The Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin was added to the list of eligible players just before Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley began drafting for their teams for Rising Stars Challenge during the NBA All Star Weekend. Once LINsanity broke out, the NBA had to add Jeremy Lin to list. Lin was selected third overall and placed on Team Shaq. Here’s the full roster for Team Shaq:
Blake Griffin, LA Clippers
Jeremy Lin, NY Knicks
Ricky Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves
Markieff Morris, Phoenix Suns
Kemba Walker, Charlotte Bobcats
Landry Fields, NY Knicks
Norris Cole, Miami Heat
Brandon Knight, Detroit Pistons
Tristan Thompson, Cleveland Cavaliers
Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons
Team Chuck features:
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings
Derrick Williams, Minnesota Timberwolves
Paul George, Indiana Pacers
MarShon Brooks, NJ Nets
John Wall, Washington Wizards
Tiago Splitter, San Antonio Spurs (out with injury)
Evan Turner, Philadelphia 76ers
Gordon Hayward, Utah Jazz
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick Favors, Utah Jazz
This marks the first year in which rookies and sophomores have been mixed together on teams. Historically, the game featured NBA rookies facing off against sophomores. Watch the full draft below and some of the pregame interviews with Jeremy Lin. Look for Jeremy Lin and the rest of Team Shaq.
The Rising Stars Challenge will be televised live nationally on TNT at 9 p.m. ET and also will be broadcast live on ESPN Radio, while NBA.com will make live audio available to fans in multiple languages. NBA games are broadcast to 215 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.
Jeremy Lin Interview about the Knicks and Rising Stars Challenge
Jeremy Lin talks about what he expects to see at the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday.
Rising Stars Challenge Draft : Lin gets picked third overall for Team Shaq.