- David Thorpe, NBA
The rookie-sophomore game is enjoying a facelift, with first- and second-year players combining to make up the two teams. Perhaps the new look and process (the chosen players were drafted onto teams by Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley) will inspire the players to compete more than is typical in these exhibitions, which often feature amazing athletes with great skill playing lots of one-on-none and four-on-one basketball. So the point totals swell, to say the least.
But even if it turns out to be a similar affair, the game still features must-see players and young stars who have captured the hearts and minds of the entire basketball-watching world. Here's what these stars have to offer:
The NBA's rising stars get the spotlight tonight. What will we see from Blake & Co.?