RadioShack Shooting Stars Preview
DENVER, Feb. 18 -- As part of All-Star Saturday Night presented by America Online, four teams composed of an NBA player, WNBA player and NBA legend will take the court in the RadioShack Shooting Stars competition.
Andre Miller, Becky Hammon (Colorado State '99) and Alex English will represent Denver. Ronald Dupree, Swin Cash and Adrian Dantley will represent Detroit. Luke Walton, Lisa Leslie and Magic Johnson will represent Los Angeles. And Shawn Marion, Diana Taurasi and Dan Majerle will represent Phoenix.
Q: Are you looking forward to tomorrow night?
Miller: "Absolutely. I am excited to play with some people that I admire. I think I am with some competitive people."
Q: There are some shooters on your team. Is there any pressure for you to shoot?
Miller: "I am the only non-shooter on the team. I am 15-feet and in. I will probably take a couple of good shots. I think we are going to have some fun."
Q: Have you guys worked up a strategy? Miller: "No not really. This is my first time here. I think this is all fun."
Here's what Cash had to say the day before the event:
Q: How do you feel about being in Denver this weekend?
Cash: "It's exciting to be here. It's an opportunity to come together with a lot of different people you don't get to see throughout the year -- a lot of entertainers, players and friends of mine. I'm just going to have a good time Saturday, kick back, and then enjoy the game on Sunday."
Q: Are you excited to play with Adrian (Dantley) and Rodney (DuPree) against these other legends and players?
Cash: "Yeah, I am, you know it's like, we're here and being thought of as the underdogs, and that's cool. They can bring (Dan) Majerle out of retirement and Diana Taurasi, and you got L.A. who are the obvious favorites, but I'm not worried about it."
Q: Are you going to use this as a chance to show you can play with these players?
Cash: "No, not really, I just want to have a good time. I think events like this aren't to be taken too seriously, so I'm really just going to enjoy the opportunity."
And no doubt the fans will enjoy the opportunity to take it in as well.