Jan 11, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) and small forward Chandler Parsons (25) celebrate during the first half of a game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

NBA All-Star 2013: Houston Rockets Will be Well Represented


With the contestants announced for All-Star weekend, 3 Houston Rockets will be participants of the events.  Chandler Parsons, who will appear in the Rising Stars Challenge, will represent Team Shaq.  Here are draft results between Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley:


Pick Team Shaq Team Chuck
1st pick Damian LillardPortland Trail Blazers Anthony DavisNew Orleans Hornets
2nd pick Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers Kenneth FariedDenver Nuggets
3rd pick Andre DrummondDetroit Pistons Kawhi LeonardSan Antonio Spurs
4th pick Klay ThompsonGolden State Warriors Bradley BealWashington Wizards
5th pick Harrison Barnes, Golden State Warriors Ricky RubioMinnesota Timberwolves
6th pick Chandler ParsonsHouston Rockets Tristan Thompson, Cleveland Cavaliers
7th pick Dion Waiters, Cleveland Cavaliers Nikola VucevicOrlando Magic
Blind draw Tyler Zeller, Cleveland Cavaliers Isaiah ThomasSacramento Kings
Blind draw Kemba WalkerCharlotte Bobcats Alexey Shved, Minnesota Timberwolves


Jeremy Lin will now compete in the Skills Challenge, along with Damian Lillard and Tony Parker for the West, while Jrue Holiday, Brandon Knight, and Jeff Teague will represent the East.

James Harden will also have a much bigger role than just playing in the All-Star game.  Harden will be a coach for the All-Star celebrity game, while Russell Westbrook will be the opposing coach.  Harden will also be in the Haier Shooting Stars competition, with former Rocket Sam Cassell and WNBA legend Tina Thompson as his teammates.

Here’s a complete list of all the weekend’s participants:

 Slam Dunk Contest:

 James White- New York Knicks

Gerald Green- Indiana Pacers

Terrence Ross- Toronto Raptors

Kenneth Faried- Denver Nuggets

Eric Bledsoe- Los Angeles Clippers

Jeremy Evans- Utah Jazz


3-Point Shootout:

 Steve Novak- New York Knicks

 Paul George- Indiana Pacers

Kyrie Irving- Cleveland Cavaliers

Stephen Curry- Golden State Warriors

Matt Bonner- San Antonio Spurs

Ryan Anderson- New Orleans Hornets


Skills Challenge contestants:

 Jrue Holiday- Philadelphia 76ers

Brandon Knight- Detroit Pistons

Jeff Teague- Atlanta Hawks

Damian Lillard- Portland Trail Blazers

Jeremy Lin- Houston Rockets

Tony Parker- San Antonio Spurs

Shooting Stars Teams:

Team Bosh: Chris Bosh, Dominique Wilkins, Swin Cash

Team Lopez: Brook Lopez, Muggsy Bogues, Tamika Catchings

Team Harden: James Harden, Sam Cassell, Tina Thompson

Team Westbrook: Russell WestbrookRobert Horry, Maya Moore

The participants were selected by Dwayne Wade and Chris Paul for their respective conferences, as this year marks the first time that the East and West will compete against one another in the events.  The winning team will receive a donation prize of $350,000 from State Farm, while the losing team will get $150,000 from State Farm.

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