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USA: Doncic ready to 'hang out to the beach' after All-Star Rising Stars Challenge01:42

USA: Doncic ready to 'hang out to the beach' after All-Star Rising Stars Challenge

United States, Charlotte, North Carolina
February 16, 2019 at 08:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

NBA young startlets played in the annual Rising Stars Challenge with Team USA defeating Team World 161-144 on Friday in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Among the stars of the night, Slovenian rookie sensation Luka Doncic was interviewed after the match amid speculation that he could start also in the All-Stars game replacing injured player Anthony Davis. "I know I have some options but it didn't turn out, so I'll go hang out to the beach, I'm good with that," commented Doncic, who plays for the Dallas Mavericks.

Team USA's Kyle Kuzma won MVP of the match, but teammate Jayson Tatum also had a great night, scoring 30 points. Tatum, who players for the Boston Celtics, commented after the match about the NBA role in highlighting Black History Month: "it's really highlighted throughout the country and the NBA does a great job with content and getting the message out there through us and other things."

The All-Star Weekend is a festival held mid-way through the regular NBA season with a variety of basketball events culminating in the final NBA All-Star game on Sunday night.

USA: Doncic ready to 'hang out to the beach' after All-Star Rising Stars Challenge01:42
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NBA young startlets played in the annual Rising Stars Challenge with Team USA defeating Team World 161-144 on Friday in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Among the stars of the night, Slovenian rookie sensation Luka Doncic was interviewed after the match amid speculation that he could start also in the All-Stars game replacing injured player Anthony Davis. "I know I have some options but it didn't turn out, so I'll go hang out to the beach, I'm good with that," commented Doncic, who plays for the Dallas Mavericks.

Team USA's Kyle Kuzma won MVP of the match, but teammate Jayson Tatum also had a great night, scoring 30 points. Tatum, who players for the Boston Celtics, commented after the match about the NBA role in highlighting Black History Month: "it's really highlighted throughout the country and the NBA does a great job with content and getting the message out there through us and other things."

The All-Star Weekend is a festival held mid-way through the regular NBA season with a variety of basketball events culminating in the final NBA All-Star game on Sunday night.

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