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WNBA players invited to participate in 2015 NBA All-Star Events

A good number of WNBA stars will be part of NBA All-Star Weekend events, including Sue Bird who hasn't been stateside this time of year in a loooong time.

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The NBA has announced which WNBA players will be part of major events during NBA All-Star Weekend in New York City for the Celebrity Game and All-Star Saturday Night's shooting event.

NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

The Celebrity Game will be held on Friday, February 13 at 7 p.m. ET, and you can watch it on ESPN. Three WNBA players: Skylar Diggins of the Tulsa Shock; Tina Charles of the New York Liberty; and Shoni Schimmel of the Atlanta Dream will take part in it.

Among the other participants, Little League phenom pitcher Mo'ne Davis, who helped earn UConn a recruiting violation will also be in it. If she ever becomes a serious national prospect, I wonder how the NCAA will sort this out...

NBA All-Star Saturday Night's Shooting Stars Event

The Shooting Stars event is where three players (one NBA, one retired NBA, and one WNBA player) try to make several shots from various points. You can watch the Shooting Stars event on Saturday, February 14 at 8:30 p.m. ET on TNT. IT will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Let's take a look at the participants:

  • Swin Cash, who last played for the New York Liberty will play alongside Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat and NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins. They won the Shooting Stars event for each of the last two years.
  • Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm will team up with Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and retired NBA player Dell Curry. You can call this group, Team State Farm given the National Bureau of Assists commercial from last December.
  • Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky will be with Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans and Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen.
  • Tamika Catchings of the Indian Fever will play on the same team with Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder and retired NBA player Penny Hardaway.