Originally written February 01, 2013 on Knicks Journal :
In an effort to make NBA All-Star Weekend a little bit more exciting for fans, the league has thrown in a few twists and turns. Both respective All-Star squads have been appointed honorary captains (Dwyane Wade for the East, and Chris Paul for the West).Each captain has the unique duty of recruiting participants for the rest of the weekend's festivities, including the Three-Point Contest and the Sprite Slam-Dunk Contest.Though Wade may no longer be considered a top-five player in his conference anymore, his popularity propelled him into the starting five. He may in fact be a heated rival (pun intended), but his selection as captain of the Eastern Conference squad appears to reap benefits for the Knicks.Sharpshooting Steve Novak was snubbed for the long-range shooting contest last season, despite emerging as one of the league's most efficient scorers from deep and not to mention, a nice feel-good story with regard to his road to success. Though he was denied such a chance to ...
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