

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