Defense, unlikely. Alley oops, aplenty. Strategy and hustle, doubtful.
The 2012 NBA Rookie-Sophomore Game returns Friday night at 9 p.m for the first time since being renamed the Rising Stars Challenge, and the game is normally more about entertainment than competition.
New rules dictate that the rookie and sophomore classes no longer play against each other, but are now mixed into two teams selected by respective general managers Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal. The New York Knicks will be represented by Landry Fields and Jeremy Lin, both on Team Shaq, and the New Jersey Nets will be represented by MarShon Brooks on Team Chuck.
[FULL TEAM SHAQ ROSTER vs. FULL TEAM CHUCK ROSTER]
Game information and TV schedule follows:
Location: Amway Arena, Orlando, Fla.
Time: Friday, Feb. 24 at 9 p.m. EST
Streaming Audio: NBA All Access
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