We're still more than three weeks away from All-Star Weekend, but it's never too early to start talking about the best event of the three days -- the Rookie Challenge.
Now before all you dunk and three-point contest lovers bombard my inbox, you have to realize the person you're e-mailing -- a guy preoccupied with the goings-on of the 57 first-year players currently on NBA rosters.
I first fell in love with the rookie-sophomore game in 2000, after lucking into some free passes and road-tripping more than eight hours to spend a rainy weekend in the Bay Area. If you remember, that was the year
So, to get a head start on the festivities, I give you my rookie starting five for this year's game. Later, once the teams are announced, I'll break down the matchups.
The most difficult decision was deciding to bring