|Chuck and Shaq will square off for the second consecutive season. (Getty Images)|
Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal are the GMs for the Rising Stars teams, and they drafted their respective teams for the Friday night festivities at All-Star Weekend in Houston. Last season, Team Chuck won behind Kyrie Irving's 34 points and 8-of-8 3-point shooting in his MVP performance.
This gave Shaq the first pick in this Rising Stars Game draft. Here are the respective rosters:
|Pick||Team Shaq||Team Chuck|
|1st pick||Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers||Anthony Davis, New Orleans Hornets|
|2nd pick||Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers||Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets|
|3rd pick||Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons||Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs|
|4th pick||Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors||Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards|
|5th pick||Harrison Barnes, Golden State Warriors||Ricky Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves|
|6th pick||Chandler Parsons, Houston Rockets||Tristan Thompson, Cleveland Cavaliers|
|7th pick||Dion Waiters, Cleveland Cavaliers||Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic|
|Blind draw||Tyler Zeller, Cleveland Cavaliers||Isaiah Thomas, Sacramento Kings|
|Blind draw||Kemba Walker, Charlotte Bobcats||Alexey Shved, Minnesota Timberwolves|
With all due respect to Team Chuck and the players on this team, I don't see how Team Shaq loses this game. Shaq has all of the gunners on his team, and this is historically a guard-dominated game at All-Star Weekend. Maybe Chuck's team can win by dominating the paint and boards, but we'll probably see Lillard and Irving combine for half of the team's points.