A bit of an unlikely name rose to the top of the pile on Friday night, the opening evening of the NBA All-Star festivities. That name was that of Miles Bridges, who ended up winning MVP of the Rising Stars Challenge. The Charlotte Hornets man, taking over for Kemba Walker as the most notable unrecognizable player in the league, scored 20 points and thundered home a dunk much like his boss Michael Jordan.
Speaking of which, the legend of Zion Williamson also only grew larger in the the USA’s 151-131 win when he dunked the ball only to literally bend the rim. He just keeps on doing things that seem impossible, such as that. Officially, the USA’s top scorer ended up being Golden State’s Eric Paschall. He recorded 23 points on 10-13 from the floor. The game’s top overall scorer was New York Knicks’ star RJ Barrett, who had 27.