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NBA All-Star Friday Night: Rising Stars Game

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It’s U-S-A vs The World.

NBA: All Star-Rising Stars
World! USA! It’s ON!
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It’s the USA versus the World, as it so often seems to be these days. Only this conflict is a friendly basketball competition between teams comprised of the best young NBA players.

Here are the rosters:

Team World

  • OG Anunoby (UK)
  • Deandre Ayton (Bahamas)
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (Serbia)
  • Luka Doncic (Slovenia)
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Canada)
  • Rodions Kurucs (Latvia)
  • Lauri Markkanen (Finland)
  • Josh Okogie (Nigeria)
  • Cedi Osman (Macedonia)
  • Ben Simmons (Australia)

Team USA

  • Jarrett Allen (Austin, TX)
  • Marvin Bagley III (Tempe, AZ)
  • John Collins (Layton, UT)
  • De’Aaron Fox (New Orleans, LA)
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. (Plainfield, NJ)
  • Kevin Knox (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Kyle Kuzma (Flint, MI)
  • Donovan Mitchell (Elmsford, NY)
  • Jayson Tatum (St. Louis, MO)
  • Trae Young (Lubbock, TX)
  • Lonzo Ball (Anaheim, CA)

This is a good crop of young players, both from the world and elsewhere. Lonzo won’t be balling, because he’s hurt or something.

Poll

Tonight’s Winner?

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    The World!
    (10 votes)
  • 36%
    U-S-A!
    (13 votes)
  • 19%
    The FANS!
    (7 votes)
  • 16%
    The cause of international understanding.
    (6 votes)
36 votes total Vote Now