It looks like Celtics fans have something to look forward to on All Star Saturday after all. Last year we had Ray and Paul shooting it out in the 3 point contest. This year it didn't appear that there would be any Celtics entrants in the Saturday festivities. But today, Rajon Rondo was named to replace Stephen Curry in the Skills Challenge.
In case you have forgotten, in the contest, the player first shoots a layup and then dribbles between three obstacles and then the player must throw a chest pass into a net. Next, the player throws a bounce pass into a second net. The player then shoots a jump shot from 20-feet then throw a long pass from close to the basket into a third net. Finally, the player needs to dribble between a second set of three obstacles and complete the challenge with a layup. The players are timed and the players with the 2 fastest times move into the finals for a second round through the course.
The other 5 contestants in the contest are Kyrie Irving, Tony Parker, John Wall, Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams. Curry was the defending champion but will miss the contest due to a foot injury.