NBA All-Star news: Skills Challenge participants announced
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NBA All-Star Skills Challenge participants announced

NBA All-Star

NBA All-Star Weekend is now just around the corner with the league starting to unveil more and more details surrounding this year’s festivities.

With the annual event taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina this time around, the NBA continues to add to the always popular weekend.

With the league previously announcing that a few legends in Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade and Dallas Mavericks big man Dirk Nowitzki would be suiting up for the 2019 All-Star Game itself, the latest piece of news surrounding Charlotte was revealed on Tuesday evening.

The NBA has formally announced the participants for the 2019 Taco Bell Skills Challenge.

According to ClutchPoints’ own Tomer Azarly, there will be eight participants this time around with the group featuring a slew of very notable names.

This year’s list includes Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley, Dallas Mavericks point guard Luka Dončić, Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić, Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, Orlando Magic big man Nikola Vučević and Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young.

Now, the NBA has officially released its lineups for both the 2019 Slam Dunk Contest and 2019 Skills Challenge in addition to the court layout for the Charlotte Hornets-based event.

Really, the only thing that remains is for Team LeBron and Team Giannis to pick the two sides that will be competing come Sunday, February 17th at Charlotte’s Spectrum Center.

NBA All-Star Weekend as a whole notably kicks off on Friday, February 15th.