Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal pick Rising Stars rosters
Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal pick their rosters for the Rising Stars Game for the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend.
|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 Pelicans|
|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 Hornets||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.
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