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The NBA All-Star Weekend is a time to kick back and enjoy the best of the professional basketball's elite.
Not only does the entire NBA get a much-needed break during the winter doldrums, but it's a fantastic way to celebrate and recognize the best players from the season's first half.
Friday will include the Sprint All-Star Celebrity Game and BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. Saturday has the Sears Shooting Stars Challenge, Taco Bells Skills Challenge, Foot Locker Three-Point Contest and Sprite Slam Dunk Competition.
On this episode of Basketball by Association, NBA Assistant Editors Ethan Norof and Joel C. Cordes predict the winners for each pro event. Here's what to expect.
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