All-Star Saturday includes Matthews, practice sessions
NEW ORLEANS - NBA All-Star Weekend hit a few high points Saturday on the eve of the league's main star-studded event.
The three-point competition, part of the Skills Challenge, featured former Marquette star Wes Matthews, who was knocked out in the first round. Matthews told CBS 58 Sports after the competition that he wasn't happy with his performance, but he enjoyed having fun and joking around with the other players.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver spoke Saturday on the state of the game and fielded questions about moving this All-Star Game from Charlotte to New Orleans because of North Carolina's so-called "bathroom law". Silver praised New Orleans' readiness to host the event on short notice, and said the league will pay attention to laws and ordinances in the future when deciding where to hold future All-Star events.
The NBA's best practiced Saturday morning, and Giannis Antetokounmpo was among them. He will be the Bucks' first voted All-Star starter in more than thirty years when he takes the court Sunday night.