Just last week, it was announced that Orlando Magic player Nikola Vucevic will be a reserve for this season’s NBA All-Star game. For this week, it was revealed that Vucevic will also be participating in another event for the NBA All-Star weekend, that being the Skills Challenge.
The Skills Challenge, which is sponsored by Taco Bell, will take place on Feb. 16, which is the same night as the 3-point contest and the dunk contest.
Participants of the Skills Challenge include a variety of players form the Eastern and Western Conference’s.
This year’s participants
Those that will be in the event include: rookies, Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks and Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks; sophomores, De’Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings and Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics; Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers; and veterans, Mike Conley of the Memphis Grizzlies, Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets and Nikola Vucevic of the Orlando Magic.
The overall goal of the Taco Bell Skills Challenge is for players to demonstrate their proficiency in various skills. These skills range from dribbling to agility to 3-point shooting.
The Skills Challenge will have a bracket-style format, in which two players will compete against each other in a head-to-head format.
In regards to the rules for the Skills Challenge, as mentioned earlier, players will compete head-to-head in which they compete against each other, as well as against the clock. In addition, there will a total of four head-to-head rounds, with each round eventually dwindling down with two finalists competing for the title of 2019 Taco Bell Skills Challenge winner.
They first pit bigs against each other and smaller players against each other. It ends with one big and one smaller player going against each other for the win.
Now it is up to Vucevic to bring it home for Orlando.
The Skills Challenge is broadcast on TNT. Catch the event on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. EST.
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