Best moments from Friday at NBA All-Star Weekend

Best moments from Friday at NBA All-Star Weekend

Former Sooner Buddy Hield talked about freshman guard Trae Young on Friday and called him a "special talent".

There's Simmons' teammate Joel Embiid, who joins him on the World squad, while the US has Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, who helped Boston lead the East most of the season.

Team World moved the ball with goal and actually attempted to get good shots, while their opponents played like it was a glorified AAU game - to an extent, that's true.

Team World, led by Rising Stars Challenge MVP Bogdan Bogdanovic, who scored 26 points (seven 3-pointers) and made six assists, defeated Team USA 155-124.

BEN Simmons has set himself one goal for the NBA's Rising Stars game and it is not to use it as a stage to confirm his place as favourite for this year's Rookie of the Year Award.

The sharpshooter is averaging 11.5 points as a rookie with the Kings this year and has become a vital contributor to their team.

It all fell into place for the World squad, showcasing the depth and breadth of shot-making talent that continues to stream into the National Basketball Association from overseas more and more with each passing year.

"Great kid, high character guy, likes to work, likes to get better, craves results", Hield said.

"It's not something I'm holding on to, but if you look at it is rare". Buddy Hield (29 points) and Jamal Murray (21 points) also helped lead Team World in its blowout victory. His 76ers teammate, Croatia's Dario Saric, also hit four 3-pointers.

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Bogdanovic, who shot 26 points in only 22 minutes, told reporters after the game that he knew relax is a key point to play the All-Stars game and he just played the way he played usually.

Even Hield, shooting 42.5 percent from 3-point range this season, was perplexed by the choice.

"I approach every single game the same way, try to compete, to be the best version of myself that day", Bogdanovic said.

"I'm going to throw it out there, I like the whole Grant Hill and Jason Kidd co-rookie of the years", Miller said.

De'Aaron Fox played 16 minutes for Team USA and scored four points on six shot attempts. "I should (have) bet as well, but we didn't bet, so I didn't get some extra money".

He was added to the Rising Stars roster Wednesday as an injury replacement for Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball.

Staying put - Hield knows one thing is certain about All-Star Weekend: He will still be a King next week.

Maybe in a few years, the Kings will have multiple players representing the franchise in the ACTUAL All-Star game?

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