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Miami Heat will be well represented during NBA All-Star Weekend

Adebayo, Robinson and Jones Jr. to participate in All-Star Saturday

Derrick Jones Jr. of the Miami Heat dunks against the Boston on January 10, 2019 in Miami, Florida.
Derrick Jones Jr. of the Miami Heat dunks against the Boston on January 10, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

MIAMI – A trio of Miami Heat players will be showing off their skills on one of the league's biggest stages.

Bam Adebayo, Derrick Jones Jr. and Duncan Robinson will participate in the NBA's All-Star Saturday.

Adebayo will be in the Skills Challenge, which tests several areas of a player's talent, such as passing, shooting and dribbling, with a few fun twists.

Bam Adebayo never got a chance to meet Kobe Bryant. He was hoping it would come at this year's All-Star Game.
Bam Adebayo never got a chance to meet Kobe Bryant. He was hoping it would come at this year's All-Star Game. (AP IMAGES)

Dwyane Wade is the only other Heat player to partake in the Skills Challenge, winning the event twice.

Robinson will participate in the 3-point shooting contest, which this year adds a new, longer shot and more time on the clock per round. He’ll look to become the fifth Heat player to win the event, after Eddie Jones (2011), Daequan Cook (2009), Jason Kapono (2007) and Glen Rice (1995).

Jones Jr. will show his stuff during the biggest event of the night, the slam dunk contest. No Heat player has been selected to the Dunk Contest since 1995, when Harlod Minor won the event for the second time in three years (1993).

Additionally, Heat rookies Kendrick Nunn and Tyler Herro will be playing in the Rising Stars game, which is on Friday, Feb. 14.

NBA All-Star Saturday is coming up on Feb. 15, with the annual All-Star Game being, featuring Heat All-Stars Adebayo and Jimmy Butler, the following night.


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