Houston mayor excited for NBA All-Star game
By Jason Passehl
Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons will be playing for Team Shaq in the BBVA Rising Stars game during 2013 All-Star weekend. Parsons was the first pick of the sixth round by Shaquille O’Neal, who will be coaching Team Shaq, against Team Chuck, led by Charles Barkley.
“I watched Shaq growing up,” Parsons said. “My family had season tickets for the Magic. He was their beast. It's kind of weird that I'm going to be playing for him, but it's going to be a good time.”
Other notable players selected to play along with Chandler Parsons for Team Shaq are Damian Lillard (POR), Kyrie Irving (CLE), Andre Drummond (DET), Harrison Barnes (GS) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (CHA).
They’ll be going against Team Chuck, which features upstarts Anthony Davis (NO), Kenneth Faried (DEN), Kawhi Leonard (SA), Bradley Beal (WSH) and Tristan Thompson (CLE).
The BBVA Rising Stars game kicks off the All-Star festivities on Friday, Feb. 15.