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NBA Rising Stars Challenge game thread: Team Kristaps vs. Team Not-Kristaps

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Kristaps Porzingis!

Now that I've got you attention, let's talk about Friday night's kick-off to All-Star Weekend. The festivities begin at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN with the All-Star Celebrity Game. That game has zero Kristapses, so do with that knowledge whatever you will.

Then, at 9 p.m., the main event: The BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge. It is ostensibly a "USA vs. The World" format. Sorry, America, because there are some things more important than antiquated notions of nationalism. Go Kristaps! Go World!