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The NBA’s All-Star Weekend is about more than just the league’s established stars, it’s about its rising stars, too.

The Rising Stars Challenge, presented by Mountain Dew Kickstart, is the perfect showcase for the up-and-comers looking to have their own coming out party.

The game will be played at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Feb. 16 at 9 p.m. ET, and will feature 10 rookies or second-year players from the United States up against 10 counterparts from other countries around the world, and it can be seen on TNT and heard on ESPN Radio.

Usually a bit more entertaining than the actual All-Star Game on Sunday, this year’s Rising Stars features a triumvirate of players from the Philadelphia 76ers (Joel Embiid, Dario Saric and Ben Simmons) and the Los Angeles Lakers (Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram).

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