Team Chuck beat Team Shaq 146-133 in the Rising Stars College on Friday. Kyrie Irving contributed much for the victory. He made eight 3-pointers and finished with 34 points. In the other side Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson scored 20 points to lead Team Shaq. New York Knicks new icon Jeremy Lin presented two points.
The Cavalier’s Irving opened the game with an alley-hoop to George, and Minnesota rookie Ricky Rubio turned routine passes to his Shaq teammates into behind-the-back and between-the-leg looks. It was part of an acrobatic early tone that was fast-paced and allowed the next generation of stars to showcase their skills.
Different with when the Taiwanese Lin has presented much effort in under pressure hours and finally helped the Knicks beat Dallas, he played just nine minutes before heading to the bench midway in the second half and took just four shoots. Lin’s biggest highlight came early in the second half when he took a pass from Rubio and drove it underneath for a reverse lay-up.
Last year the game featured rookies facing off against sophomores. So, this is the first year in which rookies and sophomores have been together on teams. Former stars such as Shaquille O’Neal were also involved in the league and there was Charles Barkley serving as general managers and drafting the teams.Read also