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All Star Saturday Open Thread

Kevin Huerter will represent the Kings in the 3-Point contest.
By | 39 Comments | Feb 18, 2023

Jan 25, 2023; Sacramento, California, USA; Sacramento Kings shooting guard Kevin Huerter (9) gestures after scoring a three point basket against Toronto Raptors small forward OG Anunoby (3) during the second quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

It’s All-Star Saturday, which includes the Skills Challenge, Dunk Contest, and the 3-Point Contest. Kevin Huerter will represent the Sacramento Kings in the shootout, which also includes former Kings Buddy Hield and Tyrese Haliburton.

The Saturday night events begin at 5 PM PT.

Use this as an open thread for all the evening’s events.

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JoeEnzyme
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February 18, 2023 4:34 pm

Go Kevin!

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February 18, 2023 5:41 pm

Gallo del Cielo doesn’t much like our chances.

Indolentdolt
February 18, 2023 5:50 pm

The Rooks needed Keegan for the shooting challenge. Not a lot Skills in that Skills Challenge.

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February 18, 2023 5:57 pm

Let’s go, Kevin!

Indolentdolt
February 18, 2023 6:10 pm

Rese just killed it in the first round. Can’t help but still root for the kid.

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February 18, 2023 6:17 pm
Reply to  Indolentdolt

He’s easy to cheer. But I’d like to see Red Velvet win it (of course)

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February 18, 2023 6:21 pm

Sigh

Indolentdolt
February 18, 2023 6:22 pm

Ouch. That was rough:

Dray – He’s gotta do better next year
Reggie – He won’t be back next year

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February 18, 2023 6:23 pm
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I agree with Reggie.

Should have been Keegan.

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February 18, 2023 6:22 pm

Not a good showing in Kevin’s first and probably last all star weekend appearance.

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February 18, 2023 6:26 pm

Dame was just trying to get into the Finals. LOL

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February 18, 2023 6:26 pm

So much for the fake marketing video they put out

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February 18, 2023 6:37 pm

Dame won. Not a shock. Candace Parker called it.

BeTheBall
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February 18, 2023 6:39 pm

Congrats to Dame “should have been a King” Lillard

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February 18, 2023 6:46 pm

Huerter needs to go home and get his shot sorted out.

BeTheBall
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February 18, 2023 7:10 pm

His 3pt shot seems to have gone to the same vacation destination as Fox’s.

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February 18, 2023 6:53 pm

Call me a purist, but the Dunk Contest should go back to the original format.

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February 18, 2023 6:55 pm
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I’d be okay with getting rid of it all together.

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February 18, 2023 7:00 pm
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Just let Aaron Gordon and Zach Levine go one on one every year

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February 18, 2023 7:08 pm
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I’m just not a fan of you have all these chances to try some overly complex, off the camera, through the legs, pass to the 3rd row, bounce pass for the dunk over a circus clown.

Give is 7 dunkers, 3 dunks, 1 try per dunk. Top 4 move to 2nd round, top 2 move to finals.

That said, whatever that skills debacle was, they can kill that off.

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February 18, 2023 7:12 pm
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I didn’t see the Skills Contest. And I’m bored as hell at work that’s why I’m watching the Skills contest.

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February 18, 2023 7:21 pm
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Or the dunk contest I should say.

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February 18, 2023 6:56 pm

I thought shaedon sharpe was in the dunk contest

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February 18, 2023 7:01 pm

That was a dunk by Mac McClung!

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February 18, 2023 7:04 pm
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Has a white guy ever won the dunk contest?

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February 18, 2023 7:05 pm
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Brent Barry did about 30 years ago. But he’s the only one that comes to mind.

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February 18, 2023 7:11 pm

What’s that thing the NBA basketball players are trying to put through the rim in the NBA dunk contest?

BeTheBall
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February 18, 2023 7:42 pm
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The ball?

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February 19, 2023 9:04 am
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February 18, 2023 7:27 pm

OMG McDunks got vert. WTF?

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February 18, 2023 7:30 pm
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kings should sign him as a backup

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February 18, 2023 7:38 pm
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He’s on a TWC with Philly.

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February 18, 2023 8:20 pm

Dame… Another amazing product of Nor-Cal… My personal favorite in the NBA… sigh

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February 18, 2023 10:11 pm

So mad at Huerter for embarrassing our franchise at such an important event on the national stage.

I just hope that Fox & Ox will show up, play hardnosed defense and dive for loose balls in the main event.

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February 19, 2023 12:08 am
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My expectations for the main entertainment event are:
Fox – couple of dunks, one steal, one long three and rest
Ox – one dunk, three boards, three assists and rest

Getting out of Utah without getting injured in a meaningless game should be highest priority.

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February 19, 2023 1:27 am
Reply to  coolhandluke

Getting out of Utah without getting injured

Yeah, that’s about the extent of my interest in this massive circle jer- event.

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February 19, 2023 7:14 am
Reply to  coolhandluke

Who plays in the ASG? That’s the problem. Like it’s an entertainment, business and networking event at this point. Basketball only interferes when necessary. If they could get away with shutting down the league for a week without ‘All Start weekend’, they totally would. The whole point of this weekend, now, is to increase the viability of your individual brand. It’s certainly not about basketball. Hasn’t been for 25 years.

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February 19, 2023 7:41 am
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February 19, 2023 8:26 am
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At this point, I’m just here to laugh at it.

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