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All Star Saturday Night: How To Watch It

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Kyrie Irving will compete in the Skills Challenge. Later, Paul George of the Pacers will compete in the Dunk Contest.
Kyrie Irving will compete in the Skills Challenge. Later, Paul George of the Pacers will compete in the Dunk Contest.

After dominating the Rising Stars Challenge, Kyrie Irving will move on to the Taco Bell Skills Challenge. The Skills Challenge is a part of Saturday night's all star festivities that begin at 8 PM EST on TNT.

The first event is the Haier Shooting Stars thing. That's the one where an NBA player, two legends, and a WNBA player all try to hit random shots from different spots on the floor. It's kind of entertaining. Keep in mind all of the events tonight are pretty goofy and just for fun.

The Skills Challenge is the second event and is scheduled to start at about 9 PM EST on TNT. Kyrie will take on Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook, Rajon Rondo, John Wall, and Deron Williams to see which guard has the best handle and passing ability. It's basically an obstacle course in which these guys get to show off how crazy good ball handlers they are. I think Irving has a legit shot to win it.

After that comes the Three Point Shootout. There isn't a definite time for this, it's really just whenever the other events before it end. You'll get to see James Jones defend his title against guys like Anthony Morrow and Kevin Durant.

The final and perhaps main event of Saturday evening is the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. It typically starts around 10 or 10:30 PM EST. This year the contestants are Derrick Williams, Paul George, Chase Budinger, and Jeremy Evans. There's just one round and it's decided by fan voting -- which is really stupid. Regardless, I'll probably end up checking it out on TNT. My money is on Paul George.