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All-Star Weekend 2020 is nearly here. Which stars are taking home the hardware?

Will Aaron Gordon finally break through for his first dunk contest title, or will Dwight Howard turn back the clock and channel his inner Superman? Will Giannis Antetokounmpo exact his revenge on LeBron James and captain the winning squad in Sunday night’s game?

From the Rising Stars all the way through the All-Star Game, our NBA experts are running through their picks for the festivities taking over Chicago.

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Rising Stars picks: Winner and MVP

Malika Andrews

Kevin Arnovitz

Jerry Bembry

Tim Bontemps

Nick DePaula

  • Team USA

  • MVP: Zion Williamson

Nick Friedell

Andrew Han

Chris Herring

  • Team World

  • MVP: Zion Williamson

Baxter Holmes

Andrew Lopez

Tim MacMahon

Jackie MacMullan

  • Team USA

  • MVP: Zion Williamson

Bobby Marks

Dave McMenamin

  • Team USA

  • MVP: Zion Williamson

Kevin Pelton

Omar Raja

Jorge Sedano

Ramona Shelburne

  • Team World

  • MVP: Luka Doncic

André Snellings

Marc Spears

  • Team USA

  • MVP: Zion Williamson

Eric Woodyard

Royce Young

Ohm Youngmisuk

  • Team USA

  • MVP: Zion Williamson

Results:

  • Winner: Team USA (18 votes), Team World (5)

  • Rising Stars MVP: Ja Morant (7 votes), Zion Williamson (7), Trae Young (4), Luka Doncic (2), RJ Barrett (1), Kendrick Nunn (1), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (1)

All-Star Saturday picks: Slam dunk, 3-point, skills contests

Malika Andrews

Kevin Arnovitz

Jerry Bembry

Tim Bontemps

Nick DePaula

Nick Friedell

  • Skills: Jayson Tatum

  • 3s: Duncan Robinson

  • Dunks: Derrick Jones Jr.

Andrew Han

Chris Herring

Baxter Holmes

Andrew Lopez

Tim MacMahon

Jackie MacMullan

Bobby Marks

Dave McMenamin

Kevin Pelton

Omar Raja

  • Skills: Jayson Tatum

  • Dunks: Aaron Gordon

Jorge Sedano

Ramona Shelburne

André Snellings

  • Skills: Jayson Tatum

  • 3s: Buddy Hield

  • Dunks: Derrick Jones Jr.

Marc Spears

  • Skills: Jayson Tatum

  • 3s: Trae Young

  • Dunks: Aaron Gordon

Eric Woodyard

  • Skills: Jayson Tatum

  • 3s: Trae Young

  • Dunks: Aaron Gordon

Royce Young

  • Skills: Patrick Beverley

  • 3s: Buddy Hield

  • Dunks: Aaron Gordon

Ohm Youngmisuk

Results:

  • Skills contest: Spencer Dinwiddie (8 votes), Jayson Tatum (7), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (4), Patrick Beverley (2), Domantas Sabonis (1), Pascal Siakam (1)

  • 3-point contest: Duncan Robinson (7), Joe Harris (4), Buddy Hield (4), Trae Young (3), Davis Bertans (3).

  • Dunk contest: Aaron Gordon (12 votes), Derrick Jones Jr. (9), Pat Connaughton (2)

NBA All-Star Game picks: Winner and MVP

Malika Andrews

Kevin Arnovitz

  • Team LeBron

  • MVP: Anthony Davis

Jerry Bembry

Tim Bontemps

Nick DePaula

  • Team LeBron

  • MVP: LeBron James

Nick Friedell

  • Team LeBron

  • MVP: Anthony Davis

Andrew Han

  • Team LeBron

  • MVP: LeBron James

Chris Herring

  • Team LeBron

  • MVP: LeBron James

Baxter Holmes

  • Team LeBron

  • MVP: Luka Doncic

Andrew Lopez

  • Team LeBron

  • MVP: Luka Doncic

Tim MacMahon

Jackie MacMullan

Bobby Marks

  • Team Giannis

  • MVP: Pascal Siakam

Dave McMenamin

  • Team LeBron

  • MVP: Anthony Davis

Kevin Pelton

  • Team LeBron

  • MVP: Anthony Davis

Omar Raja

  • Team LeBron

  • MVP: Anthony Davis

Jorge Sedano

  • Team LeBron

  • MVP: Anthony Davis

Ramona Shelburne

André Snellings

Marc Spears

  • Team LeBron

  • MVP: Anthony Davis

Eric Woodyard

Royce Young

  • Team LeBron

  • MVP: Anthony Davis

Ohm Youngmisuk

  • Team LeBron

  • MVP: Anthony Davis

Results:

  • Winner: Team LeBron (16 votes), Team Giannis (7)

  • All-Star Game MVP: Anthony Davis (10 votes), Giannis Antetokounmpo (5), LeBron James (3), Luka Doncic (2), James Harden (1), Donovan Mitchell (1), Pascal Siakam (1).