It’s official: Jameer will compete in skills challenge

Jameer Nelson will take on New Jersey’s Devin Harris, San Antonio’s Tony Parker and Chicago’s Derrick Rose in the Playstation Skills Challenge on all-star weekend, adding to the NBA’s All-starMagic weekend. Considering the past winners of this event – Jason Kidd, Baron Davis, Steve Nash, Dwyane Wade and Deron Williams – it’d be nice for Jameer to win. Clearly, this event is a legitimate predictor of future success. I can only assume the likes of Chris Paul and the great Jose Calderon turned down the offer. This comes amid reports that Rashard Lewis will compete in the 3-point contest. That would give the Magic the possibility of clean sweep of the all-star events with Dwight Howard in the dunk contest (he has some nasty stuff planned… more on that later). Anyways, here’s a preview of what we can expect to see in the skills challenge.

Philip Rossman-Reich

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