The 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend tipped off last night with Justin Bieber winning the MVP award of the Celebrity Game and Demarcus Cousins and John Wall dominating the Rookie Challenge. Everyone knows their names, but are you as familiar with some of the players who competed in the past Saturday night competitions, including the 3-Point Shootout and Slam Dunk Contest? I'm guessing some of you can't even name all of the participants in tonight's contests.
Each competition has produced some classic winners and memories. Who will ever forget Michael Jordan taking off from the free throw line to beat Dominique Wilkins in the finals in 1988? Or Spud Webb taking home the trophy in 1986 to become the shortest winner in history? That mark still holds true today.
Every fan remembers Larry Bird winning three straight titles, especially when he held up his index finger to signify number one when he hit the last shot to win. This year's contest alone features two Boston Celtics members who have also won in the past in Ray Allen and Paul Pierce.
But enough about the big names. What about the names of some of the past players who won that nobody remembered after that? I doubt some people even knew who they were going into the competition. With that being said, here is the top ten list of some of the most obscure players ever to win on Saturday night during All-Star Weekend.