2010 NBA Slam Dunk and Saturday Night Challenge Highlights


The 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend events on February 13, Saturday ET includes the H.O.R.S.E., Shooting Stars, Skills Challenge, 3-Pt. Contest and much anticipated 2010 NBA Slam Dunk Competition.

Being the 2009 H.O.R.S.E. champion, Thunders’ Kevin Durant will try to defend his title against Celtics’ Rajon Rondo and Kings’ Omri Casspi on February 13, 7pm ET. It will be followed by the 2010 NBA All-Star Saturday Night events such as the Shooting Stars, Skills Challenge, 3-Pt. Contest and the 2010 NBA Slam Dunk Competition live stream on February 13, 8:30pm ET.

For the Shooting Stars, four (4) NBA teams each composed of three (3) players; an NBA Legend, NBA Star and WNBA Star will compete in a shooting game from different spots on the basketball court. This year’s competing teams are from Atlanta , Los Angeles, Sacramento and hometown Texas.

Then, the Skills Challenge follows. Although Derrick Rose will not play for the 2010 Rookie vs Sophomore game, he will play for the East Team of the 2010 NBA All-Star game. Also, as the 2009 Skills Challenge champion, he will defend his title against Brandon Jennings, Steve Nash and Deron Williams.

After that, Daequan Cook is back to defend his 2009 Three-Point crown against NBA shooters; Chauncey Billups, Stephen Curry, Channing Frye, Danilo Gallinari and Paul Pierce.

Then, the much awaited 2010 NBA Slam Dunk Competition shortly follows. “Kryptonate” Nate Robinson, the two-time (2006 and 2009) NBA Slam Dunk champion is looking to bag his third crown and become the first dunk champion to do so. He will compete against high-flying NBA Stars’ Gerald Wallace, Shannon Brown and the winner of the 2010 Rookie Challenge halftime Dunk-In between Eric Gordon and DeMar DeRozan.

The 2010 NBA H.O.R.S.E., Shooting Stars, Skills Challenge, 3-Pt. Contest and Slam Dunk Competition events’ live stream will be aired on February 13, Saturday ET. In the Philippines, Basketball TV and Solar TV will telecast the NBA Saturday All-Star events on the following time, February 14, Sunday 9am (Philippine Time).

Watch the 2010 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk competition and Saturday Night events live stream on event day.

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2010 NBA H.O.R.S.E.: Kevin Durant edged Rajon Rondo and Omri Casspi to win his second straight H.O.R.S.E. title. One of the notable shots in the contest was KD35’s backboard shot made.

2010 NBA Shooting Stars: Team Texas composed of Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki, Silver Stars’ Becky Hammon and TNT analyst, former Rockets’ Kenny Smith won over Teams’ Atlanta , Los Angeles and Sacramento on the Shooting Stars competition.

2010 NBA Skills Challenge: Steve Nash won the 2010 Skills Challenge with a time of 29.9 seconds over Deron Williams, Jennings and Russell Westbrook (substitute for Derrick Rose). This is Nash’s second tiltle as he also won one last 2005.

2010 NBA Three-Point Contest: Daequan Cook failed to defend his 3-pt. title. Paul Pierce won the contest beating Billups and Curry in the final round. Pierce is the second Celtic to win this title since Larry Bird.

2010 NBA Slam Dunk Competition: Nate Robinson captured his third Slam Dunk title after beating DeRozan in the final round, the first one to do so.

I think that this year’s slam dunk competition was not as impressive as the previous years. I hope that they add more dunkers next year and invite the some superstar dunkers that haven’t competed in the contest yet, hope they’ll show up next year.

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