February 25, 2012; Orlando FL, USA; Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs shoots during the 2012 NBA All-Star Skills Challenge at the Amway Center. Parker won the challenge. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NBA All-Star Weekend 2013: Skills Competition Participants Announced


The NBA is rolling out the lists of participants for All-Star Weekend in Houston, Texas. The league has already announced the fields for the Sprite Slam Dunk Competition and the Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout, and now we know the participants for Saturday’s Skills Competition.

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker is set to defend his title in the event and he will be joined by an exciting class of competitors.

Included in the Skills Competition field are Jrue Holiday (Philadelphia 76ers), Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers), Brandon Knight (Detroit Pistons), Jeff Teague (Atlanta Hawks) and Jeremy Lin (Houston Rockets.

All-Star Weekend takes place February 15th-17th in Houston, Texas. It will be interesting to see if any of this year’s participants can challenge Deron Williams’ all-time record of 25.5 seconds that he set in 2008 as a member of the Utah Jazz.

Who do you think will earn the skills competition title this year? Will Parker be able to retain his crown or will one of the league’s bright young stars steal the show? Let us know your thoughts by leaving us a note in the comments section.

Be sure to tune in to FanSided.com during All-Star weekend for all of the latest news and analysis of the events.

Tags: Atlanta Hawks Brandon Knight Damian Lillard Detroit Pistons Houston Rockets Jeff Teague Jeremy Lin Jrue Holiday NBA All-Star Game NBA All-Star Weekend Philadelphia 76ers Portland Trail Blazers San Antonio Spurs Tony Parker