Portland Trail Blazers sophomore point guard Damian Lillard will make history by competing in five NBA All-Star weekend events in 2014, but is the first-time All-Star the early favorite to win any of the competitions?
While the Slam Dunk Contest and Three-Point Shootout headline the events leading up to the actual All-Star Game, lesser attractions should still garner the fans' attention.
For example, the Shooting Stars competition will feature two father/son combos that include Dell Curry and Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, as well as Tim Hardaway and New York Knicks swingman Tim Hardaway Jr.
NBA legends Karl Malone and Dominique Wilkins will also take part in New Orleans.
The Skills Challenge, which presents contestants with an obstacle course that favors players with superior ball-handling skills, will highlight a variety of youngsters. The field includes four rookies: Michael Carter-Williams, Victor Oladipo, Trey Burke and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Predicting winners of All-Star events is an inexact science, but please feel free to leave your own picks in the comments section below.