NEW YORK, Feb. 4 –
Four teams, each comprised of an NBA player, WNBA player and NBA legend, will compete in the inaugural RadioShack Shooting Stars competition, to be held on NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by America Online, Feb. 14 at STAPLES Center.
The star-studded field of 12 will be divided into four teams: Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs.
The Detroit team will consist of Pistons guard Chauncey Billups, Detroit Shock forward and 2003 WNBA Rookie of the Year Cheryl Ford, and four-time NBA champion and NBA legend John Salley.
The Los Angeles Clippers team will be represented by Clippers guard Marko Jaric
, Sparks guard Nikki Teasley
and NBA legend Terry Cummings.
Representing the Los Angeles Lakers team Lakers guard Derek Fisher, three-time WNBA All-Star MVP and Los Angeles Sparks center Lisa Leslie and Lakers legend Magic Johnson.
The San Antonio Spurs team will consist of Spurs guard Manu Ginobili
, recently retired San Antonio Silver Stars guard Jennifer Azzi
and NBA legend and TNT analyst Steve Kerr
The RadioShack Shooting Stars contest will feature six shooting locations of increasing difficulty, with each team attempting to make all shots in order in the fastest time.
Each team will select a specific player rotation and follow that throughout the event, with each shot being made before the next one is attempted. The team that completes all six shots in the least amount of time will be declared the winner. Each team will be give up to two minutes to complete the entire shooting course. Should there be a tie, a shoot-off will determine the winner.
The RadioShack Shooting Stars will be broadcast live nationally as part of the NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by America Online and will also feature the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk, 989 Sports Skills Challenge and the Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout. TNT and ESPN Radio will begin their national coverage at 8 p.m. ET from STAPLES Center.
The NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 15 will be televised live nationally by TNT, Rogers Sportsnet and ESPN Radio from STAPLES Center at 8 p.m. ET. The game will also be telecast in 212 countries and broadcast in 12 languages on NBA.com.