The NBA Rising Stars Game is tonight at 6:00 PM PT on TNT. Clippers rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will represent the Clips on Team World, which will compete against Team USA. Each team only has 10 players, so Shai is guaranteed to get a decent amount of playing time.
Just as in the actual All Star Game, there are no stakes involved, so nobody plays defense and the game itself is mostly non-competitive. However, it’s still a great opportunity for Shai to get out there on National Television in front of a big audience and show off some of the skills that have made him a standout player in his rookie season.
Talk about Shai and the game in general below! Shai is the Clippers’ only representative this weekend, so hopefully he plays well.