A day after being named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for the month of January, Michael Carter-Williams has been selected to participate in the Skills Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend, which is holy crap next weekend. They re-jiggered the rules a bit for the dunk contest so I don't understand them, but for this one, he's in a passing-shooting-dribbling-hugging event against future Sixer Giannis Antetounmpo, Victor Oladipo, Trey Burke, DeMar DeRozan, Damian Lillard, Reggie Jackson, and Goran Dragic -- the last two of which make me quite happy to see them in on the fun.
I don't know if he can win -- the shooting, etc. -- but I can't wait to watch him dance around like he owns the place. Good on you, McDubs.
And hey! MCW was also selected 4th overall by former Sixers flatfooted fossil Chris Webber in the Rising Stars Challenge, behind Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond, and Damian Lillard -- not too shabby. He gets to team with the Brow, which should make Jrue Holiday feel all sorts of weird. Also on the team are Oladipo, Burke, and two names we dreaded hearing at the Draft last June: Kelly Olynyk and Mason Plumlee -- also names of guys that shouldn't have made it in over the #SNUBBED Hollis Thompson. Grant Hill's team is probably better. Wish MCW got to play with Giannis. Anyhow, should be fun.
And if you're upset that Nerlens Noel won't be participating in the festivities over All-Star Weekend, take solace in this video of him dunking as easily as I would throw away a napkin.